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It’s All About Food – Joel Helfrich, Rochester River School – 07.12.16

Part I: Joel Helfrich, Rochester River School: Proposed First Vegan Public School in the U.S

Joel is a father, educator, and activist who lives in the City of Rochester, near Highland Park. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of history at Monroe Community College and, formerly, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He received his BA in history from the University of Rochester, an MPhil degree in American Studies from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and a PhD in history from the University of Minnesota. His doctoral dissertation is a historical investigation of Western Apache struggles over a sacred and ecologically unique mountain in Arizona from 1871 to 2002. He has also worked on animal rights, environmental, historic and sacred sites preservation, and social justice issues. He holds the conviction that a myopic focus defeats the most important work any historian does—being an informed and informative member of society. He sees the environment as a site where much of his historical training can be brought to bear, so he continues to pursue those interests as well as others.

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Nature Bats Last – 05.24.16

Nature Bats Last interviews queer Xican@ warrior and land defender T.R McKenzie, who grew up on the west side of Sioux City, occupied Dakota territory and is currently based out of occupied Dakota territory in southern Minnesota. He is a fierce defender of life, land, and justice whose work has placed him at the front line of resistance movements. T.R is an organizer and educator who has facilitated and participated in workshops, trainings, and speaking engagements. We were joined for the final 15 minutes of the show by long-time friend Forrest Palmer.

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It’s All About Food – Jeff & Joan Stanford and Elina Fuhrman – 03.15.16

Part I: Jeff & Joan Stanford, Dining At The Ravens
Jeff and Joan Stanford came west to Carmel, California to find careers in education, agreeing to help manage a small inn while looking for work. Jobs were scarce, the United States was in recession, and they found themselves enjoying their guests and rehabilitating the property they managed. The Inn allowed both of them to return to their former interests. Passionate about early education, Joan trained as a Montessori teacher and received her MA in psychology, specializing in Art Therapy, at Sonoma State University. Today she is a registered art therapist, collagist, and educator. Jeff became vegetarian as a first step to honor all life, not only the lives of his family, friends, and pets. He and Joan sought to create an inn that sat softly upon the earth. They created one of the first “green” bed and breakfast inns without realizing they were doing so. Understanding that their Inn was a destination, Jeff and Joan wanted to provide the highest quality food to their guests, which Jeff began cooking in the early 1990s. The restaurant followed their philosophy serving a whole food, plant based dishes designed to rival the cuisine found at the highest rated restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Part II: Elina Fuhrman, Soupelina
Elina Fuhrman is the founder and chef of Soupelina. She has written for the New York Times, In Style, and many other publications. She lives in Southern California with her family. Her new book is Soupelina’s Soup Cleanse: Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life.

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Project Censored – 02.23.16

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author/educator Henry Giroux. Giroux explains the concept of ‘critical pedagogy,’ and the pivotal role that education plays for the whole of society. He warns of the increasing domination of the world by the ultra-rich, and a new form of anti-intellectualism fostered by a failing corporate media. Among the measures the left must take to resist these forces, he names the formation of a third political party, and more academics taking on the duties of public intellectuals, rather than confining themselves to the campus.

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Let’s Create A Better World – 11.07.15

On “Let’s Create a Better World” show today, host Bobby Elias and co-host Stefan Rudolph speak with Dr. Niki Elliott, Ph.D. Dr. Elliot is a professional educator, speaker and pioneer in the field of energetic healing and intuition development. Her transformational appearances empower audiences to take radical action to embrace their innate intuitive power and potential. Dr. Niki is the author of The Intuitive Mother: A 21-Day Spiritual Journey That Will Change Your Family Forever. Our topics include energy awareness, pain management, stress relief, detoxifying the physical body and how we should look at the energetic level of mood, proper energy awareness and best ways to deal with stress in a productive manner. Also included are the changes and shifts we are going through as a society and how Dr. Elliot’s practices and strategies can help us in dealing with and overcoming obstacles in life.