The Village Square of Tallahassee

Fridays at 7:00 pm ET as Scheduled

The Village Square is a nervy bunch of liberals and conservatives who believe that disagreement and dialogue make for a good conversation, a good country (and a good time).

It is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.

To the Village Square, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in the State of Florida and organized under Chapter 617 of the laws of the State of Florida and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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On Sept. 25, 2018, The Village Square hosted a discussion entitled, “By Any Means Necessary: Rebellion, Tribes and Moral Outrage” at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee.  The program was a civil but often impassioned discussion between black conservative John Wood, Jr., director of media development for “Better Angels,” and white liberal Dr. Steve Mills with the Florida State Center for Leadership and Social Change.

“All Bollocksed Up? America + the World, Trump & Brexit” is the intriguing title of this Village Square community forum, featuring a conservation with Dr. Justin Gest, the author of “The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality.”

Village Square: "Our Town"

May 15, 2015

"Our Town" featuring local elected officials.

Broadcast Date: 05-15-2015

Village Square: "Our Town"

Feb 27, 2015

"Our Town", a Tallahassee town hall featuring local elected officials talking about issues of current interest.

Broadcast Date: 02-27-2015

Village Square: "American Values"

Feb 6, 2015

David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the American Values Institute speaks on "American Values."

Broadcast Date: 02-06-2015

Hedrick Smith, former reporter and editor for the New York Times on "Who Stole the American Dream?"

Broadcast Date: 11-07-2014

Village Square: "Amendments 101"

Oct 17, 2014

"Amendments 101", an overview of the Florida constitutional amendments voters will decide in the November election.

Broadcast Date: 10-17-2014

Village Square: 02-13-2014

Mar 5, 2014

Annual Tallahassee Town Hall, featuring a conversation with Tallahassee and Leon County commissioners about our hometown.

Village Square: 01-14-2014

Mar 5, 2014

A visit to the bar called “Fears” for a drink-fueled discussion including the topics: “What if manmade climate change is real and the social welfare state is doomed?”

A spirited panel talks about “The American Dream – Lost”, and a future which could include more inequality, less marriage, failed institutions and forgotten.

A panel made up of local community leaders in school safety, law enforcement, faith, education and law talk about an American culture both decries and celebrates violence.

The Village Square presents “An Evening with Peter Kageyama: For the Love of Cities” in partnership with Leon County, the City of Tallahassee, the Village Square and KCCI, recorded at Tallahassee’s Challenger Learning Center.

Recorded: January 24, 2013

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby? The Politics of the Feminine” with panelists: Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of North Florida; Rosalind Fuse-Hall, executive director Title III Programs with Florida A&M University; and Suzanne Venker, author, commentator and married mother of two.

Recorded: 01/15/2013

Florida voters will decide the fate of eleven proposed amendments to the state's constitution during this election. This is the Village Square's second and final discussion about what the amendments would actually do if enacted; who is for them and who's against them.

To the Village Square, Tallahassee’s open political and public policy forum, begins a discussion of the eleven constitutional amendments Florida voters will decide on the November sixth ballot. Panelists take on proposed measures to cut property taxes for selected homeowners, as well as a cap for state tax revenue.

The Village Square forum welcomes acclaimed Professor, Author and Lecturer Jonathan Haidt, speaking on “Polarization, Demonization and Paralysis in American Politics.”



May 21, 2012

City of Tallahassee and Leon County officials join with other community leaders for some serious crystal ball-gazing. The fast-paced program includes discussion of the Midtown, Gaines Street and Cascades Park developments and what those might mean to the future of the Capital City.

Former Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink and Florida Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mark Wilson square off over the state of the state and national economy.


Recorded: April 24, 2012 at St. John's Episcopal Church - Tallahassee, FL

Village Square: Our Town

Feb 24, 2012

“Our Town” Forum featuring Tallahassee and Leon County commissioners.

Relations between the Capital City’s local governments haven’t always been cordial.  But in this Village Square forum, majorities from both the Tallahassee City and Leon County commissions sit down together to talk about what they’ve been up to and how what they do actually has an impact on the lives of average citizens.  They also field some pretty pointed questions from a packed house at St. John’s Episcopal Church.