Peace Talks Radio

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on KUOW2

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.

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  • Monday, June 30, 2014 7:57am
    If one had a philosophical or religious objection to military service, why would they volunteer? The modern CO application, as it’s called, comes from those who sign up for service, but come to their conscientious objection during their tour of duty, like Dante Searcy and Fanny Garcia who tell us their stories of being granted “CO” status on this program. Also on this program, we hear from Maria Santelli, the Executive Director of the Center on Conscience and War, an organization that began in 1940 and today offers assistance to people like Searcy and Garcia to prepare their Conscientious Objection applications that go before Pentagon Panels for review. We placed three calls over the course of a week to the public affairs office at the Pentagon to get the Defense Department take on the Conscientious Objector discussion, but no one returned our calls.
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 4:28am
    Suzanne Kryder, co-founder of Peace Talks Radio, hosts this exploration of the world of disability two years after experiencing an AVM, an arteriovenous malformation, which disabled her in 2012, compromising her speech and movement. She shares details of her experience living with the disability and offers some ideas about how the disabled and non-disabled world can get along better. She also asks others about it - attendees at a 2013 disability conference and a college professor and researcher whosuffered a spinal injury herself and has written about these issues.
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 4:23am
    This episode features two stories born in World War 2. A Japanese man who was only 5 in 1945, but survived the Atomic Bomb blast in Hiroshima that led to the end of the war in the Pacific. He visited the U.S. recently to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. Also, an excerpt from a mid-1990's talk by the late Miep Gies (meep-geese), who helped hide Anne Frank's family from the Nazi's in World War 2. Ms. Gies was the one who found Anne Frank's now-famous diary. And a chat with foreign aid proponent Jamie Drummond. All on the next edition of Peace Talks Radio.
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 4:16am
    This program will trace the influences on Chavez, as a child, young man and adult, that led him on a path to nonviolence. We'll also recall the major moments during his campaigns when his dedication to nonviolence and social justice were put to the test. We'll talk with Dolores Huerta, his colleague, friend and co-founder of the UFW. Also Jose-Antonio Orosco, whose book "Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence" seeks to elevate Chavez as an original thinker, who added significantly to the peacemaking toolkits of more celebrated nonviolence heroes like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Finally, we hear from Texas community organizer Juanita Valdez-Cox, who worked the fields there with her family in the 1950's and 60's and recalls Chavez and Huerta leading the organization of farm workers in her state. Our guests will discuss what Chavez' own actions and theories about nonviolence have to offer to our daily lives as well as how they can be used to address today's social and political issues. Archival comments from Cesar Chavez are included, along with comments made by President Barack Obama at the dedication of the Cesar Chavez National Monument in 2012.
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 4:12am
    You’ll hear from Dr. Vincent Harding, Professor of Religion and Social Transformation at Illiff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado and a personal friend and speech writing colleague of Dr. King in the 1960’s. Also mixed into our program, you’ll hear Dr. Clayborne Carson, who at Coretta Scott King’s request, has been directing the King Papers Project since 1985. Dr. Carson established the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University in 2005. The speeches these scholars chose were… King’s last address, the night before his assassination in Memphis in April, 1968. Also, the speech he made a year to the day before he was killed, called “Beyond Vietnam,” in which Dr. King came out publicly and explicitly in opposition to the Vietnam War. And from March of 1965, Dr. King’s remarks that he made at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery marches, considered a turning point in the struggle for Voting Rights and equality for African Americans.