Is Peace Possible?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Alex Wong/Getty)

Today's show comes live from WNYC's Jerome L Greene Performance Space. Watch the video at this site.

We’ve been talking about whether humanity can abolish war. Now the End of War series concludes live from the Greene Space with a discussion of how peace can be accomplished. U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich talks about his proposal for a Department of Peace; veterans, refugees and activists reflect on conflict; and The End of War author John Horgan returns for the finale. Plus: Planet Money’s Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg explain what you need to know about the financial crisis in Europe and where it goes from here.

Planet Money Explains the Eurozone Crisis

Live from WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch live video here.

Founders of Planet Money, Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, help break down how we got to this moment of European disunion, and what the future may hold for the Euro.


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End of War: Peace Edition

Live from WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch the video here.

To wrap up the End of War project, we have a wide-ranging discussion about how we can accomplish peace. Conversations include:

The Veteran's Perspective

  • Sead Suvalic, Bosnian refugee and Program Officer, U.S. Programs, International Rescue Committee
  • Andrew S. Roberts, Iraq war veteran and director of Military and Veterans Liaison Services at North Shore LIJ
  • Carl Callender, a program director at Black Veterans for Social Justice and an Iraq war veteran

Why Not A Department of Peace?

  • Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Congressman (D-Ohio)
  • John Horgan, science journalist and director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology and author of the new book The End of War

Strategies for Peace

  • Manal Omar, director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs for the US Institute of Peace
  • Lena Slachmuijlder, chief programming officer, Search for Common Ground

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End of War: Your Responses Slideshow

We asked our listeners for their thoughts on the inevitability of war and for updated peace symbol designs -- and did they ever deliver. You can take a look at some of our favorite responses here:

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