Conflict resolution ideas from elephants, exes, and Dolly Parton : TED Radio Hour Original Broadcast Date: September 4, 2020. Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching a resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and extraordinary ways of approaching conflict. Guests on the show include authors Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts, zoologist Lucy King, and radio journalist Jad Abumrad.

Conflict resolution ideas from elephants, exes, and Dolly Parton

Conflict resolution ideas from elephants, exes, and Dolly Parton

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Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching a resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and extraordinary ways of approaching conflict.

Guests on the show include authors Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts, zoologist Lucy King, and radio journalist Jad Abumrad.

Part 1: How to successfully co-parent after separating

After nine years and the birth of their son, Ebony Roberts and Shaka Senghor ultimately separated. But they made a vow: despite the conflict that led to their split, they'd still co-parent as a team.

Part 2: What humans can learn from animals about living in harmony

In some rural African communities, elephants and humans are competing for space and resources like never before. Zoologist Lucy King shares her solution to the conflict: a simple beehive on a fence.

Part 3: What Dolly Parton can teach us about resolving conflict

Radio journalist Jad Abumrad spent years developing a formula for storytelling—then one contentious report upended it all. He shares his journey of finding resolution in stories where truths collide.

This episode of TED Radio Hour was produced by Christina Cala, Rachel Faulkner, and Diba Mohtasham. It was edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour.

Our production staff also includes James Delahoussaye, Katie Monteleone, Matthew Cloutier, Fiona Geiran, and Sylvie Douglis. Our intern is Harrison Vijay Tsui. Jeff Rogers is our executive producer. Our audio engineer is Daniel Shukhin.