Author: Alissa

Easter Eggs, Fairy Tales, and a review of Vegan Secret Supper

On today’s show we discuss eggs & the meaning of Easter, animal cruelty in fairy tales, and we offer a review of the brand new Vegan Secret Supper book.

Women’s Day: Speaking Up for Sister Species and Mother Nature

Lisa Kemmerer, editor of Sister Species, and Speaking Up For Animals joins us to talk about the connections between feminism and animal rights. Also, BC-based activist, artist, and ecofeminist, Fireweed, is with us to talk about putting theory into action!

Love, Sex, &… Chocolate: The Food Empowerment Project Shines a Light on The Cacao Trade

We feature lauren Ornelas on the dark shadow of the chocolate industry, part 2 of ‘Love, Sex, & Veganism’, and a short interview with Farah Nazarali, a local yoga teacher, about her vegan journey and the upcoming Expand Your Love film screening (Feb 14th).

“Veganism and Mi’kmaq Legends: Feminist Natives Do Eat Tofu”, and a Fur-ocious Film Screening

Margaret Robinson, PhD, joins us to discuss her essay “Veganism and Mi’kmaq Legends: Feminist Natives Do Eat Tofu”. The Black Pawprint Collective talks about the fur industry, the film Bold Native, and Costa Rica’s Rainsong Sanctuary.

Sounds of Compassion – The Music Show (Part 2)

A variety of songs from different genres around the theme of love, nonviolence, and liberation.

Focus on Canada: How ‘Fur Trim is a Trap’, and Why Culling Grey Seals is a Bad Idea

We discuss misconceptions about fur and fur trim with the Fur-Bearer Defenders, and we talk to IFAW’s Sheryl Fink about the proposed kill of thousands of grey seals off Canada’s east coast.

Women – Nature – Animals: Making Connections

Special programming drawing links between women’s rights and animal rights. We discuss the legacy of Marti Kheel, prominent ecofeminist, and we delve into The Link between domestic violence and animal abuse.

Leah Lemieux, Rekindling the Waters: The Truth About Swimming With Dolphins; & Nick Cooney, What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change

Interviews with dolphin activist Leah Lemieux on the captive dolphin industry, and Nick Cooney on using psychology to spread social change.

The Animal Liberation Forum 2012, and John Oberg of Vegan Outreach

We speak with John Oberg who is visiting BC on a two week leafletting blitz with Vegan Outreach. We also highlight the upcoming Animal Liberation Forum 2012 in California.