Nonviolence Radio

The Beat of an Unstoppable Movement

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Hosted by the Metta Center's Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, Nonviolence Radio airs every other Friday at 1:00 pm PST, broadcasting live from community radio station KWMR, at 90.5 Point Reyes and 89.9 Bolinas, CA.

Nonviolence Radio (formerly Peace Paradigm Radio) is a 60-minute program featuring news about nonviolence culture and movements around the world. The show also includes inspiring discussions with nonviolence practitioners and movement-builders. Like the Facebook page.
 

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How Unarmed Protection Will Save Our Soul

Here’s a fact: unarmed civilians can stop and transform violent conflict without laying down their lives and without killing others. Tiffany Easthom and Gilda Bettencourt join us in the studio to give us an insider’s view of the incredible work of one of our favorite organizations in the world, the Nonviolent Peaceforce, drawing from their own… read more

Nonviolence in Western Sahara – Podcast

Dr. Stephen Zunes takes us on a very interesting journey in this episode of Nonviolence Radio. Dr. Zunes, a scholar of social movements and professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Fransisco, joins host Stephanie Van Hook to speak about the conflict in Western Sahara. He describes and analyzes the occupation,… read more

Empathy Circles

Edwin Rutch is the founder of Empathy Tents and the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy. In this show, he demonstrates how active listening can be used in a radical way– by bringing together Joey Gibson, a Patriot Prayer rally leader, and activist  Rev. Megan Rohrer, a leader of counter-protests to the Patriot Prayer rally,… read more

Nonviolent Action in Charlottesville – Podcast

Reporting on Charlottesville from the angle of nonviolence, Michael and Stephanie weave a story from the ground that you won’t find on your average political and media outlets. First, David Potter from Sojourners, a media group that “articulates the biblical call to justice,” recalls his experience as he followed a clergy group that demonstrated against… read more

Permaculture and Nonviolence – Podcast

To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, a seeker of nonviolence cannot keep out of any area of life; you’re going to find yourself navigating all the paths that humans have created to sustain our life on earth either directly or indirectly because all systems and forms of life are interrelated. We’re going to find the principles of… read more

Lessons from My Grandfather – Podcast

Is anger a problem or a power? Nonviolence Radio speaks with Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, about nonviolence, anger, and lessons from his grandfather with a contemporary lens. Plus catch up with Michael Nagler’s inspiring and informative segment, Nonviolence in the News. See this page for a partial transcript and links from Nonviolence in the… read more

Faith in Nonviolence: Christian Peacemakers – Podcast

  In this episode we continue our research into major players in the new field of “unarmed peacekeeping” or “third party nonviolent intervention.” This time, we talk with the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams about the power of critical community and the role that a religious faith can play in this important work–and how… read more

Stopping Violence – podcast

“We’re talking about stopping violence with nonviolence.” ~Mary Hanna, Meta Peace Team What kind of training is useful and necessary to use nonviolence to interrupt violence? Mary Hanna, a trainer for the Meta Peace Team in Lansing, Michigan, highlights the work of peace teams and draws on decades of experience in de-escalating violent scenarios to… read more