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Would It Kill You to Be More Civil?

Korva Coleman, Andrew Green, Henry Alford, David FrumMissed the Symposium? The 2012 Choose Civility Symposium will be re-broadcast on GTV (Comcast 99 / Verizon 44) through November 15:
Mondays, 1 – 3 pm
Wednesdays, 8 – 10 pm
Fridays, 10 am – 12 pm

Tune in to a special edition of And Then There’s That... to hear Dennis Lane and Paul Skalny talk with Henry Alford, Korva Coleman, and Andrew Green about civility in public discourse. Informative, always irreverent and sometimes controversial, And Then There’s That... is Howard County’s most popular podcast.

View photos from the event on Flickr.
The Choose Civility Symposium was sponsored by The Business Monthly; Friends of Howard County Library; Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine; M&T Bank; Nicodemus Communications Group; Sylvan Learning Center of Ellicott City.

About the panelists:

Henry Alford is the author of four acclaimed works of investigative humor—How To Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They are Still on this Earth); Municipal Bondage: One Man's Anxiety-Producing Adventures in the Big City; and Big Kiss: One Actor's Desperate Attempt to Claw His Way to the Middle, which won a Thurber Prize. His latest book, Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?, uncovers the purpose and principles of manners — and what's happened to them in our fast-moving, increasingly interconnected culture. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Vanity Fair, and was a staff writer at Spy. He has also written for The New Yorker and has been heard often on NPR.

Responsible for the Maryland Voices section in The Baltimore Sun and the opinion pages on, Andrew Green is also a contributor and editor to the Second Opinion blog. He has been head of The Sun's opinion section since 2009. Prior to working at The Sun, Andy was a general assignment reporter at the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette in Little Rock.

David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, a CNN contributor, and editor of He writes regular columns for, The Week, and Canada’s National Post. The author of six nonfiction books, Frum most recently penned Patriots, a darkly comic satire that is not only a warning about the future of American politics but also a scorching, intimate explanation of why the U.S. political system has so badly failed the American people. In 2001-2002, Frum served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush. In 1996, The Wall Street Journal acclaimed him as “one of the leading political commentators of his generation.” His memoir of the Bush administration, The Right Man, was a New York Times bestseller. The Daily Telegraph’s 2007 and 2009 surveys named Frum as one of America’s 50 most influential conservatives.