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  • The Resilient Brain

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    Noon Saturdays, Eastern: "The Resilient Brain," host Kathy Kitts
    Join us every Saturday to hear about the latest techniques for improving your own brain power at any age, from babies to centenarians!

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  • Mindfulness: Forget perfect. Just practice.

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    Creating a mindfulness skillset:
    We are hardwired to connect. The mind's default setting  gets stuck on being busy.  It's as if our we are becoming utterly  self-seeking,  wrapped up in our daily to-do list,   losing  perspective of the world around us.  Change your thinking and you change your life.   
    Mindful Breathing.  Pay attention to the in-breath and the out-breath – using each to cultivate a feeling of joy in being alive. 
    Concentration. Go deeply within the process of breathing, following in-breath and out-breath fully until no other thoughts are present. From the beginning of the out-breath to the end of the  out-breath, mind is always with it. 
    Awareness of the Body. The discipline involves shifting awareness from the breath to the entire body. Breathing in. I am aware of my body. Breathing out. I am aware of my body. Mind and body become one reality. When your mind is with your body, you are well established in the here and the now. You are fully alive. You can be in touch with the wonders of life that are available in yourself and around you.
    Releasing Tension. When you are truly aware of your body, you notice there is some tension and pain in your body, some stress. The tension and pain have been accumulating for a long time and our bodies suffer.  Our mind is not there to help release it.
    Walking Meditation. You don’t have to make any effort during walking meditation.  You are there, body and mind together. You are fully alive, fully present in the here and the now. With every step, you touch the wonders of life that are in you and around you. When you walk like that, every step brings healing.

  • Managing Change: What Does It Take for Crickets to Become Food?

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    219 GreenConnect host Kathy Sipple speaks with Coleen Wilder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Information and Decision Science at Valparaiso University, along with  several of her students.
    Wilder teaches Statistics and Management courses at the undergraduate level and Operations Management in the MBA program. Her research interests are in queuing theory, analytics, and entrepreneurship. She teaches a change management class where students are challenged to find ways to encourage stakeholders to embrace change. For this project, they looked at introducing insects as a protein source and pitched local restaurants to serve them.

  • The Resilient Brain

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    Noon Saturdays, Eastern: "The Resilient Brain," host Kathy Kitts
    Join us every Saturday to hear about the latest techniques for improving your own brain power at any age, from babies to centenarians!

  • Art & Music, Birds & Wildlife, Nature & Outdoor Destinations

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    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – for Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show. This episode airs live from Ridgemark Golf & Country Club, in Hollister, CA, as part of the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407 National Park units. On This Episode: - Elephant & Rhino Conservation - Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA - Nature in East Anglia, England - Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours UK - ‘Maritime’ the latest album by songwriters Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer - California’s Sequoia Country - Dana Dierkes – Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks, Denise Alonzo – Sequoia National Forest, Sandy Blankenship – Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Stephanie Cortez – Porterville Chamber of Commerce. - Go Wild in Yuma, AZ - Linda Morgan of Yuma Visitors Bureau - Birds in Art - Artist Victoria Chick. Plus, Hollywood History with Steve Schneickert!

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  • Kelly Hills, Madhusudan Katti & Kaberi Kar Gupta

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    Urban ecology, citizen science, Earth Day and the two-body problem. Kelly talks with Madhusudan Katti (Fresno State) and Kaberi Kar Gupta (Urban Slender Loris Project; organizer, new Citizen Science society). 

  • Alan Boyle & Matt Strassler • Large Hadron Collider

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    Discuss upcoming plans for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, and the largest single machine in the world –
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  • Steven M. Rosen, Integrative Journey through Alchemical Dimensions

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    In the Preface to his latest book, Dreams, Death, Rebirth: A Topological Odyssey into Alchemy's Hidden Dimensions, Steven Rosen states: "Our greatest certainty and greatest mystery is our mortality. In this book, I explore the subject of death and rebirth from a philosophical perspective that addresses the question of human identity. What death and its possible survival mean to us depends on the meaning of “us”—they depend, that is, on what we assume to be the boundaries and limits of our being." Steve's work in this and his previous books is some of the most profound I have read. He draws upon the topological structures of the Mobius strip, the Klein bottle, and others to help us understand the truly paradoxical connection we have to other forms of life--the animal, vegetable, and mineral realms--which are not "out there" but "in here," in us. This book integrates the work of thinkers and paradigms that are not often integrated, including, Jean Gebser, C.G. Jung, alchemy, and topology.  And Steve's personal dreams are used to illustrate and deepen the ideas.  Truly a one of a kind journey!
     
    Check out his website http://embodyingcyberspace.com
    Link to Amazon.com to get the book

  • "How much is that PREACHER in the WINDOW?"

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    The gospel of Jesus Christ is for sale and the hirelings are having a "fire sale!"
    I heard the Holy Ghost ask me this morning, "Son, ask the people, "How much is the Preacjer in the window?"
    I know many peoplw won;t like the topic...whenever we question the charcter or behavior of the clergy, these tend to be our least popular shows.
    The truth is an offense according to the Belligerent Christ! If this is you...prepare to be OFFENDED! We are goin' hard in thepaint!

  • Alan Boyle • Curiosity on Mars: Emily Lakdawalla, Rod Pyle & Marc Kaufman

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    The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla, Space.com contributor Rod Pyle and journalist and author Marc Kaufman  look back at the first two years of the Curiosity Rover’s mission on Mars, and look ahead to the future of Mars exploration. Pyle is the author of the newly published book “Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen.” Lakdawalla is working on a book tentatively titled “Curiosity on Mars: Design, Planning and the First Mars Year of Operations,” due to be published in 2015. Marc Kaufman writes for the Washington Post and is the author of "First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth" and  Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission, published August 5, 2014. NBC News science editor Alan Boyle is the host for this episode, which marks the second anniversary (in Earth years) of Curiosity’s Mars landing.
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