• 00:31


    in Spirituality

    Listen as Christopher discusses the documentary BLACKFISH, which follows the journey of the orca known as TILIKUM, who was painfully kidnapped from his loving family in the sea at two years of age. BLACKFISH follows Tilikum's journey, and exposes SeaWorld for numerous counts of animal cruelty. 

    This is PART ONE of a series of shows Christopher will be doing about BLACKFISH. 

    Want to learn more about your spiritual journey? Consider taking one of Christopher's intensive development courses! Details at http://www.thepsychicspirit.com/spiritght.html

    Visit Christopher online to book readings, view tour schedule, prayer and healing center, and much more at http://www.reburn.org

    Become friends on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/christopher.reburn

    Follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/chrisreburn

  • 01:01

    Philmchology with Brenda B, Movie: Blackfish

    in Lifestyle

    Blackfish is a documentary Trailer for Movie: Blackfish: Click here!

    They are an animal that possesses great spiritual power not to be messed with
    All whales in captivity experience psychological trauma: It's not just Tilikum
    These are animals that have highly elaborated emotional lives
    There's no record of an Orca doing any harm in the wild!

    In 1970 Divers used speedboats, bombs, & planes to heard & corral Orcas to abduct their young.  The adults refused to leave while their young were being taken and 3 died in the nets, which they cut open, filled with stones, & anchored their tails to sink them.  In 1976 Washington State evicted them forever from our waters.  They abducted Tilikum from Iceland when he was only 2 years old.  In 1991 he pulled a trainer to her death.  It was buried in the news merely as a drowning and the park closed selling Tilikum to SeaWorld for breeding.  More deaths have been attributed to Tilikum, who is now ketp locked up in a pen most of his day.  Do you think it would be okay to be ripped from your family as a child and imprisoned for life?

    This movie is worth watching to update your thinking about live animal theme parks.

    When Young Orcas are ripped from their moms and pods the wailing and crying continues hopelessly lound and unceasing.  Seaworld even did this with their captivity born Orcas further traumatizing the animals they were charged with better custodial care.  It is a sham, a lie.

    It is inhumane and Shameful.  How is this different than Slavery in America? The Assimilation movement of boarding schools for Native American children, also ripped from their families? Yes they aren animals and it still unethical.

  • 00:31

    Live Natural Live Well

    in Health

    Associate producer and Co-Writer Tim Zimmermann of Blackfish is the featured guest today. This documentary has a huge impact sociallyand financially. Bands are cancelling performances, Sea World stock prices have dropped, and students everywhere are boycotting Sea World.  Blackfish on the short list for the Oscar's best documentary. 

    Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.

    This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

  • 01:01

    Interview With David Kirby

    in Environment

    DAVID KIRBY is the author of 'Evidence of Harm,' which was a New York Times bestseller, winner of the 2005 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award for best book, and a finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 'Animal Factory,' an acclaimed investigation into the environmental impact of factory farms which NPR compared to Upton Sinclair’s classic work 'The Jungle.' His latest book, 'Death at SeaWorld,' was previewed by Library Journal, which wrote: “Lives are at stake here, and Kirby can be trusted to tell the story, having won a passel of awards for his investigate work.” Booklist called the book “gripping” and “hard to put down.” - See more at: http://deathatseaworld.com/?p=828#sthash.IGHMi1HC.dpuf

  • 00:58

    Interview: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, "Blackfish" - REPEAT

    in Family

    NOTE: This is the archived podcast of our interview. Please do not call in. Thank you for listening!
    Last Friday, August 2, 2013, we were honored to have interviewed Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the director of the Sundance Film Festival favorite documentary, Blackfish. The movie is about Tilikum, the SeaWorld killer whale favorite who has been involved in several deaths over the years, including that of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. 
    The movie's release forced SeaWorld to issue a response, which -- in light of the damning facts and footage in the film about how cetaceans are ripped from their families and social groups and forced to live and train in cramped, artificial conditions, essentailly in servitude in the name of entertainment -- could only charitably be described as both ineffectual and weak. 
    Listen to our rebroadcast of our interview with Ms. Cowperthwaite, and then head over to their website to find out if the film is being shown at a theater near you. 

  • 00:45

    Sea World Trainer Killed by Whale

    in News

    It Shock the Nation as trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by the 11-ton marine mammal Tilikum. A veteran trainer at Orlando's Sea World. What do you think should happen with the whale now that this is his 3rd victim?

Join Host Live Chats