Connected Roots

Connected Roots

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The Humane Education Coalition’s podcast, Connected Roots, is an acclaimed venue for humane news, insights, education tips, resources, and more. Connected Roots features inspiring interviews and stories from experts in the field of humane education.


Zoe Weil - Institute for Humane Education
Oct 23 • 17 min
It was a privilege to speak with Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and author of seven acclaimed books about humane education. At IHE, Zoe created the first humane education graduate programs linking human rights,…
Who Chains You Books
Aug 28 • 11 min
Tamira Thayne is an author, animal activist, and the founder of Who Chains You Books. Who Chains You publishes books that educate, entertain, and share the plights of the animals we serve and those who rescue them. With dozens of books published since…
Canine Commandos
Jun 20 • 17 min
Virginia Hamilton is an award-winning classroom teacher, Certified Humane Education Specialist, and founder of Canine Commandos in Brevard County, Florida. Canine Commandos teaches basic obedience to shelter dogs, improving adoption rates while providing…
Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE)
Apr 22 • 17 min
It was wonderful to chat with Dezarae Jones-Hartwig, board member at the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE). APHE is a membership organization that promotes humane education and provides professional development, resources, and networking…
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Mar 26 • 17 min
Nicky Wetzelberger is Community Outreach Director at Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR). For 30 years, DEFHR has been making a difference for horses throughout Maryland in the United States. Their mission is not only to rescue and rehabilitate suffering…
Marc Bekoff, PhD - Author, Scholar, & Educator
Feb 22 • 28 min
It was an absolute pleasure to speak with Dr. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and author of many essential books on animal behavior and our relationships with animals. Marc is not…
EPIC Outreach
Nov 30, 2018 • 13 min
It was a privilege to talk with Jessie Miller, the founder of EPIC Outreach and author of two humane-themed children’s picture books. EPIC Outreach is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a kinder world for people, animals, and the planet by…
TeachKind
Nov 9, 2018 • 16 min
Lisbet Chiriboga is Program Strategist for TeachKind. As the humane education division of PETA, TeachKind helps schools and educators promote kindness and compassion for animals through free lesson plans, classroom presentations, materials, advice, online…
Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Oct 26, 2018 • 16 min
It was wonderful to talk with AJ Chlebnik, Education Programs Manager at PAWS near Seattle, Washington. PAWS is a champion for animals - rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to…
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC)
Oct 12, 2018 • 14 min
Katie Cantrell is Founder and Executive Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC). The mission of FFAC is empowering people to help save animals, the environment, and our own health through our daily food choices. From social justice to…
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)
Sep 24, 2018 • 21 min
Kim Korona joins us on Connected Roots to share her experiences at HEART - Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers. HEART’s mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural…
EOTO World
Sep 14, 2018 • 12 min
Elischia Fludd is Founder and Executive Director of EOTO World. EOTO World is a volunteer-driven e-organization that provides activist resources, peace-building education, and skill building sessions for global youth ages 18-35 who are interested in the…
Diane Rose-Solomon - Author, Pets People Planet Connection
Aug 27, 2018 • 13 min
It was a pleasure to speak with Diane Rose-Solomon, founder of Pets People Planet Connection and author of several humane education books. Using her books as a tool, Diane helps educators and parents teach children about compassion, responsibility, and…
RedRover
Aug 13, 2018 • 16 min
Nicole Forsyth is President and CEO of RedRover. The mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and education.…
YES!
Jul 30, 2018 • 14 min
It was a privilege to talk with Shilpa Jain, Executive Director of YES! This social-profit organization connects, inspires and collaborates with changemakers to join forces for thriving, just, and regenerative ways of life for all. YES! helps young…
Kristina Hulvershorn - Author, Peace Learning Center, HEART
Jul 16, 2018 • 14 min
Kristina Hulvershorn is a teacher, humane educator, and author of the recently released children’s book, “Secret of the Troublemakers.” Kristina is the Indianapolis Program Manager at HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), and the Director…
The Gryphon Press
Jul 2, 2018 • 14 min
We’re delighted that Emilie and Dana Buchwald of The Gryphon Press could join us on Connected Roots. The mission of The Gryphon Press is to publish beautifully illustrated children’s picture books about the vital issues that animals - domestic, wild, and…
Academy of Prosocial Learning (APL)
Jun 18, 2018 • 12 min
On our very first episode, we welcome Dr. Stephanie Itle-Clark, President and Chief Academic Officer of the Academy of Prosocial Learning (APL). APL is a hub for education professionals looking to bring student-centered learning, social and emotional…