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This is a radio show that brings you inspired inspiring people exploring visions of a viable future for life on Earth, including humans; and great music from around the world!

Paradigms was inspired by the recognition that humans need to know that there are things that are working. We need to know that there are possibilities. We thrive when we interact with each other in the context of making things better. We are inspired by ideas, and by each other, and by problems to solve.  We are often at our best when things are at there worst. Right now in the world we face major challenges, and there are inspired inspiring people addressing those challenges.  We can all be those people.

This effort exists solely for the purpose of offering mental, emotional, spiritual nourishment. We’ve succeeded if you come away from listening, feeling inspired. The challenges humanity faces, all of our own making, can bring out the best in us if we so choose, and that’s what’s needed now.  As individuals and collectively, our talents and skills and our willingness to do what’s needed may carry us through to a peaceful sustainable world.

Producer: Baruch Zeichner




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American philosophy and jazz

Airs at: Wed, 12/07/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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  Dan McCarthy has appreciated the work of Hunter S. Thompson for many years. This inspired Dan to find a way to musicalize Thompsons words. The result is Some Jaded, Atavistic Freakout, a jazz concept album that is unique both in terms of how the music was composed, worki... Read more

Music is Medicine

Airs at: Thu, 12/01/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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  Elexa Dawson has released a new song, Speak Again, as a follow-up to her debut album Music is Medicine. Elexa is a songwriter and performing artist who is inspired by her life experience and her relationship with the land. Her latest song offers perspective on how we com... Read more

Connection Through Music

Airs at: Fri, 09/30/2022 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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  The Playing For Change Band has a new self-titled record out! The music is joyous and energetic, drawing from numerous musical traditions. Playing For Change is all about inspiring people to connect through music. Founded by Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, the organiza... Read more

Jocelyn Jones, Artist: Awakening The Spirit

Airs at: Wed, 09/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jocelyn Jones grew up around artists. She spent her early life in the company of all manner of creatives, in her family and her community, eventually following the path of acting and then becoming a well regarded acting teacher. Jocelyns new book Artist: Awakening The S... Read more

Alison Perry and the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

Airs at: Wed, 08/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Paradigms -- In 2012, Alison Perry envisioned Central Oregon Veterans Ranch to be a working ranch that restores purpose and spirit to veterans of all ages. Nine years later the ranch exists just north of Bend in Central Oregon; 19 acres of homestead and land where veter... Read more


Airs at: Thu, 08/11/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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  Day Schildkret is known for his creative exploration Morning Altars. Day has a new book out Hello, Goodbye " 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration, and Change. Day describes it as a cookbook for making rituals to return to ones self as one navigates the meaningful ev... Read more