It’s All About Food 2013

Janisse Ray and Tom Campbell

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…

Brett Wilcox and Del Sroufe

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…

Ben Falk, Steve Meyerowitz

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…

Nick Cooney, Ajayan Borys

  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…

Carla Wescott, Ricki Heller

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…

Ellen Jaffe Jones, Fran Costigan

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…

David Christopher

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…

Tina Leigh, Marc Bekoff

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…

Dan Staackmann, Nicole Sopko, Victoria Boutenko

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…

Neal Barnard, David Katz

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…

Hope Bohanec, John Schlimm

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…

Adrian Butash, Mee Tracy McCormick

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…

Ruth Heidrich, Jonathan Bailor

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,…

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 his diverse, creative culinary style.…

David Simon, Bhava Ram

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…

Ginny Messina, Lagusta Yearwood

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…

Kathy Hester, Dierdre Rawlings

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…

Ruby Roth, Brian Patton

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,…

Rob Poe, Rory Freedman

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…

Ellen Zachos, Paul Waldau

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…