Peace Talks Radio

Last Friday of each month at 8:00 am

Peace Talks is a monthly series on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution.

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Fri. 7/6 8a: Peace Talks Radio: When we talk about music that promotes and celebrates peace, hip hop often gets left out of the conversation. Critics speculate about the genre's negative influences, from hypersexual music videos to lyrics that glamorize guns and drugs. A recent Washington Post headline quoted jazz musician Wynton Marsalis calling popular hip hop "more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee." But what about the positive impacts the music has had on countless fans? 

U.S. Department of Justice

Fri. 6/26 8a: Peace Talks Radio asked a number of different stakeholders for their ideas about improving the relationship between citizens and their law enforcement officers – a relationship that has certainly been strained in

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Fri. 03/27 8a: "Is there not something worthy of perpetuation in our Indian spirit of democracy where Earth, our mother, was free to all, and no one sought to impoverish or enslave his neighbor?" ~ Ohiyesa   This time on Peace Talks Radio, we explore how Indigenous people in the United States handle the conflict of living in a world taken from their ancestors. Our guests include historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, as well as Greg Grey Cloud (Rosebud Sioux/ Lakota) and Valerie Siow (Laguna).

Fri. 02/27 8a: On August 25 1993, Amy Biehl, a Santa Fe High School and Stanford graduate and American Fulbright scholar, was working in South Africa against apartheid.  In an act of mob violence, she was attacked, beaten and stabbed to death in a black township near Cape Town. Four youths were convicted and jailed for her murder.  In 1998, with the support of Amy's parents, Linda and Peter, the four young men, having served five years of their sentences were  granted amnesty by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Fri. 01/30 8a: The series on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution begins its 13th season on KUNM with a program highlighting more compelling moments from its 2014 season of shows. Included are an interview with a Hiroshima survivor; conversation about whether sports can point to peace; how talking frankly about sex with young boys may help them avoid misogyny and relationship conflict as they grow to adulthood; and some comments from the late Miep Gies about protecting Anne Frank.


Nellie B. Van Slingerland

  Fri. 11/28 8a. In the recent Ken Burns documentary about the Roosevelts, there was but one sentence about Teddy Roosevelt winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.  There's much more to the story of course and we'll talk with Charles Doleac who'll tell us about the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, negotiated in New Hampshire to end the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5.  Doleac says Roosevelt was a pioneer of multi-track negotiation techniques that have been used ever since and that the town folk of

Peace On The Battlefield

Nov 29, 2012

Fri. 11/30 8a: In December 1914, early in World War I, troops from both sides of the fighting in Europe laid down their arms and traded handshakes, liquor, food, songs and stories as an unofficial truce spread over coming of Christmas. 

Fri. 1/28: Suzanne Kryder talks with the staff of the United States Institute of Peace--a national institution whose purpose is to further peoples understanding of conflict between nations.

Fri. 11/26: This week on Peace Talks, we talk with scholars who fill in the details of this Native American leader's commitment to peace.

Massasoit was the leader of the Wampanoag Confederacy when English settlers landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. He and his people kept the Pilgrims from starving in the early years of their settlement, attended the first Thanksgiving and forged a peace treaty with the English that lasted 40 years until his death.

Fri. 9/24: This time, making peace with the earth in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.

What kind of conflicts does the Gulf disaster bring up in regards to how we live in nature? What options do we have for responsibly protecting biodiversity and all life? In striving to find a balance in our use of the earth's resources, how can we find our own inner peace? We'll talk about these issues and more.

Fri. 7/30: A discussion of teasing, real conflict, and resolution on Peace Talk Radio.