It’s All About Food

Lisa Suriano, Brendan Brazier & Jaya Bhumitra

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Part I: Lisa Suriano, Veggiecation Lisa Suriano is a certified nutritionist holding a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science and specializing in school food service as the Director of Operations for J.C.Food, a premier school food service consulting company for independent schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Lisa founded the evidence-based nutrition…

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Elizabeth Brandon, Bilal Qizilbash and Richard Schwartz

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Part I: Elizabeth Brandon, Bilal Qizilbash, Kale Studies Elizabeth Brandon a Mississippian and she grew up mostly in Brandon, but she lived in Brookhaven, Oxford, Cleveland, and Clarksdale. She received her B.S. in Biology from Delta State University in 1999 (Go Fighting Okra!) and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Alabama at…

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Kim Stallwood, Growl

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Kim Stallwood, Growl Kim Stallwood is an independent scholar and author on animal rights. For almost 40 years he has demonstrated personal commitment and professional experience in leadership positions with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations in the U.K. and U.S.A. This includes Compassion In World Farming, British Union for the Abolition of…

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Michael Farrell, Lisa McComsey & Amy Cramer

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Part I: Michael Farrell, Walnut and Birch Tree Syrups Michael Farrell joined the Department of Natural Resources in 2004. His educational background includes a BS from Hamilton College in economics/environmental studies and an MPS in forest and natural resource management from SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He currently serves as Director of the Uihlein…

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Patti Breitman, Carol Adams, Ginny Messina

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Part I – Carol Adams, Patti Breitman and Ginny Messina, Never Too Late To Go Vegan Patti Breitman is an advocate for health and animals, a writer and an expert public speaker. She teaches vegetarian cooking classes in Marin County, CA, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area. Patti…

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Tom Lieber & Lee Hall

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Tom Lieber & Lee HallPart I: Tom Lieber, Organic Food & GMO’s, An Artist’s Perspective “I lived on Kauai from 2002-2011 and began to split my time between L.A. and Hawaii in 2011. The Hawaiian life has had a strong effect on my paintings……i.e. the energy and the way the vines grow, the jungle tangles.…

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Dan Ladermann, Cherie Soria & Catherine Cuello

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2/18/2014: Dan Ladermann, Cherie Soria & Catherine CuelloPART I: Dan Ladermann and Cherie Soria, Living Light Culinary Institute Raw food revolutionary, Cherie Soria, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, and has been teaching the art of gourmet raw foods to individuals, chefs, and instructors for more than 20 years and vegetarian…

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Will Potter & Caryn Hartglass

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PART I: Will Potter, Green Is The New Red Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C who focuses on “eco-terrorism,” the environmental and animal rights movements and civil liberties post-9/11. He is the author of Green Is The New Red and has written for publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas…

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Caryn Hartglass, World Cancer Day

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2/4/2014 – Caryn Hartglass, World Cancer DayCaryn Hartglass, World Cancer Day Today is World Cancer Day. Caryn will cover numerous topics today on It’s All About Food including what she learned during her journey with cancer. Call in with your questions or comments: 1-888-874-4888.

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Mark Reinfeld, Jonathan Balcombe

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1/28/2014: Mark Reinfeld, Jonathan BalcombeMark Reinfeld, Soup’s On Mark Reinfeld is an award-winning chef and author or coauthor of six books, including Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, The 30 Minute Vegan, The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East, and The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of Europe—which both Vegetarian Times and VegNews named to their “Top…

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Robin Lamont, Richard Oppenlander

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1/21/2014: Robin Lamont, Richard OppenlanderPart I: Robin Lamont, The Chain Robin Lamont worked as a Broadway actress and singer, playing lead roles in Godspell, Grease, and Working. Her original cast recording of “Day by “Day” and her film version of the song have drawn fans from around the world. Utilizing her acting experience she became…

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Vegetarian Historian, Rynn Berry, now part of Vegan History

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Rynn Berry passed away on January 9, 2014. Many of us were shocked and saddened by the news. This It’s All About Food interview is from 2009 which was rebroadcast recently in his memory. Another interview from 2011 can be heard here. Rynn Berry specialized in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective. He…

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Michael Greger, Elizabeth Kucinich

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1/7/2014: Michael Greger, Elizabeth KucinichPart I: Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts 2013 Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. All proceeds from his speaking engagements and the sale of his books and DVDs are donated to his 501(c)3 nonprofit NutritionFacts.org, the first science-based,…

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Janisse Ray and Tom Campbell

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Part I – Janisse Ray, The Seed Underground Writer, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray is author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana and in 2007 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Unity College in Maine. She is on the faculty…

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Brett Wilcox and Del Sroufe

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Part I: Brett Wilcox, We’re Monsanto, Feeding The World, Lie After Lie Brett Wilcox is a hubby, father, Licensed Professional Counselor and not quite over-the-hill vegan runner. He and his 15-year old cross country champion son, David, will run across the USA in 2014 while his wife, Kris, and daughter, Olivia, crew for them. They…

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Ben Falk, Steve Meyerowitz

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Ben Falk and Steve Meyerowitz, “Sproutman”Part I: Ben Falk, The Resilient Farm and Homestead Ben developed Whole Systems Design, LLC as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing…

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Nick Cooney, Ajayan Borys

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Part I – Nick Cooney Veganomics NICK COONEY is the author of Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Humane League, a vegan advocacy and farm animal protection organization. His work for animals has been featured in hundreds of…

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Carla Wescott, Ricki Heller

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Part I – Carla Westcott, Cruelty-Free Handbags Carla Westcott graduated from the Parsons School of Design BFA program in 1994 and one year later founded Westcott, a designer eveningwear company. She is adjunct faculty in the Parsons BFA program and is a member of The Council of Fashion Designers of America. Carla Westcott is founder…

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Ellen Jaffe Jones, Fran Costigan

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Part I – Elle Jaffe Jones, KITCHEN DIVIDED Ellen Jaffe Jones is the author of the bestseller, “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day,” and just released, “Kitchen Divided-Vegan Dishes for Semi-Vegan Households,” and is under contract for two more books, one on vegan fitness. Ellen is an accomplished endurance and sprint runner…7th in the US…

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David Christopher

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11/12: Part 1 – David Christopher The Holy Universe: A New Story of Creation For The Heart, Soul, and Spirit David Christopher left behind corporate and airline careers to pursue his passion for exploring the answers to humanity’s eternal question of our place in the Universe and to help bring forth a new story for…

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Tina Leigh, Marc Bekoff

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11/5: Part I – Tina Leigh Balanced Raw Tina is the founder of Haute Health and author of Balanced Raw and Superfood Juices and Smoothies. She is passionate about raising the bar on wellness and uses a variety of holistic services to support small businesses and individuals in achieving whole being transformation. She is a…

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Dan Staackmann, Nicole Sopko, Victoria Boutenko

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10/29/2013 Part I – Dan Staackmann & Nicole Sopko Upton Naturals Dan Staackmann is the Founder and President of Upton’s Naturals – a completely vegan, seitan production company based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2006, Upton’s Naturals has seen tremendous growth every year that it has been operational. With an incredibly loyal customer base and…

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Neal Barnard, David Katz

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Part I – Neal Barnard, Power Foods For The Brain Neal Barnard, M.D., is the president and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. His research has been published in Scientific American, the American Journal of Cardiology and other major journals. Dr. Barnard is the author of…

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Hope Bohanec, John Schlimm

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Part I – Hope Bohanec, The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years and is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement. Many years ago while living eighty feet off the ground in a redwood tree so…

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Adrian Butash, Mee Tracy McCormick

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Part I – Adrian Butash, Bless this Food Adrian Butash is the author of Bless this Food. A well-known marketing and advertising professional, he studied history and culture of the world at Fordham University. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Visit him online at http://www.adrianarts.com. Part II – Mee Tracy McCormick, My Kitchen Cure! Mee…

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Ruth Heidrich, Jonathan Bailor

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10/1/2013 Part I – Ruth Heidrich Lifelong Running At 78 years young, Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., is a seasoned raw vegan Ironman (or as she likes to say, “IronLADY”) Triathlete. She is the winner of more than 900 trophies, 6 Ironman Triathlons, 8 Gold Medals in the U.S.Senior Olympics, and 67 marathons including Boston, New York,…

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Alan Roettinger

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9/24/2013 Alan Roettinger Extraordinary Vegan Alan Roettinger is a writer, food designer, blogger, and public speaker. He has served clients as a private chef in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Raised in Mexico City, he acquired a taste for exotic food early on and soon developed a passion for flavor and beauty that drives…

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David Simon, Bhava Ram

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9/3/2013 Part I – David Simon MEATONOMIC$ David Robinson Simon is a lawyer and advocate for sustainable consumption. He works as general counsel for a healthcare company and serves on the board of the APRL Fund, a non-profit dedicated to protecting animals. David received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and his J.D. from the University…

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Ginny Messina, Lagusta Yearwood

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8/27/2013 Part I – Virginia Messina Vegan For Her Ginny is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. She writes about vegetarian and vegan diets for both the public and health professionals and speaks on vegan diets at scientific events for health professionals as well as events…

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Kathy Hester, Dierdre Rawlings

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Part I – Kathy Hester, Great Vegan Bean Book Kathy Hester lives in Durham, NC with her two cats who would rather not live together, a cute dog with a belly rub addiction, her very own picky eater, a kitchen garden, and more slow cookers than one person should own. She writes HealthySlowCooking.com, is the…

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Ruby Roth, Brian Patton

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8/13/2013: Part I – Ruby Roth V is for Vegan, The ABCs of Being Kind Ruby Roth is an acclaimed activist, artist, former teacher, and author whose children’s books have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Change.org, Glamour, and Wired as well as on The Today Show, FOX,…

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Rob Poe, Rory Freedman

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Part I – Rob Poe, The Broccoli Rob Show Robert Poe a.k.a. Broccoli Rob is an accomplished singer and songwriter from New York, voted ABC Radio Network’s Best New Unsigned Artist. He has been on radio, television and performed throughout the U.S.A as well as Europe. Throughout most of his life Robert had struggled with…

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Ellen Zachos, Paul Waldau

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7/30/2013: Part I – Ellen Zachos Backyard Foraging Ellen Zachos leads foraging walks and currently teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, where she received her certification in Commercial Horticulture and Ethnobotany. She writes two blogs, which can be found at downanddirtygardening.com and gardenbytes.com and has written numerous gardening books and contributed to publications including…

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Pam Popper, Norm Phelps

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7/23/2013: Part I – Pam Popper Food Over Medicine Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. The company offers educational programs designed to assist individuals in changing their health outcomes through improved diet and lifestyle habits; to assist employers…

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Martin Rowe, Michael Wald

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7/16/2013: Part I – Martin Rowe THE POLAR BEAR IN THE ZOO: A SPECULATION Martin Rowe is the co-founder of Lantern Books. He is the author of Nicaea: A Book of Correspondences, Bertie Wooster and the Lizard King, and co-author of Right Off the Bat: Baseball, Cricket, Literature, and Life. He edited the collection The…

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Robyn O’Brien, Kristin Lajeunesse

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6/25/2013: Part I – Robyn O’Brien AllergyKids Foundation Robyn O’Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world. She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one…

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Erin Meagher, Paul Huljich

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6/18/2013: Part I – Erin Meagher Fairtrade Movement with Kelapo Erin Meagher is the developer of Kelapo™ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, a product manufactured and marketed by Beneficial Blends LLC, headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Prior to creating Kelapo, Erin was a high school business teacher with a passion for motivating students to pursue entrepreneurship. While…

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Erik Blauberg, Gene Baur

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Part I – Erik Blauberg, Master Chef Cooks Vegan With more than 20 years of experience, renowned culinary expert Erik Blauberg is known around the globe as a master chef and first-class restaurant consultant. He has brought his considerable talent and expertise to such acclaimed eateries as Manhattan’s famed 21 Club, Colors, American Renaissance, the…

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Marion Nestle, Erica Kubersky

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6/4/2013: Part I – Marion Nestle Food Politics 10th Anniversary Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees…

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Paul Graham

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5/21/2013: Part I – Paul Graham Eating Vegan In Vegas Paul Graham was born, raised, and lived most of his life in the San Jose area of Northern California. While in the San Jose area he worked with teens and professional athletes and was the chaplain for the Oakland A’s baseball team. He moved to…

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Rip Esselstyn, Kathy Stevens

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5/14/2013: Part I – Rip Esselstyn My Beef With Meat Rip Esselstyn was born in upstate New York, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a three-time All-American swimmer. After graduation Rip spent a decade as one of the premier triathletes in the world. He then…

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Josh Tetrick, David Bedrick

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Part I – Josh Tetrick, Beyond Eggs Josh Tetrick is the CEO & Founder of Beyond Eggs, a sustainable food company. He’s a social entrepreneur, writer, and speaker, he has led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya, he has worked for both former President Clinton and the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and taught…

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Harold Brown, Ismael Nuño

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4/30/2013: Part I – Dr. Ismael Nuño The Spirit Of The Heart Dr. Ismael Nuño had a 35-year career as one of America’s leading heart surgeons and throughout his career he experienced his fair share of loss and triumph. He details his incredible journey as a heart surgeon in his new book The Spirit of…

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Betsy Rosenberg, Ellen Kanner

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4/23/2013: Part I – Betsy Rosenberg On The Green Front A veteran of CBS Radio News with a specialty in environmental reporting, Betsy Rosenberg launched EcoTalk – formerly TrashTalk – on KCBS Radio in San Francisco in 1997. She produced and hosted more than 1200 one-minute segments covering green lifestyles with a consumer focus and…

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Brian Alexander, Vance Lehmkuhl

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4/16/2013: Part I: Brian Alexander Exploring Life Brian David Alexander is an internationally recognized lecturer and trainer in the fields of Communication and Rapport, Personal Growth and Development, Education, and Counseling and Personal Coaching. He is a Master Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Brian has studied with the founders and leading experts of…

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Reuben Proctor, Anjali Shaw

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4/9/2013: Part I: Reuben Proctor Veganissimo Reuben Proctor has been vegan since 2000 and has done translation, consulting, and administrative work for vegan companies and animal rights organizations since 2004. He was born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Germany. 4/9/2013: Part II: Anjali Shah The Picky Eater Anjali Shah is a…

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Ocean Robbins, Sid Garza-Hillman

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4/2/2013: Part I: Ocean Robbins Food Revolution In 1990, at age 16, Ocean Robbins was co-founder of YES!, which he directed for 20 years. He is co-host and CEO of the 75,000 member Food Revolution Network. Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people and facilitated more than 50 week-long gatherings for leaders…

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Carol Adams, Jasmin Singer, Elizabeth Wholey

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3/26/2013: Part I: Carol Adams, Jasmin Singer Defiant Daughters When The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams was published more than twenty years ago, it caused an immediate stir among writers and thinkers, feminists and animal rights activists alike. Never before had the relationship between patriarchy and meat eating…

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Jill Eckart, Karen Ranzi

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3/19/2013: Part I: Jill Eckart Processed Meats Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., is nutrition program manager at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research. 3/19/2013: Part II: Karen Ranzi Super Healthy Children Author, lecturer, Health Coach, Raw Vegan Chef,…

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Laurie Sadowski, Omawale Adewale

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3/12/2013: Part I – Laurie Sadowski Allergy-Free Cakes And Cookies Laurie Sadowski is the author The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread, an active food writer with two degrees in music (education and musicology), and a certified Personal Trainer Specialist and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. 3/12/2013: Part II – Omowale Wale Adewale Omowale Boxing “Omowale Wale” Adewale…

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Sid Lerner, Deb Kimless

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3/5/2013: Part I: Sid Lerner Meatless Mondays Sid Lerner is founder and chairman of The Monday Campaigns, with national health behavior initiatives such as Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday, and Kids Cook Monday, in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Syracuse University Maxwell School of…

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Susan Levin, Dawnyel Pryor, Jennie Steinhagen

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2/26/2013: Susan Levin and Dawnyel Pryor PCRM’s Food For Life Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., is director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research. As director of nutrition education, Ms. Levin researches and writes…

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Tom Dotz, Bob Arnot

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2/19/2013: Part I: Tom Dotz Neuro-Linguistic Programming Tom Dotz founded the NLP Institute of California in 1990, growing it in four years to the largest organization of its kind in the U.S. In 1998 he acquired NLP Comprehensive, initiating new programs to keep it at the forefront of NLP. Tom has studied NLP since 1978,…

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Joel Fuhrman, Sarah Gross, Nira Poliwoda

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2/12/2013: Joel Fuhrman, MD The End Of Diabetes Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained…

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Mitchell Davis, The Shannons

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2/5/2013: Part I: Mitchell Davis Taste Matters Mitchell Davis is the Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, a cookbook author, a food journalist, and a scholar with a Doctorate in Food Studies from New York University. A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Davis spent two years cooking and eating in France…

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Adam Gollner, Jill Eckart

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1/29/2013: Part I: Adam Gollner The Fruit Hunters Adam Leith Gollner is the author of The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce and Adventure. His writing appears in The New York Times, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Orion, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Good Magazine, among others. He used to be editor of Vice…

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Wenonah Hauter, Meria Heller

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1/22/2013: Part I: Wenonah Hauter Foodopoly Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control…

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Bhavani Jaroff, Talya Lutzker

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1/15/2013: Part I: Bhavani Jaroff i Eat Green Bhavani Jaroff has over thirty years experience as a natural foods chef. Her career began while a student at the N.Y.S. College of Ceramics at Alfred University. At the time, there was not a vegetarian meal plan on campus so Ms. Jaroff designed and implemented a Vegetarian…

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Linda Long, Charlene Spretnak

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1/8/2013: Part I: Linda Long Virgin Vegan Linda Long has had a lifelong relationship with the food industry, starting as a waitress and short order cook at the age of 12 in her parents’ truck stop in Pennsylvania. A home economist who taught high school foods in the early part of her career, and spending…

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REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012

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With so many vegan cookbooks coming out all the time, there are so many to choose from. Here are our REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012. 1. Ramses Bravo, BRAVO! Health-Promoting Meals From The TrueNorth Kitchen This is my personal favorite because Ramses Bravo has created recipes that are not only delicious but so good for…

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Best REAL Reads of 2012

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It’s time for the Best Of 2012 IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD podcasts. There were 80 interviews this year with doctors, nutritionists, athletes, chefs and authors, all of them about food! I read a lot of books this year for my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD interviews. Below are my favorites. My next post will be about…

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Interviews with Ellen Kamhi and Jon Krampner

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12/18/2012: Part I: Ellen Kamhi Natural Nurse Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, The Natural Nurse® has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1973, when she directed a program in Ethnobotany at Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona. Dr. Kamhi attended Rutgers and Cornell Universities, sat on the Panel of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, and…

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Interviews with Chad Sarno and Fran Costigan 12/11/2012

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12/11/2012: Part I: Chad Sarno Crazy Sexy Kitchen Chad Sarno is a chef, consultant, speaker, and committed plant activist. He has brought his unique culinary style to projects spanning public education at some of the world’s premier wellness retreats, and culinary expos to the launch of an international boutique restaurant chain from Istanbul to London.…

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Interviews with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Freya Dinshah 12/4/2012

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12/4/2012: Part 1: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau The 30 Day Vegan Challenge The award-winning author of five books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has guided people to becoming and staying vegan for over 12 years through sold-out cooking…

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Interviews with Michelle McCabe and Noam Mohr

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11/27/2012: Part I: Michelle McCabe Food Policy & Obesity Michelle McCabe is a Research Assistant at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. She works with Roberta Friedman, Director of Public Policy, to research and create policy briefs and maintain the Legislative Updates. Michelle advocates for a healthy school food environment…

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Interviews with Anne Dinshah and Terry Hope Romero, 11/20/2012

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11/20/2012: Part I: Anne Dinshah Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships Anne Dinshah is a lifetime vegan and author of Dating Vegans. Her other books include Healthy Hearty Helpings, The 4 Ingredient Vegan (co-author with Maribeth Abrams), and the newly released Apples, Bean Dip, and Carrot Cake: Kids! Teach Yourself to Cook (co-author with Freya Dinshah).…

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Interviews with James Colquhoun and Courtney Meder 11/13/2012

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11/13/2012: Part I: James Colquhoun HUNGRY FOR CHANGE From the producers of the documentary films “Food Matters” James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch say that everyone on a diet ought to get “Hungry for Change” instead. Their first film, “Food Matters” has been seen by millions who have rediscovered their health with the core message…

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Interviews with Tom Regan and Ricki Heller 10/23/2012

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10/23/2012: Part I: Tom Regan The Case for Animal Rights Thomas Howard Regan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1938. He is an American philosopher and author (professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University) who specializes in animal rights theory. Tom Regan wrote multiple books on the philosophy of animal rights.…

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Interviews with Dr. Melanie Joy and Dr. William Davis 10/16/2012

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10/16/2012: Part I: Melanie Joy Carnism Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is the founder and president of Carnism Awareness & Action Network (CAAN). Dr. Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, celebrated speaker, and the author of the award-winning primer on carnism Why We Love Dogs, Eat…

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Interviews with John Robbins and Mark Reinfeld 10/9/2012

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The song Caryn Hartglass talks about with Mark Reinfeld at the end of this program is Phidyle by Henri Duparc. It can be heard below. 10/9/2012: Part I: John Robbins No Happy Cows Groomed to follow in the footsteps of his father, John Robbins chose a different path for himself, becoming a social activist and…

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Interviews with Maia Dowe and Jon Hinds 9/25/2012

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9/25/2012: Part I: Maia Kobb Dowe Recovery From Autism Maia graduated from Russell Sage with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation she took a position at the New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian Hospital) where she worked in the Burn Trauma Unit / ICU becoming a Charge Nurse…

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Interview with Robert Klitzman 9/18/2012

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9/18/2012: Robert L. Klitzman, MD Am I My Genes? Robert L. Klitzman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University. He co-founded and for five years co-directed the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and is the Director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV…

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Interviews with Talia Fuhrman and Miyoko Schinner 9/11/2012

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Episode #166 9/11/2012: Part I: Talia Fuhrman Healthy Eating: Fun, Delicious, Easy Talia Fuhrman, daughter of author Joel Fuhrman M.D., has a degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She is on a mission to help people understand that eating healthfully can be fun, delicious, and easy. A lover of cooking and journalism, she understands…

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Interviews with Brian Clement, Zel Allen and Greg Singer

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Episode #164 8/29/2012: Part I: Brian Clemente Food is Medicine Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D. is director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, the world’s first and fore-most residential complementary health care facility. The institute was founded in Boston a half a century ago and relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1986. As director, Clement…

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Interviews with John Schlimm and Jenny Brown 8/22/2012

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Episode #163 8/22/2012: Part I John Schlimm Grilling Vegan Style John Schlimm, a member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, is the international award-winning author of several books, including The Tipsy Vegan and The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard and lives in Pennsylvania. LISTEN…

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Interview with Julie Guthman 8/15/2012

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Episode #162 8/15/2012: Julie Guthman Weighing In, Obesity, Food Justice and the Limits of Capitalism Julie Guthman (Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has written extensively on contemporary activist efforts to transform the way food is produced,…

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Interviews with Nava Atlas and Alan Goldhamer 8/8/2012

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Episode #161 8/8/2012: Part I Nava Atlas Wild About Greens Nava Atlas is the author and illustrator of many books on vegetarian cooking, most recently Vegan Express, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, and The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. The Vegan Holiday Kitchen will be published in the fall of…

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Interview with Susan Prolman 8/1/2012

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Episode #160 8/1/2012: Susan Prolman Sustainable Agriculture Susan Prolman, Executive Director of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, guides the organizational development and implementation of NSAC’s strategic vision. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the DC Bar. She has advocated for a more sustainable approach to agriculture for a…

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Interviews with Christy Morgan and Rich Roll 7/25/2012

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Episode #159 7/25/2012: Part I: Christy Morgan Blissful Bites A vegan macrobiotic chef, Morgan offers environmentally-conscious eaters a variety of easy, palate-pleasing, healthy, and environmentally-friendly recipes in her cookbook, Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals that Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet. Also known as

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Interviews with Jay Rosengarten and Dara Lovitz

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Episode #158 7/18/2012: Part I: Jay Rosengarten EVOO Jay is the President of Olisur Inc. He is responsible for the marketing and distribution of the companies extra virgin olive oil in the US and Canada. He is the founder and President of The Rosengarten Group. He has over 35 years of hands-on management experience in…

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Interviews with Gary Steiner and Sue Coe, 6/21/2012

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Episode #157 6/20/2012: Part I: Gary Steiner Animal Rights and The Vegan Imperative Gary Steiner is John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. He is the author of Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism, Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy and Animals…

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Interviews with Will Tuttle and Victoria Moran

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Episode #156 6/13/2012: Part I: Will Tuttle World Peace Diet Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion. Dr. Tuttle presents about 150 events yearly at conferences, retreats, and progressive churches and centers throughout North America. A former Zen monk with…

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Interviews with Linda Riebel and Roberto Martin

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Episode# 155 6/6/2012: Part I: Linda Riebel The Green Foodprint Linda Riebel, is a psychologist and environmental educator. At Saybrook University in San Francisco, where she has been on the faculty since 1993, she helped create the sustainability program. A graduate of Wellesley College, she is a member of the American Society of Journalists and…

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Interviews with Jim VanDerPol and Jason Das

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5/30/2012: Part I: Jim VanDerPol Conversations with the Land Jim VanDerPol farms and writes in a western Minnesota world very different from the one in which he was raised in the 1950s and 1960s. The small, diversified farms and tight-knit communities of his youth have been replaced by town jobs and gigantic equipment operating on…

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Interviews with Rae Sikora, JC Corcoran and Dreena Burton

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5/23/2012: Part I: JC Corcoran, Rae Sikora Plant Peace Daily Jim (JC) Corcoran co-founded and served as president of VegMichigan, the state’s largest vegetarian organization, for seven years. He is a retired fire captain/paramedic/training officer, has a BS in Emergency Medicine and is certified in the Living Foods Lifestyle. Jim also is a certified fitness…

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Interviews with Ruby Roth and Aaron Bobrow-Strain

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5/16/2012: Part I: Ruby Roth Vegan Is Love Ruby Roth is an artist, designer, and writer living in Los Angeles. A vegan since 2003, she was teaching art in an after-school program when the children’s interest in healthy foods and veganism first inspired her to write her first acclaimed book “That’s Why We Don’t Eat…

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Interviews with Amber Shea Crawley and Ryan Andrews

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4/25/2012: Part I: Amber Shea Crawley Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make Amber Shea Crawley is a linguist, chef, and author specializing in healthful vegan and raw food. Known for her flexible recipes and friendly voice, she was classically trained in the art of gourmet living cuisine at the world-renowned Matthew Kenney Academy,…

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Interview with Peter Seidel 4/18/2012

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4/18/2012: Peter Seidel Invisible Walls: Why We Ignore the Damage We Inflict on the Planet and Ourselves Before obtaining a MS in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology as a student of architect Mies van der Rohe and planner Ludwig Hilberseimer, Seidel worked as a farmhand, factory worker, Alaska salmon fisherman, and carpenter. In 1957,…

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Interviews with Jennifer Cockrall-King, Erica Meier and Alejandro Junger, MD

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4/11/2012: Part I: Jennifer Cockrall-King Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution. Jennifer Cockrall-King (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a freelance journalist and food writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, National Post, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, and other major publications. She blogs about food and her research trips at foodgirl.ca.…

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Interviews with Atina Diffley and Karen Le Billon

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4/4/2012: Part I: Atina Diffley Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Atina Diffley is an organic vegetable farmer who now educates consumers, farmers, and policymakers about organic farming through the consulting business Organic Farming Works LLC, owned by her and her husband, Martin. From 1973 through 2007, the Diffleys owned and operated Gardens of…

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Caryn Ginsberg, Animal Impact

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Caryn Ginsberg, Animal Impact\ After a corporate career that included senior positions in strategy and marketing, Caryn Ginsberg co-founded Priority Ventures Group which has helped businesses and nonprofits achieve better outcomes for over 16 years. Caryn brings over 20 years experience with clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to leading nonprofits and smaller organizations to…

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Interviews with Kim Barnouin and Amie Hamlin

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LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST.  Listen to: PART I WITH KIM BARNOUIN Listen to: PART II WITH AMIE HAMLIN 3/14/2012: Part I: Kim Barnouin Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps She is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Skinny Bitch, and Skinny Bitch in the Kitch,…

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Interview with Eric Weltman

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3/7/2012: Eric Weltman Food And Water Watch Eric Weltman is Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York. He has over 20 years of experience leading social justice campaigns and building progressive power. Eric has helped direct ground-breaking coalitions, organize high-visibility media events, write influential publications, and manage successful initiatives to pass legislation,…

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Interviews with Donna Michelle Beaudoin and Doron Petersan

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2/29/2012: Part I: Donna Beaudoin Sister Vegetarian Donna Michelle Beaudoin is an Author and Motivator who inspires and puts the burning passion in you to lead a healthy, drama-free lifestyle as a vegetarian or vegan. She is the author of Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living. She is a 45 yr…

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Interviews with Barbara Gates and Milton Mills, MD

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2/22/2012: Part I: Barbara Gates Lean & Green Kids Barbara Cole-Gates is the Director of Lean & Green Kids. She is the mother of two smart and spirited teens, Jack and Lucy. She earned her BFA from San Diego State University in drama/acting, and now and again works as a professional actress in Southern California…

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2/15/2012 Interview with Molly Phemister

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2/15/2012: Molly Phemister Eatcology Molly Phemister is the founder of eatcology.com, a blog focused on the nexus of ecology, design, and community food systems. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, as well as a Master of Education and a BA in Art. She is a published author, most notably…

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Interviews with Priscilla Feral and Nick Brannigan

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2/8/2012: Part I: Priscilla Feral Friends Of Animals Priscilla Feral is the Friends of Animal President, who works out of FoA’s International Headquarters in Darien, Connecticut. 2/8/2012: Part II: Nick Branningan Genetically Modified Food Nick Brannigan is the author of I’m Eating WHAT?!?: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food and 10 Real World Solutions…

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2/1/2012 Interview with Dawn Moncrief

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2/1/2012: Dawn Moncrief A Well-Fed World A Well-Fed World Founding Director / Board Director – Dawn Moncrief has been a social justice advocate (for people and animals) since the mid-90′s. She has two master’s degrees from The George Washington University: one in International Relations, the other in Women’s Studies, both focusing on economic development. Her…

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1/11/2012 Interviews with Betsy Carson, Toni Fiore, Miyoko Schinner, Terry Hope Romero, Johanna McCloy

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1/11/2011: PART I: Betsy Carson, Toni Fiore, Miyoko Schinner, Terry Hope Romero Vegan Mashup The filmmaker Betsy Carson has a passion for sharing the benefits of a plant-based diet, and is fueled by a lack of vegan programming options. Since 2005 she has produced 52 episodes of the popular public television program Totally Vegetarian. And…

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1/4/2012 Interview with Shira Lane

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1/4/2011: Shira Lane The Milk Documentary Shira Lane: born in Israel, raised in Australia and returned to Israel to serve the Israeli Army. In 2001 Lane graduated from Entertainment and Performing Arts School, Beit-Zvi. In 2002 her television career launched with Israeli TV Drama series ‘Tipol Nimratz’. When the TV show run ended, Lane sought…

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12/28/2011 Interviews with Laura Theodore and Latham Thomas

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12/28/2011: Part I: Laura Theodore The Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore is a radio host, television personality, and award-winning jazz singer and songwriter. She currently hosts the Jazzy Vegetarian cooking show on public television and Jazzy Vegetarian Radio, a talk and music show focusing on easy-to-prepare, plant-based recipes, earth-friendly entertaining tips, celebrity interviews, and upbeat music.…

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Michele Simon, Eat Drink Politics

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Michele Simon, Eat Drink Politics Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. She is president of Eat Drink Politics, an industry watchdog consulting firm. Michele Simon…

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12/14/2011 Interviews with Nava Atlas and Bryanna Clark Grogan

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12/14/2011: Part 1 – Nava Atlas Vegan Holiday Kitchen Have yourself a happy vegan holiday! This exciting, inviting cookbook by veteran author Nava Atlas brilliantly fills the biggest gap in the vegan repertoire with more than 200 delectable, completely doable recipes for every festive occasion. Atlas, one of the most respected names in vegetarian and…

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Interviews with Laurie Sadowski and Betsy DiJulio

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Part 1 – Laurie Sadowski, Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread Laurie Sadowski is a certified personal trainer and nutrition and wellness specialist, food writer, and musicologist. She spends her time spreading awareness about balanced living, cooking, and baking, and continuing her research in modern music and art.     Part 2 – Betsy DiJulio, The Blooming…

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11/23/11 Interview with Richard Oppenlander

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11/23/2011: Dr. Richard Oppenlander COMFORTABLY UNAWARE Author of “Comfortably Unaware: Global Depletion and Food Choice Responsibility,” Dr. Oppenlander is a sustainability and wellness advocate, writer, and speaker committed to improving the health of our planet. Through literary work or in person, he brings an eclectic combination of experiences regarding this topic spanning the past 40…

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Interviews with Dr. Michael Greger

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  LISTEN TO THE LATEST INTERVIEW FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2011 with Dr. Michael Greger     LISTEN TO THE EARLIER JULY 22, 2009 INTERVIEW with Dr. Michael Greger   11/16/2011: Dr. Michael Greger Vegan MD Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues.…

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Deborah Merlin and Brenda A. Morris

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PART I: Deborah Merlin, VICTORY OVER ADHD Deborah Merlin’s mission was to become an advocate for her special needs twins. Medical professionals only offered drugs. She sought alternative methods, did extensive ADHD and other health-related research, and kept impeccable records. In 1993, she co-chaired the Westside Cities Council to help promote Public Law 99457, part…

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10/19/2011 Interview with Dr. Hans Diehl

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LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW   Chosen as “One of America’s 20 Super-Heroes of the Health Movement,” Dr. Hans Diehl directs the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda and lectures at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Rockford and at the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. Offering…

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat To Live

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Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board–certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. As one of the country’s leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, Today,…

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10/5/2011 Tracye McQuirter and Marisa Miller Wolfson

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10/5/2011: Part I -Tracy McQuirter, By Any Greens Necessary. A vegan trailblazer, public health nutrition expert, speaker, and author, Tracye McQuirter, M.P.H., is passionate about inspiring people to live healthier, happier lives. Her best-selling book is titled By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose…

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Ellen Jaffe Jones and Gene Stone

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Part I – Ellen Jaffe Jones, Eat Vegan On $4 A Day Ellen Jaffe Jones is a cooking instructor with The Cancer Project, a program of the prestigious Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She spent eighteen years in TV news as an investigative reporter, morning anchor, and producer for network affiliates around the country, winning…

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9/7/2011 Interviews with Demetria Clark and Karyn Calabrese

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  09/7/2011: Part I – Demetria Clark, Herbal Healing For Children Demetria Clark started learning about herbal healing at a very young age from friends and mentors she had during her youth and in childhood. She has formally studied and apprenticed with Rosemary Gladstar (in beginner and advanced trainings), apprenticed with Jane Smolnik, studied the…

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8/24/2011 Interview with Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

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Jack Norris is a Registered Dietitian and President of Vegan Outreach. Jack won VegNews magazine’s Columnist of the Year award for 2003 and 2004. He writes a nutrition blog at JackNorrisRD.com. He is the author of Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It? and maintains www.VeganHealth.org. He co-founded Vegan Outreach in 1993. Vegan Outreach produces Why…

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8/17/2011 Interviews with Mia McDonald and Lois Dieterly

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  08/17/2011: Part I: Mia McDonald Executive Director, Brighter Green Based in New York, Brighter Green is directed by Mia MacDonald, a public policy analyst and writer who has worked as a consultant to a range of international non-governmental organizations—including the Ford Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Green Belt Movement, the Sierra Club, and…

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Interview with Bruce Friedrich, 8/10/2011

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Bruce Friedrich is senior director for strategic initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Bruce has previously worked as a public school teacher in inner city Baltimore, as vice president for policy at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and at a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in inner city…

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Zoe Weil, Humane Education

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Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). A humane educator since 1985, Zoe has been giving people the tools to make humane and sustainable choices and solve entrenched challenges through her classes, workshops, and training programs. She created the first humane education certificate program and Master of Education…

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Hope Bohanec, Eco-Eating

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Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years. She is the Grassroots Campaigns Director for the international animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals www.idausa.org. Hope was the Sonoma County Coordinator for Proposition 2 and soon after that victory, founded Farm Animal Protection Project www.farmanimalprotection.org. Hope offers an…

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7/20/2011 Interviews with Kelly Rudnicki and Juliette West

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  Kelly Rudnicki is the creator of the blog foodallergymama.com. The mother of five small children, Rudnicki lives in suburban Chicago and spends much of her time promoting food allergy awareness. She has also worked as a television news producer and in corporate public relations. Vegan Baking Classics is her second book. Vegan Baking Classics…

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7/13/2011 Interview with George Black & David Stowell

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David Stowell and George Black are professional vegan chefs with a twenty-two-year-long commitment to creating accessible, cruelty-free cuisine for all. After starting out in 2003 with a small delivery cart, they ran the popular Veganopolis Cafeteria from 2005 to 2008, and developed a huge international following for their delicious, no-nonsense, versatile vegan cooking. (Their Veganopolis…

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7/6/2011 Interview with Ayindé Howell

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I am always thrilled to meet adults who have been vegan since birth – there are not many, although this is changing. Ayindé Howell is one and he is bright and articulate. I have not had the opportunity sample any of his culinary creations yet but talking about the jerk tofu sandwich had my mouth…

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Interview with Linda Watson, 6/29/2011

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I really enjoy talking with people who love what I love. I discovered I have a lot in common with Linda Watson, author of the new book, Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—all on $5 a Day or Less. She loves her beans like I do, organic whole foods…

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Jill Nussinow, Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment

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Jill Nussinow, Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment Jill Nussinow, a.k.a. The Veggie Queen TM, is a Registered Dietitian who has been teaching vegetarian cooking at Santa Rosa Junior College, in Sonoma County and throughout the country since 1985. Her award-winning cookbook, The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment, was published in 2005. Her first…

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Interview 6/15/2011 with Sandra Steingraber

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An internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is the author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, a new edition of which was just published by Merloyd Lawrence Books/Da Capo Press. It has been adapted into a feature-length documentary film by The…

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Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet, revisited for 2011

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Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion. He is the author of The World Peace Diet which has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth…

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Interview 6/1/2011 with Neal Shartar

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Neal Shartar is the Director of Food Services at New Hampton School (NHS) and uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in his food. This is not your typical high school cafeteria fare. Neil prides himself in serving only the best to his students and faculty: fair trade organic fruits and vegetables; gluten free and…

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Interview 5/25/2011 with Amy Larkin, Greenpeace

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Amy Larkin is an award-winning entrepreneur and producer who has launched cultural institutions, co-founded one of the first affinity-marketing businesses, and been involved with Greenpeace for 30 years–as a board member, adviser and, since 2005, as Director of Greenpeace Solutions, leading the international organization’s financial and business initiatives. Amy co-founded Message!Check Corp. (City of Seattle’s…

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Interview 5/18/2011 with Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association

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Ronnie Cummins is founder and Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit, U.S. based network of 850,000 consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and sustainability that…

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Natural Vegan Kitchen with Christine Waltermyer

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Part I: Natural Vegan Kitchen with Christine Waltermyer Christine Waltermyer is the founder and director of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School, offering Chef’s Training Programs, personal chef service and in-home cooking classes in Princeton, NJ and Manhattan. With over a decade of experience in the field of natural cooking, Christine is a masterful chef and…

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Interview with Chef Chat Mingkwan

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05/4/2011: Asian Fusion with with Chat Mingkwan LISTEN Chat Mingkwan grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. He has apprenticed in provincial French cuisine at La Cagouille in Rayon, France, traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, and worked in restaurants in the San Francisco area. Currently Chat runs Unusual Touch, a business specializing in catering, food consulting, and…

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Interview with Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Campbell and Brian Wendel

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Forks Over Knives with Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Campbell and Brian Wendel FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces…

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IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD broadcasts live every Tuesday from 4-5pm (Eastern) on the Progressive Radio Network Archive of programs from Jan 2011 to April 2011 04/20/2011: Sprouts the Miracle Foods with Steve Meyerowitz, The Sproutman LISTEN Steve was pronounced “Sproutman” by Vegetarian Times Magazine in a 1979 feature article that explored the why’s and wherefores…

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Interview with Joe Cross, 4/13/2011

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Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur and investor who invests in early stage high potential growth companies. Most recently, Joe founded Reboot Your Life, a lifestyle brand that provides information, tools, media and entertainment, consumer products and community support that encourage people to consume more fruits and vegetables in order to improve their health and…

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Marion Nestle, Food Matters

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Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in…

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Phil Howard, Community, Food and Agriculture

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Dr. Howard teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture, as well as a graduate course in Research Methods as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the ‘food system.’ The food system involves all of the steps required to produce food and get it to our plates–from farming…

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Interview with David Kirby, Animal Factory, 3/6/2011

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David Kirby has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post since its founding in 2005, has been a professional journalist for over 15 years. Kirby has also written for a number of national magazines. In addition, Kirby was a foreign correspondent in Mexico and Central America from 1986-1990, where he covered the wars in…

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Robert Cheeke, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness

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Robert Cheeke uses the platform of bodybuilding to communicate the message of meat-free, steroid-free health, fun and fitness. One of the nicest people you will ever meet, Robert is the epitome of a lean, clean, meat-free machine. His new book, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness, and his website, www.veganbodybuilding.com provide information and inspiration on achieving your…

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Interview with Gary Francione, 2/16/2011

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Gary Francione is Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University. He has been teaching animal rights and the law for 25 years has lectured on the topic throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including serving as a member of the Guest Faculty of the Universidad…

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Rynn Berry, Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Diets – the history

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Rynn Berry, Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Diets – the history Rynn Berry specializes in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective. He is the author of six books on vegetarianism: The New Vegetarians, Famous Vegetarians, Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism and the World’s Religions, Hitler: Neither Vegetarian Nor Animal Lover, and The Vegan Guide…

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Marc Bekoff, Animal Manifesto

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Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has won many awards for his scientific research including the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Marc has written more…

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Jennifer Cornbleet, Raw for Dessert

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Jennifer Cornbleet is a nationally recognized raw food chef and instructor. She is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker dedicated to making the world of raw fod an easy and accessible addition to 21st Century kitchens. Jennifer’s enthusiasm for the culinary arts began at an early age and her preference for the flavors of pure,…

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Joseph Keon, Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk

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Joseph Keon, PhD, has been a wellness consultant and nutrition and fitness expert for over twenty-five years. He is considered a leading authority on public health and has written three books, Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health, Whole Health: The Guide to Wellness of Body and Mind and The Truth About…

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David Burton, InGREEDIENTS

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Raised in the sticks of Southeastern Connecticut, David has always been amazed by the human body and how it functions. Burton received his Associates of Science degree in Nursing in 2005 and has since been working as a registered nurse in the hospital setting on medical, surgical, cardiac, and intensive care units. For 2 years…

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Robin Robertson, Vegan Unplugged

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Robin Robertson is a food writer and author of 19 cookbooks. She has worked with food for over 25 years as a restaurant chef, caterer, and cooking teacher. She is a regular columnist for VegNews Magazine and has also written for Vegetarian Times, Cooking Light, Better Nutrition, and Health Naturally, among many others. Her cookbooks…

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Cathe Olson, Lick It!

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Cathe Olson is the author of several natural foods cookbooks. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Mothering, Natural Awakenings, Vegetarian Voice, and VegFamily Magazines. Cathe is also the Library Media Technician in charge of an elementary school library. She directed the Central Coast Writers’ Conference for four years and has served…

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Fran Costigan, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally

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Fran Costigan is a nationally recognized culinary instructor, author, consultant, recipe developer and innovative pastry chef who marries healthy eating with sumptuous tastes. Fran’s new book, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally , offers a complete course in exceptional desserts that are vegan by design, not by taste! Fran’s recipes use organic minimally processed…

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Kathy Stevens, Catskill Animal Sanctuary

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Kathy Stevens, Founder and Director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, spent her childhood on a Virginia horse farm. It was in many ways an idyllic youth, one that instilled in her a deep love of and respect for all animals. Kathy left the south for graduate school in Boston, MA, where she spent eleven years as…

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Noam Mohr, Climate Change

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Noam Mohr is a physicist at Queens College with degrees from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked on global warming campaigns for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and EarthSave International, publishing a number of reports on climate change including A New Global Warming Strategy, Flirting with Disaster, Pumping Up the…

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Jenny Brown, Woodstock Animal Sanctuary

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Founders Jenny Brown and Doug Abel moved to Woodstock as full-time residents in May 2004. Doug is a film editor and Jenny previously worked as a producer, director and post-production supervisor. They met while working for the filmmaker Errol Morris in Boston, while Doug played a key role in editing the Academy Award award-winning documentary…

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Brian and Jodi Calvi, Farm of Life

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Husband and wife team Brian and Jody Calvi, are health enthusiasts. Their respective histories with disease and long fights for recovery inspired them to open Farm of Life. They are grateful for the healing journey they’ve experienced, and feel their higher purpose is to give back to others in need. Brian and Jody assist guests,…

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Jim May, Stevia and Yerba Maté

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James A. May is the founder, President and CEO of Wisdom Natural Brand, producer of SweetLeaf brand products and Wisdom of the Ancients herbal teas. Originally learning from the natives of Paraguay, he is now a recognized authority on several South American herbs. Jim introduced stevia, Yerba Maté and other health-conscious herbal products to the…

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John Joseph, Meat is for Pussies

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His early life was tumultuous, but changing how he thought about food saved him from the same early death many of his peers faced. Today, almost 30 years since first swearing off meat, John is training for an Ironman Triathlon, rocking insane mosh pits with the Cro-Mags, and hitting the gym every day. Needless to…

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Maribeth Abrams, The 4-Ingredient Vegan

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Maribeth Abrams is a nutritionist, cooking instructor, public speaker, corporate chef for Vitasoy USA and spokesperson for the North American Vegetarian Society. Known for her enthusiastic demeanor, Maribeth has appeared on radio and television discussing food and nutrition, hosts the cooking DVD Tofu 1-2-3 with Olympic athlete Carl Lewis, and is the author of the…

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Steve Brill, Foraging with the “Wildman”

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Leading American foraging expert “Wildman” Steve Brill has been guiding foraging tours in an d around New York City since 1982, both for the city and independently, but he’s best known for having been arrested and handcuffed by undercover park rangers for eating dandelion in Central Park. He also lectures for schools and youth programs,…

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Neal Barnard, The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

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Neal Barnard, M.D., is a physician, clinical reseacher, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University of Medicine and principal investigator of a major study on diet and type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of numerous books and has hosted a popular public television program…

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Alan Roettinger, Speed Vegan

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Alan Roettinger has been a private chef for over 28 years, serving a broad spectrum of high-profile clients, from entertainers to presidents. A world traveler, he absorbed elements from many cuisines to synthesize a unique, creative, personal style. Alan’s first cookbook, Omega-3 Cuisine, showcases his ability to bring health and flavor together, offering a wide…

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Mark Reinfeld, Taste of Asia

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Mark Reinfeld is founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus restaurant. His Vegan Fusion World Cuisine won a Gourmand Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA. He lives in Kaua’i, Hawaii.

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Mike Gilliland, Sunflower Farmers Markets

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Mike Gilliland has been involved in the natural and organic food business for 24 years. He co-founded Wild Oats Markets and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 2001, growing the company from a single store in Boulder, Colorado to a billion dollar publicly-traded enterprise with 115 stores throughout the US and Canada.…

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John Robbins, The New Good Life

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John Robbins is the author of THE NEW GOOD LIFE: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less. He is also author of the international bestseller DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth, THE FOOD REVOLUTION: How Your Diet Can Help…

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Ani Phyo, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen

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Ani Phyo is the host of the award winning most popular uncooking show on YouTube, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Show, and is the author of internationally acclaimed best-seller Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable, Living Food Recipes. Ani inspires global audiences with her fast, easy, delicious, healthy recipes and eco green lifestyle.

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Moby, Gristle

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Moby was born in new york city, but grew up in connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. he released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991(listed as one of rolling stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. his own records have sold over 20,000,000…

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Steve Blake, Natural Health Tips from Dr. Steve

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Steve Blake has a doctorate in holistic health, a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, a master’s degree in herbology, and numerous massage certifications. He is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. He was the founder and director of the Maui Holistic Health Center. He was the speaker on the popular radio series, “Natural Health…

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Rhio, Hooked on Raw

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Rhio, a leading proponent of the raw/living foods lifestyle, through her lectures, radio shows and website provides information about health-related issues and raw and living foods. Rhio is also the author of Hooked on Raw, a comprehensive 358-page book on the raw/live food lifestyle. It has 32 chapters, half of which feature 350 gourmet, live…

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Tal Ronnen, The Conscious Cook

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Chef Tal Ronnen is one of the most celebrated vegan chefs working today. In the spring of 2008, he became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan meals for Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day vegan cleanse. He has since catapulted to fame, catering Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s vegan wedding, Arianna Huffington’s party at the…

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William Harris, The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism

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William Harris, M.D., an E.R. physician, hang glider, sailplane pilot, parachute jumper, and former Big Ten Trampoline Champion, says his toughest challenges come from battling the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other dominant forces working against America’s good health. In 1998, he wrote The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism and sent it to every member…

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Vesanto Melina, Becoming Raw

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Vesanto Melina is an internationally known nutrition consultant and speaker, academic instructor and writer, and has worked with groups and organizations listed below. She has been based in Vancouver B.C. and in Seattle Washington and has taught nutrition on the faculty of the University of British Columbia and at Seattle’s Bastyr University. Speaking engagements and…

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Michael Klaper, Nutrition Education and Research

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Dr. Klaper is a physician with training in surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics, emergency room medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Klaper is the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research and has performed research on the pros and cons of vegan nutrition and other dietary styles of health enthusiasts. He also is a member of…

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Laura Dakin, Alan Roettinger

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Sea Shepherd’s Laura Dakin and Speed Vegan author, Alan Roettinger The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship the Steve Irwin was docked at Chelsea Pier in Manhattan for a few days. Caryn spoke with Laura Dakin, the current head cook for the Steve Irwin about the organization and what they do and what kind of vegan…

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Sarah Gross, Rescue Chocolate

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Sarah Gross has always shared her home with dogs and has felt a lifelong empathy for animals. Research about the horrendous conditions on factory farms led her to become a vegetarian and then a vegan while still in middle school. Throughout high school, she volunteered at her local animal shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana. For 3…

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A. Breeze Harper, Sistah Vegan

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As a Ph.D. Student in geography at the University of California, Davis, Breeze Harper explores how Critical Race, Postcolonial, and Feminist theories, can be employed as analytical tools within Critical Food Geographies. She engages mostly in qualitative research and believes that this is a useful complement to much of the statistical information about health in…

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Brenda Davis, The Raw Revolution

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Brenda Davis, registered dietitian and nutritionist, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. She is currently on a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda spent 8 months in Majuro in 2006…

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Robert Goodland, Livestock and Climate Change

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Robert Goodland retired as lead environmental advisor at the World Bank Group after serving for 23 years where he was nicknamed “The Conscience of the World Bank”. In 2008 he was awarded the first Coolidge Memorial Medal by the IUCN for outstanding contributions to environmental conservation. He is the co-author of Amazon Jungle-Green Hell to…

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Brendan Brazier, Thrive

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Brendan Brazier is one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant-based. He’s a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called VEGA. He is also a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Nominated in…

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Rynn Berry, Vegetarian History

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Rynn Berry specializes in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective. He is the author of six books on vegetarianism: The New Vegetarians, Famous Vegetarians, Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism and the World’s Religions, Hitler: Neither Vegetarian Nor Animal Lover, and The Vegan Guide to New York City. His sixth book—Becoming Raw, he co-authored…

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