June 17, 2024
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Civil Dialogues

Host Henry Dubroff and guests offer a solutions-driven approach to problem-solving and to fill some of the gaps in public discourse created by the demise of local newspapers and increasingly divisive politics.

He will be having in-depth conversations with regional thought leaders, with area residents and we hope to bring some national figures on as guests. 

Gayle Beebe is beginning his 18th year as president of Westmont College in Montecito California. He is a well-known author on the subject of leadership and he’s brought experts including Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Brooks, the late Daniel Kahneman and others to campus for his annual forums and lectures. His new book, “The Crucibles that Shape Us: Navigating the Defining Issues of Leadership” explores the external and internal challenges that leaders can face. In Episode 2, host Henry Dubroff visits with Beebe on the current crisis in academia, on developing ways to foster constructive conversations on controversial issues and his vision for the future of Westmont. Their discussion is framed by his new book and his personal experiences in surviving the deadly Montecito debris flows and leading the campus through  the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vincent Stanley, co-author with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company, has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key executive roles as head of sales or marketing. More informally, he is Patagonia’s long-time chief storyteller. Vincent helped develop the Footprint Chronicles, the company’s interactive website that outlines the social and environmental impact of its products; the Common Threads Partnership; and Patagonia Books. He currently serves as the company’s Director, Patagonia Philosophy, and is a visiting fellow at the Yale School of Management. He is also a poet whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry. Listen to Vincent lay out the philosophy of Patagonia’s story and its evolution from conservation to environmental activism.

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