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All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ Sep 24, 2013 ~ Mark Hawthorne on his upcoming book, “Bleating Hearts,” and Nava Atlas on the art of healthy vegan cooking

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Mark Hawthorne on his upcoming book, “Bleating Hearts,” and Nava Atlas on the art of healthy vegan cooking

Mark Hawthorne

Mark Hawthorne

In this episode, we talk with Mark Hawthorne, author of the soon to be released book, “Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering,” which has been described as, “A staggering investigation into the ethics of animal exploitation around the world.” Mark is also the author of the popular book, “Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism.” He’s also a frequent contributor to VegNews magazine and volunteers, along with his wife lauren, for the Food Empowerment Project.
Nava Atlas

Nava Atlas

We also talk with Nava Atlas, founder of VegKitchen.com and author of numerous vegan and vegetarian cookbooks, including “Wild about Greens,” “Vegan Holiday Kitchen,” and “Vegan Express.” Nava also writes articles on healthful cooking with natural foods, which have appeared in Vegetarian Times, VegNews and many other publications. In addition to her food writing, she also produces visual books on family themes, humor, and women’s issues, and is an active fine artist. Her artwork, which sometimes portrays social commentary on food animals and society, can be viewed at navaatlasart.com.

In addition, we discuss why superfoods are not so super for the animals who undergo cruel and unnecessary tests in manufacturer’s attempts to make health claims, let you know how you can help memorialize the 46 million turkeys that are killed and consumed each year during Thanksgiving, tell you why Queen guitarist Brian May is fighting for badgers in Britain, and discuss a new survey that you can take to be included in a worldwide count of vegans.
And, of course, we highlight other News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!


.News from the Vegan Frontier:

  • Why is Chipotle adding tofu to its burritos, bowls, and tacos?
  • TCBY Launches First-Ever Vegan Flavor!
  • Candle Cafe frozen meals and goodies
  • Big Food Called Out for Unnecessary Animal Torture
  • Call for artists: The 46 Million Turkeys Project
  • The Big Vegan Count
  • “Bee-friendly” plants could be bee killers
  • International March for Elephants
  • A ‘dark day’ for Britain as badger cull begins
    • Brian May leads anti-badger culling protest in London as pilots begin in two counties
    • Badger Swagger
    • Get off my badger!
News around Town:

VegNet Bend will host a potluck and silent auction fundraiser. September 25, 6 p.m., at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas in Bend. For the potluck, bring a vegan dish to share and your recipe or list of ingredients. For more information about this event, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or email .

COCC Community Ed is offering: Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet with Sharon Eddleston. Learn how to thrive on a plant-based diet which can prevent and even reverse disease, increase energy, help you lose weight naturally and generally improve overall health. The final class session will be a field trip to a grocery store. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Oct 8 – 17 plus 9:30 a.m. Oct 19. For more details, see cocc.edu/ContinuingEd or call 541-383-7270.



Vegan Smythe

Vegan Smythe

“Save us from the Cull (Badger Song)” is by Vegan Smythe, a Melbourne, Australia based entertainer who’s putting a fresh spin on animal rights through satirical songs and comedy. To learn more about Vegan and his music, please listen to our interview with him from September 2012.






Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour

Theme song and musical clips are courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about New Zealand / Australia based Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul has new music he’d love you to listen at YouTube, Amazon.com, or iTunes.




All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

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