Media: Friend or Foe?

Enemy of the People? The Fourth Estate? Many of our participants have questioned the influence of media sources on political perspectives. Therefore, next meeting, we’ll focus on the effect of the press.

Please consider these lead questions as they will frame our discussion: “Is the press the ‘enemy of the American people’? What effect does the press have on our political system and the beliefs of our citizens?” “How do we distinguish ‘bias’ from ‘inaccuracy?”

As usual, we will meet as a whole group for an overview and then break into smaller discussion groups. Then, we will reassemble and share our “common” beliefs and ideas.

We’ll begin at 6:30 PM with dinner and fellowship (potluck if you can; please make/buy a favorite dish to share). The discussion meeting will begin at 7 PM. We plan to end around 8:30.

Optional Background Viewing:

1. Allsides.com

2. Media is the Problem
(and the recent follow-up)

3. We are the problem

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PARK IN THE BACK LOT FOR THE CHURCH AND WALK DOWN TO OUR WHITE MEETING HOUSE. THE ACCESS PATH TO THE HOUSE IS ON THE FAR LEFT WHEN FACING THE HOUSE FROM THE LOT.

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“Is Healthcare a Right? A Privilege? Or Something in Between?

Please join us for our next Common Ground Nashville meeting on May 3 which will focus on Healthcare in America. While there are many aspects of healthcare to discuss, we decided to focus on the question of “What model of healthcare would you favor for you, your family, and the country?”  Employer-based healthcare? Obamacare? Single-payer healthcare or “Medicare for All”?

This month’s topic will engage us in discussing values related to individual liberty vs. the common good while giving us another chance to practice active listening and respect for others’ views.

To facilitate a rigorous and factual conversation, we ask that you prepare by reading the following articles related to single-payer healthcare.