May 14-16th, 2010 there will be vegan events going on all over the US. This short podcast features interviews with event organizers. Pamela Rice tells us about this year's Veggie Pride Parade in NYC on May 16th. Jessica Mahady talks about the Veggie Prom in NYC on May 14th. And finally, Billy Hulting returns to the show to talk about the Worldfest in Los Angeles on May 16th.
This is destined to be a Vegan Radio classic. Derek threads the story of his move to New Orleans through interviews with his yoga teachers and recordings of the Kirtan chanting featured at the beginning of the classes. Derek has been studying Jivamukti Yoga which was founded by vegans Sharon Gannon and David Life and taught at the Swan River studios in New Orleans.
Derek continues producing the show from New Orleans. This show centers around the 2nd annual NOLA Veggiefest, the Big Easy's vegetarian festival coming up on May 16th. Derek interviews one of the event's organizers, Jehan Strouse, who talks about the speakers, sponsors, organizations and entertainers that will be on hand. We feature music from Sweet Jones, who will be playing at the fest.
Derek has moved to New Orleans and this is the first podcast produced in the Big Easy. Soon after his arrival the controversial animal rights/welfare organization Peta held a Meat Tray Demonstration in downtown New Orleans.