Common Ground Archive

From 1980 to 2004 the Stanley Center produced Common Ground, an award-winning weekly radio program on world affairs.

About Common Ground

Common Ground, a weekly radio program on world affairs, ran from 1980 to 2004. Hundreds of public and noncommerical radio stations across the United States and Canada depended on Common Ground for news and in-depth analysis of critical international issues.

During its tenure, Common Ground earned a reputation for excellence in broadcast journalism and was honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Clarion Awards, the New York Festivals, the National Headliner Awards, the American Women in Radio and Television, and other recognitions.

Over the years, Common Ground was produced and hosted by Jeff Martin, Jim Berard, Mary Gray-Davidson, Keith Porter, and Kristin McHugh. This archive contains the audio and transcript files of the show.


All Shows

Congo: Displaced in the Heart of Darkness, Rwanda: Ten Years Later

Malaysia: Clean Diesel, Mexico: Children and Pollution, Iran: Tehran Pollution, US: Environmental Policy, Shanghai Bikes, Britain: Toxic Ships, Russia: Kyoto's Last Chance?

America's Foreign Army, Iran Appearances, Water Wars, Viva Las Moscow, China's Returning Elite, Disappearing Languages, Flamenco Fusion

UN Slum Report, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Baltimore Immigration, German Jazz, Iran Horses, Iraq Horses, Iraq Oud Player, The Flute Player

WMD Failure, Pakistan Shares Nukes, UN Reform Series: Peacekeeping, Lenin Stays Put, Iran Parliamentary Women, Irshad Manji, Turkish Democracy

Child Soldiers, UN Reform Series: Humanitarian Challenges, US Immigration Changes, China Education, Chinese Herbal Remedies Follow-Up, The New Georgia, Kevin Phillips, Human Cloning Debate

Ailing Chinatown, Chinese Herbal Remedies, UN Reform Series: Nafis Sadik, Sudan Peace, UK Health Reform, Global Citizen: James Wolfensohn, Battle of the Books

Iran Carpets, ICC Women, Saving Turtles, Destination: Tiananmen Square, Global Citizen: Madeleine Albright, UN Wire, Damascus Jazz

Russia Election Preview, Inside Chechnya, Global Chechen Policy, Singapore Tourism, Iran Earthquake Update, Global Citizen: Princeton Lyman

Plan Puebla Panama, Dirty War Update, Richer, Fatter, Happier?, North Korea Entrepreneurs, Iran Earthquake Orphans, International Airport Security, Christ the Savior Cathedral