• Sociocultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning Intro to Winter 2015

    in Education

    This is the first show for the Winter 2015 term of the Free-Choice Learning program sequence; this term the course is SED 583-Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning.  Lynn Dierking hosts an overview of the course generally, and Module 1 concepts and tasks, specifically. Lynn will be accompanied by Lena Hosking and Michelle Mileham so it is an opportunity to hear from them (and perhaps others taking the course or participating in the certificate program) up close and personal.  They are ready to answer any questions you have and encourage you to read the syllabus and assignments to see if you have any questions or need clarification.

  • 01:00

    The Role of Front-End Evaluation in Free-Choice Learning

    in Education

    This will be the fourth in our series of live broadcasts in support of the Oregon State University fall 2014 course Personal Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning.  Course instructor Dr. John Falk will host the show and be talking with his special guest Ms. Jill Stein, a nationally prominent free-choice/informal education evaluator.  Students are encouraged to call in with questions for either Jill or John.

  • 01:00

    Final Radio Show for SED582 Personal Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning

    in Education

    This is the Final Radio Show of the quarter for Personal Dimensions of Free-Choice learning.  The show will summarize the course and answer any questions about final projects. Please call in! 

  • 01:53

    The Basic Building Blocks For Happy Living Is Choice

    in Spirituality

    We kick off the fall or autumn with taking a look at the fundamental principles of what this show and our lives are all about.  CHOICES!  CHOICES! CHOICES!  Unlimited choices, yet you can only make one at a time.  That one choice that you make creates the foundation for the next choice and the next choice and so on.  What building blocks are you using to create the life that you want to live.


    Join me, Dr. Wendy Dearborne choice expert and expression coach and artist Olivia Lashley as we look at you and the basic building blocks found in choice.

  • 01:28

    Single By Choice?

    in Romance

    Join us in a discussion on why so many adults are choosing to 'Be Single by Choice'. I will interview both women and men to find out why they are making the decision. U.S. Census found that nearly half of all American adults—100 million—are now single, the highest rate in recent history, and 61 percent of them have never married. Call in and join the conversation at (713) 955-0515.

  • 00:29

    The Drug Of Choice MixShow Pt.1

    in Music

    Your in the mix with @TheRealDJFatMac... Let's Go!

  • 01:52

    What Is The Point Of Choice?

    in Spirituality

    What role does choice…your choice, other people’s choices, the mass mind or collective consciousness play in the evolution of your life?   Can conscious choice and the awareness of your choices support you in creating the life that you want to live?  As a choice expert, I know personally and professionally the role that choice plays in my life and how the role of choice impacts the lives of people.  Join me Dr. Wendy Dearborne and Expression Coach Olivia Lashley as we reconnect with the idea of choice and what it means in the equation of creating the life that you want to live.

  • 01:00

    The Gift of Choice - Choosing Me!

    in Motivation

    I am so excited to share with you today! The focus of this show each month will be Choosing Me, that's right, choosing us is a choice too. Many women don’t take care of themselves and truly enjoy their lives every day, and we deserve that!  We are too busy taking care of everyone and everything, putting ourselves last on the list. Perhaps we think we will take time for ourselves later, and later never comes. Taking care of us is absolutely essential for our well-being, happiness and creating the life we want. We need to be at the top of our priority list.  Although we may tend focus on women, this is an issue for men as well. In our busy lives, we don’t pay enough attention to US!


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    Bonnie's new book on Amazon: 5 Steps to Better Health and Happiness


    "Turn Your Passion Into a Profitable Business You Love" FREE video series 

  • 01:10

    Sociocultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning-Intro to Module 3

    in Education

    Please join Lynn Dierking, Lena Hosking and Michelle Mileham, as we introduce Module 3 of the SED 583 course--Sociocultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning.  In this module we will explore culture in more depth, learning about social stratification, agency, social structure and social institutions; examining the dance between the power of human agency and social structures and how people work to maintain agency and sustain their own agendas that may be different from those of the establishments within which they are operating. We will start the show by talking about the final class project.  Our very special guest will be Dr. Scott Pattison, Research & Evaluation Strategist, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) & Director for Administration, Institute for Learning Innovation, Portland, OR.  Scott will be talking about his Master and Doctoral research, focused on families, inside and outside OMSI.  As a graduate of this same program, I'm sure he will be happy to answer more general questions also.

  • 01:01

    The Gift of Choice: Choosing Pleasure - Beauty

    in Motivation

    It's the Bonnie and Betty show! This show we will be talking about the Beauty wedge of our self-empowerment wheel. 


    What choices do you make with your own beauty? We don't mean what kind of lipstick or fashion statement you make. Instead, what is your awareness of thoughts and beliefs about your unique and special beauty? On this week's show, Bonnie and Betty will explore how beauty has changed, how to stop comparing and start empowering, and finding your inner beauty, no matter what kind of hair day you are having! Please call in and join the conversation!


    Connect with Betty at www.coachbettylive.com    


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    Connect with Bonnie at www.bonniegroessl.com  


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    Our New Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGiftofChoiceRadioShow

  • 01:02

    Sociocultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning-Intro to Module 2

    in Education

    This is the second radio show for the Winter 2015 term of SED 583, Sociocultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning which introduces Module 2.  In this module we focus on theories of mediation and discourse and how these shape the experiences, behaviors, norms, social relations, assumptions, and roles taken by individuals and groups.  We also begin to explore the complex interplay of individual, group, societal and structural factors in cultural systems.


    Lena and I will be joined by two wonderful, knowledgeable guests: Ms. Jill Stein, Principal Researcher for the Lifelong Learning Group at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH and Dr. Shelly Valdez, President of Native Pathways in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They will help us begin to unpack the notion of culture and cultural systems by sharing current work on two NSF-funded projects, Native Universe and Generations of Knowledge (Roots of Wisdom).  These two efforts built upon the Cosmic Serpent project; all three are partnerships with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and an effort to blend Western and Native views of science. Shelly is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe, located in the central part of New Mexico, and also of Hispanic descent.  She and Jill have collaborated on the evaluation of all three projects working to combine Western and Native evaluation perspectives. They are going to discuss what they’ve learned about how to support cross-cultural partnerships, institutional change, etc., specifically talking about how these three projects have evolved and been responsive to what they’ve learned along the way.

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