Rick Steves: The Courage of Conviction Podcast: Live At Hales Segment 2 of 3

rick_steves As host, writer and producer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, host of the public radio show, Travel with Rick Steves and best-selling author of 30 European travel books, Rick Steves has become one of America's most familiar brands. The name Rick Steves has become synonymous with trustworthy, thoughtful, down-to-earth advice. Yet from the beginning Rick Steves has mingled private conviction with his public image, from concerns for the poor and justice to his most recent stands for legalization of marijuana and opposition to the US war in Iraq. Rick seems to be a man who is unafraid to lose business through taking a stand on controversial issues, and in a day of spin, positioning and go-along-to-get-along, this seems unusual. Our subject is The Courage of Conviction and our guest is Rick Steves joined by Dan Voetmann of Destination Marketing.

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7 Responses to “Rick Steves: The Courage of Conviction Podcast: Live At Hales Segment 2 of 3

  1. Convictions sometimes make us less open to an evolving society – leads to polarization. How do you hold conviction while still open to change?

  2. So how do we as Americans get more dialogue on these issues without polarization?

  3. how do we get around the fact that to be a politician (servant of the people) you have to have a lot of money which removes you from the needs of your constituancy?

  4. As a note of optimism, I've recently heard of a new body of law requiring substanitive scientific support for laws, and as a personal "what to do" option it seems supporting those is among the best thing a mere human can do to help; with both of the significant issues raised tonight and others as well.

  5. Is it your belief (Rick) that is the US had a passive foreign policy, like say, France, we would be safer from terrorism?

  6. For Dan: In the truth that's been recognized about how identify is being formed and "chosen," how do you reconcile the work of advertising and creating resonance to sell a product that ultimately is identity?

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