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Sunday, June 16
8-8:30am: " Bus or Tram?"
Searching for the basis of ethical behavior. On world suicide and the need to be right.
From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org Program # BB0528.20.
MONDAY, JUNE 17
12-1 Jack Kornfield, "Awakening is Real: A Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of the Inner Journey'
It might happen suddenly, like a flash of lightning. Or gradually, like raindrops filling a jar. Our universal and awakened nature, the Buddha taught, can emerge in calm or in crisis. And then, as our path deepens, we must learn to embody our vision as we navigate the unexpected turns of the mystery.
When we asked Jack Kornfield for the most helpful advanced teachings from his audio archives, he chose these eight essential sessions. With Awakening Is Real, here are just a few of the dimensions of the spiritual journey that you will explore in depth:
The archetypal stages of awakening common to all transformative paths, and how to overcome its greatest challenges and obstacles
How the universal virtues of the warrior-such as courage, sacrifice, strength, and impeccability-are as valuable for freeing ourselves as kindness and compassion
Profound insights hidden within well-known teaching stories including The Mahaparanirvana (the Buddha's last sermon) and The Journey of Nachiketa
"The Elephant's Footprint"-Why the Buddha considered mindfulness of our own mortality and death to be the core practice that accelerates and deepens all others.
Part 1 of 8: The Sacred Journey
Renunciation. The sacred question. Finding a vehicle or container. Experiencing hardship. Transformation and awakening. The return. From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com http://www.jackkornfield.com/ (58)
1-2 Joseph Marshall III, "Quiet Thunder: The Wisdom of Crazy Horse" Part 2 of 6
Part 2: 'The Life of Crazy Horse" # 1
The birth of Light Hair. First contact with Euro-Americans. Crazy Horse's vision quest. The Sand Creed Massacre. The making of a shirt wearer. The Wagon Box fight. The Fort Laramie Treaty. The destruction of the buffalo. From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com http://www.josephmarshall.com
2-3 David Whyte, "What to Remember when Waking: The Disciplines of an Everyday Life"
Part 5 of 6: 'the Disciplines of Focus and Momentum'
Friendship and forgiveness. To bless and be blessed. Living the answer. Less than you think. Joy in the act of learning. The sense of arrival. From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com http://www.davidwhyte.com (52)
3-4:30 Brene' Brown, "The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting"
'Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, & Connection'
Dr. Brené Brown's Ten Guideposts to Wholehearted Families
We all know that perfect parenting does not exist, yet we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and we end up spending precious time and energy managing perception and the carefully edited versions of the families we show to the world. On 'The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting,' Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her twelve years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential, including:
Cultivating worthiness in families-the knowledge that we are each always worthy of love and belonging
Vulnerability-the key to true connection
Engaging in creativity and play as a family
Practicing gratitude and joy in the home
Respect and hard work in a culture of "fun, fast, and easy"
"It's actually our ability to embrace imperfection that will help us teach our children to have the courage to be authentic, the compassion to love themselves and others, and the sense of connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life," states Dr. Brown. The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting is a practical and hopeful program for raising children who know that they are worthy of love, belonging, and joy.
Session 1 of 2 Nurturing Love and Belonging
Our greatest challenge. Cultivating worthiness. Understanding shame and guilt in our families. Parenting for shame resilience. How were you parented? Being vulnerable with our children. Perfectionism and healthy striving. Being brave enough to show up. From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com
4:30-6 Cynthia Kneen, "Shambhala Warrior Training"
'How to Manifest Courage, Authenticity, and Gentleness in Every Situation in Your Life' #1 of 6
In the legendary warrior kingdom of Shambhala, enlightened citizens lived in an advanced society based on fearlessness and nonaggression. Now Shambhala Warrior Training unlocks their secret: how to develop personal power through direct, genuine experience.
In this intensive six-CD learning course, Cynthia Kneen presents these ancient teachings as revealed through Tibet's most revered lineage of enlightened warriors. A living synthesis of archetypal, Buddhist, and shamanistic principles, Shambhala Warrior Training teaches you the authentic practices these noble people have used for centuries to cultivate natural bravery, dignity, and gentleness.
Join this respected Shambhala teacher as she explores:
* Basic goodness-the warrior's vivid, personal experience of the world
* Meditation and individual courage
* The cocoon-numbing mental patterns and how to break free of them
* How to develop the power of genuine presence at work, at home, and in all situations
* Freedom, richness, and the warrior's attitude
* Windhorse-the energetic aspect of basic goodness
Through time-tested teachings and practices, Kneen shows you how to manifest warriorship under any circumstances, in every moment of your life. You will discover drala-the magical strength and wisdom in the world as it is-and learn how to transform fear into fearlessness.
Shambhala Warrior Training will guide you along your own personal road to Shambhala: a sacred kingdom, shining with truth and peace, whose legend has endured for more than 2,000 years. From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com (89)
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
Gary Null program info: 1 (646) 926-5422. http://www.garynull.com Gary is on live Mon-Fri, 9am Pacific time on the Progressive Radio Network - http://prn.fm Gary's archives are free to all at http://prn.fm/our-shows (The Gary Null shows are now under "G" and the "Progressive Commentary Shows are under "P" and Talkback Shows under "T.") L.A. Health Support Group info: Ron (714) 757-8437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Listen to Gary on the phone at (619) 550-0869. Luanne Pennesi, (631) 504-6198, email@example.com http://www.metropolitanwellness.com
12-1 Gary Null Program 06-06-13
Health Updates: companion pets; smart phones killing cognitive thinking; flax seed oil, HDL; vinegar test prevents cervical cancer deaths; magnolia bark compounds protect muscles after exercise; vegetarian diet, reduced death rate; calcium.
"Hotter Planet Creating 'Extraordinary' Wild Fires says Head of US Forest Service". Climate change is "largest issue we face" Senate panel told. [Andrea Germanos 5Jun13 www.commondreams.org]
"Verizon forced to hand over telephone data - full court ruling." The US government is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order. [5Jun13 www.guardian.co.uk].
"Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops". [Jonathan Latham Allison Wilson 6Jun13 www.greenmedinfo.com]. "How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years? In the course of analysis to identify potential allergens in GMO crops, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has belatedly discovered that the most common genetic regulatory sequence in commercial GMOs also encodes a significant fragment of a viral gene..."
"Connecticut Makes History as First State to Pass GMO Food Labeling Law"
[Michele Simon 4Jun13 www.fooddemocracynow.org]. "This week, Connecticut won the honor of becoming the first state to pass a law requiring genetically-engineered foods to be labeled... It was really only a matter of time. The disappointing defeat of Prop 37 last fall in California (thanks to a massive industry disinformation campaign) sparked a national movement that has resulted in labeling bills getting introduced in about half the states. But how did the small state of Connecticut make this happen?"
Dr Toni Bark is a pediatric physician and a homeopathic and holistic doctor practicing in the Chicago area. This year she was awarded the honor of vice president of the American Institute of Homeopathy. www.disease-reversal.com. Discussing Michael Douglas's cancer scare; habits contributing to oral cancer.
Dr. Stan Cox is a senior research scientist at The Land Institute in Salina Kansas, with a doctorate in plant genetics, where he has focused on breeding grains for ecological sound food systems. He worked for the US Department of Agriculture for 13 years, and published research on crop breeding, genetics, and strains of pest resistant wheat. During the late 90s, Stan worked for the Institute for Rural Health Services in India, studying cervical cancer rates in agrarian communities. In 2012, The Atlantic named Stan the Readers Choice for Brave Thinker. He is a co-founder of the Prairie Writers Circle which writes & publishes scientific articles on agriculture, ecology and sustainability. He is the author of several books, including "Sick Planet" and his most recent is "Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present and Future of Rationing." A look the inevitable need to ration food, water, energy and healthcare in the future.
1-1:05 Janee Taylor, "Dognoir" http://www.dognoir.com
1:05-2 Gary Null Program 06-07-13
Health Updates: light, natural light, light therapy; brain health- nutrients, food, environment & lifestyle considerations; raw milk arrest- defendant found not guilty.
"Peak Water, Peak Oil...Now, Peak Soil?". [Stephen Leahy 5June13 www.ipsnews.net]
Issues: "Consumerism and Its Discontents" [Charles Derber 27May13 www.truth-out.org]. "A quiet revolutionary struggle is brewing in the minds of the US "millennial" generation, those 80 million Americans between ages 16 and 34. They are wrestling with the fundamental edict of capitalism: Buy and you shall be happy. The millennials have not rejected consumerism, but they have also not embraced it fully. They experience its very real downsides - that also afflict millions of older Americans and go to the heart of capitalist sustainability and morality".
"Three Things Young People Should Know to Save the World; The Danger of Obedience". [David Swanson 6Jun13 www.opednews.com]. "When you grow up, your obedience should always be conditional. If a master chef appears to be instructing you to prepare a revoltingly bad dinner but wants you to obey his or her instructions on faith, you might very well choose to do so, considering the risk to be tolerable. If, however, the chef tells you to chop off your little finger, and you do it, that will be a sure sign that you've got an obedience problem."
Nuke News: San Onofre nuclear plant closed for good.
"Autistic Boy With Higher IQ Than Einstein Discovers His Gift After Removal From State-Run Therapy". [Carolanne Wright 4Jun13 www.wakeup-world.com]. "In yet another example of how an out-of-control Goliath state system can cause more harm than good, a teenage boy who was diagnosed with autism at a young age has risen to stellar heights after quitting the special ed system with the help of his concerned mother".
Surveillance State: Justice Department goes after Fox News reporter; NSA prosecutes whistle blowers.
Dr. Jay Cohen is a nationally esteemed medical practitioner and researcher who has specialized in exposing dangers of prescription drugs and looking at the benefits of natural alternatives. He has authored eight health books and written over a hundred medical articles. Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from Temple University and was responsible for the groundbreaking research into acupuncture and pain at UCLA back in 1973. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Family and Preventative Medicine and Pscyhiatry at the University of California in San Diego and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. His most recent book is "Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs: New Tests, Better Options"
Rethinking prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Jay Cohen.
2-3 Progressive Commentary Hour 06-10-13PCH
Mainstream Media's Culture of Misinformation.
Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative reporter & journalist in the alternative media and founder of the independent progressive news & analysis site, WhoWhatWhy.com. Over the past two decades, he has produced more than a thousand stories on a broad range of topics, from political revolutions to revolutionary humor. Russ has covered the Hutu-Tutsi massacres in Central Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the overthrow of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. He has received the Society of Professional Journalists, the Mencken and the Common Cause awards, and has served on the adjunct faculty at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. His research into the rise and election of George W Bush led to his bestseller, "Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last 50 Years." His website is www.WhoWhatWhy.com.
Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and is on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. He is professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area, where he is co-chair of the history department. He is also on the Advisory Committee for the History of Conflict programs at John F. Kennedy University. Mickey has appeared frequently on NPR, PBS, ABC, Pacifica, The New York Times Co., Al Jazeera English, Russia TV, the Progressive Radio Network, and many other commercial and independent media outlets. He lectures across the US on issues of censorship, propaganda and media literacy, with a special focus on suppressed historical narratives. He has been a co-editor, editor, and/or contributor to the award-winning Project Censored book series since 2008 and appears in the new documentary "Project Censored: The Movie". He is the co-host of Project Censored, heard every Monday at 11 am Eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network. www.projectcensored.org.
3-4 Gary Null Program 06-11-13
Health Updates: UK study proves green tea, broccoli, pomegranate & turmeric fight prostate cancer.
Environment Update: "Unauthorized GM Wheat Exposes The Insanity of Open-Air Field Trials". [Andrew Gunther 5June13 www.animalwelfareapproved.com] "Unapproved, unwanted, and now out of control: the news that an unlicensed genetically modified (GM) wheat has been found growing on a field in Oregon - almost 10 years after it was supposed to have completely destroyed - sent shivers down my spine".
"Concerns Over Radioactive Fracking Waste Continue to Mount". [Sharon Kelly 3June13 www.ecowatch.com]
Chris Hedges is one of our nation's most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and authors. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, reporting for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. While at the Times, Chris received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. The same year he received Amnesty International's Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Among Chris' many noteworthy books are "American Fascists" "Empire of Illusion", and "Death of the Liberal Class." His latest is "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" - a compelling hard look at the most impoverished regions in the US that have become what Chris calls "sacrifice zones" for the benefit of the powerful and wealthy. Continuing the discussion on increasing surveillance in America.
4-5 Gary Null Program 06-12-13
We have as our guest today one of the nation's more colorful political and social voices in the progressive community - Jesse Ventura. He was a Navy Seal during the latter phase of the Vietnam War, followed by a career in the World Wrestling Federation and then as a national sportscaster. In the early 1990s, Jesse began his political career, first as mayor of Brooklyn Park in Minnesota and then as governor of the state elected on the independent Reform Party ticket from 1998 to 2002. Jesse has been an ardent supporter of Main Street Americans - when his state of Minnesota ran a budget surplus, he provided a sales tax rebate since the money belonged to the public. He is a leading critic of the federal policies that are morphing America into a police surveillance state. Jesse has written several books including "63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want you to Read". His most recent publication is "DemoCrips and ReBloodlicans: No More Gangs in Government". A conversation on the state of the nation, our surveillance state, and where this country is heading during Obama's remaining 3 years in office.
5-6 Gary Null live.
Usually with open phones - first calls get through. (818) 985-5735.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
12-1 Dave Emory "For The Record #576 Voteschwitz: So Near, yet so Farben"
Supplementing previous programs about the perils of electronic voting, this broadcast highlights the new proprietors of the Sequoia electronic voting technology. Previously run by elements connected to organized crime and the GOP, Sequoia was purchased by Smartmatic. Somewhat obscured by a tangled web of offshore companies, Smartmatic (and Sequoia's voting machines) are actually owned by a group of entities affiliated with the member companies of I.G. Farben, some established during World War II.
Program info and downloads: http://www.spitfirelist.com http://www.wfmu.org/daveemory
1-2 Glenn Greenwald, "The Surveillance State"
The June 2013 revelations of massive government spying should not really come as a surprise. Since Sept 11 there has been a steady drift to more and more state power, secrecy and totalitarianism all in the name of national security. Snooping, prying, eavesdropping, call it what you want the government is doing it on a scale never before seen. Sophisticated new technologies allow for more intrusions into our private lives. Beyond the ever present cameras, there is deep data-mining, nanosecond biometric identification and drone aircraft in the skies above. The invasive monitoring of public space and the simultaneous erosion of our rights has been largely a bi-partisan affair. State surveillance power, undermining basic freedoms in the name of protecting them, is growing relentlessly. The swelling domestic databases of the NSA probably contain your personal information including emails, text messages, and phone calls. And this burgeoning Orwellian apparatus has become a cash cow for corporations such as Booz Allen Hamilton. Comedian Stephen Colbert sarcastically observes, There are bound to be casualties in the never-ending war on terror and one of them just happens to be the U.S. Constitution.
Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for The Guardian, broke the story of Washington's widespread electronic dragnet. His exclusive interview with NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden was an international media sensation. He is a lawyer and the author of How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. He is the recipient of the Izzy Award from the Park Center for Independent Media for his "pathbreaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues." He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of Bradley Manning.
From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977, http://www.alternativeradio.org
2-3:30 Eben Rey, "Project Next" http://www.projectnext.us
Examining the formative future. Email Eben: firstname.lastname@example.org
3:30-4 The Bioneers - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
"Good Jobs, Clean Environment: Both or Neither"
The emerging green economy promises to provide large-scale job creation while healing the Earth and building the middle class. Roxanne Brown, Assistant Legislative Director for the United Steelworkers and Steering Committee member of the BlueGreen Alliance, describes how this national partnership of major labor unions and environmental organizations is expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. BlueGreen Alliance Director of Chemicals, Public Health and Green Chemistry Charlotte Brody portrays the real-time societal transformation underway when workers and environmentalists find common ground and also honestly acknowledge their differences. Program information: 1 (877) bioneer http://www.bioneers.org
4-4:30 Timothy Mousseau "Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places: Biological Implications"
When the biologist, Professor Tim Mousseau, concluded this talk by showing heartbreaking pictures of the birds of Chernobyl and their tumors and birth defects, the physician and anti nuclear campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott stepped up to the podium to thank him.
She said: "I want to pay homage to Tim Mousseau, who with his colleagues is actually endangering his life by going into extremely high radioactive areas doing pioneering work, which is going to change the concept of radiation exposure to humans. What is happening to the animals, the insects and the plants is going to happen to us."
Mousseau is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. For 13 years he and his scientific collaborator Anders Moller from the University of Paris, Sud, have done research in the most contaminated areas of Chernobyl. When Fukushima Daiichi exploded they began field work there as well. They study birds, insects, microbes, and plants at over 1,000 sites, creating the most diligent inventories of each study area and returning year after year. They found significantly increased rates of genetic damage in direct proportion to the level of exposure to radioactive contaminants.
Tim Mousseau spoke on March 11, 2013, on the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi explosions at a Symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine. The two day meeting was organized by Dr. Helen Caldicott's Foundation, at nuclear free planet dot org, and co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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From TUC Radio, 1 (707) 463-2654, http://www.tucradio.org
4:30-5 The Thom Hartmann Show Special
Thom Hartmann and Senator Bernie Sanders 'Brunch with Bernie,' All info: http://www.thomhartmann.com http://www.sanders.senate.gov www.bernie.org
Thom Hartmann et al in L.A.
5-6 Thom Hartmann in L.A. for PDA
A recent fundraiser by the Progressive Democrats of America in Los Angeles featuring Lily Tomlin, John Nichols of "The Nation," Jim Hightower, and Thom Hartmann. Recorded by Global Voices for Justice http://www.gvfj.org
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
12-1 Alan Watts, "Do You do It or Does It Do You?" Part 2 of 4
"An exploration of the volitional relationship between the knower and the known, and thus of the Hindu-Buddhist doctrine of karma, what 'everything which comes to you is a return to you of what went out of you.' In other words: Is what happens to you just what you wanted?" (AW)
From MEA, Box 303, Olema, CA 94950. 1 (866) 492-8446. http://www.alanwattsseminars.com From MEA, Box 303, Olema, CA 94950.
1-2 Shinzen Young, "Dealing with Fear and Anxiety"
Fear and anxiety. Working with fear. Divide and conquer. Q&A: Being versus being grabbed by experience. Observe and untangle. Escaping INTO fear. Experiencing fully, objects versus vibrations. Watching your meta-program.
From Vipassana Support International, 1 (866) 666-0874. http://www.shinzen.org (for local classes click on 'other programs).
2-3 Jack Gariss, "Your Religion is What You Do With Your Aloneness"
We see the universe in conditioned ways - meditatin is the process of unlearning. Ride the wind of meditation through the gteless gate into direct awareness. From Bio-Meditation Society.
3-4 J. Krishnamurti "Fear"
To Krishnamurti, fear, like so much of the conflict and insecurity in human life, is the result of the insistence on a division between oneself and the world. Those things of which people are afraid of are the products of thought: loss of certainty, loss of self-expression or self-gratification. Like thought itself, such fears are dependent upon the flow of psychological time. As with thought itself, he suggests that one might put an end to fear by developing an awareness which exists without thought and free of time.
From KFA, Box 1560, Ojai, CA 93024. (805) 646-2726. http://www.kfa.org
4-5 Erin Olivo: A 'Wise Mind' and Regulating Our Emotions
Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Erin Olivo, an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the former director of the Columbia Integrated Medicine program. With Sounds True, Erin has created the audio learning program Free Yourself from Anxiety: A Mind-Body Prescription. In this episode, Tami speaks with Erin about three essential skills to help us regulate our emotional reactivity, and explores what it might mean to develop a "wise mind" in relation to our emotions. She also shared on-the-spot tips to help us when we feel triggered by stress, and her insights on how we can reduce chronic negative self-talk. From Sounds True Insights at the Edge Series. For free signup for free downloads of audios and transcripts: http://www.soundstrue.com/directaccess
5-6 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show"
From KPFA. All info: 1 (888) 741-gods, http://www.coyotenetworknews.com
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