Speak Up for Yourself with Voice Prints/ Cyrus Eaton's Legacy/ Phone In: How to Create a Culture of Peace
Listen Up: Police investigators have used fingerprints for decades to identify people. And now you can buy laptop computers which require an impression of your fingerprint instead of a password to access the hard drive. But what about "voiceprints"? It turns out your voice pattern is as unique as your fingerprint pattern. And more companies are using voices as security features. Reporter Melissa Friedman shared her recent encounters with the technology
Cyrus Eaton's Legacy: In 1957, industrialist Cyrus Eaton brought together leaders and thinkers from around the world to his hometown of Pugwash to discuss the threat of nuclear war. That conference led to the creation of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. For decades, the Pugwash Conferences have brought together policy makers, scientists, and public figures to seek ways to eliminate nulcear weapons, and reduce the threat of war. The Pugwash movement was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995. And the place where it all started - The Thinkers' Lodge - is now undergoing a restoration. Reporter Vanessa Blanch went there recently and met Cyrus Eaton's grandson, John. John Eaton lives in California, where he runs a technology company, but he chairs the Pugwash Parks Commission, which owns and cares for the Lodge.
Creating a Culture of Peace: We're fortunate to live in this part of the the world. Despite a steady diet of news reports that focus on shootings and stabbings and beatings, statistics show that violent crime in this region and this country has actually been on a steady decline for years. But we're not immune to the violence that is so widespread around the world. Military communities across the region have witnessed first-hand the deadly price of the war in Afghanistan. And, at times, our downtowns, our classrooms, and our communities have been rocked by violence. This week, Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax is hosting a peace conference called Being the Change. We invited two of the participants into the studio for the phone in. Alyn Ware is the co-ordinator of New Zealand Peace Education, and involved with Parliamentarians for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. He played a key role in the decision reached by the International Court of Justice to declare nuclear weapons illegal. In 2009, he received the Right Livelihood Award - also known as the "alternate" Nobel Peace Prize. River Smith is youth participant at the conference, and a recent graduate of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Mount Saint Vincent. Our question: what's the best way to create a culture of peace?
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