Northwest Focus

Focus is a weekly thirty minute radio interview program featuring discussions about holistic (whole systems) approaches to issues affecting the quality of life in Seattle and other communities in the Pacific Northwest. It airs on KING-FM 98.1 in Seattle Sunday nights at Midnight, and in Portland on KFXX-AM 1520 - Sunday mornings at 5:30 and KGON-FM 92.3 Sunday mornings at 5AM. For a list of Focus programs from previous years, click on the year of interest:

1999
1998
1997
1996

CD's are available for a suggested donation of $15.00. Send a check to IPiPP 14 S. Division, Auburn, WA 98001


12/31/00 - #256- 29:00

Subject: Teaching Children about Prayer, continued
Guest: Gregory Wolfe
Length: 22:00
Contact: Circle of Grace
Date Aired: 12/31/00
Summary: Gregory Wolfe is co-author of: Circle of Grace: Praying With and For Your Children. He continued his discussion of the ways in which families can initiate a practice of prayer and the common obstacles they sometimes face.



12/24/00 - #255- 29:00

Subject: Teaching Children about Prayer
Guest: Gregory Wolfe
Length: 22:00
Contact: Circle of Grace
Date Aired: 12/24/00
Summary: Gregory Wolfe is Writer-in-Residence at Seattle Pacific University, Editor/Publisher of Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion and co-author of: Circle of Grace: Praying With and For Your Children. He discussed the inspiration for the book and the difficulties of initiating a practice of prayer in a very secular society.


12/17/00 - #254- 29:00

Subject: One Last look at the Cultural Creatives Subculture
Guests: Paul Ray & Sherry Ruth Anderson
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.culturalcreatives.org
Date Aired: 12/17/00
Summary: Macrosociologist Paul Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson a psychologist concluded the discussion of their 13 year research project which culminated in: "The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World," by discussing the major ramifications of the emergence of this subculture.


12/10/00 - #253- 29:00

Subject: Cultural Creatives - An Emerging American Subculture
Guests: Paul Ray & Sherry Ruth Anderson
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.culturalcreatives.org
Date Aired: 12/10/00
Summary: Paul Ray is a macrosociologist and Sherry Ruth Anderson a psychologist. They continued their discussion based on thirteen years of research on an emerging subculture called The Cultural Creatives. They defined this emerging subculture and talked about the potential coalitions with the predominant Modern and Traditionalist subcultures.


12/3/00 - #252- 30:00

Subject: More on Cultural Creatives
Guests: Paul Ray & Sherry Ruth Anderson
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.culturalcreatives.org
Date Aired: 12/3/00
Summary: Paul Ray is a macrosociologist and Sherry Ruth Anderson a psychologist. They continued their discussion of their 13 year research project which has culminated in: "The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World." They discussed how this subculture emerged from different social movements of the 20th century and some ramifications of their emergence.


11/26/00 - #251- 30:00

Subject: An Emerging American Subculture
Guests: Paul Ray & Sherry Ruth Anderson
Length: 22:00
Contact: culturalcreatives.org
Date Aired: 11/26/00
Summary: Paul Ray is a macrosociologist and Sherry Ruth Anderson a psychologist. After thirteen years of research they co-wrote: "The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World." They defined this emerging subculture and contrasted it with the prevailing Modern and Traditionalist subcultures.


11/19/00 - #250- 30:00

Subject: Developing Intution
Guest: Shakti Gawain
Length: 22:00
Contact: shaktigawain.com
Date Aired: 11/19/00
Summary: Shakti Gawain is a best-selling author who's new books is: "Developing Intuition: Practical Guidance for Daily Life." She discussed her own path of developing her intuition and some exercises that can help one's own efforts.


11/12/00 - #249 - 30:00

Subject: The Power of Prayer
Guests: Pastor Mike Hursh and Debbie Christian
Length: 22:00
Contact: (253) 833-8252
Date Aired: 11/12/00
Summary: Mike Hursh is an Associate Pastor at Calvary Temple in Auburn, Washington. Debbie Christian is Finance Supervisor. They discussed the recent effort of their Church's Prayer Chain which was activated when a certain radio host was missing in the Olympic National Park.


11/5/00 - #248 - 30:10

Subject: Candidates Forum continued
Guests: Adam Smith, Chris Vance and Dr. Jonathan Wright
Length: 22:00
Contacts: www.electadamsmith.com/ www.chrisvance.com/ www.drwright.org/
Date Aired: 11/5/00
Summary: Democratic Incumbent Adam Smith, Republican challenger and King County Councilmember Chris Vance and maverick Libertarian Dr. Jonathan Wright participated in a candidates forum for the 9th Congressional District in the state of Washington and addressed the public's right to know about Genetically-Modified food, logging subsidies and other issues.


10/29/00 - #247 - 31:30

Subject: Candidates Forum
Guests: Adam Smith, Chris Vance and Dr. Jonathan Wright
Length: 22:00
Contacts: www.electadamsmith.com/ www.chrisvance.com/ www.drwright.org/
Date Aired: 10/29/00
Summary: Democratic Incumbent Adam Smith, Republican challenger and King County Councilmember Chris Vance and maverick Libertarian Dr. Jonathan Wright participated in a candidates forum for the 9th Congressional District in the state of Washington and addressed Education & Low-Power FM.


10/22/00 - #246 - 31:30

Subject: More on Search & Rescue in Olympic National Park
Guests: Dan Pontbriand & Barb Maynes
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.nps.gov/olym/home.htm or (360) 452-0300
Date Aired: 10/22/00
Summary: Dan Pontbriand is a Lake District Ranger at Olympic National Park in the far Northwest corner of the lower 48 United States. Barb Maynes is the park's Public Information Officer. They discussed the story recent rescue of a certain radio interview host and provided tips on how to survive getting lost in the wilderness.


10/15/00 - #245 - 30:05

Subject: Search & Rescue in Olympic National Park
Guests: Dan Pontbriand & Barb Maynes
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.nps.gov/olym/home.htm or (360) 452-0300
Date Aired: 10/15/00 Summary: Dan Pontbriand is a Lake District Ranger at Olympic National Park in the far Northwest corner of the lower 48 United States. Barb Maynes is the park's Public Information Officer. They discussed Olympic National Park, their experience working there, their favorite spots and the story recent rescue of a certain radio interview host.


10/8/00 - #244 - 30:30

Subject: More Issues Affecting Native Americans
Guests: Russ Lehman & Brian Cladoosby
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.first-americans.net
Date Aired: 10/8/00
Summary: Russ Lehman is the Director of the First American Education Project. Brian Cladoosby is the Chair of the Swinomish Tribe in Northwest Washington. They discussed the plight of Native Americans and the politicians who are blatantly Anti-Indian.


10/1/00 - #243 - 30:30

Subject: Issues Affecting Native Americans
Guests: Russ Lehman & Brian Cladoosby
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.first-americans.net
Date Aired: 10/1/00
Summary: Russ Lehman is the Director of the First American Education Project. Brian Cladoosby is the Chair of the Swinomish Tribe in Northwest Washington. They discussed the mission of the First American Education Project and issues affecting Native Americans like rampant unemployment.


9/24/00 - #241 - 27:40

Subject: More Vodou
Guest: Sallie Ann Glassman
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.vodou.net or (504) 948-9961
Date Aired: 9/24/00
Summary: Sallie Ann Glassman is a Manbo, or Vodou Priestess. Author of: Vodou Visions: An Encounter with Divine Mystery, she discussed the religion of Vodou, its power as an experiential religion and deities or Lwas such as Ogou and the Bawon.


9/17/00 - #241 - 29:30

Subject: The World s Most Misunderstood Religion
Guest: Sallie Ann Glassman
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.vodou.net or (504) 948-9961
Date Aired: 9/17/00
Summary: Sallie Ann Glassman is a Manbo, or Vodou Priestess. Author of: Vodou Visions: An Encounter with Divine Mystery, she discussed Vodou, its history as a religion created by African slaves, its power and the myths which give it a bad name in her view.


9/10/00 - #240 - 29:40

Subject: More Advice For the Spiritual Tourist
Guest: Elaine Childs Gowell, ARNP, Ph.D.
Length: 21:00
Contact: (206) 781-0839 http://www.nwlink.com/~gdgrief/
Date Aired: 9/10/00
Summary Dr. Elaine Childs Gowell is a psychiatric nurse, anthropologist and author continued her discussion of The Passionate Pilgrim: A Shaman's Journey (Advice for the Spiritual Tourist). She discussed her theory that travelling can be an life-changing initiation, gave tips on how to fully access potential for self-change through travel and explained the scientific basis for her theories.


9/03/00 - #239 - 29:30

Subject: Being A Spiritual Tourist
Guest: Elaine Childs Gowell, ARNP, Ph.D.
Length: 21:00
Contact: (206) 781-0839 http://www.nwlink.com/~gdgrief/
Date Aired: 9/3/00
Summary: Dr. Elaine Childs Gowell is a psychiatric nurse, anthropologist and author. Her new manuscript is The Passionate Pilgrim: A Shaman's Journey (Advice for the Spiritual Tourist). She discussed her theory that travelling can be an life-changing initiation and gave tips on how to fully access potential for self-change through travel.


8/27/00 - #238 - 28:00

Subject: More on Patriarchy and the Dark Side of Alphabetic Literacy
Guest: Leonard Shlain, M.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.alphabetvsgoddess.com or lshlain@aol.com
Date Aired: 8/27/00
Summary: Doctor Leonard Shlain is the author of: The Alphabet Versus The Goddess: The Conflict between Word and Image." He continued his discussion of his theory that the decline of right-brain, feminine values and the status of women in general has, throughout history, suffered as a direct result of the introduction of alphabetic literacy. He also suggested the image and feminine values are making a comeback with the invention of photography, film TV and the discovery of Electro-magnetic fields.


8/20/00 - #237 - 29:00

Subject: Patriarchy and the Dark Side of Alphabetic Literacy
Guest: Leonard Shlain, M.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.alphabetvsgoddess.com or lshlain@aol.com
Date Aired: 8/20/00
Summary: Doctor Leonard Shlain is Chief of Laproscopic Surgery at California-Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and author of: The Alphabet Versus The Goddess: The Conflict between Word and Image." He discussed his theory that the decline of right-brain, feminine values and the status of women in general has, throughout history, suffered as a direct result of the introduction of alphabetic literacy.


8/13/00 - #236 - 25:00

Subject: More Social Activism in Cynical Times
Guest: Paul Rogat Loeb
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.soulofacitizen.org
Date Aired: 8/13/00
Summary: Paul is an associated scholar at Seattle s Center for Ethical Leadership, has spent 30 years writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment and has lectured at over 200 colleges and universities around the U.S. Author of: Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time,  he discussed more of the stories of social activism from the book.


8/6/00 - #235 - 29:30

Subject: Social Activism in Cynical Times
Guest: Paul Rogat Loeb
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.soulofacitizen.org
Date Aired: 8/6/00
Summary: Paul is an associated scholar at Seattle s Center for Ethical Leadership, has spent 30 years writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment and has lectured at over 200 colleges and universities around the U.S. Author of: Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time,  he discussed the reasons why Americans are so cynical and the activities of some social activists who aren t


7/30/00 - #234 - 29:30

Subject: More of the Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Global Healing
Guests: Paul Ingram, Ph.D. and Paul Houle
Length: 22:00
Contact: (253) 535-7319, (253) 661-0077 or http://www.sgi-usa.org
Date Aired: 7/30/00
Summary: The 6th International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies was discussed by Paul Ingram, Professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University and Paul Houle, the Pacific Northwest Public Relations Director for the Soka Gakkai International-USA society. They also talked more about the similarities of the two religions and the need to seek common ground.


7/23/00 - #233 - 29:30

Subject: The Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Global Healing
Guests: Paul Ingram, Ph.D. and Paul Houle
Length: 22:00
Contact: (253) 535-7319, (253) 661-0077 or http://www.sgi-usa.org
Date Aired: 7/23/00
Summary: The 6th International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies was discussed by Paul Ingram, Professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University and Paul Houle, the Pacific Northwest Public Relations Director for the Soka Gakkai International-USA society. They also discussed the similarities of the two religions and the need to seek common ground.


7/16/00 - #232 - 29:30

Subject: More on Jump Time, Whole System Transition
Guest: Jean Houston
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.jeanhouston.org
Date Aired: 7/16/00
Summary: Jean Houston, best-selling author, internationally-renowned scholar, philosopher & teacher continued her discussion of Jump Time: Shaping our Future in a World of Radical Change, touting the evidence suggesting a cultural paradigm shift is in full gear with examples including the new trend toward "interiority" created by Internet use.


7/9/00 - #231 - 29:00

Subject: Our Time of Whole System Transition
Guest: Jean Houston
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.jeanhouston.org
Date Aired: 7/9/00
Summary: Jean Houston, best-selling author, internationally-renowned scholar, philosopher & teacher, is the Co-Director of the Foundation for Mind Research in Ashland, Oregon. A consultant to UNICEF & other international agencies, she discussed Jump Time: Shaping our Future in a World of Radical Change, the time of transition we live in and how the tide is turning toward a feminine, whole-systems model to life.


7/2/00 - #230 - 29:20

Subject: Integrating Conventional and Natural Medicines for Cancer, pt. 2
Guest: Dan Labriola, N.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.primahealth.com or (206) 784-9111
Date Aired: 7/2/00
Summary: Dr. Dan Labriola is a Naturopathic Doctor who is author of: Complimentary Cancer Therapies: Combining Traditional and Alternative Approaches for the Best Possible Outcome.  He continued his discussion of the integration of conventional and natural medicines to treat cancer patients.


6/25/00 - #229 - 28:45

Subject: Integrating Conventional and Natural Medicines for Cancer
Guest: Dan Labriola, N.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.primahealth.com or (206) 784-9111
Date Aired: 6/25/00
Summary: Dr. Dan Labriola is a Naturopathic Doctor who consultants hospitals, bone marrow transplantation centers & cancer treatment facilities worldwide & is also author of: Complimentary Cancer Therapies: Combining Traditional and Alternative Approaches for the Best Possible Outcome.  He discussed the integration of conventional and natural medicines in treating cancer.


6/18/00 - #228 - 28:45

Subject: What Kids Say about Youth Violence, Part 2
Guest: David Horn
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.wa.gov/ago/pubs/bruised_inside041000.pdf
Date Aired: 6/18/00
Summary: David Horn is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington. He discussed: Bruised Inside: What Our Children Say About Youth Violence. A report produced by the National Association of Attorneys General. He discussed the report, what kids thought of violent media and how stopping domestic violence would prevent most youth violence.


6/11/00 - #227 - 28:45

Subject: What Kids Say about Youth Violence, Part 1
Guest: David Horn
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.wa.gov/ago/pubs/bruised_inside041000.pdf
Date Aired: 6/11/00
Summary: David Horn is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington. He discussed: Bruised Inside: What Our Children Say About Youth Violence. A report produced by the National Association of Attorneys General. He discussed the report, how the home climate of students is the main cause of youth violence and how parents can prevent violence by their kids.


6/4/00 - #226 - 27:40

Subject: The Suburb and Smart Urban Design, Part 2
Guest: Daniel Williams
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 624-5702 or http://www.cnu.org
Date Aired: 6/4/00
Summary: Daniel Williams is an architect with the Seattle firm Jones & Jones, a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and Chair of the Task Force on the Environment and Energy for the Congress for the New Urbanism. He continued his discussion on his organization and the need for incorporating sound biology into urban design.


5/28/00 - #225 - 28:40

Subject: The Suburb and Smart Urban Design
Guest: Daniel Williams
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 624-5702 or http://www.cnu.org
Date Aired: 5/28/00
Summary: Daniel Williams is an architect with the Seattle firm Jones & Jones, a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and Chair of the Task Force on the Environment and Energy for the Congress for the New Urbanism. He discussed the New Urbanism, the evolution of the American suburb and the need for saving resources through smart urban design that aids livability.


5/21/00 - #224 - 27:15

Subject: Causes of Global Warming
Guest: Patrick Mazza
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.climatesolutions.org or (360) 352-1763
Date Aired: 5/21/00
Summary: Patrick Mazza is the Senior Writer/Researcher for Climate Solutions, a group based in Olympia, Washington working to make the region a global leader in climate change response. He discussed the organization, the emerging technologies that will replace fossil fuels and his vision of how our energy grid system is becoming decentralized.


5/14/00 - #223 - 28:30

Subject: Causes of Global Warming
Guest: Patrick Mazza
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.climatesolutions.org or (360) 352-1763
Date Aired: 5/14/00
Summary: Patrick Mazza is the Senior Writer/Researcher for Climate Solutions, a group based in Olympia, Washington working to make the region a global leader in climate change response. He discussed the organization, the facts of global warming as accepted by a critical mass of scientists and the tax breaks for oil companies that help maintain our dependence on fossil fuels.


4/30/00 - #222 - 28:25

Subject: More of the Case for Legal Rights for Animals, Part 2
Guest: Steven M. Wise
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.perseuspublishing.com/books/rattling
Date Aired: 5/7/00
Summary: Steven M. Wise is an animal protection lawyer who teaches Animal Rights Law at the Harvard, Vermont and John Marshall Schools of Law. He is also author of: Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals.  He discussed the rights he believes chimpanzees and pygmy chimps should be granted and the ramifications for research and other aspects of life as we know it.


4/23/00 - #221 - 28:25

Subject: The Case for Legal Rights for Animals
Guest: Steven M. Wise
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.perseuspublishing.com/books/rattling
Date Aired: 4/30/00
Summary: Steven M. Wise is an animal protection lawyer who teaches Animal Rights Law at the Harvard, Vermont and John Marshall Schools of Law. He is also author of: Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals.  He discussed the events that led him into this field and his legal case for animal rights


4/23/00 - #220 - 27:00

Subject: An Update on the Effort to Label Genetically-Engineered Foods
Guest: Craig Winters
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.thecampaign.org
Date Aired: 4/23/00
Summary: Craig Winters, the Executive Director for the Campaign to Label Genetically-Engineered Foods discusses this new food technology, the growing opposition in America and abroad and the effort to pass legislation through Congress to mandate labeling of products containing such organisms.


4/16/00 - #219 - 27:00

Subject: Vox Novus - Involving Youth in the 2000 Elections
Guests: Liz Vivian and Naria Kim
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.seattleyouth.org 206) 325-7922 and http://www.ethicalleadership.org (206) 328-3020
Date Aired: 4/16/00
Summary: Liz Vivian representes the Seattle Youth Involvement Network and Naria Kim the Center for Ethical Leadership. They discussed Vox Novus, the colaboration designed to get youth more interested in the political process in this election year by using the Internet, among other means.


4/9/00 - #218 - 30:30

Subject: One More Look at Partnering
Guests: Hal and Sidra Stone
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.delos-inc.com
Date Aired: 4/9/00
Summary: Hal & Sidra Stone discussed their new book: Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship,  their theory of ingrained patterns they consider selves  as compared to multiple personalities and how judgements of others reflect unresolved issues of our own.


4/2/00 - #217 - 28:30

Subject: More Partnering
Guests: Hal and Sidra Stone
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.delos-inc.com
Date Aired: 4/2/00
Summary: Hal & Sidra Stone are both licensed clinical psychologists with many years of experience as psychotherapists. They discussed their new book: Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship  and their theory of how we have ingrained patterns they consider selves  and how challenges seek us out like a heat-seeking missile.


3/26/00 - #216 - 28:30

Subject: Partnering
Guests: Hal and Sidra Stone
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.delos-inc.com
Date Aired: 3/26/00
Summary: Hal & Sidra Stone are both licensed clinical psychologists with many years of experience as psychotherapists. They discussed their new book: Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship  and concepts from it such as how illness can be a golden opportunity for our own growth in relationships.


3/19/00 - #215 - 28:30

Subject: Integrative Couples Therapy
Guest: Dr. Andrew Christensen
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.guilford.com
Date Aired: 3/19/00
Summary: Andrew Christensen, Ph.D. is a UCLA researcher, psychologist and co-author of: Reconcilable Differences.  He discussed his research, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, which helped develop Integrative Couples Therapy as an approach to help couples prevent domestic violence.


3/12/00 - #214 - 29:00

Subject: Good Grief Rituals
Guest: Elaine Childs-Gowell
Length: 21:20
Contact: (206) 781-0839
Date Aired: 3/12/00
Summary: Dr. Childs-Gowell is a Seattle-based nurse, anthropologist, Shaman and author. She discussed grief, how unprocessed grief manifests in disease and rituals to help come to terms with loss.


3/5/00 - #213 - 29:00

Subject: Finding Faith as a Religious Pilgrim
Guest: Nicholas Shrady
Length: 22:30
Contact: http://www.harpercollins.com
Date Aired: 3/5/00
Summary: Nicholas is an author who visited many of the world s sacred religious places and wrote about them in a book entitled: Sacred Roads: Adventures from the Pilgrimage Trail.  He discussed his travels, the difficulties he encountered with accommodations and his experiences with people of differing belief systems and how his own faith was affected by his journeys.


2/27/00 - #212 - 29:00

Subject: The U.N. Preventive Deployment Force and violence on TV
Guest: Terry Moyemont
Length: 21:00
Contact: (206) 780-9690 or http://www.lehnherr.com/lightbrigade
Date Aired: 2/27/00
Summary: Terry Moyemont has been a film producer for nearly 40 years. He went to Macedonia in the Balkans to document the efforts of the United Nations Preventive Deployment force before the war in Kosovo. He discussed his film: On Tour with the Blue Berets  and the ignorance of TV news executives that he encountered in his efforts to get his documentary on TV.


2/20/00 - #211 - 29:00

Subject: War Prevention in the Balkans
Guest: Terry Moyemont
Length: 21:00
Contact: (206) 780-9690 or http://www.lehnherr.com/lightbrigade
Date Aired: 2/20/00
Summary: Terry Moyemont has been a film producer for nearly 40 years. He went to Macedonia in the Balkans to document the efforts of the United Nations Preventive Deployment force before the war in Kosovo. He discussed the access he had into the peacekeeping forces of the U.S. and of Finland, his film: On Tour with the Blue Berets  and the costs of prevention as opposed to the costs (in dollars and human suffering) of war.


2/13/00 - #210 - 29:00

Subject: More of The Re-Integration of Arts and Social Services
Guest: Marc Weinblatt
Length: 21:00
Contact: marco59@aol.com or (360) 297-5059
Date Aired: 2/13/00
Summary: Marc Weinblatt, formerly of the Seattle Public Theater, is the founder of the Mandala Center for Awareness, Transformation and Action. He continued his discussion the use of theater as a healing modality in a process created by Auguston Boal called: Theater of the Oppressed and how he applies it in his work.


2/6/00 - #209 - 29:00

Subject: The Re-Integration of Arts and Social Services
Guest: Marc Weinblatt
Length: 21:00
Contact: marco59@aol.com or (360) 297-5059
Date Aired: 2/6/00
Summary: Marc Weinblatt, formerly of the Seattle Public Theater, is the founder of the Mandala Center for Awareness, Transformation and Action. He discussed the use of theater as a healing modality in a process created by Augusto Boal called: Theater of the Oppressed and how he applies it in his work.


1/30/00 - #208 - 29:00

Subject: One Protestors View of the WTO Meetings
Guest: Brian Cutean
Length: 23:00
Contact: qtntity@hotmail.com
Date Aired: 1/30/00
Summary: Brian Cutean is a singer/songwriter who was in Seattle to be part of the protest against the World Trade Organization s meetings in early December. he discussed why he is opposed to the WTO s actions, what he thought of the police response to the protest and he shared some of his music.


1/23/00 - #207 - 30:00

Subject: The Source of Teen Violence
Guest: Gloria DeGaetano
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 654-2994 or http://www.growsmartbrains.com
Date Aired: 1/23/00
Summary: Gloria DeGaetano is a former teacher and current media literacy activist and author. Her new book is entitled; Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence.  By citing numerous studies, she continued her discussion of how violence on TV and violent video games prepare children to act out violently and how literacy is the antidote.


1/16/00 - #206 - 30:30

Subject: The Source of Teen Violence
Guest: Gloria DeGaetano
Length: 23:00
Contact: (206) 654-2994 or http://www.growsmartbrains.com
Date Aired: 1/16/00
Summary: Gloria DeGaetano is a former teacher and current media literacy activist and author. Her new book is entitled; Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence.  By citing numerous studies, she discussed TV s de-evolution through the violence formula  of attracting viewers and how children are affected and how some eventually become violent.


1/9/00 - #205 - 29:00

Subject: Integrating English and Physics
Guests: Joan Fiset and Bob Connell
Length: 23:00
Contact: (206) 322-7030 or http://www.hugohouse.org
Date Aired: 1/9/00
Summary: Joan Fiset is one of two Writers in Residence at the Richard Hugo House, a writing center in Seattle and a former English teacher at Woodinville High School north east of Seattle. Bob Connell is a Science teacher at Woodinville High. Together they discussed their combined English/Physics workshop series: Entering Einstein s Dreams  as well as the effort to integrate disciplines in education.


1/2/00 - #204 - 29:00

Subject: More Prophecy
Guest: John Hogue
Length: 24:00
Contact: http://www.hogueprophecy.com
Date Aired: 1/2/00
Summary: John Hogue is an esteemed authority on Nostradamus and other prophetic traditions. He s a best-selling author and prophet in his own right. He discussed some of the more interesting prophecies covered in his new book: 1000 for 2000: Predictions for the New Millennium  including references to environmental changes and the end of organized religions.



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