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The Elusive Peace: Steven Pinker Explains Why Violence Has Declined

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Nobel Peace Prize announcement got us thinking: What is the meaning of peace? Steven Pinker, author of "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined," shares his view. 

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On Being

Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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[Unedited] Andrew Robinson with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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[Unedited] Anita Desai with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian activist and winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize and author with Carol Mather of Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War, talks about her work and the documentary about her life premiering tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. EST and streamed on their website. She is joined by the director of Pray the Devil Back to Hell,  Gini Reticker.

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Three Women Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 07, 2011

Three women were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, becoming the first women to win since 2004. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman of Yemen will share the award. The Norwegian Nobel committee honored the three women for "their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work." Johnson Sirleaf is the first democratically-elected female head of state in Africa, Gbowee is an activist, and Karman is a leading figure in Yemen's pro-democracy movement.

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WNYC News

Nobel Will Award Prize to Dead Scientist

Monday, October 03, 2011

The Nobel Foundation said the Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to a cell biologist will remain unchanged, even though he died three days before the announcement.

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On Being

Wangari Maathai — Planting the Future [remix]

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

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[Unedited] Wangari Maathai with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Debates; Foreclosures and Economic Indicators

Monday, October 11, 2010

Every Monday, we take a look at the big stories in the week ahead. This week's Agenda, covers foreclosures, midterm elections, calls for UN peace keepers in  Sudan and the Nobel Prize in Economics.

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The Takeaway

Liu Xiaobo Wins Nobel Peace Prize While Serving 11 Year Sentence in China

Friday, October 08, 2010

Described as a chain-smoking, impassioned literary critic and political essayist, he has spent his adult life advocating for democratic reform in China. Today, he becomes the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize. And as of now, it is unclear how he will receive that news in his prison cell.

Liu Xiaobo is the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent political reform movement. The 54-year-old is months into an 11 year prison sentence for "inciting the subversion of state power."

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Features

Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. The author, a visiting professor at Princeton University in New Jersey, was in New York when the prize was announced.

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The Takeaway

Continued Reactions to President's Nobel Speech

Thursday, December 10, 2009

We continue our coverage of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech with Charlie Sennott, executive editor of Globalpost.

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Takeouts: Republicans, Stimulus, Listener Reactions

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Julie Mason of The Washington Examiner talks about bickering in the Republican party. 
  • Business Takeout: New York Times reporter Louise Story on where the money from the second stimulus package will go. (Yes, we're likely to see a second one soon).
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners react to our coverage of President Obama's being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Listener Takeout: Responses to President's Nobel Award

Monday, October 12, 2009

Your calls and emails came in all weekend about the news of President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. We listen to what you had to say and compare responses from pundits and talk show hosts.

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Washington Takeout: President's Nobel Award Stokes GOP Outrage

Monday, October 12, 2009

President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win caused an outcry among some Republicans, who say he does not deserve the honor. Will loud objections hurt the president — or the GOP? Julie Mason, White House correspondent for The Washington Examiner, looks for an answer.

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Comedy Responses to Obama's Nobel Win

Monday, October 12, 2009

Delaina Dixon, TV blogger from DelainaDixon.com, joins us to talk about the reaction over the weekend – particularly on the late-night talk shows – about President Obama's being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Our president is being recognized for trying to bring international humanitarian efforts to the world; isn't that something that we should actually be excited about?"
—Delaina Dixon, TV blogger, on President Obama's win

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[Web Special] Excuse me, Oslo, but didn’t the U.S. bomb the moon today?

Friday, October 09, 2009

Conventional thinking has me on the side of President Obama in that I, too, “do not feel that [he] deserve[s] to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by [the Nobel Peace Prize].” (... continue reading)

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Reactions to President's Nobel Peace Prize Win

Friday, October 09, 2009

President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the Nobel Committee in Oslo. We talk with the BBC's Lars Bevanger in Oslo, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley and New York Times correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg for their reactions.

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Former IAEA Director Reacts to Obama's Win

Friday, October 09, 2009

Hans Blix, former head of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), reacts to President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win.

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