Values & Principles

Values & PrinciplesOnline audio programs, including presentations, panel discussions, documentary and online interviews, talk radio guest appearances, broadcast radio news and feature stories, green performances, and radio documentaries with a broad focus on values, principles, and ethics. Some of the concepts addressed include humane behavior, humane education, social justice, compassion, spirituality, preventing suffering, minimizing harm, crafting positive messages, and living an inwardly rich life.

Specific topics include developing new kinds of community for a more sustainable world, redefining wealth and making better choices as consumers, taking more personal responsibility, being more ethical and humane in our treatment of animals and choices of foods, adopting vegetarian and vegan diets, promoting humane education and compassionate living, exploring the ethics of wildlife filming, increasing inner resources and cultivating inner peace, and awakening to higher levels of consciousness and spirituality.

Collective Crisis Meets Collective Wisdom. Interview with Duane Elgin. Discusses how higher consciousness and spirituality can in these extreme times make good on their promise to uplift and change human beings and our world. Explores how the process of awakening to higher levels of consciousness can play a key role in helping human beings find the inner resources to rise to the unique challenges of our current world crises so that we can make a transition to a sustainable human presence. Listen Here >>

Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness. Interview with Duane Elgin. Discussion of building a better world: Can we imagine it (to build it we must first imagine it); can we manifest it globally via a movement; and can we manifest it locally by building new kinds of community and by choosing a life path of greater satisfaction and simplicity. Listen Here >>

Wildlife Filmmaking Ethics. Interview with Chris Palmer. An insider’s perspective on the ethics of wildlife filming for documentaries and TV shows. The discussion explores the ethics of both particular techniques and of the overall approach to wildlife filmmaking. Listen Here >>

When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark. Interview with Chris Palmer. Science literacy is plummeting, explains Palmer, and when people watch a show containing sensational but untrue portrayals coming from a highly esteemed broadcaster such as Discovery, that distracts viewers from real problems in the oceans, like shark finning and pollution. Palmer says that while the Discovery Channel has done a lot of good, faked content is not responsible. Listen Here >>

Shooting In The Wild. Interview with Chris Palmer. Palmer discusses his book Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom. He describes a pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, and even abuse in wildlife films. He tracks the roots of this trend to the early days of the genre, and he profiles a new breed of skilled, ethical filmmakers whose work enlightens as well as entertains. Listen Here >>

The Ethical Gourmet. Interview with Jay Weinstein. In this interview, Weinstein describes the choices each of us can make to ensure that what we eat doesn't deplete resources, cause animal or human suffering, or lead to pollution. His book The Ethical Gourmet features creative ways to use eco-friendly vegetables and legumes, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised animals. Listen Here >>

A Dialogue On The Role Of Personal Responsibility In Creating A Better World – Part 1. Discussion co-hosted by John Renesch. Nine authors explore what personal responsibility means, what it will take to institute change, offer ideas for what each of us can do, and offer compelling calls-to-action for us all in their closing messages. Listen Here – Part 1, 2

Most Good, Least Harm: WERU Radio. Interview with Zoe Weil. In this interview, Weil discusses her book Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life. She argues that change starts with each one of us, and that the true path to inner peace requires exploring ways to become involved with the community, make better choices as consumers, and develop positive messages to live by. Listen Here >>

Animal Voices Radio: CFRO Radio. Interview with Zoe Weil. Features a discussion focusing on humane education and MOGO (Most Good) choices, and the power of both to create a compassionate, just world. Listen Here >>

Spreading The Culture Of Compassion. Interview with Rae Sikora. This discussion includes how the culture of compassion is spreading, remembering the important difference between want and need, redefining wealth (what a rich life really looks like), and that there really is no such thing as a lost cause. Listen Here >>

“I Used To Be A Vegetarian…”. Interview with Rae Sikora. A discussion about why some people decide to stop being veg*n. What obstacles do people face? Why do some people stay committed, while others become discouraged? How can other veggies respond in a helpful and supportive way? Listen Here >>

Rae Sikora Interviews Richard Schwartz: Why People Should Be Vegetarians. Interview conducted by Rae Sikora. Discussion covers a wide array of the ways vegan and vegetarian diets contribute to creating a more sustainable world. Listen Here >>

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