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New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org

New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org

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Santa Rosa, CA

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Wisdom Radio

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New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 7847 Santa Rosa, California 95407 415-786-9979


Episodes

Prayer-The Natural Motion Of The Soul - Celeste Yacoboni - ND3519

3/3/2021
Prayer is our most universal and yet individual way of communicating with the divine, of connecting with the infinite dimensions of our being. Here we explore some of the many ways we pray. Celeste Yacoboni is an ordained Minister of Walking Prayer, ordained by the Center for Sacred Studies in Sonora, California. Her work focuses on guiding and supporting people through transitions by creating a space of awareness, presence and inspiration which integrates body, mind, spirit and emotions....

Duration:00:57:12

Play Is More Than Just Fun - Stuart Brown, M.D. - ND3496

2/23/2021
Play is deeply embedded in our natures. It contributes to optimism and hope for the future. It enables us with the ability to persevere. Brown concludes, “Play is a fundamental survival drive of humanity without which long term survival of our species may be at stake.” He describes research showing that most sociopaths suffer from play deprivation in their childhood. Stuart Brown. M.D. is a pioneer researcher on the effects of play. He’s the founder of the National Institute for Play in...

Duration:00:57:12

Eating Local Food As An Act Of Belonging - Vicki Robin - ND3494

2/16/2021
Robin shares how industrial agriculture has distanced us from the hands that grow and process our food. She explores why eating from your bioregion is good for you, good for your community, and good for the planet. As we commit, in some small way, to eating within a radius of where we live, we help turn the tide toward sustainable living and reconnect to community. Vicki Robin has been a pioneer at the forefront of the sustainable living movement. She has helped launch many sustainability...

Duration:00:57:12

Warriors For The Human Spirit - Margaret J. Wheatley, Ph.D. - ND3460

2/10/2021
In this time of constant distractions and disappointment we become exhausted and heartsick as our good work is ignored. Wheatley speaks with fierce honesty as she gives us the map of where we are. She also gives us tools that enliven and reinvigorate us in our work and relationships. Margaret Wheatley is an internationally acclaimed writer, speaker, and teacher. She is co-founder and President Emerita of The Berkana Institute, a charitable foundation that works with people around the world...

Duration:00:57:12

Reclaiming Scripture to Heal a Broken World - Jennifer Butler - ND3720

1/27/2021
Whether you are a Christian, a Jew, belong to any other denomination, or have no religious affiliation, you may be surprised to know that the Bible represents generations who have resisted tyranny in impossible circumstances when the future looked bleak. She also highlights the many women in the Bible who were first to resist the tyranny of unjust rulers. Jennifer Butler is an ordained Presbyterian minister with her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the...

Duration:00:57:12

Doing Good While Having Fun - Betsy Wiersma - ND3719

1/20/2021
How can fundraising be fun? Wiersma’s enthusiasm for gathering together while contributing to the larger community is infectious. She’s a mighty force for positive good. Tune in and discover how to come up with ideas and creative ways to raise money so that you too can be a catalyst for good and be energized to create awe-inspiring events in your community. Betsy is a consummate organizer and has been at it since she was a teenager. Missing the camaraderie of her biological sisters when she...

Duration:00:57:12

Looking for The Deeper and Greater Unities - Michael Meade - ND3718

1/13/2021
Meade, once more, shares with us a cornucopia of myths, including Jason and the Argonauts, as we explore this dangerous and narrow passage we are entering in our collective history. He points out that, even with opposing viewpoints, we are all traveling together in one ship and that mythic imagination will carry us successfully forward during these threshold times. Meade describes the landscape leading up to the Presidential election of 2020, “We are worn down, worn out. Burned out and...

Duration:00:57:12

Designing with Nature In Mind - Sim Van der Ryn - ND3495

1/6/2021
Sim Van der Ryn has been leading the way for a more regenerative, resilient, and sustainable future as a pioneer of the green building movement. This movement emphasizes the value to our health and well-being of a direct connection to nature. Designing in collaboration with nature is a major tool toward creating a vital new architecture for an empathic world. Van der Ryn has been a leading proponent of the green building movement (even before it was known as that), and for more than a half a...

Duration:00:57:12

A Mother's Journey In Exploring Transgender Issues - Paria Hassouri, M.D. - ND3717

12/30/2020
Hassouri goes through the reactions of shock, resistance, grief, acceptance, and finally pride when her 13-year old child tells her that she is transgender. What would happen if society weren't so strict with gender roles and thought more in terms of a gender spectrum? What would we look like as a society if we didn't assign binary roles to the different genders? Paria Hassouri, M.D. is a pediatrician, mother of three, and a transgender rights advocate. She’s a proud Iranian-American and has...

Duration:00:57:12

Connecting With Animals as Teachers - Richard Louv - ND3716

12/23/2020
This program explores a pervasive ailment of our age which is Nature Deficit Disorder. “The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” Louv also adds, “Conservation is no longer enough. For everything we receive from nature, we need to give back, we need to nurture nature, as much as it nurtures us.” Richard Louv’s writings and books have helped launch an international movement to connect children, families, and communities to nature. He is cofounder and chair emeritus of the...

Duration:00:57:12

Aging-A Tender And Ferocious Time - Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D. - ND3484

12/16/2020
When a realization flashes into our consciousness that we are aging, we tend to tighten up with fear. Negative images of our parents, grandparents, and friends loom before us. Anderson counsels us to move from that gripping fear into curiosity. She shares poignant stories about elders and luminaries such as Marion Woodman. This is a deeply personal and moving conversation. Sherry Ruth Anderson writes and teaches about spiritual development, with a special interest in women's experience and...

Duration:00:57:12

A Trailblazer of Earth Music - Paul Winter - ND3715

12/9/2020
Since the 1960s Paul Winter has been in the vanguard of musicians who express special appreciation for the natural music of our world, including wolves, whales, birds, wind and water. His inclusivity combines everything from Bach to Bossa Nova, and his albums, Common Ground and Callings, are cultural landmarks, as is his album Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. Our New Dimensions theme music, "Icarus," is performed by the Paul Winter Consort. Paul Winter’s albums include: Common Ground (1989), Wolf...

Duration:00:57:12

Listening is a Personal Pilgrimage - Mark Nepo - ND3490

12/2/2020
Poet, spiritual thinker and author of Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Nepo explores the many ways that deep listening is a matter of being changed by leaning into all we don't understand. Intuitive listening requires us to still our minds until the beauty of things older than our minds can find us. He describes this kind of listening as "a process by which what matters moves between us." He is the author of many books including Reduced To Joy (Cleis Press 2013) and More Together Than Alone:...

Duration:00:57:12

Stop Waiting To Live The Life You Love - Kristen Moeller - ND3506

11/25/2020
Moeller describes herself as a former “self help junkie” but when her home and all of her belongings burned in a raging wildfire she realized that she had only dipped her toes into the waters of living the life she longed to be living. After the fire, she was inspired to quit waiting for things to be “perfect” before acting on her passions. In this dialogue we explore the many reasons we wait for our life to begin, such as waiting for enough money, waiting for the right time, waiting to be...

Duration:00:57:12

Our Multiplicity of Selves - James Fadiman & Jordan Gruber - ND3711

11/18/2020
We are an unruly republic of independent entities, a multiplicity of selves. In this dialogue we explore how we discover, honor, and work with each of these selves. You’ll discover how awareness heals as we become aware of the reality of our own selves and the selves of others. James Fadiman, Ph.D. is a former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a Professor of Psychology, and one of the foremost researchers in microdosing studies. He’s the cofounder of the Sofia University, rooted...

Duration:00:57:12

Firefighter Wisdom For Tough Times - Hersch Wilson - ND3714

11/11/2020
Hersch Wilson is a volunteer firefighter-EMT who is committed to revealing how first responders can guide us in ways to act more effectively in our own lives. With insightful and practical wisdom he advises, and it is his experience, that it is helpful to approach life’s inevitable emergencies with the intention to remain calm and act creatively. He is the author of: Play to Win!: Choosing Growth Over Fear In Work And Life (coauthor with his late father, Larry Wilson) (Bard Press; Revised...

Duration:00:57:12

Diving Deep Into An Understanding Of Medical Cannabis - Bonni Goldstein, M.D. - ND3713

10/28/2020
Through cannabis medicine, Bonni Goldstein, M.D. has helped thousands of suffering patients find relief from chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions. Here she explains the current state of scientific research and offers actionable advice in using various forms of medical cannabis including information about the combination of TCB and CBD compounds and their effects. Bonni Goldstein is a physician, pediatric ER doctor, and cannabis specialist. She is the medical director of Canna–Centers...

Duration:00:57:12

Tapping Into The Powerful Resource of Effective Prayer - Guy Finley - ND3710

10/21/2020
Finley explores the most effective use of prayer beyond making wishes and petitions to the Divine. He says, “Prayer can help us discover that which is already living in us and is everything that we ever wanted, hoped, or actually imagined was possible.” He also outlines the 5-prayers for self-transformation. Guy Finley is a spiritual teacher and author. He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for transcendent self-study located in Merlin, Oregon. He...

Duration:00:57:12

A Candid Conversation Between A White Woman And African-American Woman About Racism - Ronita Johnson - ND3709

10/14/2020
This is a most candid and revealing conversation on the subject of systemic racism and culture. Here the two women converse about what we've learned, what continues to scare us, and our hope for the future. When asked how white people can become better allies to people of color, Ronita gives a sweeping list of things that people can do. Ronita Johnson has worked at the intersection of DEI which stands for diversity, equality, inclusion, and has been convening sacred circles for over 30...

Duration:00:57:12

Wandering And Wondering In Our Native Landscape - ND3608 Kate Marianchild

10/7/2020
Kate Marianchild has trained herself as an amateur naturalist watching wildlife, leading nature walks, and giving slide presentations. Here she shares the delight that comes from walking slowly or sitting quietly in nature, including how we might go about discovering our local eco-system. She is a “Citizen Scientist” who shares the delight that comes from walking slowly or sitting quietly in nature. She is the author of: Secrets of The Oak Woodlands: Plants & Animals Among California’s Oaks...

Duration:00:57:12