Author: Elyse

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.

Encore show: Indigenous Peoples Day – Sierra Tasi Baker on Indigenous Veganism and Finding Balance with the Natural World

Sierra Tasi Baker of the Squamish Nation speaks to us on why she chose a vegan lifestyle, how this fits with her traditional Coast Salish values, and how animal activists can advocate for animals in a way that’s respectful toward Indigenous people.

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.

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.

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.”

Brenda Sanders on Making Veganism Accessible to Black Communities and Using It to Help Overcome Race-Based Oppression

Featuring an interview with vegan food justice activist Brenda Sanders, founder and president of the Afro-Vegan Society. Also, a discussion on elephants and rhinos, as well as the various ways in which they are exploited and harmed by humans and how to resist this, to celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day and World Rhino Day.

Celebrating International Homeless Animals Day and Black Cat Appreciation Day with Maria Soroski of VOKRA

VOKRA Director Maria Soroski with Young Kitten

Featuring an interview with Maria Soroski, co-founder and director of the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.

Dr. Olivia Norfolk on How Keeping Honeybees Harms Wild Pollinators, and 11-Year-Old Omari McQueen on Being the World’s Youngest Vegan CEO

Pollinator expert Dr. Olivia Norfolk explains how keeping honeybees harms wild bee populations, and what we can do to actually help them. 11-year-old Omari McQueen describes his vegan food business and talks about why he went vegan and how he discovered his passion for cooking.

Indigenous Peoples Day: Sierra Tasi Baker on Indigenous Veganism and Finding Balance with the Natural World

Sierra Tasi Baker of the Squamish Nation speaks to us on why she chose a vegan lifestyle, how this fits with her traditional Coast Salish values, and how animal activists can advocate for animals in a way that’s respectful toward Indigenous people.