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Thomas Jackson on Health and Vegan Dieting

Tom and Liz have a conversation with Thomas Jackson, the founder of the Compassion Project, a non-profit multi-production company in Greensboro, Florida that has the mission of promoting compassion for all living beings through documentaries and short videos.

Before becoming the founder and owner of the Compassion Project, Jackson studied and began his working career at Florida State University. He then goes on a quest that takes him across America to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and to the Indian subcontinent to find out if compassion can include all human beings. His journey led to the creation of his documentary A Prayer For Compassion. His goal is to bring compassion and spread positivity and prayer all around the world.

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Originally aired on August 27, 2023

Liz Walsh is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a member of the national Sierra Club Wildlife & Endangered Species Activist Team. Dr. Walsh also serves on the Executive Committee of the El Paso Regional Sierra Club Group, and as a board member of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso. Liz is also interim president of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso.
Tom Linney works with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Animal Law Program and is on the board of Pets Alive-El Paso. Among other duties, Tom is responsible for developing and marketing ALDF’s Animal Law Pro Bono Program to interested firms and attorneys and for helping students transition from law student to legal professional. He also provides support to professionals interested in teaching animal law and collaborates with ALDF’s Litigation and Criminal Justice Program to assign appropriate pro bono counsel to ALDF projects and cases.
John Martinez was an intern assistant producer on ACT Radio, Science Studio, and The Book Club with Louie Saenz. He enjoys pop culture, sporting events, and listening to various types of music.
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