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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Nonviolence in the News: 2nd Week of December ’13

This week on nonviolence in the news with Michael Nagler, a feature of Peace Paradigm Radio: Click here to listen (or right click link in order to download it). Or, click directly on the grey arrow below to listen on this page. [audio:] Please help us share the message of nonviolence by sharing this segment.… read more

December 13-13 Full Show

Nonviolence is not passivity or inaction. It is active, courageous, and requires skill and strategy. Intrigued? Join us for another episode of Peace Paradigm Radio for all the nonviolence that’s not fit to print, including nonviolence in the news, a resistance report, and a conversation with author of the Dandelion Insurrection, Rivera Sun.   To… read more

Nonviolence for the Holiday Season–Nov 29

A great show to prepare you for the holiday season. We have Michael Nagler in the Nonviolence News corner for a great analysis of news from a nonviolence angle, some inspiration from Eknath Easwaran’s book, Patience, and joining us in the studio is Miki Kashtan, co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication to talk about the nonviolence behind… read more

Peace Paradigm Radio November 15– Full Show

We have an entertaining show for you today. We will get our Resistance Report from our friends over at Popular; then, we’ll listen to an EXCLUSIVE interview with musician and activist Eve SILBER, who was gracious enough not only to talk to us, but to share some of her movement songs, and even a… read more

Nonviolence in the News for November 15: Guest John Lindsay-Poland of FOR

    In this segment of Peace Paradigm Radio for November 15, 2013, Michael Nagler gives some analysis on the worldwide nonviolence movement with some interesting emerging examples of nonviolence in action. Joining him in the studio is John Lindsay-Poland, research director and southwestern regional coordinator of the interfaith pacifist organization Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)… read more

PPR Weekly Resistance Report Nov. 15,

  Our friends at have started a new segment on Peace Paradigm Radio called the Resistance Report with news, views and activisms happening all around the world– a Metta Center Exclusive! For more information, please visit Enjoy the segment! (Click here to listen or else click on the grey arrow below) [audio:] “I… read more

Peace Paradigm Radio, November 1, 2013: Nonviolence in the News, various activism updates and inspiration

How is nonviolence being put to the test to challenge some of the toughest issues out there?  In today’s show, Michael and Stephanie are joined by Metta friends Anna Leinberger and Russ Faurbrauc in the studio. Michael talks with two dedicated activists, Elliott Adams and Sherri Maurin from about the need to close down… read more

Peace Paradigm Radio, October 18, 2013: Nonviolent Peaceforce as well as Immigration Justice and Reform

Stephanie and Michael just return from their trip to India and are glad to be back at KWMR for Peace Paradigm Radio. In this show, they share a nonviolence in history segment (a collaboration), and talk via phone with Gilda Bettencourt from the Nonviolent Peaceforce. In the second half,  they welcome to the show… read more