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Professor Emeritus Marc Bekoff on His Latest Book "The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Marc Bekoff: The Animal Manifesto Sample ImageI spoke with Marc Bekoff , Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U Colorado, about his latest book "The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint."  This book gives  6 reasons, from an other-than-human animal perspective, suggesting what animals would ask us to notice about them such that we would change our behavior towards them- generally one of disconnect and discord - acknowledging they are individuals with complex intellectual and emotional lives.

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Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also an ambassador for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens, and prisoners, and also is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. Read more >>
David Swanson on Presidential Powers and the Obama Administration PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Daybreak: By David Swanson I spoke with David Swanson about the Obama Administration, War/illegal military actions, accountability, and activism.

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Listen to Interview with David on his book "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union"

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Dr John Pippin with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Gordon Stewart on PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

PCRMJohn J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., senior medical and research adviser for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), joins me to discuss his role at PCRM, the key model for refinement, reduction, and replacement of animals in research, the abolition of the use of animals in medical, government, and commercial research experiments, and the "Conference on Animals, Research and Alternatives: Measureing Progress 50 Years Later " taking place this week in Washington DC co-sponsored by:

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Sample ImageI spoke with Gordon Stewart, Chief Speech Writer for President Carter, about the newly launched community based news and information website, the importance of community based news, and how a small dedicated group of individuals (around 5) can change the world and can, therefore, have a significant impact on local energy exchange.

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Interviews with PCRM's Susan Levin on Health and Nutrition from a Plant Based Diet + Jenny Brown of Woodstock Farm Animal Santuary on Benefit Concert with Sean Lennon PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

I spoke with Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research. We spoke about the health benefits of a plant based diet, diet and nutrition as preventative medicine, the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart, an in situ study with Geico employees centered around a vegan diet, and much more...

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Sample ImageJenny Brown - co-founder and director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary - called in to tell us about the great work WFAS does and to discuss  the benefit concert this weekend featuring Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl .


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John Feeney on his latest publication "Agriculture: Ending the World as We Know It" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 August 2010

 John FeeneyI spoke with  John Feeney about his latest publication "AGRICULTURE: Ending the World as We Know It " and on his latest works regarding the unsustainable nature of civilization and post civiliation topics.

Details on the interview coming soon or your money back.

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Words from the Wise on Words, Animal Rights and Human Rights - Lauren Yanks, Michael Annis, Kathleen Conlee and John Robbins PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

This day I broadcast interviews with the following persons:

Nepal Orphans Home Lauren Yanks - Part II of our series on the Sex/Slave trade of Nepalese girls. In this segment we spoke about the Kamlari System in Nepal, the work of Michael Hess and the Nepal Orphan's Home, as well as Lauren's role as an educator teaching creative and critical thinking skills along with the principles of self-respect and self-determination. Part 1 was aired last week and can be found at >>

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 Omega 7: from Hive this MindMichael Annis - This is the fourth part of our interview discussing intellectual cross pollination and genetic transfiguration via the word. In this clip Michael discusses his poem cycle "THE HUNGER - 26 WINDOWS IN TRANSPOSITION BETWEEN HEAVEN & HELL," reads a couple of the Windows, and discusses the death of his son from Muscular Dystrophy.The interview is backed by an author approved segment of the Radio Active Lunch F'orchestra's 3.3.2010 performance .

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The Humane Society of the United States Interview with Kathleen Conlee , Director of Program Management , Animal Research Issues with the Humane Society of the United States, regarding the transfer of 202 government-owned chimpanzees to a biomedical research laboratory which is already underway. The government's plan is not only inhumane for the chimpanzees, many of whom have spent decades in laboratories, but also fiscally irresponsible. Please help save these chimpanzees.

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   John Robbins: The New Good Life

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