Featuring: Chef Ann Cooper on the importance of healthy and nutritious food for kids & Jim Adams and Judy Jasek on pet health and diet.
Boulder tickets: no need to register online, though if your name is RVSP’d on Facebook you’re guaranteed entry. Just come. $3 at door (though if you can’t pay, $1 is fine. If you can pay, $5 is appreciated).
Walk the Talk Show brings the thoughtful, informative, in depth approach of hosts like Charlie Rose together with the fun, intelligent, fast-paced humor like Jon Stewart’s. The show features fun, yet fundamentally serious interviews with figures in the worlds of environmentalism, holistic medicine, and responsible entrepreneurship, along with musical guests and other inspirational entertainment.
Guests on the talk show have included “Yoga Mogul” John Friend, Author Alice Walker, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Michael Pollan. Musical guests have included Flogging Molly, Krishna Das, Paper Bird, The Motet and Nawang Khechong. Walk the Talk Show took a hiatus while the affiliated elephant magazine went entirely online for environmental reasons, only taping 20 shows in 2008.
Can we have a good time while being healthy and socially responsible? Why not! This week’s show will feature three veterans of spreading the good word of healthy, sustainable eating—and not just for humans.
Renegade lunch lady Chef Ann Cooper dishes out awareness for children’s health. Cooper, a former executive chef at a number of high end resorts, has dedicated her life to proper nourishment of school children. Featured on the Colbert Report, Cooper considers herself to be an unlikely person to be a media figure.
As former head of marketing at Chipotle, Jim Adams brought affordable organic, healthy, whole foods to the mainstream. Then, he worked on bringing the same to man’s best friend with his dog food company, Redbud’s Raw. Now at Peace Lovin’ Foods, he’s mass marketing a quinoa burger that’s free of virtually all common allergens.
Working alongside Jim Adams keeping our canine friends healthy, Judy Jasek has been a veterinarian for 24 years. Taking a holistic approach, she markets the same food at Redbud’s Raw she feeds to her own furry kids, C-Jay, Wylie, and Oreo. Judy will have some fun with us on the show while we learn about keeping our pets healthy.
On our last show, Frank Berliner taught the audience simple meditation for business and relationships. Laura Ruby talked about easy, cost-effective ways to make backyards more green. Yaw Brand delivered an eco-friendly fashion show, and Boulder band Na’an Stop closed the show with an exuberant reggae performance.
Thursday, March 22nd.
It’s Portlandia, only less funny, and without the self-awareness.
In Boulder? Tickets $3 at the door. Note: Children always welcome, free below 18 years old, especially for the talk show portion, which ends by 8 pm.
> Slow Happy Hour at Shine from 5 to 7, and after the show until 9 pm.
> Doors at 5, 6 recommended
> Show at 655 (sharp—doors close)
> Our first show of the season, with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, and John Douillard, was not only sold out, we had to turn folks away. If you’re in Boulder, arrive early for happy hour specials! If you’re watching the livestream, ask a question! We may read your question live. Make sure you’re on a good wifi connection.
> RSVP on Facebook, whether you’ll watch live (register ‘maybe’) or attend (register ‘yes’).
> To register or for schedule or news, you can always click the Walk the Talk Show logo top right of any page of elephantjournal.com.
If you can’t come, you can watch on live-stream. If you can’t come or don’t want to watch on live-stream, still please lie to our faces by clicking “maybe” you’ll come, for morale’s sake! Guests in the past have included Deepak Chopra, Michael Pollan, Amy Goodman, Dr. Weil, Arianna Huffington…and we expect to have guests of this caliber again, plus live music.
Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. In a nation where children are born with shorter estimated life expectancies than their parents because of diet-related illness, Ann is a relentless voice of reform by focusing on the links between food, family, farming and children’s health and wellness. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, Ann has been a chef for more than 30 years. She has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and Time Magazine and has appeared on NPR’s ‘Living on Earth,’ ABC’s Nightline, CNN, PBS’ To The Contrary and the CBS Morning Show and many other media outlets.
There is no doubt that Ann is an accomplished chef, however her focus is now on using her skills and background to create a sustainable model for schools nationwide to transition any processed food based K-12 school meal program to a whole foods environment where food is procured regionally and prepared from scratch. In 2009, Ann founded Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) as a nonprofit focusing on solutions to the school food crisis. F3’s pivotal project is The Lunch Box- a web portal that provides free and accessible tools, recipes and community connections to support school food reform. She envisions a time soon when being a chef working to feed children fresh, delicious, and nourishing food will no longer be considered “renegade.”
Jim Adams is the founder of Redbud’s Raw Premium Dog Food, a line of gourmet raw dog food made from USDA-inspected meats and organic vegetables and fruits. He is also a founding partner of QRUNCH Foods, which makes and distributes vegan “QRUNCH” burgers, powered by the superfood quinoa.
Adams has spent nearly 20 years in various marketing roles. He was Executive Director of Marketing for Chipotle Mexican Grill for a number of years where he directed all aspects of the company’s marketing efforts. Adams is also a former member of the fourth estate, working for several years as a broadcast journalist. After college, Adams led tour groups worldwide, a job, he says, that prepared him for everything. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kansas University and a Master of Arts in Journalism & Public Affairs from American University in Washington, DC.
Dr Judy Jasek is a holistic veterinarian currently practicing in Englewood, Colorado at Belleview Animal Clinic. The foundation of her practice includes holistic treatment options and nutritional counseling. Dr Jasek received her formal education at Colorado State University, including a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 1984, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988. Her approach to holistic care is feeding an appropriate diet. In the 24 years of practice, she has experienced many different types of pet food. There is no question in her mind that the best diet for dogs and cats is a balanced, fresh, raw food diet.
She is also the new owner of the all-natural healthy raw dog food line, Redbud’s Raw. Her goal in ownership of Redbud’s is to help promote the benefits of raw feeding and provide a better quality of life for as many pets as possible.
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Leading Green National Walk The Talk Show With Waylon Lewis Announces New Bi-monthly Series
Series Features Mindful “Enlightainment” With Live Tapings Held in Boulder, Colo. Videos Featured on PBS Rockies, Huffington Post, Care2, elephantjournal.com, And Others.
March 22, 2012 Live Taping Featuring Chef Ann Cooper on the importance of healthy and nutritious food for kids & Jim Adams and Judy Jasek on pet health and diet.
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, a leading green national talk show produced in Boulder, Colorado (since 2008) announces its return. Once a popular, trail-blazing internet-based show, it was canceled after elephant magazine put out its last issue and went online, becoming elephantjournal.com. After four years of rebuilding, during which Walk the Talk Show has only taken place 20 times (featuring guests such as “Yoga Mogul” John Friend, Michael Pollan, Dr. Andrew Weil, Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), Walk the Talk Show is back. And this time it’s got one of the leading “mindfulness” web sites in the world behind it. elephantjournal.com has been voted #1 in green on twitter two years running, and has 1,020,000 unique readers a month (Google Analytics).
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis focuses on issues and personalities in sustainability, adventure, spirituality, education, consumerism, food, ecofashion, politics, wellness, the arts—“anything that helps us to live a good life that also happens to be good for others and our planet.” The show brings the thoughtful, informative, in depth approach of hosts like Charlie Rose together with the fun, intelligent, fast-paced humor of Jon Stewart. The show features fun, yet fundamentally serious interviews with figures in the worlds of environmentalism, holistic medicine, and responsible entrepreneurship, along with musical guests and other inspirational entertainment.
The upcoming Walk the Talk Show will feature three veterans of spreading the good word of healthy, sustainable eating—and not just for humans. Renegade lunch lady Chef Ann Cooper dishes out awareness for children’s health. Cooper, a former executive chef at a number of high end resorts, has dedicated her life to proper nourishment of school children. Featured on the Colbert Report, Cooper considers herself to be an unlikely person to be a media figure. As former head of marketing at Chipotle, Jim Adams brought affordable organic, healthy, whole foods to the human masses. Then, he worked on bringing the same to man’s best friend with his dog food company, Redbud’s Raw. Now at Peace Lovin’ Foods, he’s mass marketing a quinoa burger that’s free of virtually all common allergens. Working alongside Jim Adams keeping our canine friends healthy, Judy Jasek has been a veterinarian for 24 years. Taking a holistic approach, she markets the same food at Redbud’s Raw she feeds to her own furry kids, C-Jay, Wylie, and Oreo. Judy will have some fun with us on the show while we learn about keeping our pets healthy.
Adapting the classic talk show format—monologue, segment, two interviews and a band, with a houseband—Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis is free online, and open to the public in Boulder. The show will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., every other Thursday of every month. This season alone has featured leading yoga teacher Richard Freeman and chef Mary Taylor of the Yoga Workshop, John Douillard, leading Ayurvedic author,Daniel Epstein of Unreasonable Institute, John Cobb, President of Naropa University, Frank Berliner, psychotherapist, Laura Ruby. We’ve also featured award winning European sensation, Milow, Boulder-based Na’an Stop, and an eco-friendly fashion show delivered by Yaw Brand.
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis will offer bi-monthly, every other Thursday night, public tapings to be held at Boulder’s new eco Shine Restaurant, in a private event space. The talk shows will be taped and live-streamed in front of a live studio audience of 100 people and produced as video segments hosted on PBS Rockies, Huffington Post, Care2, elephantjournal.com along with elephant’s many allied sites. With a combined social media firepower of 200,000 facebook fans and 150,000 twitter followers, not to mention the popularity of the many guests and bands, Walk the Talk Show aims to be the first ubiquitous online-only talk show in television history.
Tickets are $3. Kids under 18 free.
Slow Happy Hour with eco drinks at 5. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The show will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. There will be no admittance after the doors are closed at 6:50 pm, as this is a live taping. Following the show, an after-party will take place at Shine with local eco happy hour deals for Walk the Talk Show guests until 9:00 p.m.
Videos of the Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis are available for viewing on elephantjournal.com, as well as on pages of 20 partner host websites for a total of (tentatively) 30,000,000 unique viewers, making Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis—in only its second full season—the largest online talk show nationally.
For more information about scheduling, streaming or attending upcoming Walk the Talk Shows or to watch past videos or interviews: http://www.walkthetalkshow.com
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About Walk The Talk Show With Waylon Lewis
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, named top 10 nationally in green by MNN, aims to be “half Charlie Rose—serious, thoughtful, in-depth—and half Jon Stewart—fun yet intelligent, fast-paced”—and is dedicated to bringing the good news beyond the choir and to the masses via fun, yet fundamentally serious conversations with inspiring figures, both famous and everyday. Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, elephantjournal.com and host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, has been named Changemaker and Eco Ambassador Reader’s Choice by Treehugger in Culture & Celebrity 2010, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, Eco Entrepreneur of the Year by Naturally Boulder and Green Hero by Planet Green (Discovery).
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis takes place live in Boulder, Colorado and at festivals and events around the country. In the past, Waylon Lewis has interviewed such luminaries as Michael Pollan, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Alice Walker, Dr. Andrew Weil, Richard Freeman, Rabbi Zalman Shalomi-Schacter, Anne Waldman, John Perkins, Byron Katie, Seane Corn, Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, Treehugger’s Graham Hill, Chris Sharma, Sharon Salzberg, Natalie Goldberg, Sister Prejean, Brad Feld, John Friend, Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg, Robert Thurman and Amy Goodman and featured music with Flogging Molly, Krishna Das, Paper Bird, The Motet and Nawang Khechog. Off site, our show has appeared at Patagonia, LOHAS, Eco Gift, Natural Products Expo, prAna, Naturally Boulder, Naropa University, Wanderlust Festival, Hanuman Festival, Co-Housing Conference and many other worthy organizations.
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis videos are hip, fun, accessible, professional and available through elephantjournal.com (voted #1 for #green content on Twitter in US for two years running, and a Top 10 US #green and #spirituality web site), Huffington Post (where Waylon has a popular column), Care2, Intent.com, Twilight Earth and a dozen other partner sites.
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