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

Personal Life Contracts – Being Accountable To Yourself with Joel Fotinos October 6, 2015 | 5:00 am

Contracts are used to lay out expectations and responsibilities of the parties involved. We take them very seriously in business and law. Joel Fotinos says that we should take our own goals just as seriously and create personal contracts to hold ourselves accountable in our pursuit of excellence. He shares methods and ideas for committing to a Personal Life Contract.

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The Practice Of Settlement, Finding A Sense Of Place with John Lane October 13, 2015 | 5:00 am

Lane drew a circle on a map that represented a one-mile radius from his home, and explored every facet of the place including the topography, history, ancient and current citizenry, and industry. This exploration sharpened his sense of place, and serves as a model for how we might look at our own homes, terrain, and communities.

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Grief: A Spiritual Pilgrimage with Elaine Mansfield October 20, 2015 | 5:00 am

Elaine and Vic Mansfield were married for over 42 years. For the last 3 years of their marriage he was battling cancer, and Elaine was his caretaker and midwife to his dying. Here we explore, with candor, that journey and the healing that is available through life’s deepest crises.

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Be The Hero Of Your Story By Reframing Your Perspective Through Writing with Kim Schneiderman October 27, 2015 | 5:00 am

Every life is an unfolding story. Schneiderman gives us powerful guidance for changing our life’s story by stepping out of it and rewriting it. This gives us the emotional distance we need to make sense of our challenges. You will be amazed by how you can transform your tragedies into triumphs by choosing to interpret your story in a particular way.

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Farm Sanctuary: The Happiest Place On Earth with Gene Baur November 2, 2015 | 5:00 am

Engaging in a loving relationship with farm animals can help ourselves and the planet. Imagine having a flock of turkeys following you as you wander the farm. Baur is dedicated to exposing the abusive practices of the animal farming business. We all can be part of the healing.

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Recent episodes

The Direct Route To Abiding Peace with Gail Brenner, Ph.D. September 29, 2015 | 5:00 am

Gail Brenner says we are not limited, damaged or inadequate. She critiques the self-help movement as perpetuating the idea that we are in need of fixing, and holds the provocative view that nothing needs to be changed or fixed to be happy. She posits that we have the capacity to spontaneously find inner peace and shed the stories and negative emotions that cause us pain.

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Awake-ism: The Heartmind Of Buddhism with Ethan Nichtern September 22, 2015 | 5:00 am

“Awake-ism,” in Ethan Nichtern’s view, means to be aware, open, and compassionate. He looks at Buddhist thought as a psychological, philosophical, and ethical system that can be useful for anyone. His advice for living in these times is to maintain our awareness as we move between very personal spaces and collective spaces.

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The Challenges Of Becoming A Father with Bruce Linton, Ph.D. September 15, 2015 | 5:00 am

In this interview, Bruce Linton talks about what it means to be a father. He describes the developmental phases of fatherhood and how to share the experience with others in a meaningful way. Being open, reflecting on the past, and remaining mindful are a few secrets he shares. Men are having to develop a new identity, learning about and healing themselves in the process.

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What Really Matters with Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D. September 8, 2015 | 5:00 am

Masters illustrates what he means by spiritual bypassing and the addiction to being positive. He describes how our resistance to pain makes the pain worse and suggests we soften around the pain, which can begin to remove the drama around our suffering. He clarifies how we can develop the skill to create some room around pain.

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A Course in Miracles: A Spiritual Touchstone with D. Patrick Miller (ENCORE) September 1, 2015 | 5:00 am

This dialogue explores the message of A Course in Miracles, a spiritual touchstone for millions around the world. Miller explains, “There are many places where the Course says there are only two emotions to choose from, love or fear, and one of them is false. It also says there [are] only two voices to hear, the ego or the Holy Spirit, and one of them is not real.”

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Homer, An Eyeless Cat, Teaches Love And Courage with Gwen Cooper August 25, 2015 | 5:00 am

Homer survived being trapped without Cooper for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center. Listen as Cooper shares how his unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles inspired her daily and transformed her life.

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Adulthood II: A Whole New Stage In The Life Cycle with Mary Catherine Bateson, Ph.D. August 18, 2015 | 5:00 am

People are living longer, but this new longevity is not equivalent to an extension of old age or years added on at the end of life. Bateson describes a whole new stage of aging: Adulthood II. It is a time endowed with wisdom, health, and energy. It is a time to become the needed visionaries society is calling for. She’s the author of Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom.

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Mysterious Sightings In The Sky with Jacques Vallee, Ph.D. August 11, 2015 | 5:00 am

Dr. Vallee does not come to conclusions about UFOs or what they may be. However, what his research shows is that reports of such phenomenon have been occurring since antiquity. Explore with him the mystery of these events.

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The Wall-Less Rooms Of Nature That Inspire Imagination with Patrice Vecchione August 4, 2015 | 5:00 am

Nature and the imagination thrive when boundaries are exposed, and both persevere when challenged. Vecchione explains how the act of being in nature expanded her imagination, which made the act of doing art become more meaningful. Wandering and letting go of control, she says, are the best ways to spark creativity.

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How Poetry Can Transform Our Lives with Jane Hirshfield July 28, 2015 | 5:00 am

Poetry can play a transformative role in our lives. It gives us an opportunity to ask questions and open up to the unknown. Hirshfield shares her love of poetry, her take on beauty, and she treats us to some of her poems. She takes us into the mind of the poet and reminds us that a reader can benefit from a poem without knowing what the poet is thinking.

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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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