2016 Archive

Encouraging Community
Dr. Richard Miller on Encouraging Community.
Weather Underground: Interview with Bill Ayers
Bill Ayers & Bernadine Dohrn, on their recent book, "Demand the Impossible". Ayers & Dohrn were founders of the Weather Underground, responsible for 30 bombings, including the Pentagon and the Capital, to protest the Viet Nam war.
Interview with Dr. Lonnie Barbach
Dr. Lonnie Barbach, the country's foremost expert of Human Sexuality on her most recent book, For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy. Dr. Lonnie Barbach's books have sold over 4 million copies world wide. Her break through book: For Yourself, opened the closed door to female masturbation and was voted the most important self help book by 5,000 psychologists. The publication of Going the Distance: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love, written with David Geisenger, Ph.D., her partner of 32 years, has defined her as an acknowledged expert on intimate relationships.
Rabbit Michael Lerner & Peter Gable on Spiritual Hunger
Rabbi Michael Lerner is one of America's most significant progressive intellectuals and political leaders. He is rabbi of the Bay Area congregation Beyt Tikkun and the co-founder and editor of Tikkun magazine: a bimonthly Jewish and interfaith critique of politics, culture, and society. Tikkun is one of the most respected intellectual/cultural magazines in the Jewish world, but also one of the most controversial because of its stand in favor of the rights of Palestinians, on the one hand, which locates him in the minds of many as the leader and most prominent spokesperson in the United States of Jewish supporters of the Israeli peace movement, and on the other hand, because of his stand critiquing the anti-religious and anti-spiritual biases of the secular Left, insisting that they need to address the spiritual hunger of Americans as equally important to their material needs.
In conversation with Dr Eric Maisel
In conversation with Dr. Eric Maisel.
Interview with Michael Krasny
Interview with Michael Krasny about his new book, Let There Be Laughter, A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means. Watch now...
Interview with Dr. Kate Rohr
Dr. Richard L. Miller interviews Dr. Kate Rohr for the first television episode of Mind Body Health & Politics on Mendocino TV! Watch now...
Rob Valente: The Undoctor
Host Dr. Richard Louis Miller​ will interview Rob Valente, The UnDoctor. He specializes in discovering and addressing the underlying causes of chronic conditions and long-term illness rather than just treating symptoms. Rob Valente maintains a private health consulting practice in which he helps people who aren't getting relief from standard medical practice. The broadcast concludes with editorial comments.
Dr. Thaïs Mazur and Dr. Wendy Wood on *Do No Harm: Mindful Engagement for a World in Crisis*
Host Dr. Richard Louis Miller​interviews Doctors Thaïs Mazur and Wendy Wood* regarding their book, *Do No Harm: Mindful Engagement for a World in Crisis.* Doctors Mazur and Wood are authors, researchers, professors who serve traumatized and marginalized individuals, communities, and organizations through mediation, conflict management, integrative health education and training on compassion in action.
Dr. Stella Resnick on Desire, Pleasure, and Love
Host Dr. Richard Louis Miller​ will interview Dr. Stella Resnick on her most recent book, *The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love.* Dr. Stella Resnick is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California and a certified sex therapist who specializes in couples' therapy. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN Live, The O'Reilly Factor and has written articles for many national magazines. She is also the author of The Pleasure Zone.
Janet Hardy on *The Ethical Slut*
Host Dr. Richard L. Miller interviews multiple award-winning, best-selling author and educator, Janet Hardy, on her latest of 12 books, entitled *The Ethical Slut,* which has presently sold over 200,000 copies. Janet Hardy is a political activist championing the cause of positive sexual attitudes towards all forms of solo and consensual sexual behavior.
Fabian Lizarraga on Police Work in Ft. Bragg
Host Dr. Richard Miller interviews Fabian Lizaragga, a former LAPD Captain who was recently appointed as Chief of Police in the city of Ft. Bragg, California. They discuss Lizaragga's journey to his current position, including his stints of under-cover work, and the challenges currently facing law enforcement.
Amanda Feilding on LSD Brain Imaging Studies
Host Dr. Richard L. Miller interviews Amanda Feilding, founder of the Beckley Foundation, a UK-based think-tank and UN-accredited NGO, whose dual purpose is the scientific investigation of consciousness and the creation of balanced drug policies. They discuss recent studies conducted by the Beckley Foundation that use brain imaging technologies to analyze the effects of LSD, and to aid our understanding of the mechanism of action of psychedelic substances.
James Peal on Mindset and Cultivating Positive Attitudes
Dr. Richard L. Miller interviews author and motivational speaker James Peal, Ph.D. Peal says that each moment provides you with the opportunity to decide how you want to engage, your life, your work, your relationships. His book, *Check Your Tude,* provides a guide that lets the reader contrast the positive and negative mindsets that we face several times in our day to day experiences.
Tim Scully and Michael Randall – Sunshine Making
Dr. Richard Louis Miller interviews Tim Scully and Michael Randall – two major historical ​figures in the "War on Drugs." ​Tim Scully was the scientist taught to make LSD in quantity by LSD pioneer Owsley Stanley and Michael Randall was the leader of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love whose world wide LSD distribution network financed the Weather Underground to successfully break Tim Leary out of Federal Prison where he was serving time for drug offenses. Both Scully and Randall served time in Federal Prison. Part 1: Part 2:
Charles Bush on Rethinking Senior Care
Host Dr. Richard Louis Miller​ interviews Charles Bush, Philosopher, Educator and Executive Director of the Redwood Senior Center in Fort Bragg, California. Charles Bush has lived on the Mendocino Coast for nearly four decades. Before coming to the Coast, he managed large residential service operations on college campuses. He co-founded Mendocino's successful and long-lived Community School. He retired from his position as director of Chamisa Mesa School near Taos, New Mexico, became the Executive Director of the Redwood Coast Senior Center. Charles believes the Center is a refuge that embodies the values of kindness, courtesy and respect.
News & Notes in Psychology and Medicine
News & Notes in Psychology and Medicine What do we really need to make informed decisions about our health? Host Dr. Richard L. Miller takes up the big questions about how our political systems influence our well-being at the most fundamental level. We must take responsibility, while simultaneously holding those in power accountable. Start your journey towards mental and physical wellbeing with an assessment... Listen to learn more.
Transforming the Practice of Law and Choosing Your Lawyer with John Allison
First in a Series on the Law and the Legal Profession: Host Dr. Richard Louis Miller interviews John Allison on his books *Transforming the Practice of Law: Reclaiming the Soul of the Legal Profession* and *Choosing Your Lawyer: An Insider's Practical Guide to Making a Really Good Choice.* Second in a series on law and the legal profession: Host Dr. Richard Louis Miller in conversation with Attorneys Patrick Pekin and John Allison. Patrick Pekin began handling criminal cases in Salinas where he represented clients accused of every type of crime from DUI to homicide. Because Salinas is a high crime area, he became experienced in cases involving gangs and violence. He was appointed to represent prisoners housed in the Salinas Valley and Soledad State Prisons who were accused of in-prison crime. He also has experience with cases arising from Atascadero State Mental Hospital and practiced in counties throughout the Central Coast of California. John Allison has practiced law for 43 years. He built a successful private law firm practice as a trial lawyer and litigation attorney representing individuals, small businesses, non-profits and large companies.
Larissa MacFarquhar on Radical Altruism and *Strangers Drowning*
Host Dr. Richard Louis Miller interviews renowned New Yorker journalist Larissa MacFarquhar, whose new book, Strangers Drowning reveals the individuals who devote themselves fully to bettering the lives of strangers, even when it comes at great personal cost. Larissa MacFarquhar has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. Her profile subjects have included John Ashbery, Barack Obama, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Mantel, Derek Parfit, David Chang, and Aaron Swartz, among many others. There are those of us who help and those who live to help. In *Strangers Drowning*, Larissa MacFarquhar digs deep into the psychological roots and existential dilemmas motivating those rare individuals practicing lives of extreme ethical commitment.
Dog Medicine with Julie Barton
DOG MEDICINE: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself by Julie Barton is a deeply moving, honest and provocative memoir about a woman’s love for her dog, and the healing power of one very special animal named Bunker. It’s about how Bunker saved Julie’s life after she sank into a depression that nearly killed her. Dr. Richard Miller will interview Julie Barton and discuss his own use of his two canines, Rhodesian Ridgebacks Abigail and Frankling, in his clinical psychology practice.