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Finding a Common Path

is based on the Common Path documentary. It was broadcast live as a one-and-a-half-hour public forum about Florida’s peoples, culture and migration, October 16, 2000 on WMNF-88.5FM, the community radio station of Tampa, Florida.

Its “Document and Debate” format uses prerecorded discussion-prompts from experts and activists to spark live discussions, with

  • a dozen participants
  • a diversity facilitator, and
  • listener call-ins. The audio streams below are organized with prompts on the left, live segments to the right.

Hear the related documentary at A Common Path.

Listen to Clips

PRERECORDED
LIVE DISCUSSIONS

Introduction

Participants

Part 1: Culture and In/migration?

Melting Pot or Mosaic?

Discussion

Americanization and Mass Media

English as America’s Official Language

Discussion

Culture of Democracy

Issue  2: Economy and In/migration

Costs Introduction

Discussion

Jobs and Wages

Blacks & Immigrants Discussion

Immigrant Communities: The Enclaves

Discussion

The Brain Drain

Discussion

Issue 3: Ecology and In/migration

Limits to Growth

The Floridian View

Discussion

Issue 4: Immigration Policy

Thoughts on Immigration Policy

Florida’s efforts to change immigration policy

A Sense of Fairness

Issue 5: Final Thoughts

Changes