WCVL Civility Speaks Out – Episode #5 with Jimmy Wales

In Episode #5 of WCVL Civility Speaks Out, co-hosts Andrea Weckerle and Sue Jacques interview Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and co-founder of, about why civility is important to him, his thoughts on the cultural and technological changes that have had the biggest impact on civility, and what concrete steps we can take to create a more civil social environment.

You can listen to the entire interview here.


Past Episodes of WCVL:

• In Episode #1, Andrea Weckerle and The Civility CEO Sue Jacques talk about why they’ve dedicated their careers to the subject of stemming hostility and promoting civility, what their definition of civility is, and why we see so many examples of questionable behavior online.

• In Episode #2, Tom Grogan and Walter “Scotty” Scott of the Oshkoj Civility Project in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA share what they’ve done in their local community to promote civility in media, business and everyday life.

• In Episode #3, David Yamada, law professor and founding Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, talks about institutional and workplace bullying, as well as some of the legislative efforts he believes need to occur to protect employees from workplace harm.

• In Episode #4, Sam Horn, author of the best-selling book Tongue Fu! as well as POP!, ConZentrate and What’s Holding You Back? talks about how to resolve arguments, how to avoid rude people from ruining you day, and how to keep your emotions under control.