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Wake Up America

This show is dedicated to awakening people to the diseases caused by the American diet, to taking the more compassionate path to eating for our health, to saving precious lives and saving our planet from any further harm due to the mass production of animals.

This will be an eye-opening show with many important and insightful guests.  Join us on the phone or via messenger to speak your mind, or ask our guest a question.

Tina Volpe is a health researcher, 32 year vegetarian, author, speaker, consultant, television host, radio host and published columnist.  She is also a member of, and has made contributions to, the many organizations that promote animal rights.  You can visit Tina's website at www.fastfoodcraze.com.

 

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2007-Nov-26
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Venerable Yifa is a nun belonging to the religious order Fo Guang Shan, which was founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun in Taiwan and seeks to make Buddhist practice relevant to contemporary life.
2007-Nov-19
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Jim Mason is an author, lecturer, journalist, environmentalist and attorney who specializes in human/animal concerns.  His "An Unnatural Order" explains how dominionism has made a mess of our relations with animals, with nature, and with each other.
2007-Nov-12
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Kathy Stevens is not only the founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, she also authored "Where the Blind Horse Sings," which depicts a world in which distinctions between "human" and "animal" are meaningless - a world where care and affection trump years of neglect and abuse.
2007-Nov-05
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Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of health's most pioneering and dedicated visionaries.   An outspoken professional who doesn't shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim their ability to change their lives.
2007-Oct-29
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Dave Warwak, an Illinois tenured art teacher for 10 years, was recently fired for his vegan views.  Dave has brought his case to national awareness through appeals and his use of the internet, and he sees an urgent need to reform American education to include Humane Education coupled with a vegan school lunch program.
2007-Oct-22
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This week's program welcomes Norm Phelps, who is the former spiritual outreach director of The Fund for Animals, as well as a founding member of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians, plus a contributing writer for Satya.  His goal is for faith communities of all traditions to include animals within the scope of their compassionate ministries.
2007-Oct-15
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Robert Sussman of Washington University and author of "Man The Hunted" is the recent editor of "American Anthropologist" and has served in editorial capacities with numerous other journals in anthropology and primatology.
2007-Oct-01
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Patricia Bewley, VP of the RACE Fund (Retirement Assistance and Care of Equines), was born and raised on the thoroughbred racetracks and has first hand knowledge of the cruelty that occurs in thoroughbred racing and the cruelty many horses meet when they can no longer perform.
2007-Sep-24
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In the early 1970s, Darris Bertini was given information about an animal rights organization (API) that opened her eyes to the suffering of animals, spurring her to write her first protest letter.  Darris is now an activist for animals through her letter writing campaigns as the owner of "The Write Cause."
2007-Sep-17
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Mike Anderson is the author of "The Rave Diet & Lifestyle Book," as well as the award-wining DVD, "Eating."  He is currently working on a film about cancer.  Before getting interested in nutrition, Mike owned several software companies, including one that developed the first onboard navigation system for vehicles.
2007-Sep-10
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Rynn Berry has been a featured speaker at five international vegetarian world congresses and is an annual speaker at Vegetarian Summerfest.  In his lectures, articles and books, he has specialized in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective.
2007-Aug-27
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Tim Gargiulo, founder of V.G. Burgers, has been vegetarian for over 18 years.  His vegetarian fast-food eatery is now franchised, offering a healthy choice for people on the go.
2007-Aug-20
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Captain Paul Watson is a founding member of the Greenpeace Foundation, and in 1977 he founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  Watson is the author of "Earthforce: Ocean Warrior" and "Seal Wars," and has been the captain of a succession of ships dedicated to the protection of the world's oceans.
2007-Aug-13
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Marion Nestle, PhD, is the author of many books, including "What To Eat" and "Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health."  Her work has earned her awards from the Association for American Publishers, James Beard Foundation, World Hunger Year and the Steinhardt School.
2007-Aug-06
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Judy Carman is a former therapist and program director for mental health clinics, and now she is a dedicated activist for animal rights, environmental protection, justice and peace.
2007-Jul-30
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Marc Bekoff is the author of "The Emotional Lives of Animals."  He has won many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has published numerous other books.  In 2005, Marc was presented with The Bank One Faculty Community Service Award for his work with children, seniors and prisoners.
2007-Jul-09
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This week's show features Dr. Douglas Graham, a lifetime athlete and twenty-seven-year raw food eater, who is an advisor to world-class athletes and trainers from around the globe.
2007-Jul-02
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Tina Volpe and Lee Hall discuss veganism, food culture, the "peace movement" and what the future holds.
2007-Jun-25
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Rev. J. R. Hyland is an ordained evangelical minister who has worked in prison ministry and currently works with migrant farm workers as well as actively supporting issues of female equality and animal rights.
2007-Jun-18
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This week's guest is Karen Iacobbo, co-author of "Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today" and "Vegetarian America," whose message is that vegetarianism is not a diet trend or the flavor of the month.  Instead, it is a philosophy and practice with roots in antiquity.
2007-Jun-11
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Dan Mathews is the irreverent force behind the colorful crusades carried out by PETA, one of the most high-profile and enduring pressure groups of all time.  His efforts, such as the iconic "Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur" campaign, are regularly covered by MTV and CNN.
2007-Jun-04
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Brenda Davis, registered dietitian and nutritionist, joins to share insights from her years of experience as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant, academic nutrition instructor and research dietitian.
2007-May-28
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Rynn Berry has been a featured speaker at five international vegetarian world congresses, is a popular radio guest, and has specialized in vegetarianism in his lectures, articles and books.
2007-May-21
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Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research for more than 40 years.  His legacy, the China Study, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted.
2007-May-14
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The Wildman, Steve Brill, is a naturalist, a forager, an author and too many other things to mention!  Steve is most famous for his knowledge of plants and mushrooms that grow wild.  His latest cookbook is amazing, titled "The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook."
2007-May-07
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Dr. Michael Greger is the author of "Bird Flu, A Virus of Our Own Hatching," and is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.  He is an internationally recognized lecturer, has presented at countless symposia and institutions, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the famous "meat defamation" trial.
2007-Apr-30
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Murray Waldman, M.D., is a coroner for the City of Toronto and has been chief of one of Canada's busiest emergency departments.  Dr. Waldman has published articles in the Toronto Star and many medical journals, but he may be best known for co-authoring "Dying for a Hamburger."
2007-Apr-23
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Wake Up America is proud to welcome Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., and author of "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" to this week's show.  Among his many accomplishments was his organization of the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease in 1991.
2007-Apr-16
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This week's program features Ken Damro, who has been an avid hunter, fisher, homesteader, student, naturalist, silent sports enthusiast, small business owner, writer and philosopher.
2007-Apr-09
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Tune-in for an important conversation with Dan Brook, Ph.D. - author, columnist and teacher.
2007-Apr-02
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Today's guest is Dr. Timothy Scott, a full-time psychology professor for over 20 years, whose primary academic concern has been the research design of medical studies.  He holds MS, MMFT and PhD degrees and is now writing and lecturing in order to reach a larger audience than he has reached in the classroom.
2007-Mar-26
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Kari Joys MS is the director of the Center for Creative Change.  She is a compassionate, highly recognized psychotherapist, a skilled group facilitator and a powerful energy therapist.  Through her intensive personal growth workshops, Kari has guided thousands of people through the incredible emotional healing journey that opens the door to fulfilling one's highest spiritual purpose.
2007-Mar-19
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This week's program features Farmer Scott of Laguna Farms - Community Shared Agriculture, which is a rapidly emerging alternative to conventional food marketing that creates a direct relationship between the consumer and the farm.  CSA's allow growers to focus on land stewardship and maintain productive & profitable small farms, while at the same time meeting the needs of the community.
2007-Mar-05
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Long-time vegan and animal activist, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau focuses her energies primarily on animals raised for food, though she has come to be a voice for animals first through working on behalf of animals in shelters and laboratories.
2007-Feb-26
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This week's program features Susan Chernak McElroy, a long-term survivor of advanced cancer, whose enchantment with creatures great and small, and her strong belief in the power of animals and wild nature to heal the human soul, has been nurtured and strengthened through a lifetime of work with animals.
2007-Feb-19
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Bruce Passmore is the Farm Animal Welfare Project Coordinator for the Vancouver Humane Society.  Raised on a farm and with a degree in Wildlife Biology, Bruce is also spokesperson for the national organization Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals.
2007-Feb-05
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The legendary John Robbins, best-selling author of "The Food Revolution," "Diet for a New America," and "Healthy at 100", speaks with Tina in this week's program.
2007-Jan-29
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Brian Halweil of the World Watch Institute and author of "Eat Here, Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket," joined the program to discuss the benefits of supporting local farms and eating local products.  Is it really cheaper to import our food from foreign countries... and do we really want to depend on foreign sources for our food (not unlike our oil)?
2007-Jan-22
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Lisa and Ron Beres, co-founders and owners of Green Nest LLC join this week's program.  Lisa, a former interior designer, started feeling run down and tired all of the time.  Being well aware of the abundance of toxic materials in homes today, she began a self journey in search of answers.  Hear what she found on today's show!
2007-Jan-15
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Michele Simon, author of Appetite for Profit, talks with Tina Volpe, raising awareness about how government policies and corporations influence our food choices.  Michele is the founder and director of the Center for Informed Food Choices (CIFC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide people with educational tools and reliable resources to transition to a plant-based diet.
2007-Jan-08
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Dr. McDougall is a physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine.  With 20 years experience, Dr. McDougall believes that people should look and feel great, enjoying optimal health for a lifetime.  Unfortunately, many people compromise their health unknowingly through poor dietary habits.
2006-Dec-18
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Lee Hall is the legal director at Friends of Animals in Connecticut, plus a Dissident Voice contributing writer.  She is also the author of "Capers in the Churchyard: Animal Advocacy in the Age of Terror," which urges veganism as direct action.
2006-Dec-11
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Join Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a board-certified family physician and the author of "Eat to Live," for an informative discussion about nutrition and natural healing.  Dr. Fuhrman has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Today, Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, TV Food Network, CNBC and many more!
2006-Nov-20
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Dr. Will Tuttle, author of "The World Peace Diet," speaks with Tina Volpe about how we as a species might move our consciousness forward, so that we can be more free, more intelligent, more loving and happier in the choices we make.
2006-Nov-13
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Linda Fallace, author of "Mad Sheep," joins Tina Volpe to share her story of what happened in the mid-1990s when her family wanted to breed sheep and make cheese on their Vermont farm.  They did the research, worked hard, followed the rules, and after years of preparation and patience, built a successful, entrepreneurial business... which was wiped out overnight by the USDA.
2006-Nov-06
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Today's special guest is the Reverend Professor Andrew Linzey, PhD, DD, who is an Anglican priest, a theologian, a writer, and is internationally known as an authority on Christianity and animals.
2006-Oct-23
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Dorothy Hayes, a vegan for twenty years, has been a teacher, a journalist, and a staff writer and public relations director for a national animal protection organization.  She is also the author of "Animal Instinct."
2006-Oct-16
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Everyone is concerned about the possibility of an avian flu outbreak and millions are desperately seeking ways to protect themselves.  Thomas Appell, a flu prevention expert, shares the secrets he has learned about viral protection from people who never get sick, and his Never Get Another Cold diet claims 97% effectiveness in stopping cold or flu viruses.
2006-Oct-09
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90% of all deaths in America are caused by the foods we eat.  For Christy Wade, it all began with a young mother suffering from migraines, colitis and psoriasis.  She questioned God about her illnesses, but after an extensive change in her diet, she experienced the amazing truth that God created our bodies to be self-healing, when given the proper nutrients.
2006-Oct-02
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In 1977, Dr. Dale Figtree was diagnosed as having malignant lymphoma.  After working with a combination of traditional and alternative healing theraies (especially diet and meditation), she fully recovered.  Dale chronicled her experiences in a book, "Health After Cancer," secured a degree in nutrition from The American Holistic College of Nutrition and developed a private practice in nutritional counseling.
2006-Sep-25
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For over 30 years, Dr. Greg Tefft has worked to perfect the practice and science of personalized nutritional fitness.  He is the author of "Your Personal Life: Measuring What Your Specific Body Needs to Live Lean, Long, Strong and Better."  Dubbed the Mind-Body Connector, Dr. Tefft is a Board Certified Naturopathic physician, the founder of Personalized Nutrition Consultants and is the recipient of the coveted Reader's Digest Health Awareness Award.
2006-Sep-18
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This week's special guest is Steve Hindi, founder of SHARK, whose mission is to nonviolently battle animal abuse whenever and wherever possible.  They consider those who commit terrorism in the name of animal protection to be among the greatest threats to future gains for nonhumans.
2006-Sep-11
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Howard F. Lyman, The Mad Cowboy, is a fourth-generation family farmer from Montana.  After 20 years of operating a feed lot, he sold his ranch and started working for farmers in financial trouble.  He was a lobbyist in Washington and ran for Congress in 1982.  He is the former Director of the "Beyond Beef Campaign" and the Humane Society of the United States' "Eating With Conscience" Campaign.  He currently travels over 100,000 miles every year as a speaker and lecturer.
2006-Aug-28
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Lorri Bauston, president of Animal Acres and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary (a 20 year farm animal rescue sanctuary), talks about her journey into veganism and some of the most enlightening stories of animal rescues ever told.  Lorri has seen it all - in factory farms and slaughterhouses - and this will be a show you do not want to miss!
2006-Aug-21
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In 1990, Karen Davis, PhD., founded United Poultry Concerns, a non-profit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl and includes a sanctuary.  Among her many accomplishments, Karen's latest book is "The Holocaust and the Henmaid's Tale:  A Case for Comparing Atrocities."
2006-Aug-14
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Molly M. Roberts, MD, MS is a Board-certified physician in family medicine, nutritional medicine and holistic medicine.  She is also a psychotherapist and an ordained interfaith minister, with additional certification in both mind/body/spirit medicine and Shamanic Breathwork.  Her specialty is to meld these areas into an appreciation for the mind/body/spirit aspects of health and well-being.
2006-Jul-31
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Ever since she started following a vegan diet, Karen Coyne (activist and school teacher) has been dedicated to improving animal rights, human health and the environment.  Her activism has included publishing a chapter in a book about animal rights, co-hosting and producing the "Animal House" and "Vissionaries" radio shows, and coordinating several fundraising events, while concurrently teaching at a high school full time.  Her latest endeavor is The Compassion in Action Club.
2006-Jul-24
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Veganism and why?  Reannon Peterson is the manager of vegan campaigns at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).  While at the University of Wisconsin Madison, she led the student animal rights group, Madison Coalition for Animal Rights, and she also coordinated projects with the Wisconsin animal rights group, Alliance for Animals.  Today, Reannon oversees all of PETA's vegetarian outreach efforts.
2006-Jul-17
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World peace?  This week's special guest is Dr. Will Tuttle, author of "The World Peace Diet," who is a professional pianist, composer and teacher.  For the last 15 years he has presented at progressive churches, vegetarian and human potential conferences, as well as intentional communities throughout the country.
2006-Jul-10
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Daniel Barshay, a cancer survivor and a journalist who's written for the weeklies for some 40 years, tells us how he "woke up" and became vegetarian... and survived the cancer.
2006-Jul-03
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Animals DO have a heart!  "Freckles" author, Paul Howey, joins the programs to discuss all the good he does with animal therapy.
2006-Jun-26
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Get healthy and get skinny!  Rory Freedman, co-author of "Skinny Bitch" on the LA Times Bestseller List, talks about the SAD American diet and how we can clean up our act.
2006-Jun-19
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Is there a cure for cancer?  Tune in to Tina Volpe's debut show, featuring special guest Mike Anderson, author of "The RAVE Diet & Lifestyle" and producer of the "Eating" video.
 
 


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