A WFDD Original

Let's Talk About It

First Friday of the month, during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Awkward. Difficult. Challenging. However you want to describe it, there are certain things we choose not to talk about. That old maxim “no politics or religion at the dinner table” has never felt more real than now.  Let’s Talk About It is an interactive segment that builds dialogue skills and responds to listeners’ questions and concerns as they learn how to tackle tough conversation topics. Nationally renowned dialogue facilitator Dr. David Campt and WFDD’s David Ford will pick a topic sent by listeners, discuss best practices and share dialogue tips. 

Maybe the Thanksgiving table has felt more like a debate stage the past few years, or perhaps you feel like your voice is undervalued or unheard in discussion with others. Tell us your conversation concerns and successes for the chance to be featured on the show. Complete the form here, send us an email to letstalk@wfu.edu, or leave us a voicemail message at 336-758-8885.

Submit a topic for our next episode

What do you want to Talk About?

Practice your dialogue skills

The Dialogue Company has provided these worksheets for you to work on your dialogue skills on your own time. 

Tips for empathetic listening

Choosing who to engage

How to shift to a dialogue mindset

The Apologetic Non-Apology


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The Hosts

David Ford

David Ford

Previously a classical radio announcer at KMFA in Austin, Texas, David joined WFDD in 2003 as the host and producer of Triad Arts, a daily interview show. Most recently his work has involved general assignment news reporting on topics ranging from housing and infrastructure to racial justice and politics. David’s features have aired nationally and have been recognized by the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Public Media Journalists Association, and Associated Press among others.

David Campt

David Campt

An author of several books on transformative dialogue, Dr. David Campt has been a nationally renowned expert on inclusion, conflict resolution, and organizational development for 30 years. His clients have included The White House, foundations, the military, and international organizations. Founder of The Dialogue Company, David has provided coaching and training to thousands of people and many organizations about using dialogue to create extraordinary results.