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

The Brain's Hidden Quest For Cool

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 05/17/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Steven Quartz speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Steven Quartz is the author of the new book, Cool: How the Brain's Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World. Steve is a professor of philosophy and cognitive science and the director of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of Liars, Lovers, and Heroes and lives in Malibu, California.

Breitenbush

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Breitenbush business director Peter Moore speaks with host Paul O'Brien
This pledge drive edition of Pathways features Peter Moore discussing Breitenbush.

Weed the People

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 05/03/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Bruce Barcott speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Author Bruce Barcott speaks with Pathways host Paul O'Brien
Bruce Barcott is author of the new book, Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. Bruce is a former Guggenheim Fellow, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, the Atlantic Monthly, Outside magazine, and many other publications. The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, his critically praised true story of a woman fighting a global corporation and a corrupt government to save the world's most beautiful bird, was reviewed on the front cover the New York Times Book Review, and has been adopted as a "One Book" choice by a number of cities and colleges across the United States. His previous book, The Measure of a Mountain, earned the Washington State Governor's Award.

Undoing the Ego

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 04/26/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Tom Park interviews Mark Sanchez and Tomas Veairia about "Undoing the Ego"
Tom Park interviews Mark Sanchez and Tomas Veairia about "Undoing the Ego"

D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Anthony Alvarado speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Anthony Alvarado is author of the new book, D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity. Anthony has been a forest fire fighter, a high school science teacher, a library delivery truck driver, a telephone psychic, and a mental health counselor. He lives with a cat, a dog, and a girl in Portland, Oregon. When he is not doing magical experiments he spends his time writing and trying not to drink too much coffee.

Talking Story

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 04/12/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Marie-Rose Phan-Lê speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Marie-Rose Phan-Lê is author of the new book Talking Story: One Woman's Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions. Marie-Rose has more than twenty years' experience in film and television production (Northern Exposure, Prefontaine, Ace's High). She is the founder and president of Healing Planet Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of ancient healing and spiritual traditions. Marie-Rose has traveled extensively from the beaches of Hawaii to the heights of the Himalayas, for her award-winning documentary film, Talking Story, the companion to her book.

The Secret of Your Immortal Self

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Guy Finley speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Author Guy Finley speaks with Pathways host Paul O'Brien
Guy Finley is the author of the new book, The Secret of Your Immortal Self: Key Lessons for Realizing the Divinity Within. Guy is also the acclaimed author of The Secret of Letting Go and more than 40 other books and audio programs that have sold over a million copies in 18 languages worldwide. He has presented self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 30 years and has been a guest on over 500 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, Wisdom Network, and many others.

Emotional Brain Training

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 03/29/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Therapist Judy Zehr speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Judy Zehr is an Emotional Brain Training practitioner and psychotherapist. Judy has a Master's degree in counseling psychology, as well as a Master's degree in human resources. She has been the past Director of Clinical Education at the Institute for Health Solutions, University of California, San Francisco and provides coaching and groups in Emotional Brain Training in Portland, Oregon as well as well as tele-groups and tele-coaching.

Ecology and Culture: The Economics of Happiness

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Activist Helena Norberg-Hodge speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Helena Norberg-Hodge is an author, speaker, filmmaker, and producer of an award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, and has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. Trained in linguistics, she has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared on broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian.

Local Dollars, Local Sense

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Michael Shuman speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Michael H. Shuman is the author of the new book, Local Dollars, Local Sense:  How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. Michael is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the “JOBS Act,” signed into law by President Obama in April 2012. Michael is currently Director of Community Portals for Mission Markets and a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and Post-Carbon Institute.  He’s also a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. He is also an adjunct instructor in community economic development for Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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