In the latest discussion on The Good Talk Minot, myself, Jonah Lantto of The Good Talk Network, and Alderman Shannon Straight dig in on the challenges that come with speaking out in a small town. Perhaps it’s part of our North Dakota culture and personality, perhaps it’s just human nature, but we don’t do ourselves any favors when we go along to get along.
Have a listen below as we discuss the problem and seek solutions that might encourage more people vocal participants in the civic process. And please join the discussion! In the comments below, in person, via email, wherever. If you’ve got ideas on how we can build a community where people are more willing to share their thoughts, we’re all ears.