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Connections: What is nonviolent communication?

Nov 3, 2017

Here's a strange question: Is empathy a good thing? Paul Bloom is a psychology professor at Yale and he wrote a book called Against Empathy. He says we're getting it wrong when it comes to empathy, and it's not a moral force. He explains why in the book, but leading practitioners in nonviolent communication disagree. They say empathy is vital and we need more of it.

One of those leaders is Miki Kashtan. She's be in Rochester this weekend for a workshop on bridge building, but first, she joins us on Connections to discuss empathy, nonviolent communication, and more. In studio: