The first episode of Talking about the Tough Stuff: A Care Plan for Dad airs on September 24, 2015, at noon on the Arlington Independent Media channel (Comcast 69, Verizon 38). It will air again on Saturday evening, September 27, at 8:30 pm, and Sunday morning, September 28, at 5:30 am. Talking About the Tough Stuff is scheduled for these time slots until further notice.
Jeannette Twomey, JD, Virginia-certified mediator and founder of Mediate Virginia, and Cheryl Beversdorf, pubic communications specialist, created Talking About the Tough Stuff as a public service program. They share simple, practical tips for improving difficult conversations at work and in families. Dramatic re-enactments are a unique program element. Audiences connect immediately to replays of tense discussions that occur when the subject is important, there are strong emotions, and opinions differ.