In order to be happy and productive in making the world a better place, we need to be free of the ways we avoid and numb out using alcohol, drugs and other behaviors. Many have been helped by the 12-step programs but many do not resonate with these God-centered programs. Host Marlena Willis talks with … Continued
Sundays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This is a collaborative program where skilled hosts welcome guests and callers to practice empathy, awareness, and authentic and effective communication. Our intention is to provide skills, knowledge, and resources that empower listeners to effectively connect across differences so that we can all work together to create a world that works for life.
Hosted by Nancy Kahn, Timothy Regan, and Marlena Willis.
Nancy Kahn hosts a discussion between guests Leo Mercer, a self-described “Rapitivist,” and Savander Parker, a higher education professional, who hold divergent perspectives on Hip Hop. Hear how it is possible to dialogue across differences through the practice of Nonviolent Communication, despite holding conflicting perspectives. How can we talk about issues we are passionate about … Continued
Host Timothy Regan explored the nature of empathic dialogue and shares examples of where this is happening–from a first-of-its-kind event in Berkeley with political competitors to our own personal relationships. Edwin Rutsch of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy is a special guest for the first half-hour.
What is your workplace culture like? In your place of employment, how often do you experience colleagues, supervisors and upper management responding to you and others with judgment-free active listening (empathic presence)? A leading corporation in Silicon Valley shared research findings that presented empathy as the single most important workplace practice for effective teams. Work-based … Continued
Host Marlena Willis talks with E.N. Hill, who describes themselves as a black, gay, gender non-binary, Christ-loving non-Christian. They practice a family of religious diversity: God as father, the earth and earth-based practices as mother, Buddhism as lover, and African spiritual practices as grandparents. From a military background, now called to be a minister, they … Continued
Host Nancy Kahn invites us to explore how domination systems thinking lives inside us, how we can become aware of it, transform it, and disrupt unconscious patterns of communication that maintain systems of power and privilege. Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Nonviolent Communication, said that “in domination systems, you have to train people to think … Continued
What matters to you and how are YOU going to speak up today? Tune in for a tune up on your next rant! Host Timothy Regan takes us on an exploration of how to speak up and speak out nonviolently and effectively so that people will more likely hear us, relate to us, and maybe … Continued
We live in a time where the policies of the right are having harmful affects on many, but what about how we harm one another in our interactions among ourselves in the progressive left? If we can acknowledge and clear up some of these harms we can be more effective in our work for change. … Continued
Too often in our attempts to raise awareness of injustices, we end up calling out each other in ways that do not increase trust and cooperation, but often result in shame and judgments. We explore the differences between Calling Out and Calling In. Host Nancy Kahn provides skills and examples for the practice of Calling … Continued
Be delightfully inspired, play some peacemaking games and listen to some positive music live from the KPFA studios – with the leaders and kids of the Mosaic Project from Oakland, California. Timothy Regan hosts Khemnes Fisher and Emily Abad with young students and musicians from Mosaic. Experience some powerful and compassionate “gametivities” that have helped over 39,000 children and … Continued