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ACT Radio

Second and Fourth Sunday of the Month at 7:30pm

Welcome to ACT Radio -- Animal Concerns of Texas, with co-hosts Greg Lawson, Elizabeth Walsh, and Tom Linney. Every second and fourth Sunday evening at 7:30, we offer a unique program that focuses on animals, and related issues such as vegetarianism and the environment.

Everyone loves animals, and yet animals are the most helpless and victimized members of the living community. We believe with Gandhi that "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Most people have no idea the horrors our animal friends undergo in zoos, circuses, rodeos, experimental laboratories, and factory farms and slaughterhouses. Through the airwaves and elsewhere, we seek to be a voice for the voiceless and to promote change through education and expanding awareness and compassion.

We discuss the ways our society exploits animals, and how drastically this abuse affects human interests concerning health, the environment, and our level of connectedness to life. We offer new visions for how to heal the breaches in our social world and in our relation to the natural world. We believe that animal liberation is the next great liberation movement on this planet, and that by promoting respect for nonhuman animals, we are advancing human moral evolution.

ACT brings you the latest news about animals, from local concerns to global issues, from vegetarianism to animal rights activism. We also feature lively interviews with people involved in the animal welfare and animal rights movements, from local folks to well-known figures who work toward the same goal of promoting a New Enlightenment in our relations with other species. 

Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director and CEO Stephen Wells returns to  ACT Radio to talk with Liz and Tom about some of the cases that ALDF has been involved in and the work they have done to protect the rights of animals.  Stephen recounts the effors to free Tony The Tiger as ALDF sought to amended a petition to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit against the state of Louisiana, as part of its campaign to free

ACT Radio hosts Tom Linney and Liz Walsh discuss the vegan lifestyle with Jeff Sebo. Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies; Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy; Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program

Many animals in the United States are still considered property under the law and thus, can be subjected to very cruel practices. Fortunately, there are efforts underway to shift this paradigm.  On this week’s ACT Radio, Liz and Tom talk with Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director and CEO Stephen Wells about the organization’s groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals.

ACT Radio - Ted Kemp

Nov 9, 2020

Ted Kemp is Managing Editor for CNBC International Digital. Ted reported from Thailand, Burma, Hawaii and elsewhere for the fascinating, prime time CNBC documentary, “Oceans of Crime.” The multibillion-dollar outlaw fishing industry is funded by anyone who eats animals like salmon, tuna, or swordfish but few are aware of the human and environmental wreckage left in its wake. It’s estimated that 90 percent of American seafood is imported, and more than a quarter of the fish caught at sea is captured illegally--with no regard for the law, national sovereignty, or the future of the species themselves. On this week’s Act Radio, Ted will take us inside a disturbing and ongoing crime story set in one of the most lawless places on earth: our oceans, where perpetrators traffic in an illegal product, and front-line workers are modern day slaves.

More than 70 billion land animals are killed for food every year and research suggests that global demand for meat may double by 2050. And animal agriculture is responsible for a major share of the damage caused in global land degradation, air and water pollution, and the loss of biodiversity. On ACT Radio, Greg, Liz and Tom talk with filmmaker Liz Marshall about her latest documentary Meat the Future, which chronicles the birth of the cell-based, cultivated meat industry and its revolutionary efforts to sustainably feed the world without the need to breed, raise and slaughter animals.

ACT Radio welcomes Erica Meier, Executive Director for Animal Outlook and has been a vegan for over 25 years.

 ACT Radio interviews...Sangita Iyer a Health and Environmental journalist and wildlife film maker and producer of director of "Gods in Shackles"....

Michelle Schaefer is a vegan freelance writer whose work has been featured in VegNews, USA Today, Edible Indy, Main Street Vegan and more. She is a staff writer at bUneke magazine and holds a BA in Writing, a Master's in Psychology, and is a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator. Greg, Liz and Tom talk with Michelle about the impact of the pandemic on veganism, and body image positivity and how it relates to veganism.

ACT Radio welcomes Dr. Will Tuttle, Speaker, Writer and Author of the World Peace Diet and a 30+ year vegan.

ACT Radio welcomes Juliette Gellatley, British writer and animal activist, also the founding Director of the Vegetarian Society.

This weeks guest on ACT Radio is: Matthew Priebe is a naturalist who travels with his wife Delise as they study and photograph animals in the wild. They also speak on animal protection and design in nature issues. His book Animals, Ethics & Christianity and DVDs can be ordered from their website at www.ask-the-animals.com. His main goal is to alert people to what happens to the voiceless in our society and help reduce the suffering of all concerned.

Animal Concerns of Texas, ACT Radio welcomes Professor, Researcher and Activist  Garrett Broad to discuss his transition to a plant based diet.

Act Radio's guest Conor Devine is an author, innovator, plant-based whole food IRONMAN triathlete, and passionate Multiple Sclerosis awareness campaigner. His new book is Ironmind, Against All Odds.

Act Radio interviews lecturer and animal advocate Dr. Joanne Kong, praised throughout the country as one of the most compelling advocates for plant-sourced nutrition.

Act Radio interviews animal protection environmentalist Mike Hudak to discuss his work and his transition to a vegan diet.

ACT radio interviews Dr. Milton Mills, Associate Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and co-author of PCRM’s report on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

Tom, Greg and Liz of ACT Radio interview David Simom author of Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much- and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter,” shines a light on the unsettling world of factory farming in America and how our own government contributes to it.

ACT Radio interviews Harold Brown  a former beef farmer and founder of FarmKind. He is also a subject of the documentary film Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home.

ACT Radio - Mary Finelli

May 29, 2019

ACT Radio interviews Mary Finelli a long time animal rights activist, writer and researcher. She says she’s focused her past activism on farmed animals because she considers them to be the greatest category of exploited animals, arguably suffering the worst abuses, with the least amount of attention or protection.

ACT Radio interviews Marc Pierschel director of "The End of Meat" which reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.

ACT Radio - Clifton Roberts

May 21, 2019

ACT Radio's guest is Clifton Roberts, United States presidential nominee in 2016 for the Humane Party, the nation's first vegan political party.

  Chad Sarno is co-founder of Wicked Healthy with his brother Derek, a collection of chefs and culinary experts focused on disrupting the way we approach food systems and offerings.

Join Tom Linney and Greg Lawson as they discuss with Jasmine Leyva The Invisible Vegan a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community.

Greg Lawson and Tom Linney speak with vegan body builder and master trainer Thomas Tadlock host of the Vegan Body Revolution show and author of Miracle Metabolism, He has upcoming appearance February 23 at Radisson El Paso Airport.

It seems like there's an "Idiot's Guide" to everything. But one of the most important books in this series is a collaboration between a registered dietician and a former NASA scientist. This week, we visited with Julieanna Hever and Ray Chronise, co-authors of the book Plant-Based Nutrition: The Idiot's Guide Series to discuss all the wealth of information on the most nutrient-dense foods, genuine supplement needs, and more. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to know about the advantages of a plant-based diet.