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May: World-Changers . . . People Bringing About the Vegan Shift
May 1: Zero-Waste Chef Max La Manna + Green Street Food Truck’s Matthew Korsky
If being vegan seems like a tall order, adding zero-waste to the mix can seem impossible. But online celeb Max La Manna does both masterfully and shares with us how he does that. I’m sufficiently inspired to file for a divorce with plastic; listen in and see how Max’s message impacts you. In the second half, we talk with Matthew Korsky, proprietor of Long Island’s only vegan food truck, Green Street, and you get the skinny on how to get into this marvelous, mobile business.
May 8: Dogs Deserve to Be Vegan, Too: Ernie Ward, DVM, of Wild Earth + Amanda Rolat of TailsUp
Dr. Ernie Ward has millions of fans from his years as the veterinarian on the Rachel Ray show, and he’s a longtime vegan and a proponent of healthy, plant-based nutrition for our canine friends. He spills the beans on koji, the fungus that makes Wild Earth dog treats (and the kibble that will be out this fall) have a meaty appeal that dogs — even my super-picky rescue, Forbes — adore. Then I speak with Amanda Rolat of the startup vegan dog food venture, TailsUp. This is a fresh, refrigerated food, created by a veterinary nutritionist to be complete for all stages of a dog’s life and health. Both guests share astonishing information like this: If U.S. pets were a nation, they would be the 5th largest consumer of meat on the planet!
May 15 : Michael Klaper, MD, with Moving Medicine Forward
I remember when I first laid eyes on Dr. Klaper. It was 1984 and he showed up at Vegetarian Summerfest. My first thought: “We’ve got an MD now. Everything is going to change.” And to a large extent, that’s happened. Imagine it: a time when you couldn’t find a medical doctor at a vegetarian event! Those days are long gone and Dr. Michael Klaper is one reason why. He has practiced plant-based internal medicine for decades and now, in his 70s, is turning to legacy work: going to medical schools around the world instilling the doctors of the future with the importance of plant-based nutrition for optimal patient care and planetary survival. You don’t want to miss this one. If you’d like to ask a question of Dr. Klaper, listen live on Wednesday, May 15, 3 pm U.S. Eastern Time, at www.unity.fm, and call in with your question: 816-251-3555.