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This week’s program:
Ashlee Piper is an eco-lifestylist journalist, TV personality, and author of the new sustainable living book, Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. Her work has been featured in and she’s a regular contributor for Glamour, Refinery, The Washington Post, NBC, Fox, and more. Piper holds a BA from Brown University and an MSc from the University of Oxford. For more information, visit www.ashleepiper.com
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Kari Bagnall is Founder and Executive Director of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, a non-profit organization offering permanent sanctuary care to over 300 New World monkeys. Most were retired from laboratory research, others were privately owned from the pet trade, the entertainment industry and confiscated by the authorities. Kari was volunteering as a court appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children in Las Vegas when a baby monkey named Samantha changed the course of her life and inspired Jungle Friends. Kari was introduced to a vegetarian lifestyle nearly 50 years ago when she moved into a yoga ashram in Phoenix. As part of the sanctuary culture, people are encouraged to adopt a vegan lifestyle in the hope that these individual acts of kindness across species will one day reach the critical mass needed to transform the world.
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Blast from the past! If you enjoyed this episode please check out this episode from exactly six years ago with Mark Braunstein, author of Radical Vegetarianism. Mark has been vegan for nearly forty years and despite becoming paraplegic on a diving accident on his 39th birthday, he remains a powerful voice for animals, health, and sanity.
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An important note ~ We received this comment from a listener and it bears repeating: “I was just listening to your Aug 8th, 2018 show on Live Well/Do Good. I want to bring your attention to one thing that your guest said about hot water heaters. She said that it was a good idea to turn the heater down from 140°F to 120°F to reduce energy use. Although I am all on board with saving energy, this isn’t the best place to do it. Legionnaires Disease, which is an atypical form of pneumonia, grows well at 120°F. This bacterial infection can be fatal and it is especially important to avoid in the elderly and people with asthma or other respiratory illnesses.