The Meaning Of Refuge with Terry Tempest Williams

This is one woman’s story of growing up downwind of an atomic testing site in a wild, beautiful, and “virtually uninhabited” area near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. “My family were some of the virtual uninhabitants,” Williams says. In 1983, as her mother was dying of cancer, there was a catastrophic flood of the Great Salt Lake which threatened the wildlife on its flood plain. The flooding was a natural event and the nuclear testing was a by-product of technology. Both were devastating. Nine women in her family developed cancer, and seven of them are now dead. Williams has emerged from this background as
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The Heart Of The Wild with Terry Tempest Williams

Williams tells the story of her initiation by the living land when she was 7 years old. While taking a school trip she ended up alone, in the dark, in Mount Timpanogos Cave. For a brief but powerful moment she felt the beating heart of the mountain. She says, “For the rest of my life I’ve been trying to retrieve that sacred space I felt inside that mountain alone. I have been searching for that moment when you’re part of something so old, so deep, so true.” Take a tour with Williams and find the relevance of our national parks in the
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Spotlight: An Authentic Voice

One question often asked of Michael Toms and me was: Who were your most favorite guests interviewed?  When asked that question, right up there at the top of a short list was always Terry Tempest Williams. Her authenticity, curiosity about the world, passion, and love of the landscape including the rocks, the plants, the animals, and even the people, continued to move us throughout the years. She serves up a delicious table of unique life experiences from staring at a Hieronymus Bosch painting for a year in Madrid, to studying prairie dogs in Bryce National Canyon. Download any one of
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Editor’s Desk: Summer Solstice

Even though I am usually a night-owl, I made the commitment to participate in a Sunrise Solstice walk on June 21st. Not wanting to miss my most unaccustomed 3:30 am wake up call, I slept fitfully and even got myself out of bed before the alarm sounded. Anticipating not wanting to make any early morning decisions before my brain was fully awake, I had pre-set my coffee maker and laid my clothes out before going to bed. I felt a bit like a fireman/woman, ready to jump into them in the pre-dawn hour. This Sunrise Solstice walk was around the
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February Broadcast Schedule

Free Listening Air Dates Watch for a new FREE LISTENING program every Wednesday from our broadcast schedule! All of these featured MP3 programs are one hour long, and all are available for purchase and download.   Airing February 7 – 13, 2018 The Meaning Of Refuge with Terry Tempest Williams (repeat) Program 2294 Williams connects two catastrophic events: living downwind of atomic nuclear testing in the deserts of Utah, and the record breaking flooding of the Great Salt Lake. These events have deeply affected her sense of the need for refuge. She poetically conveys to us her personal perspectives on
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Coming in February

Free Listening Air Dates Watch for a new FREE LISTENING program every Wednesday from our broadcast schedule! All of these featured MP3 programs are one hour long, and all are available for purchase and download. Airing February 7 – 13, 2018 The Meaning Of Refuge with Terry Tempest Williams (repeat) Program 2294 Williams connects two catastrophic events: living downwind of atomic nuclear testing in the deserts of Utah, and the record breaking flooding of the Great Salt Lake. These events have deeply affected her sense of the need for refuge. She poetically conveys to us her personal perspectives on grief,
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Spotlight: Listening and Questioning

  Listening is a skill that takes effort, attention, patience, and practice. Effective listening can improve our relationships and our jobs, and enhance our intelligence. To give voice to our own authenticity requires deep listening and fertile silences. We all have within us a quiet, knowing “truth teller” that will help us get closer to speaking our questions out loud. Each of these MP3s specially selected from the New Dimensions program archives will expand your landscape as it inspires, excites, and revivifies your ability to listen, and to ask better questions.       The Art of Listening Well with
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This Month on New Dimensions

This month you’ll be hearing from such luminaries as Terry Tempest Williams and John Gray. It’s an honor and deep pleasure to continue to bring these life-enhancing, deep dialogues to the airwaves. Here is what John Gray had to say of his experience of New Dimensions: “I’ve been doing interviews for over 40 years and coming on New Dimensions was such a pleasure because Justine truly does her homework, reads the book, explores all the potential questions and prepares me to give the best interview I’ve ever given. I think that if you’re really interested in getting to the truth, Justine
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Spotlight: Back To Our Roots

In these times, with political rhetoric coming at us from all sides, it is important to take a moment and listen to our wise elders. Bill Mollison shares with us an unforgettable image about the culture of a tree. Wendell Berry is a revered poet, philosopher, and farmer whose wisdom is deeply rooted in soil. Physicist Fritjof Capra is a whole systems thinker who talks of the interconnectedness of all life. And Terry Tempest Williams always lifts our hearts as she encourages us to “Stand our ground for the places we love.” Allow yourself to be inspired by the words
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