Teaching What It Takes ®

Teaching What It Takes ®


Latest Episodes

How the Government Creates Panic [Guest: Jessica Lepler] [Coffee with Chris]
February 08, 2021

Guest—Jessica Lepler—Associate Professor of History at UNH and author of The Many Panics of 1837, explains why knowing—even bad news—is always better than not knowing. In 1837, the fact that American cotton growers and merchants did not know whether Lo...

I’M BLACK; YOU’RE WHITE–NOW WHAT? [Ep. 12] Can TRAVEL and TEENAGERS save the world?
October 23, 2020

Guest: Phillips Exeter Academy teacher and coach, Brandon Thomas, explains how RACE is perceived differently in China vs. the US and how the CLASSROOM is the crucible for anti-black racism. Hosts: Dr. Christopher Thurber and Mr. David Conley.

I’M BLACK; YOU’RE WHITE–NOW WHAT? [Ep. 11] What does the BIBLE teach us about social justice?
October 23, 2020

Guest: Reverend Dustin Ward explains POLITE RACISM, WHITEWASHING, and the painful irony of Christians dismissing racial reconciliation as TOO POLITICAL. Hosts: Dr. Christopher Thurber and Mr. David Conley.

I’M BLACK; YOU’RE WHITE–NOW WHAT? [Ep. 10] Is protesting the PROTESTERS is a malicious political trick?
October 23, 2020

Co-hosts David M. Conley and Chris Thurber reflect on lessons learned from their first ten guests. From public servants to students, ministers to movement organizers, the discussions have been illuminating, controversial, and raggedy.

I’M BLACK; YOU’RE WHITE–NOW WHAT [Ep. 9] Will most SUMMER CAMPS be lily WHITE forever?
October 23, 2020

Guests: Makela Elvy and Briana Mitchell, founders of S'More Melanin, describe the "ah-ha" moment that inspired their collaboration to change the summer camp status quo of "being a speck of pepper in a sea of salt." Hosts: Dr.

I’M BLACK; YOU’RE WHITE–NOW WHAT? [Ep. 8] What’s REALLY going on BEHIND social justice MOVEMENTS?
October 23, 2020

Guest: Montague Simmons, professional community organizer and human rights activist. Take an intriguing peek behind the curtain in hotspots like Minneapolis, Louisville, and Grand Rapids with a man who has devoted his life to helping under-represented ...