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Peace Talks Radio
Peace Talks Radio was created to inform, inspire and improve the human condition. Topics include peacemaking and conflict resolution, social justice, media literacy, education, the environment, the performing arts, literature, the humanities, current events and public affairs.
Friday, December 6, 2013 8:23amThe program features conversations about restorative justice programs, peace journalism, activism to prevent gun violence, a winning domestic violence prevention project, and the peacemaking roots of Mothers' Day. Also excerpts of our programs about Nelson Mandela, Peace Pilgrim and Sister Peggy O'Neill. And we'll recap our countdown of the Top Ten Peace Songs of all time. Paul Ingles hosts.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:20amThe Nonviolent Life, Before Happiness, and Chasing the Moon Thieves: Three Peace Books The Nonviolent Life, Before Happiness, and Chasing the Moon Thieves: Three Peace BooksA new e-book for young people by Alex Paramo helps children understand and appreciate multi-culturalism, cooperation, forgiveness and more. Also positive thinking researcher and Ted Talk star Shawn Achor talks about his 2013 book Before Happiness . And John Dear, an internationally known peacemaker, organizer, and lecturer talks about the blueprint for living set out in his book The Nonviolent Life.
Sunday, October 6, 2013 8:13amIn Minnesota, 38-year old Robert King is trying to make peace in his relationship with his wife. After 20 years of abusing women, Robert finally was forced into getting help through what’s now being referred to in domestic abuse circles as “The Duluth Model” - a Domestic Abuse Intervention Program – the heart of which is to get both offenders and victims to talk openly about their experiences, and to get multiple agencies to work cooperatively around the understanding gleaned from the true stories. So Robert King has been talking in these week after week sessions and learning how brutal he’s been to women and how to break the cycle of violence. We hear him tell his honest story as well as hear from the man who's been leading the sessions Robert's been attending. That's Scott Miller, system coordinator for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project in Duluth, Minnesota. Also featured, Melissa Scaia, Executive Director of Advocates for Family Peace in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Carol Boss and Paul Ingles host.
Friday, September 6, 2013 7:59amThe hosts of Peace Talks Radio present a special program counting down the Top 10 Peace Songs since the late 1960's. Also featured are honorable mention selections that didn't quite make the list.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:57amWhile in prison from 1964 to 1990, Mandela became a symbol for the apartheid resistance which withstood bloody massacres and continued oppression while Mandela and other resistance leaders were in jail. Pressure from both within and outside of South Africa resulted in political changes that resulted in Mandela’s release and the allowance of parties like the African National Congress. Mandela helped negotiate the end of apartheid policies and was elected president of South Africa, a post he held from 1994 to 1999. Today, we’ll hear some of our former Peace Talks Radio guests who, during our interviews with them assessed the importance and impact of Mandela’s life and example. We’ll hear from others too, including radio producer Joe Richman who researched Mandela’s life for over a year to produce the 2004 series and special Mandela: An Audio History. Joe’s allowing us to excerpt some of the more compelling moments from his award-winning series which blended archival tape, news reports, old and new interviews to tell the tale both of Mandela and the black South African’s and anti-apartheid activist’s decades long struggle for civil rights. Also, Mandela's inaugural address in 1994 when he became President of South Africa.