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



12/30/01 - #255A - 28:00

Subject: Teaching Children about Prayer
Guest: Gregory Wolfe
Length: 22:00
Contact: Circle of Grace
Date Aired: 12/30/01
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.



12/23/01 - #307 - 30:00

Subject: Jerome Rothenberg, Part 2
Guest: Jerome Rothenberg
Length: 22:00
Contact: SPLAB! Visiting Poet Fall 2001
Date Aired: 12/23/01
Summary: The Visiting Poet at the Northwest SPokenword LAB in Fall 2001, Jerome Rothenberg is also a translator, anthologist and performance poet pioneer. He continued his discussion of the poems he based on Lorca s vocabulary, The Lorca Variations and the Dada artistic movement.



12/16/01 - #306 - 29:00

Subject: Federico Garcia Lorca & 20th Century Poetry
Guest: Jerome Rothenberg
Length: 22:00
Contact: SPLAB! Visiting Poet Fall 2001
Date Aired: 12/16/01
Summary: The Visiting Poet at the Northwest SPokenword LAB in Fall 2001, Jerome Rothenberg is also a translator, anthologist and performance poet pioneer. He discussed his early influence, Federico Garcia Lorca, the poems he based on Lorca s vocabulary and how people may not seem to value poetry, but write it when dealing with death.



12/9/01 - #305 - 29:00

Subject: The Food Revolution (continued)
Guest: John Robbins
Length: 22:00
Contact: The Food Revolution
Date Aired: 12/9/01
Summary: Author John Robbins continued his discussion on the benefits of a plant-based diet & other themes from his book The Food Revolution. He discussed dangers of a diet heavy in animal products and debunked propaganda of the beef, dairy and biotech industries.



12/2/01 - #304 - 29:00

Subject: The Problems with the Typical American Diet
Guest: John Robbins
Length: 22:00
Contact: The Food Revolution
Date Aired: 12/2/01
Summary: Author John Robbins turned down the opportunity to be the sole heir of the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream fortune to focus on promoting a plant-based diet. He discussed dangers of a diet heavy in animal products, the cultural trance which prevents debate on health effects meat & dairy products and



11/25/01 - #303 - 28:00

Subject: More Cool and Freeing the L.A. River
Guest: Lewis MacAdams
Length: 22:00
Contact: Friends of the L.A. River
Date Aired: 11/25/01
Summary: Poet/Journalist Lewis MacAdams is author of Birth of the Cool: Beat, Bebop and the American Avant-Garde. He continued his discussion of the cultural phenomenon of cool as well as his effort to restore the now concrete-covered L.A. River to something approximating its original state.



11/18/01 - #302 - 28:00

Subject: Cool & The Post-War American Avant-Garde
Guest: Lewis MacAdams
Length: 22:00
Contact: Friends of the L.A. River
Date Aired: 11/18/01
Summary: Poet/Journalist Lewis MacAdams is author of Birth of the Cool: Beat, Bebop and the American Avant-Garde. He discussed the book, the notion of how cool was an act of defiance starting amongst post-World War II African-American Jazz musicians and how it spread to the cultural mainstream.



11/11/01 - #301 - 28:00

Subject: A Native American Perspective (continued)
Guests: Iris Friday and Russ Lehman
Length: 22:00
Contact: First American Education Project or (206) 285-4425 x 22
Date Aired: 11/11/01
Summary: Iris Friday, a member of the Tlingit Tribe of Alaska and Russ Lehman of the First American Education Project discussed the Native perspective on media coverage of Native people, the plight of Urban Indians & other issues affecting Native Americans.



11/4/01 - #300 - 29:00

Subject: The Effect of the 911 Attacks on Native Americans
Guests: John McCoy and Russ Lehman
Length: 22:00
Contact: Tulalip Tribe or jmccoy@tulaliptribes.net
Date Aired: 11/4/01
Summary: John McCoy, Government Affairs Director of the Tulalip Tribe and Russ Lehman of the First American Education Project discussed the tribe, the Native perspective on the terror attacks of September 11 & other issues affecting Native Americans.



10/28/01 - #299 - 30:00

Subject: More Grief Fallout from the 911 Attacks
Guest: Elaine Childs-Gowell, Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: Good Grief Rituals or call (206) 781-0839
Date Aired: 10/28/01
Summary: Elaine Childs-Gowell, Ph.D. is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in the major grief issues of adults. She discussed the September 11th terrorist attacks and how individuals can respond to the grief issues in their own lives.



10/21/01 - #298 - 30:00

Subject: Grief Fallout from the 911 Attacks
Guest: Elaine Childs-Gowell, Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: Good Grief Rituals or call (206) 781-0839
Date Aired: 10/21/01
Summary: Elaine Childs-Gowell, Ph.D. is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in the major grief issues of adults. She discussed the September 11th terrorist attacks and how individuals can respond to the grief issues in their own lives.



10/14/01 - #297 - 30:00

Subject: Insights to Freedom From Your Past
Guest: Paul Brenner, M.D. Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: (909) 659-4827 or Paul Brenner
Date Aired: 10/14/01
Summary: Former oncologist Paul Brenner is a psychologist and author. His new book is: "Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes: Insights to Freedom from Your Past.  He continued his discussion of true health and how one can get insights from one's past to end the practice of re-living old, destructive patterns.



10/7/01 - #296 - 29:00

Subject: Redefining Health
Guest: Paul Brenner, M.D. Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: (909) 659-4827 or Paul Brenner
Date Aired: 10/7/01
Summary: Former oncologist Paul Brenner is a psychologist and author of: "Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes: Insights to Freedom from Your Past.  He discussed his past, his definition of health which he sees as the acceptance and the appreciation of life and his Family Triangle modality for understanding how parents helped create one's issues.



9/30/01 - #295 - 29:30

Subject: More Indicators of Sustainable Living
Guests: Ray Victorine and Kirvil Skinnerland
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 622-3522 or Sustainable Seattle Or their old site
Date Aired: 9/30/01
Summary: Executive Director Ray Victorine and Board Member Kirvil Skinnerland of Sustainable Seattle continued their discussion of sustainability and the efforts to educate the public on indicators which either support or hinder efforts to live in a sustainable manner, or in cooperation with natural systems.



9/23/01 - #294 - 29:30

Subject: Indicators of Sustainable Living
Guests: Ray Victorine and Kirvil Skinnerland
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 622-3522 or Sustainable Seattle Or their old site
Date Aired: 9/23/01
Summary: Living sustainably means the needs of the future must not be sacrificed to meet the demands of the present. Ray Victorine, Executive Director and Board Member Kirvil Skinnerland discussed the organization, the concept of sustainability and how the indicators developed by the organization have been used in cities around the world.



9/16/01 - #293 - 29:00

Subject: The Case Against Global Capitalism
Guest: George Draffan
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 723-4276 or George Draffan
Date Aired: 9/16/01
George Draffan, the head of the Public Information Network, continued his discussion of global capitalism, including its origins and the giveaway of ten percent of the land of the continental U.S. to railroad companies in the 19th Century. He also discussed how we can limit corporate control.



9/9/01 - #292 - 29:00

Subject: The Case Against Global Capitalism
Guest: George Draffan
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 723-4276 or George Draffan
Date Aired: 9/9/01
Summary: George Draffan heads the Public Information Network, an organization which provides research & training to citizens working for corporate and governmental accountability as well as socially just & ecologically sustainable societies. He discussed how the corporate-controlled media limits debate and the motivation behind the recent protests in Genoa, Italy



9/2/01 - #210A - 29:00
Portland Affiliates only. Archive Edition fom January '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: 9/2/01
Summary: Marc Weinblatt 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.



8/26/01 - #209A - 29:00
Portland Affiliates only. Archive Edition fom January '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: 8/26/01
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.



9/2/01 - #291 - 30:00
Seattle Affiliates only.

Subject: Expanding The Monorail, Part 2
Guests: Cindi Azevedo Laws & Harold Robertson
Length: 22:00
Contact: E.T.C. or (206) 262-8184
Date Aired: 9/2/01
Summary: Harold Robertson & Cindi Azevedo Laws of the Elevated Transportation Company continued their discussion of the effort to expand the monorail, the routes being proposed and how they are operating in a different manner than Sound Transit.



8/26/01 - #290 - 29:10
Seattle Affiliates only.

Subject: Expanding The Monorail
Guests: Cindi Azevedo Laws & Harold Robertson
Length: 22:00
Contact: E.T.C. or (206) 262-8184
Date Aired: 8/26/01
Summary: Harold Robertson & Cindi Azevedo Laws of the Elevated Transportation Company, the Public Development Authority charged with developing a proposal to extend the monorail. They discussed the history of the monorail, the history of the Initiatives which supported expansion and how monorail is a better traffic option than buses because of exclusive right-of-way.



8/19/01 - #289 - 29:00

Subject: More on Sacred Psychology
Guests: Linda Ferrell and Jamal Rahman
Length: 22:00
Contact: 360-653-3140 or Sacred Psychology Association or email Jamal Rahman
Date Aired: 8/19/01
Summary: Linda Ferrell, licensed counselor, hypnotherapist & Director of the Sacred Psychology Association and Jamal Rahman, Co-Director and a minister, educator and counselor, continued their discussion of sacred psychology, their work with victims of sexual abuse and the shift to a more holistic paradigm in psychology.



8/12/01 - #286 - 29:00

Subject: Shifting Psychology to a more Holistic Paradigm
Guests: Linda Ferrell and Jamal Rahman
Length: 22:00
Contact: 206.367.0604 or Sacred Psychology Association or email Linda Ferrell
Date Aired: 8/12/01
Summary: Linda Ferrell is a licensed counselor and hypnotherapist and Director of the Sacred Psychology Association. Jamal is Co-Director of the Association and a minister, educator and counselor. They discussed sacred psychology, their organization and the pillars on which sacred psychology is founded.



8/5/01 - #287 - 29:00

Subject: The Strategic Defense Initiative, Part 2
Guest: Don Whitmore
Length: 22:00
Contact: Don Whitmore (253) 833-2941 or Abolish Nukes
Date Aired: 8/5/01
Summary: Don Whitmore, retired Boeing aerospace engineer & Founder/ President of the Third Millennium Foundation continued his discussion of the Strategic Defense Initiative, how missile interception technology failed during the Gulf War & the paradigm shift needed to better prioritize spending to benefit the American people and lead the world by example.



7/29/01 - #286 - 29:00

Subject: The Strategic Defense Initiative
Guest: Don Whitmore
Length: 22:00
Contact: Don Whitmore (253) 833-2941 or Abolish Nukes
Date Aired: 7/29/01
Summary: Don Whitmore is a retired Boeing aerospace engineer as well as Founder and President of the Third Millennium Foundation. He discussed the Strategic Defense Initiative or Star Wars program, its history and the flaws in its technology.



7/22/01 - #285 - 28:00

Subject: Saving the Great Bear Rainforest
Guests: Arielle Stein and Aaron Jackson
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 781-1102 or Forest Ethics
Date Aired: 7/22/01
Summary: Aaron Jackson and Arielle Stein of Forest Ethics continued their discussion of their organization, their effort to prevent unsustainable logging practices in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia and pressure put on transnational corporations to achieve the victory.



7/15/01 - #284 - 27:00

Subject: Saving the Great Bear Rainforest
Guests: Arielle Stein and Aaron Jackson
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 781-1102 or Forest Ethics
Date Aired: 7/15/01
Summary: Aaron Jackson and Arielle Stein of Forest Ethics discussed their organization, their effort to prevent unsustainable logging practices in the Great Bear Rainforest and the methods used to achieve the victory.



7/8/01 - #283 - 29:00

Subject: Integrating Ecology & Literature, Part 2
Guests: Saul Weisberg, Jeff Muse
Length: 22:00
Contact: (360) 856-5700 x209 or North Cascades Insitute
Date Aired: 7/8/01
Summary: Saul Weisberg, Executive Director and Jeff Muse, Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator of the North Cascades Institute talked conserving and restoring Northwest Environments by creating an ecologically literate and engaged public and about the success of the integration of education and ecology.



7/1/01 - #282 - 29:00

Subject: Integrating Ecology & Literature
Guests: Saul Weisberg, Jeff Muse
Length: 22:00
Contact: (360) 856-5700 x209 or North Cascades Insitute
Date Aired: 7/1/01
Summary: Saul Weisberg, Executive Director and Jeff Muse, Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator of the North Cascades Institute talked about the history and mission of this organization dedicated to educating people of all ages about the natural history and culture of the Pacific Northwest and the role of literature in that effort. Jeff read some of Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums.



6/24/01 - #281 - 29:00

Subject: More on Understanding U.S. Policy Regarding the Middle East
Guest: Edward Peck
Length: 22:00
Contact: N.A.
Date Aired: 6/24/01
Summary: Edward Peck is a retired 32 year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and was in the Northwest to discuss American policy regarding the Middle East. He talked about his Foreign Service experience, his notions about how foreign policy works and the number of Palestinian refugees.



6/17/01 - #280 - 29:00

Subject: Understanding U.S. Policy Regarding the Middle East
Guest: Edward Peck
Length: 22:00
Contact: N.A.
Date Aired: 6/17/01
Summary: Edward Peck is a retired 32 year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and was in the Northwest to discuss American policy regarding the Middle East. He talked about his Foreign Service experience, his notions about how foreign policy works and the number of Palestinian refugees.



6/10/01 - #279 - 30:00

Subject: The Changing Face of the American Family, Part 2
Guests: Michael & Jon Galluccio
Length: 23:00
Contact: Galluccio.com
Date Aired: 6/10/01
Summary: Michael & Jon Galluccio are a committed same sex couple that challenged a law in New Jersey which prevented legal adoption by such couples. They continued their saga of adopting Adam, a baby born addicted to many drugs and other stories from their book: An American Family.



6/3/01 - #278 - 29:00

Subject: The Changing Face of the American Family
Guests: Michael & Jon Galluccio
Length: 23:00
Contact: Galluccio.com
Date Aired: 6/3/01
Summary: Michael & Jon Galluccio are a committed same sex couple that challenged a law in New Jersey which prevented legal adoption by such couples. Their saga of adopting Adam, a baby born addicted to many drugs has been chronicled in their book: An American Family and they discussed their effort to adopt Adam and the nature of same-sex couples.



5/27/01 - #277 - 29:00

Subject: The Poetic Activism Legacy of Allen Ginsberg, Part 2
Guests: Anne Waldman & Andrew Schelling
Length: 22:00
Contact: Naropa University
Date Aired: 5/27/01
Summary: Anne Waldman and Andrew Schelling, teachers at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, discussed Allen's Mind Writing Slogans, his American Sentences form & erotic poems of ancient India, which Andrew has translated.



5/20/01 - #276 - 29:00

Subject: The Poetic Activism Legacy of Allen Ginsberg
Guests: Anne Waldman & Andrew Schelling
Length: 22:00
Contact: Naropa University
Date Aired: 5/20/01
Summary: Anne Waldman and Andrew Schelling, from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, co-founded by Anne and Allen Ginsberg in 1974 and now part of Naropa University, discussed Allen's poetry activism, his legacy and how projects designed to help young people express themselves are critical in the effort to prevent high school violence. Anne read from her new book: Marriage: A Sentence.



5/13/01 - #275 - 30:00

Subject: The Future of the Human Soul, continued
Guest: Dr. Robert Keck
Length: 21:00
Contact: Robert Keck
Date Aired: 5/13/01
Summary: Dr. Robert Keck is a theologian, scholar and author. In his book: "Sacred Quest: The Evolution and Future of the Human Soul" he discusses the values associated with humanity's adolescent soul and the evidence that suggests that collective soul is entering its adulthood.



5/6/01 - #274 - 28:00

Subject: The Future of the Human Soul
Guest: Dr. Robert Keck
Length: 21:00
Contact: Robert Keck
Date Aired: 5/6/01
Summary: Dr. Robert Keck is a theologian, scholar and author. In his book: "Sacred Quest: The Evolution and Future of the Human Soul" he discusses the evidence that suggests the human soul has had three major epochs, the third of which we are just entering.



4/29/01 - #273 - 28:00

Subject: Protecting Ancient Northwest Forests, Pt. 2
Guest: Michael Closson
Length: 21:00
Contact: Pacific Crest Biodiversiy Project
Date Aired: 4/29/01
Summary: Michael Closson is the Executive Director of the Pacific Crest Biodiversity Project, a non-profit organization which seeks to restore the ecological integrity of forests in the Northwest. He discussed the organization, their success at building coalitions and the renewed threats to biological diversity in the Northwest the new administration poses.



4/22/01 - #272 - 30:00

Subject: Protecting Ancient Northwest Forests
Guest: Michael Closson
Length: 21:00
Contact: Pacific Crest Biodiversiy Project
Date Aired: 4/22/01
Summary: Michael Closson is the Executive Director of the Pacific Crest Biodiversity Project, a non-profit organization which seeks to restore the ecological integrity of forests in the Northwest. He discussed the organization, its history and mission and the plethora of benefits old growth forests provide.



4/15/01 - #271 - 30:10

Subject: Protecting Native American Sacred Sites
Guest: Shelley Means
Length: 22:00
Contact: Sacred Earth Conference
Contact: Washington Association of Churches
Date Aired: 4/15/01
Summary: Shelley Means, a Native American woman, is the Coordinator of the Environmental and Racial Justice Program for the Washington Association of Churches. She discussed the effort to preserve and reclaim the integrity of Native American sacred sites and the upcoming Sacred Earth conference.



4/8/01 - #270 - 30:00

Subject: Consumer Resistance to Genetically-Engineered Foods, Pt 2
Guest: Beth Burrows
Length: 22:00
Contact: www.edmonds-institute.org or 425-775-5383
Contact: The Campaign to Label G.E. Foods
Date Aired: 4/8/01
Summary: Beth Burrows is the Founder, President and Director of the Edmonds Institute, a non-profit public interest organization. She discussed her discussion on the subject of genetically-engineered foods and a poll in which over ninety-five percent of the respondents said they would not surrender to the notion of eating foods with genetically-engineered organisms.



4/1/01 - #269 - 29:05

Subject: Consumer Resistance to Genetically-Engineered Foods
Guest: Beth Burrows
Length: 22:00
Contact: www.edmonds-institute.org or 425-775-5383
Contact: The Campaign to Label G.E. Foods
Date Aired: 4/1/01
Summary: Beth Burrows is the Founder, President and Director of the Edmonds Institute, a non-profit public interest organization committed to the health and sustainability of ecosystems and their inhabitants. She discussed the Institute, the subject of genetically-engineered foods and the breakdown in the democratic process she believes led to the availability of such products.



3/25/01 - #268 - 29:00

Subject: Skinner Releasing Technique
Guests: Joan Skinner, Stephanie Skura
Length 23:00
Contact: Skinner Releasing Technique or (253) 333-9437
Date Aired: 3/25/01
Summary: Joan Skinner is a dancer and dance teacher who has headed dance programs at the Universities of Illinois and Washington. She is also the creator of Skinner Releasing Technique. Stephanie Skura is a renowned dancer and choreographer who is one of the world's top three teachers of SRT. Together they discussed this innovative approach to dance training which is being used for anyone who moves.



3/18/01 - #267 - 29:00

Subject: Skinner Releasing Technique, Part 2
Guests: Joan Skinner, Stephanie Skura
Length 23:00
Contact: Skinner Releasing Technique or (253) 333-9437
Date Aired: 3/18/01
Summary: Joan Skinner is a dancer and dance teacher who has headed dance programs at the Universities of Illinois and Washington and the creator of Skinner Releasing Technique. Stephanie Skura is a renowned dancer and choreographer who is one of the world's top three teachers of SRT. Together they continued their discussion of this innovative approach to dance training which is being used for anyone who moves.



3/11/01 - #266 - 29:00

Subject: Healing The Wounds of Poverty, Part 2
Guest: Reverend Tom Quigley
Length: 22:00
Contact: Church Council (206) 525-1213 or Call To Renewal Poverty Facts
Date Aired: 2/25/01
Date Aired: 3/11/01
Summary: Reverend Tom Quigley, President & Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, continued his discussion of America 's poor and disadvantaged populations & efforts to address those populations through faith-based activities, especially the Call to Renewal coalition.



3/4/01 - #265 - 29:40

Subject: Beyond The Band-Aid: Healing The Wounds of Poverty
Guest: Reverend Tom Quigley
Length: 23:00
Contact: Church Council (206) 525-1213 or Call To Renewal Poverty Facts
Date Aired: 2/25/01
Date Aired: 3/4/01
Summary: Reverend Tom Quigley is the outgoing President & Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, a coalition of churches, volunteers and numerous religious organizations serving poor & at risk populations and advocating for global peace justice issues. He discussed the plight of the poor in America and the Puget Sound region and the efforts being made by faith-based organizations to end poverty.



2/25/01 - #264 - 29:00

Subject: More Energy Medicine
Guest: Mary "Mo" Miller
Length: 22:00
Contact: gentlewindproject or 800-545-7847
Date Aired: 2/25/00
Summary: Mary "Mo" Miller, M.S.W. is the Co-Founder, Researcher and Spokeswoman for the Gentle Wind Project. She continued her discussion of the healing devices they distribute and the stories of battered women and cancer patients who have had success based on the use of these instruments.



2/18/01 - #263 - 28:30

Subject: The Gentle Wind Project
Guest: Mary Miller, M.S.W.
Length: 22:00
Contact: gentlewindproject or 800-545-7847

Date Aired: 2/18/00
Summary: Mary "Mo" Miller, M.S.W. is the Co-Founder, Researcher and Spokeswoman for the Gentle Wind Project. She discussed the project, the healing devices they manufacture and distribute and the way these devices heal the non-physical or energetic bodies of people who use them at no cost.



2/11/01 - #262 - 30:10

Subject: More on The Last Ghost Dance
Guest: Brooke Medicine Eagle
Length: 22:00
Contact: Medicine Eagle.com
Date Aired: 2/11/00
Summary: Brooke Medicine Eagle is a respected Native American metis teachers and author of: The Last Ghost Dance: A Guide for Earth Mages. She discussed her recent vision, the Native prophecies that suggest we are living in the end times and what we can do to prepare for living a path with heart.



2/4/01 - #261 - 28:00

Subject: Indian Prophecy
Guest: Brooke Medicine Eagle
Length: 22:00
Contact: Medicine Eagle.com
Date Aired: 2/4/00
Summary: Brooke Medicine Eagle is a respected Native American metis teacher and author of: The Last Ghost Dance: A Guide for Earth Mages. She continued her discussion of the Native prophecies that suggest we are living in the end times and what we can do to prepare for living a path with heart.



1/28/01 - #260 - 29:00

Subject: More on The Parent Coaching Institute
Guest: Gloria de Gaetano, M.Ed.
Length: 22:00
Contact: www.growsmartbrains.com or (425) 401-1519
Date Aired: 1/28/01
Summary: Gloria de Gaetano is a parent, author & former teacher, school district administrator, university instructor, curriculum specialist, and media literacy consultant. The founder of the parent Coaching Institute discussed how parent coaches get placement and how they will help foment the cultural renaissance in America.



1/21/01 - #259 - 29:00

Subject: Training Parent Coaches as Catalysts for Social Evolution
Guest: Gloria de Gaetano, M.Ed.
Length: 22:00
Contact: www.growsmartbrains.com or (425) 401-1519
Date Aired: 1/21/01
Summary: Gloria de Gaetano is a parent, author & former teacher, school district administrator, university instructor, curriculum specialist, and media literacy consultant. The founder of the Parent Coaching Institute, she discussed the need for parent coaches to help parents raise healthier kids.



1/14/01 - #258- 29:00

Subject: More Ramifications of Genetically-Modified Organisms
Guest: Craig Winters
Length: 22:00
Contact: www.thecampaign.org or 425-771-4049
Date Aired: 1/21/01
Summary: Craig Winters is the Executive Director of the Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods. He discussed the latest developments since the untested release of genetically-engineered organisms into the environment, including the new weed control problems in Canada.



1/7/01 - #257- 29:00

Subject: Fighting a Broccoli Patent
Guests: Greg & Lorna Lynn
Length: 22:00
Contact: Harmonyfarm@aol.com (800) 215-8585
Date Aired: 1/21/01
Summary: Greg and Lorna Lynn are co-owners of Harmony Farms in Auburn, Washington. They discussed the 1998 patent awarded to Brassica Protection Products for broccoli sprouts and their legal battle to continue growing broccoli sprouts without becoming a distributor of Brassica products.



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