• 00:30

    I Don't Understand You! The Importance of Intercultural Communication

    in Business

    In a world that is increasingly interconnected the need to understand other cultures and customs is important for effective communication.  Lack of knowledge of another culture can lead to awkward mistakes in communication. The mistakes may not only confuse people, but also offend them.  One famous example is Pepsi Cola's "Come Alive With Pepsi" campaign.  When it was translated for the Taiwanese market, the slogan conveyed the upsetting news that, "Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave."

    Today on Cross Link Radio Host Shirley Gutkowski will be speaking with Toni Adams about Intercultural Communication.

    Toni S. Adams, RDH, MA has practiced dental hygiene in San Jose for 26 years. After “retirement” she returned to school to earn baccalaureate and master’s degrees in Communication Studies. She speaks and writes about health, intercultural and nonverbal communication, as well as listening, persuasion, health literacy, working with English learners and interpreters, and the links between oral health and cardiovascular disease.

    Check out Toni’s web site at www.toniadams.com.  She is available for speaking engagements, has several books on communication she has authored, and articles she has written available to view or purchase.

    The “Monday Business” Show on Cross Link Radio is produced by Gaylene Baker RDH, MBA.  If you would like to discuss a business topic on the show contact Gaylene at ms.g.baker@gmail.com.

  • 01:17

    No Tea, No Shade - Intercultural/Inter-racial Friendships & Relationships

    in Current Events

    Intercultural/Inter-racial friendships & relationships are now becoming a common place in today's society. However, with all of it's acceptance  - is there still a stigma that hangs around the topic? If you are part of a Intercultural/Inter-racial Relationship or friendship, please call in and help us figure this out. 

  • 00:30


    in Women

    Tune in to be motivated, excited and influenced as we talk to Miss Intercultral 2009-2019, Hananatu Tunis in our first segment! Hananatu Tunis is a beautiful young woman of courage and conviction. Of Liberian heritage, Hananatu was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a strong believer of the value of family, friends, education, and hard work. The sky is the limit for Hananatu. Upon completion of high school in 2006, she enrolled in Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida) to pursue a major in Public Relations, and a minor in Broadcast Communications. She is the previous Miss Liberia and the current winner of the 2009-2019 Miss Intercultural Pagent. http://www.missintercultural.com.

  • 00:33

    Walkabout to Find Clarity About Work, Service and Personal Direction

    in Work

    The Talent2Work show today explores the value of a Walkabout.  Lori hosts a conversation with Dr. Doug McConnell, and talks about how the Aborigine utilized the Walkabout in their culture and how we might adopt the ideas and create experiences for ourselves within our culture to receive benefit.  We’ll talk about Dr. McConnell and his wife's experience in Australia with the Aborigine and look at American culture, discussing talent, work, service, community, ritual, and tradition.  Lori will share about her experience on an American Continent version of a Walkabout she experienced this year.  Join us for a rich discussion.

    Doug McConnell is Professor of Leadership & Intercultural Studies in the School of Intercultural Studies, and is currently serving as Provost and Senior Vice President of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.  The McConnells spent 17 years in Australia and Papua New Guinea as teachers and pastors. McConnell teaches and writes on issues in culture, leadership, and religious understandings.

    Lori Sortino and Norma Owen are members of the Future Working Together Guild, connecting with the wisdom in the world and sharing some of it through conversations on Norma Radio.

  • 01:00

    Intercultural Relationships

    in Culture

    Come by and Labrish with Margaret “The Passionate Senior” as she discusses INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS and how she knows from experience that through building and sustaining relationships with others from different cultures and races, we can acquire knowledge about the world, break stereotypes, and acquire new skills.

  • 01:29

    What The World Is Coming To w/ Guest Host D Gooba

    in Entertainment

    1) Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO shot and killed by police

    2) Is gay the new black? A question by a fan of the show

    3) Intercultural communication

    *Calls will be taken between 10:05 pm to 10: 25pm

    *The views expressed are of the individual person speaking.

    *Feel free to chat with 

  • 00:49

    Accent Reduction/Neutralization: Achieving Clear, Confident Speech

    in Business

    My guest will be Dr. Caroline Latterman.  Caroline is Ivy-League educated and has a PhD in Linguistics and a Masters in Intercultural Communication. She enables professionals to attain clear, confident communication. This allows executives and employees to clearly communicate their message and allows companies to excel.

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Women's Dances Laura Shannon

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Laura Shannon. Laura Shannon is one of the grandmothers of the worldwide Sacred / Circle Dance movement. She trained in Intercultural Studies and Dance Movement Therapy, and has been researching and teaching traditional women's ritual dances for nearly thirty years. In Balkan, Greek and Armenian villages, Laura searches out women's songs, dances, rituals and textile patterns which embody an age-old worldview of sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth. Laura gives workshops all over the world and her articles have been published in many languages. Her essay on Women's Ritual Dances appeared in Dancing on the Earth and is available from www.laurashannon.net. 

    this episode Q&A includes: 

    • migraine headaches- feverfew eaten from fresh plant..

    • green goddess week offerings..

    • osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and explanation of what might be causing pain.. 

    • the only circulation the joints get is when they are moved..

    • capsaicin, substance p and topical nerve pain relief..

    • grieving after break up- not leaning into revenge and resentment- how does this open you up? smile!

    • nettle is a kidney saver for kitties!

    • uterine fibroids, lots of bleeding, anemia- nettle infusion, liver, yellow dock.lady's mantle to stop bleeding..

    • testicular infection on lots of medication.. start with nourishing herbal infusions..

    • dangers of cipro and other drugs..

    • meditations on heart of the pain..

  • 01:02

    From Palestine to Detriot, Ziad Abbas and Halima Cassells Join Us

    in Entertainment

    Ziad Abbas from Middle East Children's Alliance, joins us today to discuss the work that MECA is doing in Palestine and the Middle East. 

    MECA is a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, CA that is working for the rights of children in Palestine and the Middle East.  Ziad Abbas is a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee camp in the West Bank. He is the cofounder of the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh where he served as Co-Director from 1994 to 2008.

    Ziad is also a journalist who has worked with Palestinian and international media and has participated in the production of several documentary films. He has a Master of Arts in Social Justice and Intercultural Relations from the School for International Training Graduate Institute. Ziad is the Program Manger for Cross-Cultural Programs at the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Berkeley.

    Join us as we discuss MECA's humanitarian work and ways to effectively support to stop the violence.

    We also have Halima Cassells on today from Detroit.  Halima is the Community Outreach Coordinator for People's Food Co-op.  She has been part of the organizing to stop the water shut-offs in Detroit, which affect the city's poorest communities.

    Tune in as we discuss Palestine and Detriot, the inhumane actions against these communities, solidarity across the globe, and the work that people are doing to create necessary change!


    Middle East Children's Alliance:  https://www.mecaforpeace.org/

    Detriot People's Water Board:  https://www.facebook.com/peopleswaterboard

    Arab Resource and Organizing Center:  http://araborganizing.org/

  • 01:09

    The Unmasking of Okokon Udo: For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost Their Voice

    in Culture

    This is the story of the evolution into the person who is Okokon Udo. It is a story about the pain, the struggle and the triumph he has gone through. In that context, it mirrors the story of everyone who has ever lost their voice, been spoken for or been marginalized by another person or group.

    During his show, the Unmasking of Okokon Udo, he takes you a long on my personal, painful and yet freeing story: the story of a Nigerian man, living in America and discovering himself, his history and his core through deep process work.

    This work is the expression of his emergence from the rubble of internalized oppression  into the person, man and global citizen that he is today.

    Okokon Udo, PhD

    Okokon is a change management consultant, spiritual director, coach, educator and author. For over twenty years, Okokon has walked the spiritual path and in the process has discovered valuable insights to healing, transformation and wisdom. He has also journeyed with individuals, groups, communities and organizations on their own paths to spiritual discovery, healing and excellence. Five years ago, Okokon founded his own organizational effectiveness consulting firm, thus giving his work international scope spanning several areas including leadership development, intercultural effectiveness, change management, high performing team development, conflict management, executive coaching, program design, organizational culture assessment and public speaking. Okokon's experiences include tenures as Executive Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Health, assistant professor at two Universities, certified Clinical Pastoral Educator and chaplain with two health care systems, and pastoral leader in a wide variety of settings in the US and Nigeria.

  • 00:46

    Medicine Walk Special Form and Formless Interview with Roman

    in Spirituality

    Special Show!Medicine walk welcomes the Paititi Family!

    With great joy we bring you a very special interview live from Peru with Roman Hanis co-founder of the Paititi Institute, a world wide family building intercultural bridges for the healing of people and planet. In this interview we get to meet Roman and hear his journey to health from an incurrable genetic disease. With great gratitude we weave ourselves back into eternal existence.

    Tuesday talk in Portland : Practical wisdom of Ando-Amazonian Ancestral Cultures. This informational talk, led by Roman Hanis, will focus on the origin and spiritual disciplines associated with the Amazonian and Andean indigenous traditions, as well as their practical benefit for our modern world and society.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1426041707650458/

    The Retreat: Formand Formless Transformational Retreat Weaving the Visible and Invisible Fabric of Timeless True Nature.REGISTER HERE: http://www.paititi-institute.org/event/form-formless-transformation-retreat-near-portland-or/ 

    ABOUT ROMAN HANIS:Roman Hanis is dedicated to the study and implementation of the many deep transformative healing methods that have been in use for thousands of years, paying special focus to the construction of intercultural bridges between Amazonian, Andean & Eastern healing spiritual traditions.

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