IN, TURN ON, TAKE CARE
LA Weekly article was written, Inner Vision was a late
night program. Currently it is broadcast live every Friday
afternoon at 1:00 PM.)
11 tonight or maybe next Thursday night while you listen
to the neighborhood winding down, while you water your plants
or make lunch for Friday, flip on the radio and tune into
Michael Benner. His calming wisdom seems to fit in
just fine with whatever you're doing this hour of the day.
Broadcasting every week for five years from L.A.'s tree-huggin'
KPFK 90.7 FM, Mr. Benner comes through as a champion
of consciousness and compassion every time.
He's a certified hypnotherapist with a degree in television
and radio and a voice halfway between the Smucker's jam
spokesman and Jerry Garcia a combo that makes it
hard not to listen. But if this kind of stuff gives
you the heebie-jeebies, just tune in for truisms like, "Laughter
is a loving effervescence."
The show is part self-help, part political and everything
else in between; mostly because Michael Benner is never
condescending or self-important (à la Dr. Laura),
and he has actual conversations with his callers. You know,
the real variety, when people stop to think and include
pockets of silence and "ums" and drift off on
tangents. (Thanks to public radio there are no pesky traffic
Plus, you'll get writing tips, poetry and prose readings
and, of course, his signature sign-off at the stroke of
twelve: "Be gentle, love life and take care of each
Currently heard Fridays, 1:00 PM, 90.7-FM, KPFK.