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Connections: What is nonviolent communication?

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:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

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