TED Radio Hour: Reconciliation

TED speakers explore how to look past anger, fear, and even violence

On the NPR TED Radio Hour Sunday 8th of January 6pm

In a world that seems more divided than ever, how do we begin to find middle ground? In this hour, TED speakers talk about how to look past anger, fear, and even violence to reconcile our differences.    

Negotiator William Ury offers an elegant (but not easy) way to get two opposing sides to agree. The answer is to find the "third side."  

J.D. Vance is a self-proclaimed member of the elite, but he grew up poor in the American Rust Belt. He details what the loss of the American Dream feels like. He also shares his thoughts on how the two different Americas he's lived in could talk to one another.

Suzanne Barakat speaks about the challenge of reconciling shock, anger and acceptance after her brother and sisters-in-law were murdered in an anti-Muslim hate crime

Eli Pariser explains why being trapped in "filter bubbles" is bad for us and bad for democracy, as we don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview.

Co-founder of the Omega Institute Elizabeth Lesser shares a simple way to begin meaningful dialogue: find someone from a totally different background -- and spend a few hours with them over lunch.