UMW Assistant Professor Dan Hirshberg will be featured on the With Good Reason public radio program in a presentation that airs Oct. 21-27.
In the show, “Enter the Subconscious,” Hirshberg discusses how he explores the subconscious with his Contemplative Studies students by wiring meditating students with brain-imaging headsets.
Hirshberg, who is assistant professor of religion, recently participated in a Think Tank on Contemplative Studies programs at Brown University, sponsored by the Mind & Life Institute. His book, Remembering the Lotus Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age, was reviewed in Reading Religion for the American Academy of Religions.
Hirshberg received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, his master’s degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University and his doctorate in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies from Harvard.
In addition, Assistant Professor of English Jon Pineda is being featured in an encore interview titled “The Crossword Kid” on With Good Reason from Oct. 28 through Nov. 4.
A poet and a novelist, Pineda’s latest memoir, Sleep in Me, chronicles his sister Rica’s sudden transformation from a vibrant high school cheerleader to a girl wheelchair bound and unable to talk.
Audio files of the full program and its companion news feature will be posted the week of the show.
With Good Reason is a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The show airs weekly in Fredericksburg on Sundays from 1-2 p.m. on Radio IQ 88.3 Digital. To listen from outside of the Fredericksburg area, a complete list of air times and links to corresponding radio stations can be found at http://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/when-to-listen/. Audio files of the full program and its companion news feature will be available online at http://withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/its-a-jungle-out-there2/ .