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 9:00 am PST, broadcasting live from community radio station KWMR, at 90.5 Point Reyes and syndicated via the Pacifica Network, iTunes, Spotify, and beyond. Listeners tune in from around the world.

Nonviolence 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.

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Show Archives

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Gandhi’s Influence on Dr. James Farmer

The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi goes well beyond the Indian Freedom Struggle. He has influenced countless movements and struggles for freedom and democracy around the world, decolonization struggles, including the civil rights movement within the United States. We speak with P. Anand Rao who is a professor of Communications and Digital Studies at the University… read more

Nonviolence Report April 28, 2021

Nonviolence is happening all over the world, though it’s underreported in the mass media. The Nonviolence Report with Michael Nagler will give the news in nonviolence, events, and analysis which might even inspire you to take action where you live. 00:23 Intro 00:55 Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding Course 01:36 Third Harmony Screening in Jalgaon 02:06… read more

Nonviolence Report April 23, 2021

00:42 Chauvin Verdict 01:35 Healing Our City — Darnell Moore for Ma’Khia Bryant 07:58 “Madman with a Sword” analogy 08:39 Restorative Justice 09:18 Nonviolence and the case of the extremely ruthless opponent 10:56 Resources 11:02 Free Bystander Intervention & De-escalation Trainings 11:29 For Goodness Sake: Music for the Nonviolent Future 12:11 Planned Actions for Campaign… read more

Nonviolence Radio April 9, 2021

00:00 Nonviolence Radio – Hollaback! 08:59 Five D’s of Bystander Intervention 33:20 Trainings. Webinar with Michael Beer at ICNC. NV Tactics Social Media and More Tool Kit Nonviolent Tactics Database Submissions Webinar at James Lawson Institute Michael Beer – Civil Resistance Tactics of the 21st Century Gene Sharp’s 198 Methods 36:27 “Restless as Mercury” 38:04… read more

Bystander Intervention is only the beginning

How Hollaback! is Creating a Culture of Community Accountability and Mutual Respect: An Interview with Emily May. In the two weeks immediately following the Georgia attack that killed 8 people, 6 of them Asian women, over 40,000 people signed up for trainings in bystander intervention with an incredible organization called Hollaback! They’re really leaders in… read more

Nonviolence Report April 02, 2021

00:38 Jain Studies — Teaching Peace 01:20 Greta Zarro – Organizing 101 01:53 Anniversary of “Breaking Silence” 02:29 Kazu Haga – Fierce Vulnerability 03:49 Michael Beer – Civil Resistance Tactics of the 21st Century 05:00 BLM in Birmingham 06:36 Annova LNG 07:24 Herring Protectors 08:24 Canadian fighter jet protests 09:58 Myanmar 11:43 Tulsa Massacre of… read more

Tips for Bystander Intervention

This week, Nonviolence Radio welcomes Mary Hanna from Meta Peace Team, an organization that has for 28 years been dedicated to using nonviolence to de-escalate conflict, both in our everyday lives and in larger political situations. In speaking to Stephainie and Michael, Mary focuses on the remarkable power of Bystander Intervention and the creativity involved… read more