Living with grief, Teaching empathy in schools

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A sparsely attended funeral held during the pandemic
A funeral held in Milwaukee on March 18, 2020, when social distancing requirements limited the number of people who could attend and how close together people could be. Carrie Antlfinger/AP Photo

We talk to the author of a new book about how to find joy again after life-changing loss. Then, an education professor makes the argument that schools should teach empathic listening.

Featured in this Show

  • Living life fully after experiencing loss

    An author joins us to talk about how to live a joyful and full life after experiencing a life-changing loss. She’ll tell us about the myths of healing, in addition to learning about grief and the importance of learning to love yourself.

  • A call for empathetic listening to be taught in schools

    A former social studies teacher and current education researcher says that active, empathetic listening needs to be taught in civics classes in order to tackle the problems with contemporary democracy — disinformation, polarization and more.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Marisa Renee Lee Guest
  • Hilary Conklin Guest

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