Fri September 21, 2012
Southern Hospitality And What It Means To Be Hospitable
We like to say that here in the South, our Southern Hospitality is the height of good manners and welcoming others, but what does it really mean to be hospitable? In these angry, sometimes suspicious times, and in a political climate when people from opposite sides are not encouraged to work together or agree on anything at all, is there no longer room for hospitality in our daily lives? We’ll be joined by Charlotteans who make hospitality a focus in their lives, who find it important to be hospitable even in the face of our fears, and biases and in welcoming or dealing with someone who is different from us, and take your calls about hospitality.
Dr. James Howell - Senior Pastor at Myers Park United Methodist Church
Jim Noble - Owner of Rooster’s and The King’s Kitchen in Charlotte
Dr. Karen Cox - Professor of History at UNC Charlotte. She blogs about Southern Hospitality at SouthInPopCulture.com
Dr. Gerardo Marti - L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology at Davidson College. His most recent book is Worship across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation