What we're about

Check out our podcast: Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1xJyPLYeeIBhYdnTR3egRI)

Apple (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/listening-to-america/id1514029684)

Google Podcasts (https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDkwNzgxLnJzcw==)

Is the other side really nuts?

Find out by joining our open discussion group that is inclusive of all views (conservative, liberal, etc.).

Our Mission:

CPL’s Mission to foster civility and community among politically dissimilar Americans by transcending divisive media politics through mediated, face to face discussion groups that explore our shared values and interests as individuals and as a nation.

Our Conversation Approach (friendly, respectful, fun)

Our discussions give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings about politics today, and to listen to what others think/feel so that we can really understand why American's believe what we believe (without the media filter). Too much of our opinions about what American's believe and why we believe it, is dominated by what we see on our screens (TV, phone, computer, etc.). Let's get together to talk In Real Life so that we can separate fact from fiction -- while doing so, lets see if we can come up with solutions to prove that real American's with different political views can work together!

***Our discussions will be moderated to keep the conversation stays open and friendly, please come open to listen and learn with an open mind, and open heart. No judgement, just conversation.

Upcoming events (2)

Movie Night: Catching Ourselves In the Act

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[first showing] At past movie nights we’ve learned about some of the mental shortcuts (cognitive biases) we humans use to assess a situation or process information quickly and efficiently. We’ve also seen how these mental shortcuts can leave us prone to errors in judgement thanks to the fact that they evolved in simpler, yet more dangerous times. At this movie night we’ll learn about a few more aspects of our operating systems that can trip us up. As with other mental shortcuts, knowledge is power: Just knowing about them gives us the insights we need to catch ourselves in the act and take control over how we think. Join us as we watch and discuss three short videos that provide insights into how we interact with others, find truth, and discuss difficult questions. (Nothing to read before the meeting!) Join the Crossing Party Lines discussion and have a voice in our Nation’s Conversation! People of all views are welcomed, appreciated, and heard. We would love to hear your thoughts on our social media pages. Don't miss topic announcements, updates, news! Follow us on: Instagram @crossingpartylines Instagram.com/crossingpartylines Twitter @crosspartylines Twitter.com/CrossPartyLines Facebook @crossingpartylines Facebook.com/crossingpartylines

Movie Night: Catching Ourselves In the Act

Online event

[second showing] At past movie nights we’ve learned about some of the mental shortcuts (cognitive biases) we humans use to assess a situation or process information quickly and efficiently. We’ve also seen how these mental shortcuts can leave us prone to errors in judgement thanks to the fact that they evolved in simpler, yet more dangerous times. At this movie night we’ll learn about a few more aspects of our operating systems that can trip us up. As with other mental shortcuts, knowledge is power: Just knowing about them gives us the insights we need to catch ourselves in the act and take control over how we think. Join us as we watch and discuss three short videos that provide insights into how we interact with others, find truth, and discuss difficult questions. (Nothing to read before the meeting!) Join the Crossing Party Lines discussion and have a voice in our Nation’s Conversation! People of all views are welcomed, appreciated, and heard. We would love to hear your thoughts on our social media pages. Don't miss topic announcements, updates, news! Follow us on: Instagram @crossingpartylines Instagram.com/crossingpartylines Twitter @crosspartylines Twitter.com/CrossPartyLines Facebook @crossingpartylines Facebook.com/crossingpartylines

Past events (101)

Gone with the Wind: Where’s my Movie?

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