On today’s show we have a wonderful guest — Sandy Doolittle, who is a local wildlife rehabilitator with the group Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation, a nonprofit organization based in the northstate and serving wild animals in Sutter, Yuba, Colusa, and Glenn Counties. Sandy has been a volunteer with Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation since 1974, is a founding member of the North Valley Animal Disaster Group, and of course has been an animal lover since birth.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind. -Mahatma Gandhi
On today’s show we covered a few news stories, leading with an article from The Atlantic on soy and the topic of man boobs, followed by recent research on red meat and heart health, and we’ll end with three news pieces on animals impacted by disasters — companion animals in Wuhan, China, and two stories from Australia as that country starts to assess the damage from the bushfires.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Is hunting really a sport if you have all the equipment and your opponent doesn’t know a game is going on? “ ― Bill Maher, comedian, actor, and writer
On today’s show we have a special guest interview with Ms. Tracy Mohr, founder of The Mustang Project, a nonprofit based in Northern California dedicated to providing sanctuary to the wild mustangs from the Sheldon Herd of Nevada that were removed as part of herd reduction, and then elimination, programs by the US Department of Fish and Wildlife.
We’ll talk about where the Mustang Project stands now and what the future brings — and how listeners can help.
We’ll end, as always, with the Chico Vegan calendar of events. Tune in or listen live online — every Wednesday from 5:30-6 pm on KZFR 90.1 FM.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK “But now ask the beasts and let them teach you, and the birds of the heavens and let them tell you.” — Job 12:7
On today’s show we’ll be covering a few news stories, leading with a story on a proposal from Governor Gavin Newsom to make California a no-kill state, followed by a piece on poverty and pets from the Center for American Progress, followed by some news that Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has dropped its “Happy Cows” advertising claims. We’ll end with a piece on how to veganize recipes with some simple cooking substitutes.
On today’s show we’ll be covering a story on the poor oversight of tragic barn fires, followed by a piece on a different interpretation of the changes we are seeing in the dairy industry, and a vegan company that offers a hand up, not a hand out, to struggling farmers — doing what farmers should be doing, growing food to feed people, not to feed animals. We’ll end with a little fluff from the world of entertainment as award shows start to offer plant-based, vegan meals at their glitzy events.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“If a staunch meat-eater looks at your snack of fresh veggies and doesn’t have a ‘good for you!’ in them, there’s no reason to value their opinion.” — Natalie Hanson-Ross, Journalist
And be sure to check out the Chico Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Guide at chicovegan.com.
On today’s show we covered a few news stories, leading with a new trend in corporate divestment — divestment from the livestock sector. That will be followed by news of proposed legislation by vegan Senator Cory Booker, and short piece on the history of milk overproduction in the United States from the activist group Switch4Good. We’ll end with some extraordinary good news by a very special, very long-lived wild king eider.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Humans will always live with contradiction, but we can certainly try to minimize it. One way to do so simply, is to go vegan. It’s actually easier to just do that than to wrestle with the deep hypocrisy detailed so well so often. There’s real joy and peace–not to mention deliciousness and environmental respect–in the process.” –Gretchen Primack, Poet
Happy New Year everyone! On today’s show we have a special guest interview with Dr. Angie Sadeghi – a California-based physician and specialist in gastroenterology and weight loss. As an expert in all areas of the digestive system, she is passionate about helping her patients live long healthy lives. After switching to a vegetarian diet, she later made the decision to to eliminate dairy as well, and then adopted a vegan lifestyle. She is a full time practicing medical doctor, a passionate vegan advocate and avid fitness enthusiast.