Pathways

For over 25 years on KBOO, the Pathways interview program has offered lively, original conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation. Over the years, we have been honored to bring to KBOO listeners some of the biggest names in the field -- including:  Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, John Gray, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and hundreds of other authors and teachers. In addition, we make it a point to host local talent -- people who are making a positive cultural difference in our Oregon radio community.

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Episode Archive

Pathways on 07/07/13

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Sun, 07/07/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 06/30/13

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Pathways
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Sun, 06/30/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 06/23/13

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Sun, 06/23/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 06/16/13

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Sun, 06/16/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Kevin Renner speaks with host Paul O'Brien

Our guest this week on Pathways is Kevin Renner, author of the new book, In Search of Fatherhood: Stories from women around the world. A former journalist, Kevin holds an undergraduate degree in social sciences with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.  He speaks widely, publishes a monthly column in The Oregonian newspaper, and blogs at Kevin-renner.com.

Pathways on 06/09/13

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Sun, 06/09/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 06/02/13

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Sun, 06/02/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Thubten Chodron speaks with host Paul O'Brien

Our guest this week on Pathways is Thubten Chodron, author of the new book, Don't Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion. She is an American-born Buddhist nun, has studied and practiced Buddhism in India and Nepal since 1975. Chodron travels worldwide, teaching and leading meditation retreats, and is known for her clear and practical explanations of the Buddha's teachings. She is the author of numerous books, including Buddhism for Beginners and Open Heart, Clear Mind. She is the founder of the Sravasti Abbey, in Newport, WA, which fulfills her long-held vision to share the Buddha's teachings, incorporating the best elements of Western society, including gender equality and using technology to spread the Dharma.

Pathways on 05/26/13

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Sun, 05/26/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 05/19/13

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Pathways
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Sun, 05/19/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 05/12/13

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Sun, 05/12/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author William Bernstein speaks with host Paul O'Brien

Our guest this week on Pathways is William J. Bernstein, author of the new book, Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History from the Alphabet to the Internet. William is a financial theorist and historian whose books include The Birth of Plenty, The Four Pillars of Investing and most recently A Splendid Exchange. He is a Ph.D., M.D. and is a practicing neurologist in Oregon. Known for his quarterly journal of asset allocation and portfolio theory "Efficient Frontier", Dr. Bernstein is also a principal in the money management firm Efficient Frontier Advisor. He is a frequent guest columnist for Morningstar, and is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Pathways on 05/05/13

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Sun, 05/05/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Jennifer "Elemental" Larkin speaks with host Paul O'Brien

Our guest this week on Pathways is Jennifer "Elemental" Larkin, an experienced international facilitator, coach and trainer. With a masters in Performance Psychology, her specialty is Performance Optimization and for over two decades she has been helping business owners, creative professionals and sports men and women to achieve their greatest ambitions. She travels around the world delivering consciousness raising workshops with a mission to transform millions of lives by spreading joy, fun, & laughter using conscious educational messages inspiring global transformation.

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The Energy Solution Revolution

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Sun, 11/21/2010

Dr. Brian O’Leary is a scientist-philosopher with fifty years of experience in academic research, teaching and government service in frontier science and energy policy.  He was a NASA scientist-astronaut during the Apollo program, the first to be selected for a planned Mars mission, and participated in unmanned planetary missions as an Ivy League professor. Over the past four decades, Dr. O’Leary has been an international author, speaker, peace activist, founder of non-profits, and advisor to progressive U.S. Congress members and presidential candidates. Brian’s latest book, “The Energy Solution Revolution”, describes the enormous potential of breakthrough clean energy technologies, their suppression and their logical necessity for our survival.  In 2004, he and his wife, the artist Meredith Miller, moved to the Andes in Ecuador, where they co-created Montesuenos – an eco-retreat and educational center dedicated to creativity and the rights of nature.

  • Length: 28:26 minutes (26.03 MB)
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Pachamama Alliance: protecting the Earth's rainforests and the indigenous people who live there

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Sun, 10/31/2010

Natalia Greene is an Ecuadorian environmental and climate change activist and this interview takes place in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. 

Natalia works as the Political Program Coordinator for Pachamama Alliance in Ecuador.  She was actively involved in the recent Constitution process in Ecuador, including promotion of the 'Rights to Nature' clause as well as the ongoing role of civil society and for indigenous people in the process.

Natalia has advanced degrees in political science and makes her home in Quito, Ecuador.

  • Length: 30:08 minutes (27.58 MB)
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Sex, Time & Power

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Pathways
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Sun, 10/24/2010

 

Leonard Shlain is the author of three critically acclaimed, national bestselling, award-winning books.  His first, Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light, (HarperCollins) was published in 1991, and is presently used as a textbook in many art schools and universities.  The LA Times called it a “Tour de Force” and the New York Times Book Review was equally enthusiastic A&P has also been translated into foreign languages. 

Dr. Shlain lectures widely both here and in Europe.  He has been a keynote speaker for such diverse groups as the Smithsonian, Harvard, Florence Academy of Art, Salk Institute, Phillips collection, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, and the European Union’s Ministers of Culture.

  • Title: Leonard Schlain
  • Length: 28:14 minutes (32.32 MB)
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Health and Weight Management: The Lipotype System

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Sun, 09/26/2010

Dr. Norman Easley speaks with host Paul O'Brien about health, weight management, and his research.

Blessed Unrest

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Sun, 09/26/2010

Paul Hawken discusses his book, Blessed Unrest; How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Paul is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and best-selling author of six previous books. He is the architect and leading proponent of reform with respect to ecological practices. Starting at age 20, he has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.

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  • Length: 29:44 minutes (34.02 MB)
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Buddhist States of Being

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/29/2010

Leigh Brasington speaks with host Paul O'Brien.

Leigh Brasington has been practicing meditation since 1985 and is the senior American student of the late Venerable Ayya Khema. She confirmed his practice and requested that he begin teaching. Leigh assisted Venerable Ayya Khema starting in 1994, and has been leading retreats on his own since 1997 in both Europe and North America. 

Since the death of the Venerable Ayya Khema, Leigh is the only person authorized by her who is currently teaching the Jhanas in North America. He is entrusted with the transmission of a practice given by the Buddha, which is in danger of being lost to the world.

  • Length: 29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)
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The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World

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Sun, 08/08/2010

Michelle Goldberg is a peripatetic journalist and author who has always been fascinated by the intersection of ideology, sex and politics. Her first book, the New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism (WW Norton), delved into some of the reddest precincts of the United States to expose the ascendant politico-religious fundamentalism dominating the Republican Party and, at the time, the Bush administration. Her newest book is The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World.
 

  • Length: 29:13 minutes (26.74 MB)
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Understanding the Crash

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Sun, 08/01/2010

What has happened to the world economy? How can the troubles of a working-class community in Cleveland or a new suburb of Miami become an international financial crisis? How did a smaller and smaller group of people come to control a larger and larger percentage of the world's money? Is it possible to restructure our financial system and what roll will ordinary people play?

Seth Tobocman is the author of Understanding the Crash, a progressive account in comics format of how bad mortgages turned into a global financial meltdown -- and a compelling manifesto for change. Seth is a radical comic book artist best known for the political anthology World War 3 Illustrated, which he started in 1979 with fellow artist Peter Kuper. He lives in New York City, where he teaches cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts.
 

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

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Sun, 07/11/2010

Author Juliet Schor speaks with host Paul O'Brien.

We are living in a new ecological and economic reality.  Humans are using this planet's resources faster than we are regenerating them.  Eco-systems are shutting down, turning oceans into dead zones and farmland into desert.  As a result, food, energy, and transport are becoming increasingly expensive. The current recession has led to another type of scarcity: incomes, jobs, and credit are also in short supply.  Our usual way back to growth -- a debt-financed consumer boom -- is no longer an option we can afford. Our guest today argues that through a major shift to new sources of wealth, green technologies and different ways of living, we can all experience plenitude.

Juliet Schor is the author of Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies. Her research has focused on the economics of work, spending, environment, and the consumer culture. She is also cofounder of the Center for the New American Dream, an organization devoted to ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles. www.julietschor.org

Comments

April 5, 2009 Interview

Hi, I love your show and heard only the last portion of an interview you had this morning with a man who talked about dreaming together and how we can re-write our stories. I missed his name at the beginning of the show. I am intrigued and would like to know more about him... Can you please tell me his name? Thank you!

This author's name in Dr.

This author's name in Dr. Robert Moss and you will find several books on dreaming by him - one of the foremost authorities on dreaming, no doubt.

Pathways show- 2-01-09

Thanks, for the shows Sunday mornings; great way to start the week, and so glad to hear OCOM sponsoring you. Will be sure to mention this next visit we make there.

The "Well Dressed Ape" this AM was simply scintillating!

todays PATHWAY guest

Today's topic was particularly interesting, I would love to locate his website. He said it is www.connecttogod.com unfortunately this address sends the searcher to a christian website certainly not the site I was anticipating. Please send me more info so I am able to locate the correct site.
I did not catch the Rabi's name. The discussion was Kabalah and Neurology.
Thank you,
Colleen

Last weeks' show on forgiveness

Hi-
Great show last Sunday. Could you please remind me of the name of the author and her book? Didn't have a pen handy when the show was one and want to follow up.

Thanks,
Shari

Pathways

Please give me a call 503-528-0222 for info. Tom Park

Hello & Happy New Year

Hi Tom,

Crystal Wendekier, former Events Coordinator of East West Bookshop in Seattle, here to say hello and Happy New Year. I hope this email finds you well.

I decided to give up on the real estate business in Seattle. I finished graduate school in June 2008 and recently relocated to my home town of Sacramento, CA. I received a Master of Science Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with a focus on leadership and organizational development from Bastry University.

I'm currently looking for full-time or consulting work in Event/Program Management in the Sacramento area. I was wondering if you'd write a recommendation for me on my professional networking webpage at www.LinkedIn.com about my event work with you over the years when I was at East West. I would greatly appreciate it. You can see my webpage at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/crystal/wendekier. You will need to sign into view my full webpage.

Please let me know if you ever need my help with your events.

Thanks,
Crystal Wendekier
crystalw38@yahoo.com
206-755-0624 cell

Guest on Pathways on 7/6

Dear Paul,
Please let me know who your guest on 7/6, was, and any contact info., i.e. website.

It was a really good interview, as always, but it was cut off a few minutes early.

Thank you, and I love Pathways! Keep up the good work.
Mary

Guest on 7/6

The guest on Pathways on July 6, 2008 was Ainslie MacLeod, author of The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended

Tarot cards, history

Imagine someone who is so passionate about card games to deny that a deck of cards could be used any other way (including divination) than the way he likes ... and to think that he equates such misuse of cards with causing damage to culture! Is just playing cards so important? Is it more important than the effort to achieve greater understanding of the meaning of one's life, for instance -- whether you agree with the methodology or not?

There are lots of ways to do divination, and Tarot is definitely one of them, but Tarockspieler conflates divination with fortune-telling, betraying the fact that he/she doesn't know much about the difference between them. I would recommend my book, Divination.

I quite agree with his/her assessment of Tickle and most sites, as well as the abundance of fraudulent practitioners in the world of Tarot readings. I am well aware of the controversies about the origins of the Tarot deck, including the reductionist denial history that Tarockspieler subscribes to. On the basis of my sources, which I do not want to discuss in a Pathways forum (but would be happy to share via a more appropriate forum), I find it overly simplistic to categorically assert, as Tarock does, that there was no spiritual dimension to the origins of the Tarot symbology, which includes astrological, numerological and Kaballic corespondences. He/she can write or email to me directly for those sources if so desired.

I would share them here, but this post is completely misplaced on a KBOO forum related to the Pathways radio program, of which I happen to be a host, but which has nothing to do with Tarot per se, and has only featured a couple interviews on the topic in the past 24 years. Why was this post, which only has to do with my "day-job," posted here??? I have a blog on Tarot.com that would be more appropriate.

Tarot Cards, History

Great write up! I have a two trusted Tarot readers that are sincere prationers and their clientel are equally sincere for the most part. And as for myself I treat their knowlege and profession with respect and reverence. Being that we're resourcing the infinite divine upon potential directions that lay before us in life we'd might as well be respectful about it. Being respectful and sincere about this artform and you'll glean truthful results within the infinite sea of probabilities (quantum field).

I'd like to share more on the topic however, it may be a better idea to continue with this discussion later at your Tarot.com site.

 

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