Stories Matter

From The Daily Beast

Conservative talk radio executive Lee Habeeb sounds positively wistful as he recalls a time—long ago and far away, if it ever existed at all—when Americans of opposing political persuasions could speak to one another other without rancor or resentment.

“There used to be a day when Americans were allowed to talk to each other and have fun together,” Habeeb told The Daily Beast. “And it wore on me. It really wore on me” that such civilized discourse hardly happened anymore. “And I said, what would a show sound like if we just told stories about stuff that Americans care about and love? No griping, no anger, no wedge issues, no fighting.”

His answer, as it turned out, is Our American Stories, which Habeeb describes as “a big national storytelling show that talks about the stuff that brings people together. We don’t identify as conservative because there are people in our staff who aren’t. We don’t talk about Donald Trump or Barack Obama. We don’t do politics.”


Lee will open a discussion about the power of stories on Tuesday, April 9. Open to the public.

April 09, 2019 at 8am - 9am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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