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It’s all about NEUROSCIENCE 

FRIDAY – JANUARY 27th, 2012 – 1pm – PST! 

Mark Brady, Ph.D. is a neuroscience educator.  He co-founded the Children’s Grief Program at Kara, a public service agency in Palo Alto, California where he only stopped volunteering upon moving to Whidbey Island.

In addition to being a long-time member of  the graduate research faculty at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, he writes a weekly column on social neuroscience for parents (The Committed Parent).

He is the prize-winning author of a number of books, magazine articles and academic papers. Two recent titles are: Safe and Secure: A Guide to Parenting with the Brain in Mind and A Father’s Book of Listening. These and other titles can be ordered wherever fine books are sold on the Internet or by emailing: He is currently working on a new book on helping children escape childhood unscathed. It will be available in September, 2012.

July 19, 2010

Attention KWPA’s Whidbey Chat with Gwen Sam

shopper – listener

Thank you – EVERYONE – for your patience….  The hot weather is causing one of our switches to behave like wild child…  All hands are on deck for a fix – but it’s not like we can go to Ace and buy a switch.   Please – hang in there with us – KWPA – the community public radio station – that could!

Today Gwen will be interviewing Peg Tennant – Market manager for Oak Harbor and Coupeville Farmer’s Markets – we will do that interview out of the studio, to air later this week.

Will let everyone know as soon as the techno switch is behaving properly and Whidbey Chat is back to a live formate.

PRAIRIE BOTTOM FARM’s Wilbur and Julianna Purdue will be airing today – 11am!!!!  today.  Great time with great Whidbey Farmers!   Tune in!

Wilbur and Julianna Purdue of Prairie Bottom Farm on Ebey's Prairie

IN ADDITION – please forgive lack of updates on this site….  It’s been a long week.  We will update the photo gallery and recap, for Prairie Bottom Farm’s interview, in the next couple of days.  Guess “Island Time” is at play this week.

Thanks again!

Monday – March 22nd, Rowena Williamson came into KWPA’s studio to introduce Whidbey Chat’s listeners to our Whidbey Writer’s Group series. A long time island resident and writer Rowena shared who the Whidbey Writers Group is made up of, how being part of the group supports the writers, where she finds inspiration for her work, how she gets her writing done and then read from one of her short stories!!! The story can be found in the Whidbey Writers Group short story book titled “Whispers in the Mist: Tales of Mystery and Suspense”, published in 2004, Gull Rock Publishing. Thank you Rowena for kicking off the “Whidbey Chat” Writers series.

Rowena and Oona Happy Beach Goers


Rowena Williamson is a bibliomaniac. She lives on Whidbey Island with a Scottish Deerhound, named Taz, and an old cat.  Her other Deerhound (pictured above), Oona, died in Dec 09 and is deeply missed.  Oona’s ashes are buried under the mountain ash tree with the other deerhounds- from her pack.  Rowena reads a lot, writes a lot and spends a lot of time helping to support and promote the written word through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, The Whidbey Island Writers Association and the Whidbey Writers Group.  She is presently working on a the rewrite of two novels about the Battle of Culloden.  She likes cooking, walking, movies, sharing time with friends, community members and other writers.  She does an ample amount of world travel, but loves to come home.  She is always looking for her next destination- and the next book to read.  Visit her book review site on the links to the left.

Next writer in the Whidbey Chat Writers series is Sandra Ortgies at 11:30 am on Monday March 29th on KWPA 96.9 – (streaming the station from your computer proves better reception). Thanks folks!



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