• All Things Vegan explores a variety of issues relating to food, animal, and environmental concerns in Bend, Oregon, and around the world. All Things Vegan airs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5-6 p.m., on Bend’s Community Radio station, KPOV Community Radio.

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All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ May 8, 2012

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Ruby Roth on “Vegan is Love” haters; Banish bad moods with “The Antidote for Ego” vegan aromatherapy sprays

In today’s show, we talk with author and artist Ruby Roth, about the controversy surrounding the publication of her children’s book, “Vegan is Love.” Later in the show, find out how to combat your bad moods with vegan aromatherapy sprays from The Antidote for Ego founder Heidi Rettig. Then join us as we analyze the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, including checking in on the damage that the government’s inappropriately named “Wildlife Services” is continuing to inflict on our nation’s wildlife, companion animals, and the environment.

And, as always, we’ll let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!



Ruby Roth

Ruby Roth

We talk with Ruby Roth, author of a new children’s book called Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action. Ruby is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, and writer. She’s also the author of an earlier children’s book called, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, which she was inspired to write while teaching art in an after-school program. Ruby tells us about her background and expounds on why there is controversy surrounding the publication of Vegan is Love.

Vegan is Love


Heidi Rettig

Heidi Rettig

Heidi Rettig is an artist, producing arts consultant, and the founder of The Antidote for Ego, where she hand blends vegan aromatherapy sprays that combat common bad moods.

Heidi not only tells us about how she came up with The Antidote products, but she shares her personal vegan transformation story. We also hear about her inspiring Guerilla Art Drops.


News from the Vegan Frontier:

  • The Burger Blues: Fast Food Consumption Linked to Depression
  • Pesticide Maker Pays Farmers to Use Competitors’ Pesticides
  • Wake-Up Call: Factory Farms Could Be Breeding Swine Flu
  • Johns Hopkins researchers are investigating a troubling potential source of resistant pathogens: the American farm
  • Tough-to-Kill Germs Found in Chicken and Hog Farms
  • Pandemic Prevention
  • Bob Barker threatens to pull back money to transfer Toronto Zoo elephants
  • First, a sex offender registry. Next, an animal abuser registry?
  • ExposeAnimalAbusers.org (Animal Legal Defense Fund)
  • Salem horse-neglect case hits court
  • Wildlife Services’ methods leave a trail of animal death
  • Bill to ban two poisons used for widespread killing of wildlife goes before Congress
  • Environmental groups file lawsuit to halt Wildlife Services’ killing
  • Youth Empowered Action Camp (YEA)
  • Camp Exploration

News around Town:

VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck: 6p, May 23, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. Bring a vegan dish to share and your recipe and list of ingredients. Stay after the meal to watch a short cooking demonstration video by Julie Hasson, owner of Native Bowl in Portland, and author of Vegan Diner and 6 other books. Learn how to make some of Julie’s famous dishes, including Deli-style Vegan Noodle Soup, and the best and lightest vegan chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted.

For more information about this event, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or vegnetbend.org.

TrapFree Oregon will hold a public meeting May 24 at 6p at The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin, in Bend. The new Executive Director will give a presentation on TrapFree Oregon’s progress.



Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour


All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.


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