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Brian McClure is providing a fresh perspective for talk radio when it comes to big issues like poverty, political division, the environment, our relationship with animals, health, spirituality, and more. The world is waking up and people from every walk of life, on vastly different ends of the political spectrum, from every faith, are beginning to recognize deeper truths about our humanity and our place in the universe. Tune in for "A Call to Consciousness" as Brian welcomes pioneers and experts from every field in an intimate conversation about their own wake-up calls and how they are using what they've learned to help benefit life on earth.

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October 30, 2011
A Conversation with Gary Zukav

We all long for relationships of substance and depth, relationships of meaning and purpose, relationships that are fulfilling, relationships that are not built on the needs we have. In Gary Zukav’s latest release, Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power, he outlines a process through which we can move from a position of victim in our relationships, to a position of creator. He offers step-by-step guidelines for how we can navigate our relationships in new ways so that they fulfill us and serve our own spiritual growth at the greatest level.

Over and over, Gary Zukav challenges us to see the depth of our potential in the world…and act on that awareness. He is the author of four consecutive New York Times Bestsellers. In 1979, The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics plumbed the depths of quantum physics and relativity, winning The American Book Award for Science. In 1989, The Seat of the Soul led the way to seeing the alignment of the personality and the soul as the fulfillment of life and captured the imagination of millions, becoming the #1 New York Times bestseller thirty-one times and remaining on the New York Times bestseller list three years.   In 2000, Gary Zukav wrote Soul Stories, another New York Times Bestseller, and then co-authored two more bestsellers with his spiritual partner Linda Francis.

Gary’s gentle presence, humor, and wisdom have endeared him to millions of viewers through his many appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Six million copies of his books are in print and translations have been published in twenty-four languages.

 
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October 16, 2011
A Conversation with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

What is Full Body Presence and how does it help us navigate the twists and turns of our lives? How does it help with emotional pain and even physical pain? According to Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, the more fully you inhabit all aspects of yourself, the more capable you are of listening to that quiet voice within. The practices of Full Body Presence give you the ability to accomplish this and to help you find a deeper awareness in the moment, even in the midst of chaos, family and work demands, or the pressure to perform. This deeper awareness also brings a fuller sense of trust and confidence in yourself, and in the world.

For more than 25 years, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, C.M.T, C.S.T.-D has taught and mentored in the area of conscious awareness and its relationship to the healing process. She has developed the acclaimed Healing From the Core program, which includes a six level training series and a complementary audio series. All of this is based on her years of experience helping fellow healthcare practitioners hold a healing space for themselves, as well as developing their own therapeutic presence for clients and patients. Since 1986 Suzanne has been a certified instructor of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with The Upledger Institute, teaching both nationally and internationally. She is also on the faculty at Esalen Institute, and provides ongoing staff development training there, as well as collaborating regularly with Emilie Conrad, integrating Continuum movement and healing presence.

A sought-after speaker in her field, Suzanne inspires healthcare practitioners, coaches, teachers and care-givers all over the world to stay energized using her life-changing tools for stress management and full-body presence. She also has authored numerous articles, and thousands visit her popular blog, Presence Matters: Reflections on Body, Mind and Spirit.

 
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October 9, 2011
A Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté

According to Dr. Gabor Maté, addiction, or the capacity to become addicted, is very close to the core of the human experience. That is why almost anything can become addictive, from seemingly healthy activities such as eating or exercising to abusing drugs intended for healing. Addictions, for the most part, develop in a compulsive attempt to ease one’s pain or distress in the world. Given the amount of pain and dissatisfaction that human life engenders, many of us are driven to find solace in external things. The more we suffer, and the earlier in life we suffer, the more we are prone to become addicted.

The inner city drug addicts Dr. Maté works with are amongst the most abused and rejected people amongst us, but as he notes, instead of compassion our society treats them with contempt. Instead  of understanding and acceptance, we give them punishment and moral disapproval. In doing so, we fail to recognize our own deeply rooted problems and thereby forego an opportunity for healing not only for them, the extreme addicts, but also for ourselves as individuals and as a culture.

Gabor Maté M.D. is a Canadian physician, public speaker and the bestselling author of four books, published internationally in twenty languages. His most recent book is the award-winning bestseller, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. Dr. Maté has worked in family practice and palliative care and, for twelve years, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver Supervised Injection Site. His other interests encompass childhood developmental issues, mind/body health, and parenting.

 
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September 25, 2011
A Conversation with Dr. David Richo

According to our guest this Sunday, David Richo, most relationship problems are essentially about trusting. Whether it’s fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust – both in ourselves and in our partner.

His book, Daring To Trust, is mainly about trust in relationships. However, there are chapters on the three other directions trust can take as well: We can learn to trust ourselves, to trust reality (that is, trust whatever happens to us as a path), and to trust a higher power than ourselves. These four types of trust not only contribute to having healthy relationships, they are also the foundation of emotional wellbeing and freedom from fear.

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, teacher, and writer who emphasizes Jungian, transpersonal, and spiritual perspectives in his work. He is the author of: How To Be an Adult, When Love Meets Fear, Unexpected Miracles: The Gift of Synchronicity and How To Open It, and Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side.

To learn more about David Richo, please visit: www.davericho.com

 
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September 18, 2011
A Conversation with Bill Kauth & Zoe Alowan

For the first half of the hour, Bill Kauth shares about his vital work with The ManKind Project, an organization dedicated to building community among men and supporting them in discovering within themselves radical personal responsibility, emotional authenticity, leadership mastery, and empowered purpose.

For the second half of the program, we’re joined by Zoe Alowan, who is Bill’s co-author on the recently released book, We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community, which describes why building community has been so difficult and how we can forge ahead and create truly sustainable and nurturing communities in a new way.

In 1984 while working as a psychotherapist and business consultant, Bill conceived and co-founded the New Warrior Training Adventure, a rite-of-passage for adult men into healthy masculinity. This training is presented by The ManKind Project with 43 centers in 8 countries around the world, with 50,000 graduates. In 1992 St. Martin’s Press published Bill’s book, A Circle of Men: The Original Manual for Men’s Support Groups which remained in print for 15 years. Over the last two decades Bill also co-founded the Spiritual Warrior, the Inner King Training, and in 1995 the Warrior-Monk Training Retreat.

Zoe Alowan has been actively engaged in sacred Zoe Alowanart for many decades. As a painted, sculptor, dancer, puppeteer, mime and story teller, her work explores transformation and healing. Her life is about reclaiming intrinsic essential wisdom and wholeness. She utilizes the inspiration of the divine feminine, humor, song, and ritual movement as ways of celebrating wholeness. She has taught at Esalen and the Naropa Institute, facilitates women’s groups and singing circles as well as intuitive process painting retreats. Following recent extensive visits to ancient temple sites sacred to the Goddess, Zoe is deeply committed to healing the “Gender Wars” and bringing about an understanding of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine.

To learn more about Bill & Zoe, please visit the links above!

 
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September 11, 2011
A Conversation with Jenny Phillips

The Dhamma Brothers explores the impact that a life-changing retreat had on a group of inmates at the highest level maximum-security state prison in Alabama. The 38 participants in the first-ever intensive, silent 10-day program inside the walls of a corrections facility-many serving life sentences without parole-detail the range of their experiences, the depth of their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings gained by direct experience, and their setbacks and successes. During the Vipassana meditation program, they face the past and their miseries and emerge with a sense of peace and purpose. This compelling story shows the capacity for commitment, self-examination, renewal, and hope within a dismal penal system and a wider culture that demonizes prisoners. 


Our guest, Jenny Phillips is the producer of this film and author of the book Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars. Jenny is a cultural anthropologist, filmmaker, writer, and psychotherapist. For the past 20 years, she’s been providing mental health services in Massachusetts, specializing in crisis intervention, family therapy, behavioral medicine, hypnotherapy, and mindfulness training. She has worked with men in state and county prisons, teaching emotional literacy skills and mindfulness meditation. Jenny has been interviewed by Oprah on her Soul Series broadcast and has appeared on an Oprah.com webcast as well. Letters from the Dhamma Brothers received an award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.


 
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September 4, 2011
A Conversation with Dr. Claude Swanson

Dr. Claude Swanson has recently released the book Life Force, which explores the latest discoveries in energy medicine. He describes the “Secret of Life,” how the body’s trillions of cells grow, repair, and heal, the scientific explanation for chakras and the aura, and how energy healers can affect such great change even remotely – across thousands of miles. Join us for an exciting show that sheds light on the science behind paranormal phenomenon.

Dr. Claude Swanson was educated as a physicist at MIT and Princeton University. He worked at the MIT Science Teaching Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and a Virginia cyclotron. At Princeton, he received the National Science Foundation Fellowship and Putnam Fellowship. For more than two decades, Dr. Swanson has been investigating “unconventional physics,” and specifically the unified field theory, or the “Theory of Everything.” This has led him to scientifically investigate many aspects of the paranormal such as underwater archaeology in Bimini, scientific measurements in haunted houses, experiments in remote viewing and psychokinesis, and testing of new devices which can measure unseen energetic forces. He has conducted extensive research in these areas, including research of the scientific literature, interviews with scientists in these fields, attended and spoken at conferences, and conducted experiments and investigations.

To learn more about Dr. Swanson’s work, visit: www.synchronizeduniverse.com

 
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August 28, 2011
A Conversation with Anodea Judith

Will we survive into the next age? If so, what will it look like and what will it take for us to get there? For the first time since the planet cooled, five billion years ago, humanity is capable of influencing–for better or worse–the trajectory of evolution. And as Anodea Judith shares in her new book, Waking the Global Heart, this requires a tremendous responsibility and maturity of the heart.

Only through a rite of passage will humanity shift from the love of power to the power of love. This initiation will uproot and transform every aspect of human civilization.  It will demand of humankind a new myth, one that insists on cooperation rather than competition, co-creation rather than procreation, networks rather than markets, and sustainability rather than exploitation. Join us on Sunday, for a discussion through the twists and turns of our collective history so we can emerge with a guiding vision for our next awakening.

Anodea Judith is a ground-breaking thinker, spiritual teacher, healer and evolutionary activist who has spent her life studying human psychology and systems theory. She holds a Ph.D in Health and Human Services, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, is a 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, historian, mythologist, ritualist, and evolutionary philosopher. She is the author of the chakra classic Wheels of Life, the psychology text Eastern Body, Western Mind, and the double award winning book on social change, Waking the Global Heart. She also has an award winning DVD, The Illuminated Chakras and several audio products. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and she travels the world lecturing and teaching workshops on human psychology, spiritual growth, and cultural evolution.

To learn more about Anodea, please visit www.SacredCenters.com!

 
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August 21, 2011
A Conversation with Rochelle Ripley

Rochelle has nearly 40 Years experience in the fields of prevention and human services. In the late 1970′s, she trained with Bill Lofquist (Associates for Youth Development) and David Hawkins (Social Learning Theory) as part of the Connecticut Task Force on Positive Youth Development. This framed her lifelong approach to prevention and personal and community development: creating positive models of inclusion. Rochelle’s philosophy is that individuals, families and communities make their own best decisions when given valid information, empowerment skills and adequate resources.

Rochelle founded hawkwing in 1996 as a Native American non-profit agency. With permission from her Elders, she is a Native Storyteller and teacher of Medicine Wheel wisdom for personal development. Through hawkwing, Rochelle is fulfilling a promise to her Lakota Grandmother “to go home and help the people.”

Prior to her work with hawkwing, Rochelle directed ERASE, a fifteen town substance abuse prevention agency from 1990 to 2003; had lengthy involvement in local, state and national politics; served as Community Services Director for the United Labor Agency from 1981 to 1990; was a founding member of the CT Commission on Children by appointment of Governor O’Neill; wrote the original treatise for and helped found MATCH (a coalition dedicated to smoking prevention and reduction) and served as their statewide spokesperson for five years.

To learn more about Rochelle, please visit www.hawkwing.org!

 
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August 14, 2011
A Conversation with Cassandra Curley

I am walking 50 miles in all 50 states in 50 weeks to remind listeners and readers that we have forgotten our true nature of Peace. As a messenger of Peace, my goal is to bring awareness to those open to seeing the World in a New and Unified way – to invoke a willingness to achieve Peace through our Universal need for Love, Connection to one another and Purpose. Willingness and a commitment to resolve differences by seeking a common ground will change our world.

~ Cassandra Curley


Join us for this show with Cassandra Curley while she’s in the midst of completing her 2500 mile trek. Cassandra has been an athlete and student of health for almost 40 years. She entered into the healthcare profession as a personal trainer, added licensed massage therapist to her repertoire, then became co-owner of three health centers. Her private practice now incorporates advanced training in the energetic healing modalities of CranioSacral Therapy, Bodytalk, Reiki and most recently, Zero Point Cranial. These therapies, though subtle, facilitate deep healing within clients by allowing their innate self-correcting mechanisms to engage. Through her work, she has learned how vital it is for us all to follow our inner guidance, which is exactly what she is doing in her walking mission today.

Cassandra has been a contributor of health-related articles to numerous publications and has published two books, What’s the ‘Matter’?: The Key to Creating Your Reality and A Path to Peace.

To learn more about Cassandra, please visit www.CassandraCurley.com!

 
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