revenge

revenge

By Esther Cohen December 23, 2014

Forgiveness is at the center of the connection between history and the future. For the final night of Hanukkah, poet Esther Cohen and photographer Matthew Septimus offer this postcard for your reflection.

May 28, 2012

I first began to gain a kind of respect for the revenge impulse in human life when we worked, in the early days of this program, on a show about the death penalty. I came to understand that revenge was the original “criminal justice system.” For most of human history, prior to the rule of law, prior to structures of justice that transcend the messiness of human interaction, the threat of retaliation has been a primary tool humans possessed to pursue justice and also to deter cycles of violence. I’ll never forget Sister Helen Prejean, a great campaigner against the death penalty, The Last Words of Texas' Death Row Inmatsdescribing anger as a moral response. The question, of course, is where we let that anger take us.

March 27, 2010

Getting Revenge and Forgiveness with Michael McCulloughWe originally produced “Getting Revenge and Forgiveness” in the bitter midst of the 2008 election season. And when we first decided on the current program schedule just weeks ago, we had no idea that this show would land in another dramatic moment of recriminatory public emotion, over health care and other issues, in an already charged political climate.

1
August 02, 2009

The story of a woman whose son was murdered, and her struggle to end the cycle of violence in north Minneapolis.

November 09, 2008

Marie Howe uses poetry to explore disagreement + the distance between people.

November 07, 2008

Our intern draws upon music suggestions as she reflects on global reaction to U.S. politics.

November 06, 2008

McCullough's reference to Mad Max and Death Wish prompted us to put together cinematic revenge moments for the program. In the end, it didn't fit but why not let you hear them?

1
November 03, 2008

The story of a woman whose son was murdered, and her struggle to end the cycle of violence in north Minneapolis.

September 10, 2008

We asked for your song recommendations, and you delivered scores of them.

apples