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Michael Webber

Tom and Liz have a conversation with Michael Webber, a motion picture producer/director who has produced numerous films for studios such as 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. Webber will also discuss more about his films which covers the surprising connection between some of America’s top top celebrity conservationists.

Webber is an award-winning documentary filmmaker for films The Conservation Game and The Elephant in the Living Room. He has also been featured in many famous programs such as 20/20 and The New York Times. Mike is also an award-winning commercial director, writer, and visual effects supervisor and his work includes productions in Europe where he produced theoretical films before returning to the U.S. to direct his passion project. He was praised by critics for creating one of the best films of the year, The Elephant in the Living Room, which would go on to win 5 Best Documentary Awards and top the charts as the #1 Independent Film in the U.S.

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Originally aired on September 10, 2023

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.
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.
John Martinez is 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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