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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dawn Moncrief on Indy Media Live!

Dawn Moncrief has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1994 and has two Masters Degrees from The George Washington University: the first in International Relations specializing in economic development, the other in Women's Studies specializing in women-in-development. Her focus is on the detrimental effects of intensive animal agriculture on world hunger, especially women in low-income countries. She also works with groups and individuals to reduce global meat consumption as part of efforts to reduce global hunger and reverse global warming. Related research areas are global trade and environmental protection via diet and agricultural reform.
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this moment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a very important and historic decision on mountaintop removal mining, a destructive mining practice that is obliterating mountains and streams throughout Appalachia—and you have a chance to make a difference in this decision. More than 2,000 miles of streams have been buried by mountaintop removal coal mining to date. The decision proposed by the EPA will be progress toward making sure that the people and the wildlife of Appalachia are being protected by longstanding law, but the coal industry has come out railing against this progress

There is no worse crime against the environment and against the people of Appalachia, their health and their future than mountaintop removal mining. Please take action today to help stop this tragic practice. Tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to follow through on this decision and begin to restore protections to Appalachia.

Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 272-0167

A Well-Fed World | 815 Otis Place NW, Washington DC 20010 | 202.495.1348


especially important for younger folks When people ask me why I'm vegan, I say the reason changes day to day. Some days it's because.........

A Well-Fed World is a health, hunger, and environmental advocacy organization working with individuals, social justice groups, and policy-makers to mend our food system as a crucial part of solving the world's most intractable problems. Fortunately, the foods and production methods that promote health and well-being are the same ones that conserve resources to better feed our world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment.

A Well-Fed World will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) in Cancun this December. We are thrilled to partner with the International Fund for Africa, both organizations and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine will be attending as part of the BRIGHTER GREEN DELEGATION


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Amy Bergmann of Richmond Friends of Animals on Indy Media Live!

Amy Bergmann is a member of an animal advocacy group called “Richmond Friends of Animals.” Members can choose to participate in a variety of local and national animal advocacy issues from Fur-Free Friday to the Walk for Farm Animals, to protesting veal at local restaurants or the treatment of animals in the circus, etc. Amy started getting involved with animal issues in college when she started volunteering at the local animal shelter. Amy is currently the proud guardian of three rescue dogs, two rescue gerbils, and one rescue horse, and she is proud to speak up for animals.

for more information, please visit:


-It's time to get into the fur-free spirit! Friday, November 26 (the day after Thanksgiving) is Fur-Free Friday—the day on which animal lovers all around the world will educate holiday shoppers about the cruel fur industry. Every year, the fur industry heartlessly kills 50 million animals ( of whom are skinned alive. This holiday season, we encourage you to take a stand against cruelty—do not include fur or fur-trimmed items on your holiday shopping list.

- Join the Richmond Youth Peace Project for a FREE interactive program on preventing youth gun violence.
No One is Bulletproof: Teens Talk About Gun Violence
Tuesday, November 30, 4:30-7 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace St., Richmond 23219

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns on Indy Media Live!

Karen Davis is the founding editor of Poultry Press, the quarterly magazine of United Poultry Concerns, chosen one of the BEST Nonprofit Publications in North America by UTNE magazine.


- Vegan Thanksgiving dinner: Nov. 25, 4 PM at the Friends meeting house 4500 kensingotn ave. 344-4356. Bring a vegan dish to share!

- EAT TO BEAT CANCER: At the Gayton Crossing center attached to the Good Foods Grocery store; classroom upstairs to the left of the entrance. No elevator; we start about 6:45pm. Event is FREE due to sponsorship. Hope to see you there! Please be sure to RSVP; seating limited to 30 guests. Good Foods Grocery, 1309 Gaskins Road (At Gayton Crossing) Call 804 323-3222 or email:

Hey Listeners! We have a new drop zone for our shows! starting today, all shows will be archived on the radio4all link on the right side of the page. Please email us with any concerns. Thank you!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing Erica Meier on Indy Media Live!

Erica Meier is the executive director of Compassion Over Killing, a non-profit animal advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1995, COK has worked to end the abuse of animals in agriculture through undercover investigations, public outreach, litigation, and other advocacy programs. COK's efforts include successfully campaigning to end the egg industry's use of the misleading "Animal Care Certified" logo, persuading BOCA Foods to stop using eggs in all of its products, airing 30-second pro-vegetarian commercials on MTV stations nationwide, and much more. Before working at COK, Erica spent four years as an animal control officer in D.C., rescuing sick, injured, and homeless animals as well as enforcing animal protection laws.

Thanksgiving Dinner for Animal Lovers

Vegetarian & Vegan - Sunday Nov 21st Appetizers 4 pm, Sit Down Dinner 6 pm

Hosted at the home of Chef Mariza Soliman, 18 miles from Rikki’s Refuge, two miles from Route 20 and Route 3, Spotsylvania.

She’s already buying seasonal ingredients and has planned 34 wonderfully creative and different items; appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, veggies, desserts. And once she starts planning - she can’t stop!!! Who knows what the next trip to the farmer’s market will inspire!

She’s hosted many Thanksgiving Dinners for Rikki’s before - and each has been bigger and better than the last - so you can just begin to guess what’s in store for this year!!!

Vegetarian and Vegan dishes in every category. Her substitutions are subtle, her flavors superb. Even non-vegetarians won’t feel like they’re missing anything!

Great time, great food, great company.

$25 per person donation to Rikki’s Refuge. Free to Rikki’s Extreme Family Members! All food is supplied by Mariza as a donation. Soda, juice, coffee, tea, water and limited beer and wine, if you’d like other drinks please bring your own.

Fabulous dining for you AND the price of your dinner will serve 100 meals to the animals at Rikki’s Refuge.

Reserve your spot today. 540-854-0870 x2 - In case of allergies, please note, dogs and cats DO live here. If you’re bringing your dog, it must be approved by Mariza in advance.

Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck

When: Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Where: Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.
(Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Members, no charge; non-members $3.00

Please bring a vegan dish to share and the recipe.
Call 344-4356 by Monday, November 22nd for reservations and information

Adopt a turkey!
In 1986, Farm Sanctuary began its annual Adopt-A-Turkey Project. This unique effort has saved thousands of turkeys from the slaughterhouse, and encouraged millions of people to be kind to animals. This Thanksgiving, hundreds of families are feeding turkeys, instead of eating them, by adopting feathered friends who live at Farm Sanctuary. For a one-time fee of $30, Adopt-A-Turkey sponsors receive a color photo of their turkey, an adoption certificate and turkey biography, plus a one year subscription to Farm Sanctuary’s quarterly newsletter. People can sponsor a turkey by calling 1-888-SPONSOR or by filling out a sponsorship form.
Adopt-A-Turkey Project

Hey Indy Media Live listeners! We are still in the process of archiving shows, please bear with us while we get everything online!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kent Willis director of the ACLU of Virginia on Indy Media Live!

Located in Richmond, the ACLU of Virginia is one of 50 state or regional affiliates of the National ACLU. Of the ACLU’s 500,000 members nationwide, 11,000 reside in Virginia. The ACLU of Virginia is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that depends almost entirely on individual contributions for financial support. It does not accept government funding. The purpose of the ACLU is to promote, protect and expand civil rights and civil liberties public through public education, litigation, and lobbying.

Dear Indy Media Live fans! The website where we post our shows has been bought out by facebook. We're looking into a new website to post all of our previous shows but we probably wont have it up and running until next week. Thank you for your patience!