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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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

Nonviolence Report March 17, 2021

In this episode: Zero Emissions Economy Saferworld Public pressure on utility companies Protests in Haiti Military coup in Myanmar Skills Practice Hour Third Harmony Peace and Popcorn ICNC Webinar with Michael Beer Pace e Bene trainings Department of Peace A Business Plan for Peace GNAD makeover Sakae Kato Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:… read more

Security Without Violence

Music by Nimo Patel This week Nonviolence Radio revisits a 2018 interview with Yasmin Maydhane and Carmen Lauzon from Nonviolent Peaceforce, an organization dedicated to effective nonviolent conflict resolution. Yasmin and Carmen talk about their work doing unarmed civilian protection in South Sudan and the Philippines, respectively. They share inspiring stories about the power of… read more

Nonviolence Report March 05, 2021

The Nonviolence Report with Michael Nagler for March  5th, 2021.In this Episode — 01:01     Digital savviness 01:48     DC Peace Team Capitol Report 02:27     Meta Peace Team going to Israel-Palestine 04:47     Basic Training for UCP 05:09     Peace and Justice Studies Association 06:25     Nonviolence International webinar 08:21     Myanmar protestors killed 09:47     Principled Nonviolence 10:08     Obstructive program… read more

Nonviolence in the Justice System

This week, after the Nonviolence Report. Nonviolence Radio broadcasts a recording of a speech from the keynote from the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education’s 2017 conference by Dr. Fania Davis. As the founder of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, a legal scholar, and a decades-long activist in the civil rights anti-racial violence,… read more

The Politics of Reparations

This week, Michael and Stephanie talk about reparations (and more) with UC Berkeley professor emeritus, Charles Henry, who is also the former president of the National Council for Black Studies and former chair of Amnesty International USA. In 2007, years ahead of his time, Professor Henry wrote a book on the issue of reparations, Long… read more

Nonviolence Report Feb 5, 2021

Michael Nagler gives the Nonviolence Report for February 5, 2021. In this episode:00:31 President Biden ending support for the war in Yemen.01:17 10-point Plan for peace president. 1:56 The end of private prisons by the U.S. Justice Department2:23 Overturning the Muslim ban. Rejection of KXL pipeline. Rejoining of the Paris Agreement.3:54 Stephen Zunes article5:07 Truth… read more

Coup vs. Nonviolence

Stephen Zunes, professor of Politics and International Studies at University of San Francisco, joins Michael and Stephanie on this episode of Nonviolence Radio to talk about how the coup attempt on January 6 reveals some remarkable and genuinely hopeful forces growing inside our democracy. Rather than fear and outrage, Professor Zunes encourages us to take… read more