Thursday, September 6, 2012

Episode 85 Radio INVSOC

Episode 85 Radio INVSOC

4m Julie Gunn of radio show "Animal Rights and Wrongs" visits the Invercargill Vegan Society

6m Queenstown guests Jenny and Jane drive down especially for our second vegan potluck, with Alison of Tauranga

15m Julie and Jordan visit the World Vegan Day 2011 INVSOC memorial tree in the Otepuni Gardens

20m Julie and Jordan tour Queens Park, occasionally breaking into song

33m radio call in to Newstalk ZB about Veganism

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Hello and welcome to Episode 85 of Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals, Radio INVSOC.  This episode is all about the wonderful medium of Radio.  And what song springs to mind?  

And as the On Human Nonhuman Relations-like classic hits music fades down, hi to Chanel who listens in Australia, and Veroni-quu too, who likes my Hen Friend videos.

Also, a  big hello to honorary INVSOC members Clarke and Kate, who are expecting their daughter to soon be joined by a son!  I'd gladly offer my help in naming him……….. how about………. "Curious Boy" or ……."Geiger Son"?   Pretty good huh?   No? ………. Ok.

August was a very busy month for the Invercargill Vegan Society.  TWO potlucks in one month, the first for Justin of Hellhound Hotdogs which you'll hear on the last episode, and now, a second for a whole bunch of guests to our fine city!

Vegan Julie Gunn of the radio show "Animal Rights and Wrongs" stopped by with her brother, down from Wellington, in the North Island.  While she was down, I showed her the bright lights of Invers, which you'll hear later on in this episode.  

Alison also visited from the North Island, she came down for a meeting.

There was also Jane and Jenny, who drove a couple hundred kilometers down from Queenstown just to attend our potluck!  What commitment! 

I needed commitment to get used to all the names!  Jordan, Julie, Jane, Jenny and on the same day I'd been talking to a Gemma.  As you heard from my suggestions to Clarke and Kate….I'm terrible with names!

You can find photos and audio of our potlucks on the Invercargill Vegan Society website,

Julie recorded audio clips on her phone during her visit.  When she returned to Wellington, she used them on her radio show, Animal Rights and Wrongs.  You can find her weekly show in my shownotes for this episode….but I'm also going to use clips I've taken from *her* clips now :-)  Julie's co-hosting this episode of Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals, from the bottom of the North Island, while I cohost from the bottom of the South Island :-)

Now sounds like a good time to include my recording of our second August potluck!

And now I'll splice in my interview with Julie as we stood at our World Vegan Day 2011 memorial tree!

Back to Julie, co-hosting from her radio show:

Hey Julie, word on the street is, that we wandered around Invercargill, can you confirm or deny these allegations?

Tuatara are sort of like lizards, but closer related to crocodiles and birds. T-u-a    t-a-r-a.  You can find a link in shownotes.  Tuatara are an incredibly ancient animal, they live for over a hundred years.  They basically refuse to move, their whole bodies work slowly, and they seem to live forever.  If you're lucky, you'll see one blink, I swear!  The Southland Museum has an enclosure where you can see a few adults, such as Henry, who at over a hundred years old became a father after apparently showing very little interest in the birds and the bees for the first double digits of his life!

For the first years of their life, they are about the size of a gecko, and at THIS stage you see them moving like any other lizard, its very bizarre, because by adulthood, they are mossy green, grey rock statues, about the length of a cat when fully grown.  :-)

Its always very sad to see ANY animal in captivity, slow moving to the point you're unsure if they're still alive, or otherwise.

well its the majority of my show, fretting and complaining!  theres usually a couple Michael Jackson references and sometimes a little impromptu singing while we walk through a crowded place too.  You cant take me anywhere, for fear of these outpouring outbursts.

One last clip recorded from a radio show.  Kerre Woodham is a well known New Zealander, she reviews books, writes articles in newspapers and magazines, and hosts a radio show…… and they'll let ANYONE call in!

I figured out that Kerre was closing my phone line off, waiting a little so I wouldn't speak over her, "…could I share our website…." but I'd already been muted, the next call was then included!  Ha!

Heres a taste of New Zealand radio, complaining about people one the benefit (welfare), and a woman who claims she loves a Dog, she's the womans best friend, and that the dog could NEVER be vegetarian (or Vegan), because she's ALLERGIC to everything!

I wrote into the radio host Kerre Woodham about vegan dogwood, and that surely there would be a kind that this little dog wouldn't be "allergic" to :-) 

Thank you for listening to Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals.

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Julie's weekly radio show broadcast from Wellington, available worldwide online "Animal Rights and Wrongs"

Invercargill Vegan Society second August 2012 potluck photos with Julie, Willie Gunn, Alison, Jenny and Jane :-)

Potluck guests visited from Tauranga (Alison

and Queenstown (Jenny, Jane)

Invercargill Vegan Society website 

World Vegan Day 2011 Invercargill Vegan Society memorial tree, as mentioned by Julie when we visited it in the Otepuni Gardens :-)

Tuatara, New Zealand animals who live forever :-)

Queens Park, Invercargill

Geocache we found in Queens Park, "Peaceful Glen", as heard during our recording as we walked following GPS directions on my iPhone, while Julie recorded the interview using her Samsung Galaxy S II Android phone.

Otepuni Gardens, Invercargill

Lisa Viger's "Raw On $10" recipe website, as mentioned on the radio call

"Radio Ga Ga" Queen

"If You Don't Know Me By Now" Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

"Video Killed The Radio Star" The Buggles

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