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

Sex from Scratch

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Sarah Mirk speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Sarah Mirk, author of Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules. Sarah is a journalist whose work focuses on gender, politics, and good ideas. As an editor for national feminist magazine, Bitch, she writes online daily about tricky issues of race, class, and sexuality. Previously, Sarah worked as a staff writer for The Portland Mercury and The Stranger (in Seattle). In addition to traditional reporting, she also writes nonfiction comics, ranging from personal stories of female Guantanamo veterans in Symbolia Magazine to a very successful series of small press comics about Oregon history. She lives and works here in Portland, Oregon.

The Skills of Pleasure

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Stewart Blackburn speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Author Stewart Blackburn speaks with Pathways host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Stewart Blackburn, author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want. He is a practicing modern shaman who uses pleasure as his primary healing modality, with both a local and online practice. Stewart is an Alaka'i, or senior teacher, of Aloha International, an organization promoting healing of all kinds throughout the world. He is a former professional chef with a Master's Degree in Food Science. His passion is in helping people become connoisseurs of feelings, reclaiming their own joy and excitement for life. He teaches Huna: Hawaiian Shamanism weekly, plus monthly workshops on aspects of an empowered life on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Pathways on 12/07/14

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 11/30/14

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 11/30/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Gary Ferguson speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Gary Ferguson, author of the new book The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness. Over the past twenty-five years Gary has established himself as an expert chronicler of nature, having written for a wide variety of publications from Vanity Fair to The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of nineteen books on science and nature, including the award-winning Hawk’s Rest. He is also a highly regarded keynote speaker at conservation and outdoor education gatherings around the country and is currently on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop Masters of Fine Arts program at Pacific Lutheran University.

Staying Focused in a Hyper World

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 11/16/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author John Gray speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is John Gray, author of the new book, Staying Focused in a Hyper World. John is the leading relationship expert in the world. After writing Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and a series of over 15 books on relationships, John has now added new insight for understanding the importance of nutrition and diet for mental and emotional health to manage stress effectively and to improve relationships at home and at work. He has reviewed thousands of medical studies and traveled the world to find ancient and modern remedies for improving one's mind, mood and focus. In his most recent book, Staying Focused in a Hyper World he explores the natural solutions for ADHD, memory and brain performance.

Pathways on 11/09/14

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 11/03/14

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 7:30am - 8:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 11/02/14

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 11/02/2014 - 7:30am - 8:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Dirty Little Secrets

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Kerry Cohen speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Kerry Cohen, author of the book, Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity. Kerry is the author of nine books, including Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity. She writes and has a private psychotherapy practice in Portland. Kerry is available for one-on-one writing instruction and therapeutic consultation for issues related to promiscuity.

Audio

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
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

Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 07/04/2010

Radio personality and author Bill Press speaks with host Paul O'Brien.

  • Length: 28:51 minutes (26.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Shift the Energy - Change your Life!

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 06/13/2010

Sharon Sinclair, energy shifter, speaks with host Paul O'Brien.

http://www.energy-shifter.com/

The Power of Your Child's Imagination

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 06/06/2010

Dr. Charlotte Reznick speaks with host Paul O'Brien about her book, The Power of Your Child's Imagination.

  • Length: 28:41 minutes (26.25 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Talk to Me Like I'm Somebody You Love

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 05/16/2010

Nancy Dreyfus, author of Talk to Me Like I'm Somebody You Love, speaks with host Paul O'Brien

  • Length: 27:55 minutes (25.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Northwest Academy

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 04/18/2010

Mary Folberg, Head of School at Northwest Academy, speaks with host Paul O'Brien.

  • Length: 27:58 minutes (25.6 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dharma Dialogues

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 04/11/2010

Catherine Ingram speaks with Paul O'Brien about Dharma Dialogues, a form of interactive meditation.

  • Length: 28:00 minutes (25.64 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

New Thought Christianity

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 03/21/2010

Reverend David Alexander (of the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living) speaks with Paul O'Brien.

Ani-Miracles

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 03/14/2010

Dr. Laurie Moore speaks with Paul O'Brien about communicating with animals.

The Next Hundred Million

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 02/21/2010

 

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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