Healing our Planet Amidst a Climate and Pandemic Crisis, with Dr. Sailesh Rao of the Climate Healers, and Opposing a $9.5 Million Bailout for the Vancouver Aquarium with Annelise Sorg

Dr. Sailesh Rao

For our feature interview, we welcome Dr. Sailesh Rao, an environmental scientist who believes that the world is capable of overcoming climate change – but only if everyone adopts a plant-based diet by the year 2026. Also, Annelise Sorg, the co-founder and President of No Whales in Captivity, discusses the history of Vancouver Aquarium’s exploitative conduct towards the animals and a call for no $9.5 million bailout from the government during pandemic times.

Author Christopher Locke on Teaching Compassion for Nonhuman Animals Through Storytelling, and World Day for Laboratory Animals with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera on Alternatives to Animal Testing

Featuring an interview with author Christopher Locke on The Enlightenment Adventures, his young adult series focused around animal rights and sentience, and a speech from Dr. Charu Chandrasekera on human-biology-based alternatives to animal testing.

Earth Day 2020 Show: Understanding Zoonotic Diseases and the Spread of COVID-19 and Pandemics, with Dr. Aysha Akhtar

A feature interview with public health specialist Dr. Aysha Akhtar, who explains the science behind COVID-19, development of vaccines, and how zoonotic diseases are borne and passed onto human-beings.

Being Food Resourceful During Pandemic Times: Growing Your Own Produce, and Vegan Pantry Cooking with Brigitte Gemme

Sustaining ourselves with food during pandemic times: A feature interview with vegan food consultant Brigitte Gemme, of Vegan Family Kitchen, on best practises for pantry cooking. Plus, guest co-host Grace Wampold presents a segment on being resourceful in growing your own food, even if you don’t have garden space!

Behind the Lines of Slaughter, in an Age of Animal Transmitted Disease, with Justin Reineke

Pig in crate of Excelsior Hog Farms in Abbotsford, BC, Canada

In a time of zoonotic diseases and pandemics, former industrial farm and slaughterhouse worker Justin Reineke exposes the underbelly of these infection-ridden factories.

Veganic Farming Tips from Experts Stephen Hunt and JoVonna Johnson-Cooke

Spring is coming! In this show, we present two perennial interviews packed with information on veganic farming, which is a method of farming that eschews animal inputs. Featuring master gardener Stephen Hunt and food justice activist, veganic farmer, and vegan chef JoVonna Johnson-Cooke.