Ann Patchett Shares Books To Read In Times Of Uncertainty, How To Constructively Talk About Race

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Leaders and big names in many fields have been making public apologies, even resigning from positions, for racist and/or disrespectful comments made in the past. We talk with an interracial communication expert about how we talk about race and how we talk with people who don’t like us. We also hear book recommendations from bestselling author Ann Patchett.

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Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Ann Patchett Guest
  • Tina Harris Guest

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