Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wedrose Acres Animal Sanctuary, Half a Billion Eggs Recalled, and More

This week Vegan Linda will talk about her trip last Sunday to Wedrose Acres Animal Sanctuary.

We will also cover:

Huge Egg Recall in the news.  NPR actually ended with "Vegan Anyone?"

Central Illinois Hog Farmer goes vegan.

Dueling B12 Myths;  B12 not an issueB12 are you getting it.  I think I've gone on record on air several times with my stance on supplementing.  I feel it is better safe than sorry.  See what Jack Norris RD, founder of Vegan Outreach, has to say.  While you are at it, maybe check out his interview with Let Them Eat Meat.

MF Mike will have lots of surprises in store as well.  Don't miss it!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Voices from the Historic N. First St. Market

This week, Meat-free Mike is back and he has a recording from his visit Thursday to the Farmers Market on Historic N. First St. 

Veggie Trails is for sale!  We are sad to see this exciting new business for sale, but V-Jerky is sticking around.  Neil and Hilary are just selling the food cart.  We appreciate all their hard work and inspiring enthusiasm.  We are lucky to have them in our community!  Click on the link for details and if you end up buying, let them know Food for Though sent you.

It seems that everywhere I look or listen the past few weeks, people have been writing/talking about the 21 Dollar Week Challenge.  We'll discuss what it means, hunger and poverty in the community and all that goes along with it.

As always, we welcome any and all feedback/questions.  WEFT is community radio and we love to hear from you!  Thanks for listening!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Last Week in Review and This Week

Last week we mentioned the untimely loss of a very active community member and chocolate-maker extraordinaire, Daniel Schreiber.  There are several events today to honor and remember Dan.  He is in our thoughts and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

We also discussed activism burnout and feelings of frustrating and being overwhelmed by world and local events.  Sometimes it feels like there are so many fights to fight and so many wrongs to right, it can wear even the most positive person down.  How do we seek out help when it is needed?  How are we there for others in our community?  How do we take care of ourselves?  This topic will be ongoing and can't possibly be covered in one show.  Here are some sites I found valuable when preparing for last week's show:

Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
Activist Burnout
Sustainable Activism

A book I suggested and will be reading and reviewing, The Lifelong Activist.

We also talked about gardening and storing food by dehydrating, canning, freezing, etc.  I noticed this week that Common Ground Co-op has several books on storing food and I will check them out next week.  I have Preserving Summer's Bounty in my own library and while it is not veg, it is quite helpful.  The Simply Grande Gardening Cookbook is another useful (but not veg) book on my shelf.

This week, Meat-free Mike will not be with us, but I will have a special guest.  We will talk about the Clintons, raw foods vs. cooked foods, can one be too healthy?, and including veg options in community events.  Don't miss Food for Thought!