Author: Alison Cole

Co-host/co-producer of the weekly radio show Animal Voices Vancouver.

Encore: The Earth Day Show: The Restore-Our-Planet Diet, and Eating Earth

The Earth Day Show: featuring an interview with author Patricia Tallman on “The Restore-Our-Planet Diet”, an interview with Lisa Kemmerer on “Eating Earth”, plus our annual Spring Member Drive.

Encore Show: 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.

Encore show: International Women’s Day: Uncovering the Connections Between Feminism and Animal Rights, with Carol J. Adams

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we speak with acclaimed eco-feminist, writer and activist Carol J. Adams, who illustrates the many connections and intersections between feminism and animal rights.

Encore Show: Love for Heart Month with Leading Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn, & Vegan Chocolatier Emma Smith

Learn about optimal heart health with leading cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn. Plus, celebrating the love of chocolate with vegan chocolatier and owner of Zimt Chocolates Emma Smith.

Investing in Veganism for 2021, with Jasmin Singer, author of “The VegNews Guide for Being a Fabulous Vegan”, and Mark Perlmutter, founder of The Vegan Investing Club

We enter January with goals of investing for a vegan future. Interview with Mark Perlmutter, founder of The Vegan Investing Club. And feature interview with Jasmin Singer on her new book “The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan”!

Celebrating a Safe and Scrumptious Vegan Holiday with Audrey Dunham, and Ryan Shepard, The Vegan Rhino

We celebrate a safe winter holiday season with award-winning vegan holiday cookbook authors Ryan Shepard (The Vegan Rhino) and Audrey Dunham.

World Vegan Month, with Sandra Nomoto, and Helping Women and Companion Animals in Crisis, with Amy Morris of the Vancouver Humane Society

The words "World Vegan Month" surrounded by images of food into a circular shape

A feature interview with local social influencer Sandra Nomoto on why to go vegan and stay vegan, for World Vegan Month! Plus, an interview with Vancouver Humane Society’s Amy Morris on their campaign to help women and their companion animals escape homelessness.

Humane Education for K-12 with Teachkind’s Lisbet Chiriboga, and “Wolf Walk” at the Vancouver International Film Festival

A feature interview with Lisbet Chiriboga, Program Manager of the TeachKind Humane Education Program; a review of “Wolf Walk” at VIFF; and a kitty rescue story.

The Abbotsford Pig Trial with Criminally-Charged Activist Amy Soranno, and A Message for Miley Cyrus from Dr. Matthew Nagra

A feature interview with animal activist Amy Soranno, one of four criminally charged for exposing extreme animal cruelty last year at the Excelsior Hog Farm. And When Celebrities Quit Veganism: A Message for Miley Cyrus with Dr. Matthew Nagra.

Plant-Based Cheese Maker Stephanos Liapis of Pulse Kitchen, and Peter Fricker of Vancouver Humane Society on Banning Horse-Drawn Trolleys in Stanley Park

pulse kitchen co-founders Stephanos Liapis and Brigette holding up cheese

A feature interview with co-founder Stephanos Liapis of BC vegan-cheese making company Pulse Kitchen. Plus, an interview with Peter Fricker of the Vancouver Humane Society on the efforts to ban horse-drawn trolleys in Stanley Park.