TV For a Better World
Join our open dialog on culture and community.
Reimagining the Talk Show to Fit Today’s Progressive World
At Public Voice Salon, we are on a quest to change the tried-and-tested talk show format. Our goal is to create a TV program that also functions as a platform where discourse can become more hopeful, ethical, intellectual, and Earth-saving.
As such, we like to feature the work of unique, substantive, and progressive cultural figures and thinkers. We also like to keep the discourse lively, engaging, and—at times—even humorous, in the hopes of reaching a broader audience.
Can a Talk Show Build a Community?
We’d like to think so. In our 170 episodes—and counting—we have referenced the work of Robert Putnam (the author of Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community) and David Brooks' ideas on the value of community.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Animating our show's philosophy are the works of two great thinkers. The first is John Dewey, who believed education should strengthen democracy, and the second is Maxine Greene, who linked art to human empathy and civic imagination.
Our show has featured many prominent figures in education, culture, and the arts. They include: