In this episode we talk with Dr. Cynthia Boaz, expert in nonviolent struggle and media talks about strategies and tools for nonviolent action in a time of “fake news” and “alternative facts.” Plus: nonviolence in the news– covering new resources in the field, local and worldwide events, and all of the nonviolence that you… read more
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Hosted by the Metta Center's Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, our bi-weekly show airs every other Friday at 1 pm PST, broadcasting live from community radio station KWMR, at 90.5 Point Reyes and 89.9 Bolinas, CA.Nonviolence Radio is a 60-minute program featuring news about nonviolence culture and movements around the world. The show also includes inspiring interviews with nonviolence practitioners, activists and movement-builders. Like the show's Facebook page.
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We welcome guests George Lakey and Monica Curca to our show. First, we turn to some key events in our ever growing world of nonviolence in Nonviolence in the News, and are joined by Monica Curca, peace builder, community organizer, and founder of the Beautiful Resistance, to talk about the Muslim ban and airport strikes. Then… read more
In this episode of Nonviolence Radio we talk with activist and writer, Jonathan Smucker, author of Hegemony: How To. A Roadmap for Radicals, about the opportunities for progressives to gain lasting political power, and some pitfalls to watch out for. And Michael Nagler joins us on his birthday–and the day of the inauguration of Donald… read more
How is the trickster archetype playing out in society today? Who is the trickster? Is dedication to truth waning? How can we, using nonviolence, “turn the tables” on the trickster, and how can we “flip the script” in situations of conflict? This week on Nonviolence Radio, Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook have an interesting discussion… read more
Our last show of the year is a special one, beginning with Michael Nagler and a discussion on what he calls “the ubiquitous problem of scapegoating.” What role does the scapegoat play in the human psyche and culture? How has a sacrificial system of logic affected society and its institutions? And what does it all… read more
New song, new name! Our good friend, Rivera Sun, joins us for our first episode of Nonviolence Radio (previously Peace Paradigm Radio), to tell us about her new Young Adult novel The Way Between. Rivera Sun is a performance artist, radio host, activist, author of books, poetry and screenplays, and much, much more. Stephanie, Michael and Rivera… read more
Our first guest this week on Peace Paradigm Radio is Wendy Chmielewski, curator of peace history at Swarthmore College’s Peace Collection. We discuss how the collection came about, why its important, and what it contains, including the section that is available online: Global Nonviolent Action Database Then we speak with Elliott Young, professor of History… read more
What is it like to be Muslim in the United States? Today our guest is Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing and Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam, books written to help non-muslim adults and youth understand Islam. She and Stephanie Van Hook discuss what… read more