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SafeBeings
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A Washtenaw County education leader and a former Ann Arbor police officer have formed an advocacy organization offering protection for those with hidden and visible disabilities.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Benjamin Edmondson and Jason Gold about what they are hoping to create in Washtenaw County and across the state and country.


Better Angels
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Maggie Bayless, founder and co-managing partner of ZingTrain, part of the Zingerman’s community of businesses, about her volunteer work with “Better Angels.”  It's a national organization founded after the last election with the intention of decreasing the amount of polarization between the two ends of the political spectrum.


Sarah Brabbs
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by local author, speaker, and Eastern Michigan University professor Sarah Brabbs to talk about how good communication can help us live better, more well-balanced lives.


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This week, "Art and Soul" is the art of well-being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local parenting expert Nancy Serlin, who talks about teaching coping skills and resiliency to kids and how they learn from their families.


Lisa Barry

This week’s Art & Soul is the Art of Well Being.  Good communication creates better relationships, and, whether it’s business or personal, good relationships help our sense of well being.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to public speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso about communicating and connecting with others.


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How big of a role does texting play in your life?

I talked with Anne Curzan, a professor of English language and literature, linguistics, and education from the University of Michigan about how it's changing the way we write and communicate.

Curzan says texting has become "the wild west of the written language," and she sees it as another genre of writing.

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North

With the increase in social media, is the art of interpersonal communication being lost?

I spoke with Michael Angelo Caruso, an expert on human communication, about some of the strategies that can be used to deepen relationships.