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Parker Palmer

The Company of Strangers

About Parker Palmer

Parker Palmer is a writer, activist, and founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal, a resource center that offers programs and retreats for individuals seeking to restore passion, commitment, and integrity to their life and work. He is the author of nine books, including Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. In his newest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, he explores America’s political tensions and suggests ways to rebuild a democracy that serves the common good. A graduate of Carleton College, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Forums will NOT be live broadcast on MPR this fall. Instead, MPR will present the entire fall season of the Town Hall Forum as a special week of programs, November 29 – December 2 each day at 11 a.m. You can still listen/watch live here on our website.