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Part I: Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, What the Health: The Startling Truth Behind the Foods We Eat.

Kip Andersen’s awakening as a filmmaker came as a result of An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he dramatically changed his lifestyle and believed he was doing everything he could to help the planet. But his life took a different direction when he found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction. Together with Keegan Kuhn he co-produced his first film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which became an overnight viral success and ignited the environmental movement. Following this success, he was invited to speak in front of the European Parliament and a new cut, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, was exclusively released on Netflix in September 2015. In 2017, Kip and Keegan released their follow up film What the Health, an investigative documentary exposing the link between chronic debilitating disease and diet, sparking an international viral response yet again with its Netflix release, executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix. Andersen is the founder of A.U.M. Films and Media, a 501c3 nonprofit focused on creating films and media that promote thriveability, compassion, and harmony for all life. He is also a serial entrepreneur, as well as a certified Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga teacher. Andersen is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school of business and has called San Francisco home for more than a decade.

 

Keegan Kuhn is the award-winning co-director of the highly acclaimed documentary film Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, executive produced for Netflix by Leonardo DiCaprio, and What the Heath, executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix. Kuhn is the owner and operator of First Spark Media, a digital film production company tailored to creating films for social justice. Kuhn’s skills as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor, animator and composer have been utilized in film subjects as diverse as modern Alaskan homesteading, gender inequality, animal rescues, Buddhism, endurance sports and environmental destruction. He is motivated by a deep desire to shed light on untold stories of the most downtrodden in our society, and to raise awareness through greater visibility of social justice issues. Kuhn is the owner of the camera accessory company First Spark Gear and creator of the educational music project True Nature. He lives with his partner Shani in the East Bay of San Francisco, California.

 
Part II: Kathryn Gillespie, The Cow with Ear Tag #1389
Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie earned her PhD in Geography from the University of Washington in 2014. Her research and teaching interests focus on: feminist theory and methods; critical animal studies; critical race theory; postcolonial studies; incarceration/prison studies; gender and sexuality; human-environment relations; and food and agriculture. Her current research sits at the nexus of black feminist theory, postcolonial studies, and critical animal studies, focusing on human-animal relations and racialized histories of coloniality at the Louisiana State Penitentiary farm and rodeo. Her dissertation research examined the gendered commodification of the lives and bodies of animals in the dairy industry in the Pacific Northwestern United States. This work was published as a book, The Cow with Ear Tag #1389. She has published in numerous scholarly journals and has co-edited two books: Critical Animal Geographies: Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World [Routledge, 2015, co-edited with Rosemary-Claire Collard] and Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death [Routledge, 2015, co-edited with Patricia J. Lopez]. Katie volunteers with Books to Prisoners (a Seattle organization that receives and fills book requests from prisoners throughout the United States), Food Empowerment Project (a food justice organization in Cotati, CA), and Pigs Peace Sanctuary (a sanctuary for pigs in Stanwood, WA).

Jacy Reese, The End of Animal Farming, How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food SystemJacy Reese is the research director and cofounder of Sentience Institute, a nonprofit think tank researching the most effective strategies for expanding humanity’s moral circle. He previously served as board chair and a researcher at Animal Charity Evaluators. Reese’s writing has appeared in Vox, Salon, and the Huffington Post, and he has presented his research to academic and nonprofit audiences in fifteen countries

Timothy Parkon is a passionate cook, artist, and photographer, and the creator of the blog Mississippi Vegan. Before devoting himself to the culinary arts he spent time as a fine artist in Charleston, South Carolina, and New York City. He currently lives and works in New Orleans.

Part I: Caryn Hartglass, Cashews, Colonoscopies

In the first part of the program Caryn talks about attending the Werkit 2018 Women’s Podcast Festival. She’ll discuss her recent experience having a colonoscopy and share the dark side of harvesting the cashew nut.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part II: Gary De Mattei, Theatre and Thanksgiving
Gary, the co-founder of Responsible Eating and Living joins Caryn to talk about the play, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui. They’ll talk about what’s on their Thanksgiving menu this year with recipes you can access at ResponsibleEatingAndLiving.com

Caryn Hartglass, Hospitals, Hotels and Holidays
Caryn covers her time this week in Houston visiting with a hospital patient. She talks about ways to prepare healthy meals in hotels and shares some thoughts and tips for Thanksgiving.

Caryn Hartglass, One Activist’s Rejuvenation
Caryn talks about her recent trip to Mendocino, CA and her stay at The Stanford Inn by the Sea, a vegan bed & breakfast. She also covers other destinations during her travel and the importance of taking care of ourselves, to recharge and rejuvenate, when dedicating one’s life to a cause.

Caryn Hartglass, Call to Action!

 

In this episode of It’s All About Food, Caryn stresses the urgency of activism, specifically around promoting a vegan diet to turnaround global warming. She reviews Nestle’s Impact Advanced Recovery drink recommended by hospitals to take when having surgery.

PART I: Catherine Bukowski, Community Food Forest Handbook
Catherine Bukowski is a researcher, author, educator and consultant. She is also a PhD candidate in the College of Natural Resources and the Environment at Virginia Tech, where her research has focused on the design and management of community food forests across the United States. She holds a graduate certificate in Collaborative Community Leadership and her research particularly focused on the social dimensions of community food forests by applying the Community Capitals Framework to her data analysis. Catherine has worked internationally and domestically in sustainable land use and natural resource management, agroforestry, permaculture and project planning to strengthen communities. She previously co-coordinated a forest farming virtual community for the online Cooperative Extension network and now sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Temperate Agroforestry. In response to the gap in literature on urban food forestry, Catherine and her advisor have translated her dissertation research into the book: The Community Food Forest Handbook: How to Plan, Organize, and Nurture Edible Gathering Places. More information on community food forests and ordering of the book is available on Catherine’s website: www.communityfoodforests.com/handbook

PART II: Rachel Borkowski, Animal Connection
Rachel is the founder of Animal Connection. Ever since Rachel got a leaflet from Mercy for Animals of a bloody baby pig, she knew she had to be vegan. She couldn’t fathom this type of violence happening to billions of innocent animals. Rachel started her career in NYC but felt unfulfilled without any connection to nature or animals. She decided to work on a goat dairy farm in Israel until one day saw one of the farmers kicking a sheep. The platform she used wouldn’t let her write a review, so she set out make a platform that ensures safety for all living beings. Over the years Rachel used many forms of activism to compel people to stop the contribution to abuse of animals, health deterioration and environmental destruction. She found the best method is through compassion, understanding and love. During her free time she enjoys singing, concerts, cuddling with her dog, making people laugh, and anything to do with vegan food. Her dream is to empty every cage and for everyone to be happy and free.

Eric L. Adams, Promoting Plant Foods
Eric Leroy Adams is the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City. Previously, he was a Democratic State Senator in the New York Senate, representing the 20th Senate District, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Sunset Park. He reversed his diabetes with a plant-based, vegan diet and now makes promoting plant-based nutrition a priority.

Tobias Leenaert, Vegan Strategist
Tobias Leenaert is a longtime speaker, trainer, strategist, and the co-founder of the Belgian organization EVA (Ethical Vegetarian Alternative), the first vegetarian/vegan organization to receive structural funding from a national government. Under Tobias’ management, EVA launched a successful campaign that resulted with the city of Ghent becoming the first city ever to officially support a weekly vegetarian day. Tobias gives animal advocacy trainings worldwide together with Melanie Joy, for the Center of Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA). He is also co-founder of ProVeg, an international pro-vegan organization with the mission to reduce the global consumption of animals by fifty percent by the year 2040. Tobias lives in Ghent, Belgium, with his partner, two dogs, and six cats. Tobias blogs at www.veganstrategist.org.


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