Local News

Here are links to a few media stories or events related to our activity in Arkansas:

Our recent Red-Blue workshop was featured on a local TV program (KTHV’s “The Vine”). For a video of the appearance by state coordinators April Chatham-Carpenter and Glen White, click here. This story about our local Alliance of Braver Angels appeared in a recent issue of the Arkansas Catholic.

Check out this 2020 column by Philip Martin about Braver Angels in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The link below features two brief biographical statements from one of our Red and one of our Blue members, just to explore what interests and motivates people about Braver Angels and its mission. Bio sketches from Nathan and April

State Coordinator Glen White was interviewed by John Coffin on KABF-FM 88.3 community radio in Little Rock about Braver Angels.  Here is a link to the 25-minute recording, which includes an overview of Braver Angels and political polarization.

April Chatham-Carpenter of UA-Little Rock and Glen White presented on political polarization research and Braver Angels on Friday, April 24, 2020. It was our second online project, and except for a few brief audio problems during the first part of the talk on polarization research, it seemed to go well. Check it out here.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, our local Braver Angels alliance had a guest editorial published in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Find the editorial here.

Extreme political polarization has many negative effects, but one of the most dangerous is its potential to endanger our democratic form of government. Local Braver Angels moderator Jerry Henderson provides an excellent overview of the research and thinking currently informing the discussion about what polarization in the US may do to degrade our government and society. Recommended reading.