Tuesday at 5:00 am

New Dimensions


Since 1973 New Dimensions Radio/Media, a not-for-profit membership organization, has been producing and distributing the “New Dimensions” radio series heard worldwide. Each week, this life-long learning program series presents leading-edge thinkers, scientists, artists, healers, ecologists, spiritual leaders, and social architects in award winning, deep dialogues. It is the longest running, most successful independently produced radio interview program on public radio. On this website, the New Dimensions’ program archive contains hundreds of programs now available for downloading in digital format.

Upcoming episodes

The Art and Practice of Listening with Leslie Shore June 28, 2016 | 5:00 am

Listening is a skill that we have to learn. It takes effort, attention, patience, and practice. It’s a process that requires us to use different parts of our brain. Effective listening can improve our relationships and our jobs, and enhance our intelligence. Leslie Shore explains what it takes and what gets in the way.

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Breaking the Silence Across the Divide of Death with Matthew McKay, Ph.D. July 5, 2016 | 5:00 am

Most people believe the loss of the body is the loss of life, but when Matthew McKay’s 23-year-old son Jordan was suddenly shot and killed, for Matthew it was not the end of Jordan’s life. It was the beginning of a quest to penetrate the veil of death through some extraordinary communications. These virtual conversations led Matthew to co-author a book, with his son.

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Why We Love Our “STUFF” And The Stories It Tells with Lisa Tracy (ENCORE) July 12, 2016 | 5:00 am

In telling her own story of letting go of several households of furnishings, Lisa Tracy is enormously helpful to us as we grapple with the “stuff” of our lives. Letting “stuff” go is like letting go of the stories of our lives.

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The Need for an Evolutionary Movement in Politics with Stephen Dinan July 19, 2016 | 5:00 am

Stephen Dinan encourages us to ground ourselves in the deeper values that unite us such as liberty, equality, and justice for all – which are bedrock principles of the United States. He says we must take on the spirit of nonviolent evolutionaries as we hold a vision of possibility rather than one of opposition.

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Ending The Cycle Of Inherited Family Trauma with Mark Wolynn July 26, 2016 | 5:00 am

Inherited family traumas may be at the core of our inability to succeed in life. Wolynn’s research has shown that unresolved traumatic events in our families can hinder how success flows to us and how well we are able to receive it.

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Essential Questions with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D. August 2, 2016 | 5:00 am

If we had the opportunity to speak to our younger self, what would we say? What wisdom could we give to that younger self about the meaning and purpose of life? What does our experience tell us about why we are here and who we are? This conversation explores these questions and why they may be important to our lives.

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Recent episodes

The Exploration of the Rainbow Body and the Resurrection of Jesus with Father Francis Tiso, Ph.D. June 21, 2016 | 5:00 am

Father Tiso gathered eye-witness accounts in Tibet of the dissolution of the material body at the death of Kenpo A Chö. His questions are: can we bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics, between spirituality and paranormal phenomena? Can we verify the claim that the resurrection of Jesus is not just a metaphor but an actual physical resurrection?

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At the Heart of Loneliness with Kira Asatryan June 14, 2016 | 5:00 am

Despite being connected 24/7 with others, post-modern life is replete with loneliness. Loneliness is not the same as aloneness. Loneliness is when you lack the feeling of being connected with another. Explore how to build fulfilling and deep connections with others and make closeness flourish.

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Peace: The Real Game Changer (repeat) with James O’Dea June 7, 2016 | 5:00 am

O’Dea has been on the front line of peace building and shares with us practical, insightful, and inspiring messages of peace. He tells us that peace is not passive; it is a dynamic force moving across the planet. This conversation includes the spiritual and scientific dimensions of peace building.

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The Healing Power Of Sound with David Gibson May 31, 2016 | 5:00 am

Sound is medicine, according to the research of David Gibson. Every person, emotion, and ailment has a tone. Sound and frequency can be used to influence mental states, enhance human experience, and heal disease. He explains how music therapy is being applied in healthcare. “It’s unbelievable what’s been happening with people just by using sound and music.”

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Thoughts On Dying Well In A Death-Phobic Culture with Stephen Jenkinson May 24, 2016 | 5:00 am

What constitutes dying well in a death-phobic culture? Stephen Jenkinson points out that life is a time-limited offer and our “obligation is to obey. Obey doesn’t mean submit; obey means attend to. What is this asking of me now?” There is much to ponder in this dialogue, whether or not you are actively dying.

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Knowing the Nature of Your Elemental Personality with Debra Silverman May 17, 2016 | 5:00 am

Debra Silverman suggests that each of us has basic personality traits that can be seen in the context of the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire. Each element has strengths and shadows. Understanding which element is most prevalent in your personality and which ones are weak will help you see what is missing in order to be a more balanced human being.

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Writing From The Belly with Isabel Allende (ENCORE) May 10, 2016 | 5:00 am

Isabel Allende talks about her passion for writing. She speaks with great depth of feeling about the death of her daughter Paula. She says, “Every book is triggered by a very strong emotion that has been with me for a long time, and usually that emotion is painful. However, the process of writing is so joyful.”

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Rejoining The Community Of Nature Through Personal Totems with Lupa May 3, 2016 | 5:00 am

Totems are vibrant, intelligent, dynamic beings sharing the world with us as much as anyone else, and while we may have forgotten what it is to be in nature’s community, they have not. She suggests that one of the best offerings we can make to any nature spirit is working toward the restoration of its landscape.

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Changing Our System Of Land Ownership with Martin Adams April 26, 2016 | 5:00 am

People struggle to become property owners and view real estate investments as an important way to build wealth and security. Mortgages are the norm. But does this system truly serve the well-being of either the economy or the individual? Martin Adams has an economic vision that points to a more fair and abundant reality for everyone.

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The Intersection Of Life And Art with Andrew Harvey April 19, 2016 | 5:00 am

Andrew Harvey shares his experience of why it takes rigorous discipline to be an artist, why solitude matters, how to cultivate our personal passions, how “networks of grace” can save humanity, and more. He speaks eloquently on how to cultivate sacred friendships and speaks of his “soul brother,” 88-year-old pianist and teacher, Seymour Bernstein, a true wisdom elder.

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Justine Toms

Justine Toms is co-founder and Managing Producer and Host of "New Dimenions," a nationally-syndicated show on KKFI airing Tuesdays at 5:00 am.

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Michael Toms

Since 1973, Michael Toms, host of the nationally-syndicated "New Dimensions" program, has been engaging in dialogue with the world’s leading-edge thinkers, social architects, creative artists, scientists and spiritual teachers.

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