Archive for February, 2016

February 13, 2016

Who do you trust?

About 55 years ago there was a popular television show entitled “Who do you trust?”  (Hosted by Johnny Carson for several seasons and he was joined by Ed McMahon, both later famous for their hosting duties on NBC’s Tonight Show.)

The question may be appropriate, without the humor, today.

The PBS News Hour aired an “essay” by Jeff Greenfield on February 5, 2016, in which he suggests there is a lack of trust in most institutions in the United States and asking how can a nation thrive without trust.

View Greenfield’s essay and/or read the transcript at

In this edition of A Memphis Conversation, Eddie Settles and Ken Welch discuss the issue of trust and its importance between individuals, between the electorate and the elected locally and nationally, how to build trust and how to restore trust when it has been lost. We invite you to listen and engage in your own conversations with those in your circle of acquaintances about this and other matters that matter.

Length: 31 minutes, 47 seconds