Quick Hit: Dennis Kucinich on Air America!

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Dennis Kucinich! On Air America! Tomorrow night! At 9 PM EDT!

Here’s PDA with all the juicy details.

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From: Mimi Kennedy for PDA and Air America
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 6:53 PM
Subject: Kucinich on Air America! Tuesday July 29

Tuesday July 29’s PDA edition on Richard Greene’s “Clout” on Air America features:

Congressman Dennis Kucinich and House Candidate, State Senator Joan Fitz-Gerald

Please join me on Richard Greene’s Clout on Air America this Tuesday, July 29–I’ll be co-hosting with Tim Carpenter. Keep us on the air by listening to the live-stream on your computer, and by calling into the show.

Click here to listen in at 9:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM PDT, Tuesday July, 29.

PDA response is measured through the live stream. The more of you who listen on your computer, the more likely we’ll stay on the air. Just click here. The same is true for phone calls, so please call in to the show at 866-303-2270, too.

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DawnWatch: Terri Gross guests on NPR cover animal cruelty, puppies, and pet rats — 5/14/07

Monday, May 14th, 2007

By the by, I read The Dog Who Loved Too Much and Dogs Behaving Badly back when I adopted my first born, Ralphie, and both are excellent – I can’t recommend them enough!

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: May 14, 2007 9:00 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Terri Gross guests on NPR cover animal cruelty, puppies, and pet rats — 5/14/07

Today, Monday May 14, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terri Gross had two terrific interviews with animal experts. You can listen to them on line here or http://tinyurl.com/25w4tk.

The first interview is with Veterinary Forensics Pioneer Melinda Merck. The website promotional blurb says:

“Melinda Merck literally wrote the book on investigating animal cruelty — a crime that’s increasingly understood to be linked to domestic violence. Merck is co-author of Forensic Investigation of Animal Cruelty: A Guide for Veterinarians and Law Enforcement, and in June she will publish a textbook, Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations. (A warning: Parts of this interview are disturbing).”

“Disturbing” is a euphemism in this case. Merck describes in nauseating detail a crime in which two teenagers broke into a community center, tied up and roasted a live puppy to death in the oven, and forced children to watch the puppy bake. The interview with Merck was hard to listen to, but it no doubt brought home to the NPR audience the importance of animal cruelty being taken with the utmost seriousness and charged as a felony.

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UPC: Please Thank IRA GLASS for Promoting Veg Change

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Via United Poultry Concerns:

Please Thank IRA GLASS for Promoting Veg Change

Yesterday we announced that media celebrity Ira Glass, host of the wildly popular Public Radio International’s This American Life aired on National Public Radio, and now on TV, appeared on Late Night with David Letterman Friday, April 20th where he told Letterman and millions of viewers that his visit to United Poultry Concerns’ chicken sanctuary inspired him to become a vegetarian.

Please thank Ira Glass for bringing this important message to the public. We are So Honored & So Grateful to Ira Glass!

Contact Ira Glass at:

Ira Glass
This American Life
153 West 27th Street, Suite 1104
New York, NY 10001
Email: ira [at] thislife.org, web [at] thislife.org
Website: www.thisamericanlife.org/About_Contact.aspx

After the flip: the original alert, as well as a video (via You Tube) of the appearance.

Karen Davis, Chicken Advocacy, Vegetarianism Discussed On David Letterman

Ira Glass appeared on Late Night with David Letterman Friday April 20th promoting the television version of his radio show This American Life. Since 1995, Ira Glass has been host of Public Radio International’s This American Life. For 16 years before that, he worked as a producer, editor, and reporter on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

At the midpoint of his conversation with Letterman, Glass described his encounter with Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns and the huge letter-writing campaign UPC mobilized several years ago. He commented with amazement on the overwhelming task of advocating for chickens in a world where their death is everywhere you look, an “Armageddon” as he described it.

He described UPC’s sanctuary in the midst of a large poultry production area, where “little escaping chickens” falling off trucks are brought to UPC’s sanctuary for safety, how he was invited to visit and upon meeting the chickens discovered they are indeed little individuals with personalities – “this one’s shy, that one’s outgoing.”

When he asked Letterman if he had ever met a chicken, Letterman quipped about meeting one on the end of his fork. He asked Glass if he had made dietary changes since then and Glass replied that he thought of those chickens every time he took a bite of chicken after that and that he has indeed become a vegetarian.

To view the segment on You Tube, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1TcL0wZ-pM

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DawnWatch: NPR and Huffington Post on vegetarianism 2/2/07

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Feb 2, 2007 1:00 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: NPR and Huffington Post on vegetarianism 2/2/07

This morning, Friday February 2, 2007, the NPR show On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrook, featured an interview with Tristam Stuart. Stuart is author of The Bloodless Revolution, a book about the history of vegetarianism. The show includes lots of interesting information, not just about vegetarianism’s history but also about the impact of meat-laden diets on the planet. The author is not vegetarian, but discusses the need to drastically reduce meat consumption, so the interview has a balanced feel and will appeal to all.

You can listen to it on line while you work at your computer.

Please be sure to thank On Point for their focus on this issue. Feedback matters!

On Point takes comments at: onpoint [at] wbur.org

Also check out a terrific piece on vegetarianism on Huffington Post, the most popular Democratic/progressive news site on the Web. The piece, by Kathy Freston, is headed, “A Few More ‘Inconvenient Truths.” It is a follow-up on her last, widely popular post, “Vegetarian Is the New Prius.” The new article goes into the questions people might have when considering vegetarianism. You’ll find it at: http://tinyurl.com/3dqw42.

Take a look, post a comment, and forward it to your friends.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts if you do so unedited — leave DawnWatch in the title and include this parenthesized tag line.)

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DawnWatch: First of SHAC 7 heading to jail interviewed on Democracy Now — 10/3/06

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Oct 3, 2006 5:23 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: First of SHAC 7 heading to jail interviewed on Democracy Now 10/3/06

Today, Andrew Stepanian, an animal rights activist, began serving his three year sentence — the first of the SHAC 7 to go to jail having been convicted of violating the Animal Enterprise Protection Act . Before he turned himself in he was interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. You can watch that interview on line here.

You can also read the transcript at that site, which is useful, though the interview sounds better than it reads, plus Democracy Now aired undercover footage from the Huntingdon Life Sciences laboratory.

Please send Amy Goodman and ‘Democracy Now’ a huge thank you for the in depth coverage of the case. Positive audience response lets Goodman know that these issues matter to her listeners and viewers; it will encourage similar coverage in the future.

Democracy Now takes comments at mail [at] democracynow.org.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. To unsubscribe, go to http://www.dawnwatch.com/cgi-bin/dada/dawnwatch_unsubscribe.cgi
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