Category Archives: Nonhuman Radio

Nonhuman Radio – Episode 20-08

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.

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

Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation Facebook Page

BWR Annual Volunteer Orientation
Saturday February 22, 2020
11 am to 2 pm at the Chico Creek Nature Center

“Giving thanks to the helpers in the year after the Camp Fire” – CNR article about Sandy Doolittle!
November 28, 2019

Found an Animal? Here are some guidelines from Wildcare
Some wildlife may look orphaned or abandoned, but may not actually need your help. Don’t “kidnap” a wild animal!

Airdate: 02/19/2020 / Episode 20-08

Nonhuman Radio – Episode 20-06

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.

“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

Why Men Think Plant-Based Meat Will Turn Them Into Women
By James Hamblin, MD
February 4, 2020

Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development
By The Cleveland Clinic
December 10, 2018

In virus-stricken Wuhan, animal lovers break into homes to save pets
By Lusha Zhang, Ryan Woo
February 3, 2020

Fears for wildlife as brumbies compete for reduced Kosciuszko grassland
By Peter Hannam
January 22, 2020

Kangaroo Island bushfire declared contained after weeks of active firefighting
By Emily Olle
January 20, 2020

Airdate: 02/05/2020 / Episode 20-06

Nonhuman Radio – Episode 20-05

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.

“But now ask the beasts and let them teach you, and the birds of the heavens and let them tell you.” — Job 12:7

The Mustang Project
Chico News & Review – 9/18/14:

Airdate: 01/29/2020 / Episode 20-05

Nonhuman Radio – Episode 20-04

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.

Newsom Proposes $50M to Make California a ‘No Kill’ State for Shelter Animals
January 13, 2020

Poverty Forces People to Surrender Their Pets. It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
February 4, 2019

Ben & Jerry’s Drops “Happy Cows” Claim After Deceptive Labeling Lawsuit
January 21, 2020

How To Make Any Recipe Vegan
By Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner…/…/09/how-to-make-any-recipe-vegan/…

Airdate: 01/22/2020 / Episode 20-04

Nonhuman Radio – Episode 20-03

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.


“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

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At Least 2 Million Animals Killed in Barn Fires in US Since 2017 
By Jessica Scott-Reid
January 3, 2020

Plant-based milks aren’t the reason US dairies are struggling
By Chase Purdy
December 21, 2019

The Dairy Revolution: Vegan CEO Working to Help Dairy Farmers
By Samantha Skinazi
January 2020

Screen Actors Guild Is Latest Awards Show To Go Vegan 
By Anna Starostinetskaya
January 15, 2020

Airdate: 01/15/2020 / Episode 20-03

Nonhuman Radio Episode 20-02

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.


“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

You can always check out past episodes of NHR on KZFR here:

And be sure to check out the Chico Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Guide at

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After Taking on Coal and Oil, Climate Investors Target Meat Next
By Agnieszka de Sousa and Aine Quinn
December 13, 2019

Cory Booker Just Went All-In Against Factory Farming and the Meat Industry: The most famous vegan in politics unveils a bold new plan.
By Tom Philpott
December 16, 2019

The Twisted History Of Milk In America
October 30, 2019

Oldest Known King Eider Found 23 Years After Oil Spill Care…/oldest-known-king-eider-foun…/

Airdate: 01/08/2020 / Episode 20-02

Nonhuman Radio Episode 20-01

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.

Find Dr. Angie Sadeghi on social media

Dr. Angie’s Website

Dr. Angie Sadeghi interview on Soul in the Raw on YouTube

Dr. Angie Sadeghi on Rise of the Vegan

Tune in or listen live online — every Wednesday from 5:30-6 pm on KZFR 90.1 FM.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
–George Bernard Shaw

You can always check out past episodes of NHR on KZFR here:

And be sure to check out the Chico Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Guide at

#chicovegan #chicoca #someonenotsomething #kzfr #choosecompassion #befairbevegan
Airdate: 1/1/2020 / Episode 20-01