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It’s A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations – out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding. Hosted by Ruth Copland.

Topic: Out And About – Conversations with People on the Street about Questions That Matter: What Does Tolerance Look Like?
In Out And About we consider topics with local relevance and global significance. The idea is to get us thinking about the questions that affect us all – to stimulate new thinking, or clarify what we already feel. To hear how other people’s opinions may differ from or be similar to our own.

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s Ship of Tolerance (photo by Daniel Hegglin)

What does tolerance mean? Is it necessary? What are the advantages of a tolerant society? How do we distinguish between what should and should not be tolerated? Should children be taught about tolerance at school? Ruth Copland features her on-the-street interviews on the topic. She also speaks about Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s remarkable art installation project with children around the world, The Ship of Tolerance.
For more information and to support The Ship of Tolerance visit Ship of Tolerance

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The Museum Of Tolerance defines tolerance as:
1) A fair and objective attitude toward those whose opinions and practices differ from one’s own. 2) The commitment to respect human dignity.
Every person is both a purveyor and beneficiary of tolerance.

Depending on the day and one’s perspective, it can feel like our society is becoming more inclusive, caring and understanding, or that it is still mired in prejudice, cruelty and intolerance. What does tolerance mean to you? Have you examples of being tolerant towards others, or others treating you with respect? Is it a case of the Golden Rule, treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself? Or is it more complex than that? Should we be expected to tolerate all ways of being in the world? If not, how and where do we draw the line? What do you think?

Featured photo by Jenja Fijdland.

“It’s A Question of Balance ® so rare among radio talk shows, lets its subjects breathe. With her discursive style and pleasingly eccentric range of curiosity, host Ruth Copland each week treats her listeners to two hours of Whole Brain Radio.”
Hampton Sides – Internationally bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and historian

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