Peace Talks Radio: The Peace Message In Star Trek

Sat, 05/02/2009 - 3:00pm
 Pictured: Star Trek cast
Peace Talks Radio explores the peace message in the hugely popular original 1960's TV series Star Trek in honor of the new Star Trek movie coming out in May . Peace Talks Radio: The Peace Message in Star Trek airs Saturday, May 2 at 3 p.m. on AM1370/HD 91.5-2.
Host Paul Ingles talks with Dr. Judith Barad, author of The Ethics of Star Trek and David Gerrold, author of The World of Star Trek and author of the popular episode The Trouble With Tribbles to discuss the role of Star Trek in the context of peace. When originally released in the turbulent late 1960s, Star Trek stories tackled complex issues that mirrored the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Struggle. The new movie revisits the stories of Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones, and the characters from the original series. Peace Talks Radio takes a look at how many stories in the original series thoughtfully explored the themes of war and peace, tolerance, friendship, and compassion.
With its premiere in January of 2003, Peace Talks Radio aims to highlight peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution strategies. The show gives a media outlet to non-partisan talks about making peace both globally and in everyday life. Hosted by Suzanne Kryder, Peace Talks Radio connects listeners with people whose life’s work is to pursue peace and nonviolent conflict resolution in a world where war and conflict seem to fill the media.