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 and KBLE-AM 1050 Saturday mornings at 6:30 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. Programs on KBLE-AM may differ from the listed show here.

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12/26/99 - #203 - 29:00

Subject: Living in The Time of Prophecy
Guest: John Hogue
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.hogueprophecy.com
Date Aired: 11/26/99
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. 


12/19/99 - #202 - 29:00

Subject: More of The Scientific Basis for Understanding Animal Telepathy
Guest: Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.sheldrake.org
Date Aired: 12/19/99
Summary: Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a renowned scientist who studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cambridge and was a Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books, including "Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home: and other unexplained powers of animals." He continued his discussion of his research into animal telepathy and his theory of how it is done through morphic fields.


12/12/99 - #201 - 29:00

Subject: The Scientific Basis for Understanding Animal Telepathy
Guest: Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.sheldrake.org
Date Aired: 12/12/99
Summary: Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a renowned scientist who studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cambridge and was a Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books, including "Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home: and other unexplained powers of animals." He discussed his research into the phenomenon of animal telepathy.


12/5/99 - #200 - 29:00

Subject: Animal Telepathy and the Reconnection with Nature
Guest: Mary Getten
Length: 22:00
Contact: (360) 376-7606
Date Aired: 12/5/99
Summary: Mary Getten coordinates activities of the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network and is a staff member at the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center. She also is an Animal Consultant who specializes in telepathic communication and problem solving. She demonstrated her work, discussed how the notion of telepathy is gaining credibility and interest, and talked about how the emergence of interest in animal telepathy is a sign of our need for a reconnection with nature.


11/28/99 - #199 - 29:00

Subject: Animal Telepathy and the Reconnection with Nature
Guest: Mary Getten
Length: 22:00
Contact: (360) 376-7606
Date Aired: 11/28/99
Summary: Mary Getten coordinates activities of the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network and is a staff member at the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center. She also is an Animal Consultant who specializes in telepathic communication and problem solving. She demonstrated her work, discussed how the notion of telepathy is gaining credibility and interest, and talked about how the emergence of interest in animal telepathy is a sign of our need for a reconnection with nature.


11/21/99 - #198 - 26:00

Subject: Social Activism in Cynical Times, Part Two
Guest: Paul Rogat Loeb
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.soulofacitizen.org
Date Aired: 11/21/99
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 cynical.


11/14/99 - #197 - 28:00

Subject: Social Activism in Cynical Times
Guest: Paul Rogat Loeb
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.soulofacitizen.org
Date Aired: 11/14/99
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 cynical.


11/7/99 - #196 - 28:00

Subject: More of The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Guest: Craig Winters
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.thecampaign.org or (425) 771-4049
Date Aired: 11/7/99
Summary: Craig Winters is the Executive Director of the Campaign to Label genetically Engineered Foods. He continued his discussion of G.E. foods, the reaction to such crops in Europe and Asia and how the Internet is valuable tool in spreading the word about such threats to safety.


10/31/99 - #195 - 28:00

Subject: The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Guest: Craig Winters
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.thecampaign.org or (425) 771-4049
Date Aired: 10/31/99
Summary: Craig Winters is the Executive Director of the Campaign to Label genetically Engineered Foods. He discussed G.E. foods, the problems represented by such crops and the effort to make mandatory the labeling of foods containing such crops to aid consumer choice.


10/24/99 - #194 - 29:00

Subject: Non-Local Mind and the New Era in Medicine, Part Two
Guest: Larry Dossey, M.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.dosseydossey.com
Date Aired: 10/24/99
Summary: Dr. Larry Dossey graduated with honors from the U of Texas at Austin, earned his medical degree at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, was decorated for valor for his service as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam and is author of: "Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era in Healing." He discussed the new era, the notion of non-local mind and his vision of a National Dream Team, a team of people proficient in dreaming who would help find solutions for national concerns.


10/17/99 - #193 - 29:00

Subject: Non-Local Mind and the New Era in Medicine
Guest: Larry Dossey, M.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.dosseydossey.com
Date Aired: 10/17/99
Summary: Dr. Larry Dossey graduated with honors from the U of Texas at Austin, earned his medical degree at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, was decorated for valor for his service as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam and is author of: "Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era in Healing." He discussed the new era and the prime component, non-local mind, the notion that the mind is not restricted to the brain or body it resides in.


10/10/99 - #192 - 29:00

Subject: Healing PTSD, Part 2
Guest: Joan Fiset, M.A.T., M.A.
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 322-7030
Date Aired: 10/10/99
Summary: Joan Fiset is a writer, teacher and workshop facilitator who is a Poet-in-Residence at the Richard Hugo House and works at the Seattle Vet Center. She discussed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and some of the free-associative writing techniques she uses to help Vietnam Vets heal from PTSD and shared her own experience as a daughter of a World War Two Veteran who suffered from PTSD.


10/3/99 - #191 - 29:30

Subject: Healing PTSD, Part 1
Guest: Joan Fiset, M.A.T., M.A.
Length: 22:00
Contact: (206) 322-7030
Date Aired: 10/3/99
Summary: Joan Fiset is a writer, teacher and workshop facilitator who is a Poet-in-Residence at the Richard Hugo House and works at the Seattle Vet Center. She discussed her own experience with her father'  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from World War Two, his attempt to self-medicate through alcoholism and some of the right-brain, free-associative writing techniques she uses to help Vietnam Vets heal from PTSD.


9/26/99 - #190 - 29:00

Subject: Body Mind Centering
Guest: Diane Eliot
Length: 22:00
Contact: hannadrei@aol.com or (619) 683-2602
Date Aired: 9/26/99
Summary: Diane Eliot has been a Certified Body Mind Centering practitioner since 1990. She discussed the practice of Body Mind Centering, the originator, Bonnie Cohen and how it works to re-pattern negative programs that often start in the womb or early childhood and limit people from achieving total wellness. The final part of a two part interview.


9/19/99 - #189 - 29:30

Subject: Reintegration of Mind and Body
Guest: Diane Eliot
Length: 22:00
Contact: hannadrei@aol.com or (619) 683-2602
Date Aired: 9/19/99
Summary: Diane has been a dancer/choreographer for over 25 years and is a Certified Body Mind Centering practitioner. She discussed the origins of the split between mind and body and her own experience of that division in the dance world that led her to investigate modalities to strengthen body AND mind. The first of two interviews.


9/12/99 - #188 - 28:00

Subject: More of The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Guest: Craig Winters
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.thecampaign.org or (425) 771-4049
Date Aired: 9/12/99
Summary: Craig Winters is the Executive Director of the Campaign to Label genetically Engineered Foods. He continued his discussion of G.E. foods, the reaction to such crops in Europe and Asia and how the Internet is valuable tool in spreading the word about such threats to safety.


9/5/99 - #187 - 28:00

Subject: The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Guest: Craig Winters
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.thecampaign.org or (425) 771-4049
Date Aired: 9/5/99
Summary: Craig Winters is the Executive Director of the Campaign to Label genetically Engineered Foods. He discussed G.E. foods, the problems represented by such crops and the effort to make mandatory the labeling of foods containing such crops to aid consumer choice.


8/29/99 - #186 - 28:00

Subject: On-line Networking for the Environment, Part 2
Guest: Denise Joines
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.onenw.org
Date Aired: 8/29/99
Summary: Denise is the new Director of One Northwest. ONE/Northwest ("Online Networking for the Environment") is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, providing technology assistance to conservation activists and organizations in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. She continued her discussion of her environmental activism and the work of One Northwest.


8/22/99 - #185 - 28:00

Subject: On-line Networking for the Environment, Part 1
Guest: Denise Joines
Length: 22:00
Contact: http://www.onenw.org
Date Aired: 8/22/99
Summary: Denise is the new Director of One Northwest. ONE/Northwest ("Online Networking for the Environment") is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, providing technology assistance to conservation activists and organizations in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. She discussed the experiences that made her an environmentalist and the work on One Northwest.


8/15/99 - #184 - 28:00

Subject: The Debate over Character in Community, Part Two
Guests: Phil Watkins and Joel Marks
Length: 22:00
Contact: philwatkins@uswest.net or (800) 666-6030 x7578
Date Aired: 8/15/99
Summary: Phil Watkins is a member of the City Council of Federal Way, Washington and Joel Marks serves on the local school board. They continued their discussion of the Character City  program, a curriculum dedicated to creating awareness of certain character attributes such as honesty and generosity, and the larger discussion of character in general as well as the government s role in character-building.


8/8/99 - #183 - 28:00

Subject: The Debate over Character in Community, Part One
Guests: Phil Watkins and Joel Marks
Length: 22:00
Contact: philwatkins@uswest.net or (800) 666-6030 x7578
Date Aired: 8/8/99
Summary: Phil Watkins is a member of the City Council of Federal Way, Washington and Joel Marks serves on the local school board. They discussed the Character City  program, a curriculum dedicated to creating awareness of certain character attributes such as honesty and generosity, and the larger discussion of character in general as well as the government s role in character-building.


8/1/99 - #182 - 28:00

Subject: Poetic Medicine
Guest: John Fox
Length: 21:00
Contact: Jfoxcpt@aol.com or Box 60189, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Date Aired: 8/1/99
Summary: John Fox is a Certified Poetry Therapist, poet and workshop leader. He is also author of: Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making.  He discussed his own experiences with poetry as healing modality, why he thinks it works and how people can write to help come to terms with issues in their lives.


7/25/99 - #181 - 29:30

Subject: Finding Faith as a Religious Pilgrim
Guest: Nicholas Shrady
Length: 22:30
Contact: http://www.harpercollins.com
Date Aired: 7/25/99
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.


7/18/99 - #180 - 30:30

Subject: Skinner Releasing Technique
Guest: Stephanie Skura
Length: 25:00
Contact: http://wwwskinnerreleasing.org and http://www.cranky.org or (206) 365-9096
Date Aired: 7/18/99
Summary: Stephanie Skura is an internationally-known post-modern choreographer who has moved into the healing arts to facilitate a modality known as Skinner Releasing Technique. She discussed the technique, likening it to a movement form of homeopathy in the sense that the facilitator provides just a hint of imagery to allow participants to soften areas where they may be experiencing blockages. She also discussed Joan Skinner, the woman who developed the technique and their dance backgrounds.


7/11/99 - #179 - 28:00

Subject: Healing Through Kinesiology and Herbology
Guest: David Sheldon
Length: 21:00
Contact: (206) 244-1234
Date Aired: 7/11/99
Summary: David Sheldon is an Applied Kinesiologist and Professional Herbologist. He discussed his background, the modality of kinesiology and the changing paradigm in medicine to validate Eastern notions of healing through restoring the flow of the body's energy or Qi.


7/4/99 - #178 - 30:00

Subject: Trapeze as Metaphor for Living, Part 2
Guest: Sam Keen
Length: 21:00
Contact: Sonoma Trapeze Troupe - 16331 Norrbum Rd. Sonoma, CA 95476
Date Aired: 7/4/99
Summary: Sam Keen is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, former consulting editor of Psychology Today and author of 12 books, including "Learning to Fly: Trapeze - Reflections on Fear, Trust and the Joy of Letting Go." He spent over 5 years learning the flying trapeze, and he related that the lessons he learned show how trapeze can be a metaphor for life and how people can transcend lifelong barriers through this art.


6/27/99 - #177 - 28:15

Subject: Trapeze as Metaphor for Living, Part 1
Guest: Sam Keen
Length: 21:00
Contact: Sonoma Trapeze Troupe - 16331 Norrbum Rd. Sonoma, CA 95476
Date Aired: 6/27/99
Summary: Sam Keen is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, former consulting editor of Psychology Today and author of 12 books, including "Learning to Fly: Trapeze - Reflections on Fear, Trust and the Joy of Letting Go." He spent over 5 years learning the flying trapeze, and he related that the lessons he learned show how trapeze can be a metaphor for life and how people can transcend lifelong barriers through this art.


6/20/99 - #176 - 28:00

Subject: Awakening Intuition, Part 1
Guest: Mona Lisa Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.
Length: 21:00
Contact: http://www.randomhouse.com
Date Aired: 6/20/99
Summary: Dr. Schultz is a neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist and has worked as a medical intuitive for more than ten years. She is also the author of "Awakening Intuition: Using Your Mind-Body Network for Insight and Healing." In the last of a two part interview, she defined intuition, talked about how it is related to wellness and how certain diseases are linked to certain energy centers in the body.


6/13/99 - #175 - 29:00

Subject: Awakening Intuition, Part 1
Guest: Mona Lisa Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.
Length: 21:00
Contact: http://www.randomhouse.com
Date Aired: 6/13/99
Summary: Dr. Schultz is a neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist and has worked as a medical intuitive for more than ten years. She is also the author of "Awakening Intuition: Using Your Mind-Body Network for Insight and Healing." She defined intuition, talked about how it is related to wellness and how certain diseases are linked to certain energy centers in the body.


6/6/99 - #174 - 29:30

Subject: The Roots of the Dominant American Political Philosophy, Part Two
Guest: Charles Potts
Length: 22:00
Contact: (800) 563-2385 or P.O. Box 100 Walla Walla, WA 99362 or tsunami@wwics.com
Date Aired: 6/6/99
Summary: Charlie Potts is an historian, Real Estate Broker, Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, poet and author of: "How The South Finally Won the Civil War and Controls the Political Future of the United States." In the last of a two part interview he discussed his book, his theory that the Confederate agenda of exploitation of labor, massive military spending and an emphasis on Empire-building has become the dominant American political philosophy.


5/30/99 - #173 - 29:00

Subject: The Roots of the Dominant American Political Philosophy, Part One
Guest: Charles Potts
Length: 22:00
Contact: (800) 563-2385 or P.O. Box 100 Walla Walla, WA 99362 or tsunami@wwics.com
Date Aired: 5/30/99
Summary: Charlie Potts is an historian, Real Estate Broker, Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, poet and author of: "How The South Finally Won the Civil War and Controls the Political Future of the United States." In the first of a two part interview he discussed his book, his theory that the Confederate agenda of exploitation of labor, massive military spending and an emphasis on Empire-building has become the dominant American political philosophy.


5/23/99 - #172 - 29:30

Subject: Building Community & Training Leaders
Guests: Roy Wilson, Armando Martinez & Hadassah Gill
Length: 21:00
Contact: (206) 720-1950
Date Aired: 5/23/99
Summary: Roy Wilson runs the Institute for Community Leadership which facilitates non-violence and leadership training for schools in eight states, based in the Pacific Northwest. Armando and Hadassah are teens involved in the program. They discussed the mission of the Institute, the methods they use to build community and leaders and the role writing plays in helping further the effort to build community.


5/16/99 - #171 - 28:00

Subject: Saving Farmland and Open Space from Development
Guest: Melissa Adams
Length: 21:00
Contact: http://www.farmland.org
or (202) 331-7300
Date Aired: 5/16/99
Summary: Melissa Adams is an Economic Research Specialist for American Farmland Trust, a non-profit organization that works to stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment. She discussed the organization, her own activism on behalf of farmland and open space and a recent study conducted in Skagit County that suggests that saving farmland also makes economic sense for counties around the country.


5/9/99 - #170 - 29:00

Subject: More Alchemy for Personal Transformation
Guest: Dennis William Hauck
Length: 21:00
Contact: http://www.AlchemyLab.com
Date Aired: 5/9/99
Summary: Dennis William Hauck is an internationally-known authority on spiritual and mystical experiences. One of the world's few practicing alchemists, he is a member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, the Institute for Noetic Sciences and author of: "The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation." In the second part of a two part interview he discussed the Hermetic link to the Tarot Cards, the founding fathers link to Hermetic Wisdom and how we are entering an age of planetary coagulation.


5/2/99 - #169 - 29:00

Subject: Alchemy for Personal Transformation
Guest: Dennis William Hauck
Length: 21:00
Contact: http://www.AlchemyLab.com
Date Aired: 5/2/99
Summary: Dennis William Hauck is an internationally-known authority on spiritual and mystical experiences. One of the world's few practicing alchemists, he is a member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, the Institute for Noetic Sciences and and author of: "The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation." He discussed the history of alchemy and the seven stages of alchemical transformation.


4/25/99 - #168 - 29:00

Subject: Super String Theory and the Nature of the Universe
Guest: Brian Greene
Length: 21:00
Contact: N.A.
Date Aired: 4/25/99
Summary: Brian Greene is a Harvard Graduate, received his Ph.D. from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and is a Professor at Columbia University. He is also author of: "The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions & The Quest for the Ultimate Theory." He discussed the nature of post-Einsteinian physics, the quest to unify Einstein's Theory of Relativity and the theory of Quantum Mechanics and how Super String theory is giving physicists insight into the nature of the universe. The interview was conducted by IPiPP Science Reporter Michael Ricciardi.



4/11/99 - #167 - 30:00

Subject: Zero Impact Development
Guest: Tom Holz
Length: 21:00
Contact: (360) 493-6002
Date Aired: 4/11/99
Summary: Tom Holz is a civil engineer, specializing in urban drainage, management and design. He is the Hydrologic Services Manager for SCA Engineering in Lacey, Washington. He discussed the recent listing of several species of Puget Sound Chinook Salmon as either threatened or endangered, how development impacts the survival of salmon and his notion of zero impact development.


4/4/99 - #166 - 31:00

Subject: More Spirituality and Philosophy in Poetry
Guest: Michael McClure
Length: 26:00
Contact: http://www.mcclure-manzarek.com
Date Aired: 4/4/99
Summary: Michael McClure is one of the original members of the Beat Generation literary movement as well as the San Francisco Renaissance. He discussed the concept of reason as developed by Alfred North Whitehead, his relationships with Jerry Garcia and Jim Morrison and shared more of his poem "Dolphin Skull."


3/28/99 - #165 - 31:00

Subject: Spirituality and Philosophy in Poetry
Guest: Michael McClure
Length: 24:00
Contact: http://www.mcclure-manzarek.com
Date Aired: 3/28/99
Summary: Michael McClure is one of the original members of the Beat Generation literary movement as well as the San Francisco Renaissance. He discussed the Beats, his cosmology and his long Projective Verse poem "Dolphin Skull."


3/21/99 - #164 - 31:00

Subject: The Tibetan Buddhist Path
Guest: Robert Thurman, Ph.D.
Length: 23:00
Contact: 212-807-0563 or http://www.tibethouse.org/
Date Aired: 3/21/99
Summary: Dr. Thurman, a college professor and writer for thirty years, holds the first endowed chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies in America. He is author of: "Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Real Happiness." He discussed his path to Tibetan Buddhism, the "inner science" of that tradition and the four noble truths of Buddhism.



3/14/99 - #162 - 28:00

Subject: Ending Domestic Violence, Pt. 2
Guest: Neil Jacobson, Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: 1-800-799-7233
Date Aired: 3/14/99
Summary: Dr. Jacobson, along with Dr. John Gottman, are the lead researchers of a breakthrough study at the University of Washington on the nature of Domestic Violence. They are also co-authors of: "When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships. In part two of a two part interview, he discussed the two basic types of batterers, Cobras and Pit Bulls and the emotional abuse that often forces women to leave their abusive partners.



3/7/99 - #161 - 29:00

Subject: Ending Domestic Violence, Pt. 1
Guest: Neil Jacobson, Ph.D.
Length: 22:00
Contact: 1-800-799-7233
Date Aired: 3/7/99
Summary: Dr. Jacobson, along with Dr. John Gottman, are the lead researchers of a breakthrough study at the University of Washington on the nature of Domestic Violence. They are also co-authors of: "When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships. He discussed why he has dedicated so much of his life to this project, the definition of "battering" as used in the study and the study itself.




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