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
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. 12/30 8a: Compelling conversation excerpts from Peace Talks Radio shows on Nobel Peace Prize winners Martti Ahtisaari and Liu Xiaobo; heading off domestic and dating violence; Vietnam veterans finding peace by traveling back to Vietnam, an Alternatives to Violence program in prisons and more.
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.