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Berkeley Community Television broadcast 22 episodes of the Conflict Hotline, a monthly television show featuring Miki Kashtan and other BayNVC trainers. A Conflict Coach, usually Miki, guided the other trainers through role-plays in order to support callers and other viewers in learning about using NVC for resolving conflicts and for healing. Previously the show was broadcast on KPFA radio. Many people have found this to be an exciting way to bring NVC alive for viewers.
Status of the Conflict Hotline
Our last Conflict Hotline episode was taped in June 2011 and we announced a summer break, with the intention of resuming in the fall. Now that break has extended into a permanent hiatus, given that the producer and director, Lou Zweier, is no longer able to continue to do this work on a volunteer basis and we don’t have any budget for this show.
We are deeply grateful to Lou Zweier and to the many people who have supported this project as cast and as crew. Their tremendous contributions have made the Conflict Hotline possible. Yo can see the videos here. The episodes have been collectively viewed over 20,000 times.
We are hoping to find ways to reach an even wider audience when the show returns.
If you are experienced in media production or promotion, and have ideas or resources to offer to make this program a much bigger success, feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give the DVD or CDs as Presents!
Our DVD of highlights from the first season or our two-CD set, NVC in Action, with highlights from the archives of the Conflict Hotline radio show on KPFA make perfect gifts for friends and family who want to know more about NVC. Click here for the order form.
What people are saying about the Conflict Hotline:
“Conflict Hotline helps me learn how to have more peaceful relationships and interactions in my daily life because I am able to listen/respond better. Miki and the cast do an amazing job with every call that comes in.”
— Jaime Kelly in Corte Madera, CA
“Seeing it live was very illuminating for me.”
— Eva Cooper in Petaluma, CA
“I have sent the link to a few hundred people because I believe that those videos can change the world.”
— Ariane Korth in Stuttgart, Germany
Conflict Hotline host Miki Kashtan, author, blogger (The Fearless Heart), and CNVC-certified trainer, is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication. Miki conducts organizational trainings, consults with private and public sector organizations, and teaches NVC at workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, coast to coast, and around the world. Miki’s global activities include coaching Peace Alliance members in their Department of Peace Campaign and facilitating the African Alliance for Peace summit in Ghana and a global peacebuilding and conflict transformation summit in Japan. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.
For questions about the Conflict Hotline, you may email Conflict Hotline.