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The Takeaway

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

How a Terrorist’s Son Became an Advocate for Peace

Thursday, September 11, 2014

His father was involved in planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, but Zak Ebrahim rejected the extremism, violence, and terrorism of his youth. And he says Jon Stewart helped.

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The Takeaway

A Template for Tolerance: A Church, Mosque, and Synagogue Under One Roof

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A project called "House of One" will make religious history as the first building to house a church, mosque, and synagogue under one roof. The project aims to promote religious tolerance by providing a space where the three monotheistic religions worship separately but also learn from each other. The building, which will be constructed in Berlin by 2018, will also include a shared space where all three faiths -- and anyone from the public -- come together for dialogue and exchange.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Frat Bans Pledging; Aging Infrastructure; Public Advocate on Charter Schools

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a major fraternity, has announced that it will ban pledging. We’ll hear why and what it means for Greek life in area campuses. Plus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James explains why she has brought a lawsuit against the co-location of charter schools with existing district schools. Then, Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy, talks about why he supports a two-state solution; the findings of a Center for an Urban Future report on aging infrastructure in our area; and how a student’s GPA compares to their SAT score when applying to college.

On Being

David Hartman — Hope in a Hopeless God [remix]

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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On Being

[Unedited] David Hartman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

World Peace Games

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Educational consultant and teacher John Hunter led his first World Peace Game in 1978. He writes about what he's learned about cooperation and teaching in his new book, World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

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Diplomatic Impunity: Dean Acheson Counsels Audiences on Disarmament

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WNYC

In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

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The Takeaway

Race Dialogue Should Be Less About Conflict, More About Peace

Friday, May 18, 2012

Celeste Headlee, co-host of The Takeaway, speaks at the National Race Amity Conference in Boston today. Richard Thomas, professor emeritus of history at Michigan State University is also talking at the conference. He’s the creator of the race relations concept, "The Other Tradition," which focuses on the efforts of those who, during times of racial conflict, have worked across racial lines to promote friendship and peace. William Smith is the founding executive director of the National Center for Race Amity, based at Wheelock College in Boston, and is the organizer of the annual National Race Amity Conference.

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The Takeaway

TED Talks: Nobel-Laureate Leymah Gbowee on Peace in Liberia, and the World

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Leymah Gbowee, a speaker at TED2012, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her pivotal role with Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, the women's peace movement that, in 2003, helped end the four-year-long Second Liberian Civil War. She shared the award with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia. In the wake of the controversy around Sirleaf's reelection, Gbowee was asked by the president to start a "national peace and reconciliation initiative" to address the growing political and ideological tensions within the country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: How to Save the World—World Peace

Friday, February 24, 2012

This week's Please Explain is the final installment of our series How to Save the World. Jeffrey Sachs discusses whether it's possible to achieve world peace. He's Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. His most recent book is The Price of Civilization.

 

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On Being

John Paul Lederach — The Art of Peace [remix]

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution.

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On Being

[Unedited] John Paul Lederach with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution.

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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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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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On Being

[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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On Being

Mohammad Darawshe — Children of Both Identities [remix]

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Easter

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On Being

[Unedited] Mohammad Darawshe with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Easter

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It's A Free Country ®

Prospects for Peace in the Middle East?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

WNYC
It's interesting to see today that the demonstrators in Egypt or Tunisia, for that fact, are not talking about Israel, are not talking about America, are not talking about regional issues. They are talking about their own domestic affairs and that, in my view, is healthy.

Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on the Brian Lehrer Show

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