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
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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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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
Don’t miss this special Halloween episode of Peace Paradigm Radio. Stephanie tells a scary monster story and then Michael Nagler joins her to answer questions about where monsters come from and how to overcome them. What is fear and where does it come from? We will also hear some real life scary stories and how… read more
Mike Heller joins Peace Paradigm Radio this week to help us deepen our understanding of Gandhi and his life. Heller is co-coordinator of Peace and Justice Studies at Roanoke College and co-editor of the book Mohandas K. Gandhi: The Last Eighteen Years. After a discussing Mike Heller’s journey from military to quakers, Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van… read more
Happy 147th birthday, Mahatma Gandhi! Dr. Veena Howard, author of Gandhi’s Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Action, among other works, and assistant professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Fresno, joins us to celebrate Gandhi’s birthday. Who was Gandhi? We speak about Gandhi’s philosophies, experiments, and activism in depth. How does renunciation, including brahmacharya (celibacy vow)… read more
Chief Phil Lane joins Peace Paradigm Radio for an amazing interview about the history, significance, and current events at Standing Rock, and the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line. Chief Lane is a member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, and is the founder of the Four Worlds International Institute. What is so… read more