| The Social Brain
In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy.Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life.
| The Christmas Truce
We consider a fascinating, but often overlooked dimension of the history of World War I – the role of Conscientious Objectors who refused military service on moral grounds, and in some cases were harshly punished.
| Teaching Nonviolence
We travel to the Maryland high school classroom of Colman McCarthy, a former Washington Post columnist who now devotes most of his time to challenging high school students to think about alternatives to warfare.
| Solutions to Bullying
Although being teased and picked on are typical challenges for kids growing up, the effects can be traumatizing when a child is relentlessly bullied. The most common targets of bullying are young people who are perceived as gay, or who are disabled or overweight. But any kid who is singled out for harassment may feel overwhelmed, sometimes resorting to self-destructive behaviour.
The Art of Making Peace: As a counterpoint to the tide of violence and militarism, these unsung peace heroes tell of dramatic breakthroughs in efforts to prevent bloodshed and promote human understanding. 10-half-hour segments
| Peace-building with Louise Diamond
A veteran negotiator in world hot-spots including the Middle East, Louise Diamond practices a citizens-based diplomacy that sometimes finds cooperation at the grass roots level, even when governments are hostile.
| Peace Camp
We travel to a summer camp on a sparkling lake in Maine where teenagers from the Middle East play sports together.
| Darrell Scott
The tragic shootings at Columbine High School prompted the parent of a pupil who was slain there to launch a national crusade aimed at identifying and reaching out to troubled youths.
| Alternatives to Violence
The skills we all need for a more peaceful future.
An Audiobook containing 12 half-hour segments.
Listen to the voices of educators, peacemakers, psychologists and others who explain the basics of violence prevention.
| After Effects of War with Christal Presley
Christal Presley, an English teacher in Virginia who experienced "secondary trauma" in response to the extreme behavior of her father, a Vietnam-era veteran with PTSD, tells how the family began a journey of recovery.