Author: Asami Hitohara

Veganuary Inspiration Featuring Interviews with Dr. Neal Barnard on Plant-Based Nutrition as Healing and Personal Trainer Karina Inkster on Plant-Powered Fitness

This show features interviews of Dr. Neal Barnard on the reasons why he is a plant-based advocate and Karina Inkster on weightlifting and fitness as a vegan personal trainer. We also introduce three new co-hosts, Meaghan Beattie, Grace Wampold, and Leah Thompson with their stories on how they started on veganism and why they choose to continue to live a vegan lifestyle.

New Year’s Show: Resources for Going Vegan in 2020

This show features an exciting announcement of the Vancouver premiere of the documentary “The Animal People,” plus resources, tips, and tricks for kickstarting your new vegan lifestyle in 2020.

Orangutan Jungle School: Dr. Anne Russon on Rescuing and Rehabilitating Orphaned Orangutans

Featuring an interview with York University primatologist Dr. Anne Russon, lead script advisor for the docu-soap series “Orangutan Jungle School” on the Love Nature channel.

School Days Series #4: Looking for Solutions to Creating a Compassionate Educational Experience

This is the 4th and final show of our School Days series. (You can find the other 3 shows in the series here) This last show continues to explore how we can create a more compassionate and cruelty-free educational environment.
The show features interviews with Early Childhood Educator, Mallory Boult; National Programs Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Monica Chen and grade 8 student Soleilla Denomme.

Violist Tony Kastelic on Vegan Classical Musician Life and a Revolutionary New Animal-Friendly Bow Hair

Featuring an extended coffee-table chat with violist and singer Tony Kastelic, as well as live performances from both Tony and our producer Elyse Jacobson. Tony and Elyse discuss being among the first musicians in Canada to use Coruss bow hair, a high-tech professional-grade synthetic hair for bowed string instruments.

Discussion on Animal Dissections in the Classroom, Featuring an Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Animals in Science Policy Institute (AiSPI)

Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy AiSPI

This the third show of the School Days series, focusing on animal dissection and featuring an interview with Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Animals in Science Policy Institute (AiSPI) in Vancouver.

Vegan Rapper Z-Man on His Forthcoming Animal-Rights-Themed Album

Featuring an interview with San Francisco-based underground rapper Z-Man, who has an album in the works on human exploitation of nonhuman animals, plus an update from Bryce Casavant of Pacific Wild on the proposed escalation of the wolf cull in BC, and a discussion on the many animals exploited by the military-industrial complex.

Aph Ko on Speciesism as an Extension of White Supremacy

Featuring an interview with writer and decolonial theorist Aph Ko on her new book, “Racism as Zoological Witchcraft: A Guide to Getting Out.”

Interviews on Navigating School as an Animal Advocate, New York City’s Stance on Serving Processed Meats at School, and More

In this show, we continue our discussion on the move towards compassionate classrooms, including interviews with those trying to navigate as animal advocates in the school system, the New York City school stance on processed meat, school milk days, and hot lunch programs at schools.

VIFF 2019 Review : The Whale and The Raven

In this post, we have a review of the upcoming documentary, The Whale and The Raven. Vancouver International Film Festival is showing The Whale and The Raven at SFU Goldcorp on October 4th (9pm) and October 6th (4pm). It is a film directed by Mirjam Leuze on the plight of the whales and the Gitga’at First Nations protecting the waters they reside in. The Whale and The Raven also features whale researchers Janie Wray and Hermann Meuter of Cetacea Lab.