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Master List of "Discovery" Radio Programs

CMS has been producing 30- and 60-minute radio interviews since 1985, often focusing on topics not covered in commercial broadcast media (sexuality and gender, death and dying, complementary medicine, etc.). To the right are links to selected programs produced since 1998.

[Dates refer to original air dates on KKUP Radio, 91.5 FM, in San Jose, Calif. Guest information is current as of broadcast date.]

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2013 Radio Shows

12-12-2013 "30 Years in Radio"
In the final broadcast of "Discovery" on KKUP, 91.5 FM in Silicon Valley, Senior Producer and CMS founder Josh Wagner reflects on 30 years in radio and takes a different turn by mentioning highlights from his own life (he was a draft resister in Berkeley in the late 1960s, for example) and reflecting on certain "Discovery" guests who were particularly influential.

Rey Gonzalez interviews the actor and activist, Sabra Williams, who is Director of Outreach of The Actors' Gang, in Los Angeles. Led by Tim Robbins, The Actors' Gang teaches all aspects of theatre to the community, with a special focus on disenfranchised youth. Inspired by Ms. Williams' work in England, The Actors' Gang initiated the Prison Project, which carries out similar work at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, Calif.

Don Cormier conducted a live, in-studio interview with Rev. Dr. Allen David Young, author of "Catching God's Thoughts - Visioning with Elements of the I Ching." The topic was "science and spirituality." (

Josh Wagner hosted an interview with Victor Amezcua and Julie Catton-Amezcua, recorded in La Manzanilla, Jal., Mexico. Victor and Julie, a married couple, describe their Natural Language School and their La Catalina Foundation, which built a computer lab in this small town of 2,000 and offers scholarships to high school and college students and free educational programs of all kinds to the residents of this picturesque costal town, situated 3-1/2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta. and

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Rey Gonzalez conducted a live, in-studio interview with Emad Yahya, President of the Arab American Culture Center of Silicon Valley. They discussed issues facing Arab Americans such as discrimination.

Catherine Middaugh dedicate the hour to an explanation about - and airing portions of - the 2013 Grammy best alternative album of the year, "Making Mirrors," by the Belgian-Australian artist Gotye (ne Wally De Backer). It's a "concept album," which means it's meant to be listened to without interruption, like a symphony.

Don J. Cormier conducted an in-studio interview with Sunnyvale residents Marlees Salsbury and Peggy Kitting, discussing issues faced by mobile home owners, who own their homes but cannot move them, and face un-controlled rent increases for the land they occupy. They had seen little enforcement of proper maintenance standards of the park, meaning that they could neither sell their homes nor afford to continue living in them.

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2012 Radio Shows

09-13-2012 "Why You Should Never, Ever Take Statin Drugs"
Part 2 of a two-part interview with Al Watson, medical researcher, author, and owner of Diet Heart Publishing. He discusses what he refers to as one of the biggest blunders in medical history . . . the 50-year war on cholesterol and saturated fat. He addresses the dangers of statin drugs, of most vegetable oils, and of the high-carb, low-fat diet.

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03-08-2012 "Why Have We Become So Fat?"
Part 1 of a two-part interview with Al Watson, medical researcher, author, and owner of Diet Heart Publishing. He discusses what he refers to as one of the biggest blunders in medical history . . . the 50-year war on cholesterol and saturated fat. He addresses the dangers of statin drugs, of most vegetable oils, and of the high-carb, low-fat diet.

01-12-2012 "Teachers' Burden"
Rey Gonzalez interviews two full-time local elementary school teachers, with a total of 16 years' teaching experience between them. One, Susan, is a KKUP programmer, and the other, May, happens to be Rey's stepdaughter. They discuss how much time it takes them to prepare for their classes in the fall and some of the challenges they face as public school teachers in today's economic climate.

01-05-2012 "How Fungi Feed Us"
Jim Maley hosts our annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair interview (to publicize the annual Fair this is their 38th year), which features one or more fungus experts. His guest is Santa Cruz-based mushroom guru Phil Carpenter, who has over 30 years' experience in this field. They discuss the different varieties of fungus, safe mushroom gathering, dangerous mushrooms to be wary of, and some of the rare and common mushrooms that are most flavorful.

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2011 Radio Shows

10-13-2011 "Why Everything's Going Digital"
Josh Wagner interviews Joe Esposito, digital media strategist and former Encyclopedia Britanica CEO, who addresses issues such as the transition away from print media, digital piracy, online privacy, the roles of such behemoths as Apple, Google and Amazon, and the effects of the open source movement.

07-14-2011 "Can Death Be Joyful?"
Long-time hospice volunteer (and professional software engineer) Vanessa Callison-Burch talks about her many years' experience in the hospice movement and how hospice services can make the end of life a joyful event.

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05-12-2011 "How to Improve Our Schools"
Rey Gonzalez speaks extensively about the public education system and how to improve it, drawing on his many years' experience as a substitute teacher. He covers areas such as teacher tenure, discipline, and parents' involvement as a key to success.

04-14-2011 "A Sacred Mayan Midwife"
Josh Wagner interviews UCSC Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology Barbara Rogoff, who speaks about her more than 35 years' experience conducting field studies in Guatemala. An author of several books and numerous articles, she describes her most recent book, "Developing Destinies, a Mayan Midwife and Town," which centers on the life of an innovative sacred Mayan midwife and the many changes her town has experienced over the decades.

02-10-2011 "How Human Error Causes Disasters"
Rey Gonzalez interviews Dr. Sidney Seidenstein, a Human Factors Engineer. Citing events such as the near-crash of the Airbus A380, the San Bruno, Calif., natural gas line explosion, and the BP oil spill, Dr. Seidenstein explains the role of Human Factors Engineering in anticipating and analyzing human errors and system induced errors.

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2010 Radio Shows

12-9-2010 "A Woman's Courageous Fight Against HIV-AIDS"
Josh Wagner interviews Loreen Willenberg, who is known as an elite HIV-controller or long-term non-progressor. Diagnosed with HIV in 1992, her immune system is so strong that scientists are using her genetic markers in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This interview in its entirety is available online at Click here for the direct link.

08-12 & 09-09 & 10-14-2010 "Agroecology"
Josh Wagner spent a week in Chiapas, Mexico, recording many short interviews (in English and Spanish) at a major international agroecology conference, including with the founder of the science of Agroecology. Topics include "Food Sovereignty," the movement to encourage local populations to grow and consume the foods of their ancestors.

06-10-2010 "Labor Movement in Music"
Catherine Middaugh describes the evolution of the U.S. labor movement in the early to mid-20th Century and plays examples of music of the time by such artists as Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, and Joe Glazer.

05-13-2010 "How the Classics Returned to the Valley"
Rey Gonzalez interviews Andrew Bales, President of Symphony Silicon Valley, describing the comprehensive programs, current and projected, to enhance children's art education. Also addressed: the importance of art education.

03-11-2010 "Give Me Libertarianism or . . ."
Don Cormier hosts an in-studio discussion about Libertarianism, with guests John Webster, a Libertarianism activist ( with a background in high tech, and Jonathan Steele, a software writer who is a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party.

02-11-2010 "National Hispanic University"
Rey Gonzalez interviews the President of The National Hispanic University in San Jose, Dr. David Lopez, about the work and accomplishments of the university. Then Rey addresses the benefits of music study in young children in terms of their brain development.

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2009 Radio Shows

10-08-2009 "Racist Silicon Valley"
Rey Gonzalez interviews Ms. Pat Mitchell, Executive Director of Silicon Valley Faces, a nonprofit organization committed to ending bias, bigotry and racism in Silicon Valley and Northern California.

09-10-2009 "A New Kind of Coach"
Josh Wagner interviews Life Coach Jenna Sturz, who explains the history and process of personal and professional coaching.

04-09-2009 "Human Factors Engineering"
Rey Gonzalez interviews Dr. Sidney Seidenstein, who worked as a Human Factors Engineer for over 30 years, as well as in consulting and teaching in different colleges. He describes the field and its scope and provides several examples of what the field is all about. The thrust is that HFE puts man into the system and participates in the design, recognizing that man is a component with specific capabilities and limitations.

03-12-2009 "A Most Powerful Jew"
Josh Wagner interviews Ed Brodow, author of "Fixer," an historical novel based on his larger-than-life grandfather, the child of Eastern European Jewish immigrants growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, who became a fixture of politics and benevolence in New York City.

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2008 Radio Shows

12-11-2008 "Where Carols Came From"
Catherine Middaugh narrates the history and musicological and theological origins of Christmas music, from 1,000 C.E. to the present, complete with illustrative musical examples.

11-13-2008 "Classical Is Good"
Rey Gonzalez presents a brilliant analysis of the benefits of listening to and performing classical music and how classical music is losing followers.

07-10-2008 "Ten Latino Students"
Rey Gonzalez conducts a reading of an as-yet unpublished manuscript (by an anonymous female author who worked in a California public school district for more than 30 years) of a book tentatively titled "Tending the Garden - A True Account of Ten Latino Students." The author discusses her experience with young Latino high school students, including the challenges they face in school and at home.

02-07-2008 "Taking Care at the End"
Josh Wagner interviews the authors of "The End-of-Life Handbook, a Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One," David B. Feldman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, and Steven Lasher, Jr., M.D., Director of Palliative Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

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2007 Radio Shows

10-11-2007 "The Gerson Therapy"
Joseph Leight interviews Charlotte Gerson about the Gerson Therapy, an alternative cancer treatment (, and the Gerson Institute.

09-06-2007 "Atten . . . SHUN!"
Josh Wagner interviews chiropractor Dr. Lynn Peterson, principally on the topic of ADD and ADHD and wholistic approaches to their treatment.

08-09-2007 "A Miraculous Return"
Tony McGettigan interviews Mellen-Thomas Benedict (, who, in 1982, "died" from malignant brain cancer. He remained without vital signs for 90 minutes, after which he miraculously returned to life with a complete remission of the disease.

08-02-2007 "Public or Private?"
Valli Sharpe-Geisler interviews Kathryn Mathews of BAREC (Bay Area Research Extension Center: about a Santa Clara Valley land issue: preserving land for the public good vs. developing land for private development.

07-12-2007 "Woableza Labatte - Lakota Medicine Person"
Woableza, a noted American Indian spiritual leader, peace teacher, storyteller, singer and cultural consultant, shares his experiences of being a medicine man. He has traveled across the continent for over 30 years, gathering and sharing stories, songs and dances from the elders of many tribes. Now he shares that knowledge with people across the continent and around the world. He's a great grandson of the famed Dakotah Sioux "Chief Ti Wakan" (Sacred Lodge) who was instrumental in restoring peace between the Dakota and the United States Army during the great Indian wars.

06-14-2007 "E.T.s . . . for Real!"
Nuclear Physicist Charles James Hall, author of the Millennial Hospitality trilogy (Millennial Hospitality - 2002; The Road Home - 2003; The World We Knew - 2003), discusses his encounters with extra-terrestrials while in the military service in the Nevada desert in the 1960s.

03-01-2007 "Mexico's Domination"
Don Cormier interviews Quetza, representing the Centro Aslan Community Center and the Barrio Defense Committee, discussing the history of the colonization of Mexico by Spain and the U.S.

02-01-2007 "Some Wild Birds!"
Tony McGettigen interviews Mark Bittner and Judy Irving, collaborators in the creation of the movie "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill," a documentary that tells the story of Mark's amazing relationship with a flock of wild parrots who live and thrive in San Francisco.

01-11-2007 "Sonar Testing - Part 2"
Tony McGettigan and guest co-host Alfredo Cuba interview Mark Palmer of Earth Island Institute. Alfredo is founder of Silicon Valley In Defense of Animals. Mark Palmer is the Assistant Director of the International Marine Mammal Project at E.I.I. Subject: The effect of Naval underwater sonar testing on marine mammals.

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2006 Radio Shows

12-14-2006 "Sonar Testing - Part 1"
Tony McGettigan interviews Cheryl McGill on U.S. Navy sonar testing in costal waters and its effect on marine mammals. Michael Jasny, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, participates via telephone.

09-07-2006 "Spirit Is Alive in California"
Erik Davis, a San Francisco-based writer, culture critic and independent scholar, discusses his book "The Visionary State, a Journey through California's Spiritual Landscape," with photographs by Michael Rauner, published in 2006 by Chronicle Books. He's a frequent lecturer on topics ranging from electronic music to the evolution of consciousness.

08-03-2006 "How We Got It All Wrong"
Tony McGettigan interviews Michael Steinberg, author and attorney, who discusses his book, "The Fiction of a Thinkable World," published by Monthly Review Press. The book is a series of essays which explore the historical chain of events which have brought us to our current global situation and point to the fallacy of ideas which created and support our current social and economic practices.

03-09-2006 "Terrifying Explorations"
Tony McGettigan interviews Daniel Pinchbeck, author of "Breaking Open the Head," which includes a cultural history of psychedelic use, philosophical and critical perspectives on shamanism, and the author's personal explorations, ranging from transcendent to terrifying. His Web site is:

03-02-2006 "Solving World Hunger . . . Really!"
Interview with George Kent, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawaii. He's the author of "The Politics of Children's Survival," "Children in the International Political Economy," and the book under discussion, "Freedom from Want, the Human Right to Adequate Food." He discusses different approaches to solving world hunger.

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2005 Radio Shows

06-02-2005 "Against Depression"
The New York Times has referred to Dr. Peter Kramer as "possibly the best-known psychiatrist in America." Through his 1993 international best-seller, "Listening to Prozac," he helped change forever the way we look at antidepressants. In his latest book, "Against Depression," published in 2005 by Viking, he helps unmask the so-called cult of melancholy, the myth that depression somehow spurs creativity. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and the host of the award-winning mental health public radio program, "The Infinite Mind."

05-05-2005 "In the Shadow of Fame"
Psychoanalyst Sue Erikson Bloland is the daughter of famed psychoanalyst Erik Erikson and the author of In the Shadow of Fame--A Memoir by the Daughter of Erik H. Erikson, published in 2005 by Viking.

03-03-2005 "60 Minutes"
David Blum is the author of "Tick, tick, tick--the long life and turbulent times of 60 Minutes," published in 2004 by Harper Collins. He's the author of "Flash in the Pan: The life and death of an American restaurant," is the television critic for the New York Sun, and teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

02-03-2005 "The Business of Life"
Robert Michael Fried, former marketing executive, discusses his book "A Marketing Plan for Life--12 essential business principles to create meaning, happiness, and true success." In his book he translates marketing principles into a plan for personal success.

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2004 Radio Shows

12-02-2004 "Don't Be Nice, Be Real"
Kelly Bryson is the author of "Don't Be Nice, Be Real--balancing passion for self with compassion for others." He's been a family systems therapist for 30 years, and he spent 12 years as a monk in an ashram and 20 years as an authorized trainer with the Centers for Nonviolent Communication in Santa Cruz, California.

08-12-2004 "Spanglish"
Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, and the author of "Spanglish, the making of a new American language."

07-08-2004 "Alzheimer's Hell"
Judith Levine, the author of "Do You Remember Me?," chronicles her father's suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

03-11-2004 "The Right to Die"
Myriam Coppens (see 11/13/2003), who helped pen Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, and Tom Cuthbertson, author and aid-in-dying advocate, discuss the issue of assisted suicide, otherwise known as aid-in-dying.

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2003 Radio Shows

11-13-2003 "Healthy Human Sexuality"
Myriam Coppens, a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in sex therapy, a Licensed Nurse Practitioner, and a former Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University, talks about healthy human sexuality.

10-09-2003 "Trauma Doc"
David Bercelli, a trauma recovery specialist, talks about his work assisting the local population with trauma recovery in some of the hot spots of the world such as the Middle East.

09-11-2003 "Sex, Time, and Power"
Leonard Shlain, MD, San Francisco-based laparoscopic surgeon and author of Sex, Time and Power, explores the physiological differences between men and women which were responsible for much of cultural evolution.

08-07-2003 "Myths of Diet and Health"
Al Watson, author of 21 Days to a Healthy Heart, addresses some of the widespread myths surrounding diet and health, as well as good nutritional practices to maintain a healthy heart.

05-08-2003 "Low-Carb Controversy"
Dr. Stuart Trager, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Pennsylvania Hospital, the founder of Elite Health and Wellness, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He addresses the low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet.

04-12-2003 "Corporations 'r' Us"
Thom Hartmann, author of (among many other works) Unequal Protection, the rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights, explores the history of corporate power in America.

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2002 Radio Shows

12-12-2002 "Practical Spirituality"
Christian de Quincey is a Professor of Philosophy at JFK University and author of Radical Nature, Deep Spirit, and, with Willis Harman, The Scientific Exploration of Consciousness. In this interview he explores the concept of pan-theism.

09-12-2002 "What if Fat Doesn't Make You Fat?"
Gary Taubes is an author and journalist with decades of experience writing about science. He's a contributing editor to Technology Review and a contributing correspondent to Science magazine. And he worked as a writer and editor for Discovery magazine for almost 20 years. He's the author of "Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion," published by Random House, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist in the Los Angeles Times Book Awards of 1993. For his 2001 article in Science Magazine, "The Soft Science of Dietary Fat," he received the 2002 Best American Science Writing award and the 2001 National Association of Science Writers' Science-in-Society Journalism Award. He graduated from Harvard with a B.S. in Applied Physics, and has a Masters degree in Engineering from Stanford and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University.

06-06-2002 "Harmful to Minors"
Judith Levine, a journalist, essayist, and author, has written about sex, gender, and families for over twenty years. An activist for free speech and sex education, she is a founder of the feminist group No More Nice Girls and of the National Writers Union. She's the author of "My Enemy, My Love: Women, Men, and the Dilemmas of Gender," and of the book under discussion, "Harmful to Minors--the perils of protecting children from sex," published in 2002 by the University of Minnesota Press, with a foreword by Dr. Joycelyn Elders.

05-09-2002 "The Dumbing Down of Luxury"
James Twitchell teaches English and Advertising at the University of Florida. He's the author of "Ad-cult USA: The Triumph of Advertising in American Culture", and "Living It Up, Our Love Affair with Luxury." He describes how so-called luxury has become mainstream in our society.

04-11-2002 "F****d Companies"
Philip J. Kaplan, author of "F'd Companies--Spectacular Dot-com Flameouts," describes how his highly popular and highly lucrative Website was built on a whim with no marketing capital. He also discusses some of the excesses of the "Dot-bomb" phenomenon.

03-07-2002 "The To of Love"
Douglas Abrams, author of The Multi-Orgasmic Man, and Rachel Abrams MD, family practice physician (both co-authors of The Multi-Orgasmic Couple), describe the benefits to one's physical and emotional health of practicing the ancient art of the Tao of Love.

02-07-2002 "The War on Pain"
Dr. Scott Fishman is Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He's a recognized authority on pain management and the author of the book under discussion, "The War on Pain," released in hard cover in 2000 by Harper Collins, and available in paperback, published by Quill.

01-10-2002 "True-Life Psychedelic Adventures"
Charles Hayes has worked for 15 years in the world of publishing. His journalistic works have appeared in The Earth Times, E Magazine, High Times, Heads, Oxford American, and Shaman's Drum. He has worked as a writer/editor for a number of businesses and organizations, as a Website designer, and as a communications manager for a marketing firm. He's the editor and author of "Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures," published in 2000 by Penguin Putnam.

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2001 Radio Shows

12-13-2001 "Southern Comfort"
Rick Bragg is the best-selling author of "All Over But the Shoutin'," "Somebody Told Me," and the book under discussion, "Ava's Man," published in 2001 by Alfred A. Knopf. He's a national correspondent for the New York Times and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996. In his 20-year career he has twice won the prestigious American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award as well as more than 50 writing awards. In 1992 he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.

09-13-2001 "Firmly Planted in History"
Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor at Harper's magazine. He's the author of two prize-winning books: "Second Nature: A Gardner's Education," and "A Place of My Own: The Education of an American Builder"; and the book under discussion: "The Botany of Desire: a plant's-eye view of the world," published in 2001 by Random House. He was recently awarded the first Reuters-World Conservation Union Global Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism.

08-09-2001 "Shamanic Vision"
Leslie Conton holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology. She's a Professor at Fairhaven College in Bellingham, WA, which is part of Western Washington University, and has taught there since 1980. Since 1985 she has been a faculty member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and has been a practicing Shaman since 1977.

06-14-2001 "Ads 'r' Us"
James Twitchell teaches English and Advertising at the University of Florida. He's the author of "Ad-cult USA: The Triumph of Advertising in American Culture" and "Twenty Ads that Shook the World--the century's most ground-breaking advertising and how it changed us all," published in 2000 by Crown Publishers.

04-12-2001 "See the World---Find Yourself"
David Yeadon has worked as an author, illustrator, journalist and photographer for more than 25 years. He's written more than 20 travel books, specializing in back-roads exploration. He's also a regular travel correspondent for National Geographic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other travel magazines. The book under discussion is "The Way of the Wanderer: Discover Your True Self Through Travel," published in 2001 by Travelers' Way.

03-08-2001 "The Politics of Cancer"
Samuel Epstein M.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and is chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. He has published approx 260 peer reviewed articles and has authored or co-authored 10 books, including the 1978 prize-winning "The Politics of Cancer"; the 1995 "Safe Shopper's Bible"; the 1998 "Breast Cancer Prevention Program"; and the 1998 "The Politics of Cancer, Revisited."

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2000 Radio Shows

11-09-2000 "Brave Tibetans"
Dr Stephen Harrison has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Purdue University, a Masters degree in Psychology from Antioch University, and an M.D. from Yale University. He received his psychiatric training at UCLA. He has also conducted photographic work in Norway, Scotland, and parts of the U.S. He's the author of "Whispered Prayers--Portraits and Prose of Tibetans in Exile," published in 2000 by Talisman Press.

10-12-2000 "A Gun Culture"
Michael Bellesiles is a Professor of History at Emory University in Atlanta, the Director of Emory's Center for the Study of Violence, and the author of Revolutionary Outlaws: Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier (1993); and Arming America--the Origins of a National Gun Culture, published in 2000 by Alfred A. Knopf.

08-10-2000 "The Politics of Pollution"
Jack Doyle has been writing about energy and environmental issues for more than 20 years. In 1979 he wrote "Lines Across the Land," an exposé of the U.S. rural electric cooperative system. In 1985 he wrote "Altered Harvest," about the emerging agriculture/biotech industry. 1991 saw the publishing of "Hold the Applause!," a critique of DuPont's environmental record. In 1994 he wrote "Crude Awakening," a critique of the oil industry. In mid-1994 he formed Corporate Sources, a non-profit investigative venture focused on business/environmental issues. The book under discussion is "Taken for a Ride: Detroit's Big Three and the politics of pollution," published in 2000 by Four Walls Eight Windows Press.

07-13-2000 "When Physics Follow Art"
Dr. Leonard Shlain is an Associate Professor of Surgery at U.C. San Francisco Medical Center, the Chief of Laparoscopic Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center, and the author of the 1991 bestseller "Art and Physics, parallel visions in space, time and light"; and the bestselling "The Alphabet versus the Goddess, the conflict between word and image," published in 1998 by Penguin/Arkana.

06-08-2000 "Highly Sensitive Person"
Dr. Elaine Aron is a Research Psychologist at State University of New York, is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California, and is the author of "The Highly Sensitive Person" and "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love," published in 1997 and 1999, respectively, by Broadway Books. She conducts workshops for HSPs around the country.

04-13-2000 "The Best Sex Ever"
Subject: "Guide To Getting It On!, The Universe's Coolest and Most Informative Book about Sex" by Paul Joannides, published in 2000 by Goofy Foot Press. Paul is a research psychoanalyst and was in private practice as a psychoanalyst in Southern California for 15 years. He's been teaching graduate students in psychoanalysis for 5 years; has supervised and taught graduate students in psychology; supervised the staff of a shelter for abused women; and has worked extensively with street kids.

01-13-2000 "The 'Spirit' of Today"
Philip Zaleski is the editor of Harper San Francisco's annual "the best spiritual writing" series, including the book discussed in this interview, "The Best Spiritual Writing, 1999." He's the senior editor of Parabola magazine and a professor at Smith College. He's also the author of "Gifts of the Spirit" and "The Recollected Heart."

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1999 Radio Shows

11-11-1999 "Downsizing Corporate Power"
David C. Korten is the author of "Post-Corporate World, Life after Capitalism," published in 1999 by Berret-Koehler Publishers. He's the author of nine previous books, including the best-selling "When Corporations Rule the World." He earned his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, taught at the Harvard University graduate school of business, and conducted research at the Harvard Institute for International Development. He served as a Ford Foundation project specialist in Manila and as Asia Regional Adviser on Development Management to the U.S. Agency for International Development.

10-07-1999 "Boys Will Be Men"
Paul Kivel is the author of "Boys Will Be Men--Raising our sons for courage, caring and community," published in 1999 by New Society Publishers. He's co-founder of the internationally recognized Oakland Men's Project and has conducted hundreds of workshops on racism and anti-violence. He's also the author of "Man's Work" and "Uprooting Racism."

08-12-1999 "The Coffee Grind"
Mark Pendergrast is the author of "Uncommon Grounds--The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World," published in 1999 by Basic Books; "For God, Country & Coca-Cola"; and "Victims of Memory." He has published widely in newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and The London Sunday Times. A graduate of Harvard, he's an investigative journalist and scholar.

07-08-1999 "Out with the Old God; In with the New"
John David Ebert is the author of Twilight of the Clockwork God - Conversations on Science and Spirituality at the End of an Age, published by Council Oaks Books in 1999. He has written and lectured extensively on mythology and its relevance to contemporary society and science, has appeared frequently as an expert on mythology on A&E's "Ancient Mysteries," and was an editor with the Joseph Campbell Foundation for 6 years.

06-10-1999 "Adventures from the Pilgrimage Trail"
Nicholas Shrady is the author of "Sacred Roads--Adventures from the Pilgrimage Trail," published in 1999 by Harper San Francisco. He received a degree in Philosophy in 1981 from Georgetown University. His reviews, articles, and feature stories have appeared in publications such as NY Times Book Review, Travel & Leisure, Architectural Digest, Forbes, and others.

01-14-1999 "American Musical Genius"
Lou Harrison, composer, artist, author and musical innovator, and perhaps the most renowned contemporary American classical composer, talks about his life, his music, and his involvement in the early gay rights movement in the U.S. Includes samples of his music.

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1998 Radio Shows

11-05-1998 "A Good Death"
Dr. Maren Monsen completed her residency in emergency medicine in 1994. She works in the Emergency Department of San Francisco General Hospital and produced the film "The Vanishing Line," released in 1997, which aired on the PBS documentary series POV.

Also: Kathleen Dowling Singh is the author of "The Grace in Dying, How we are transformed spiritually as we die," published in 1998 by Harper Collins. She has extensive training and experience in both transpersonal psychology and a number of spiritual traditions. She works with dying patients in a large hospice in southwest Florida and regularly addresses audiences on death, dying and the hospice movement.

10-08-1998 "A Junkie's Hell"
Jerry Stahl is the author of "Permanent Midnight," published in 1995 by Warner Books. The recently released movie of the same name was directed by David Veloz, starring Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Hurley, and Jeaneane Garafalo. Jerry Stahl was a TV writer for ALF, thirtysomething, etc., and he describes his experience as a junkie and high-paid work as a TV writer, and his eventually kicking his drug habit.



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