All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ February 18, 2011

Listen to the February 18, 2011 show  (or download the archive):


Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff and Geraldine, a rescued potbellied pig, at Kindness Ranch (

Marc Bekoff, former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society,  and author of The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons For Expanding Our Compassion Footprint.

Marc shared with us his thoughts on animal experimentation, rodeos, and compassion towards animals. He also let us know what he’s been up to recently, including publishing a new book, Kids & Animals: Drawings From the Hands and Hearts of Children & Youth, which features the drawings, writing, and activities of children and youth engaged in Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots.

For more information about Marc Bekoff, please see:


Grant Butler

Grant Butler

Grant Butlerfood writer for the Oregonian. We talked with Grant on his one-year vegan anniversary: About daring himself to go vegan for thirty days and blog about it publicly, his choice to stick with it much longer than he originally planned, the Portland vegan scene, how going vegan has affected his health, his extended family, and his carbon footprint, and the increasingly global impact of today’s media.

Follow Grant Butler as he continues to explore and blog about vegan living.

Vegan bite, recipe of the month:

Grant Butler’s Ma’s Minestrone

Local highlight:

Bend’s first Vietnamese restaurant, Phở Việt & Café, carries a vegan item on the menu, the Phở Veggie, with 100% Veggie Broth. The owner says that several additional dishes on the menu can be made vegan upon request. For more information, please see

News around town:

VegNet Bend monthly potluck,6p, February 23, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. Bring a vegan dish, your recipe, and a place setting. Nurse Practitioner Lisa Gladden will be presenting on Osteoporosis. For more information, see VegNet Bend on Facebook.

Portland events:

Grant Butler, interviewed in this show, will be speaking at the Northwest VEG Portland potluck on Sunday, February 20. The potluck is at 5 p.m., the talk is at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Hans Diehl, heart researcher, author and founder of the internationally acclaimed Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), will give two free talks at the Adventist Medical Center Amphitheater, 10123 SE Market Street, Portland, OR on February 21 at 2 p.m. and February 22, at 7 p.m.

Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of the End Factory Farming Campaign of the Humane Society of the United States, will be speaking at the Northwest VEG Vancouver potluck on Thursday, February 24. The potluck is at 6:30 p.m., the talk is at 7:30 p.m. He’ll be talking about the new initiative campaign just launched in Washington to ban the extreme confinement of chickens in battery cages.

For more information on any of the Portland events, please see


All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

One Response

  1. […] audible). We also checked in with the VegFund folks, ran into journalist Grant Butler (who we interviewed earlier this year), I was able to say hi to Dietician Ginny Messina and let her know how much I appreciate Vegan […]

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