If you’re a guilt-ridden beef lover, don’t miss returning guest Nicolette Hahn Niman She’s the author of Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production, which simultaneously challenges environmentalists’ concepts of ecological stewardship and those raising cattle and producing beef to lead the way to a restorative, regenerative agriculture. Hahn Niman also presents solid evidence that, counter to popular belief, well-raised beef is healthful, highly nutritious food.

Gail Sheehy and DARING are synonymous. She was one of the first journalists to be embedded in a war zone; to stroll in hooker boots with New York prostitutes of New York to help clean up the city; to follow Bobby Kennedy on his presidential campaign (even though she’d not yet written a political story); to follow Hillary Clinton into the bathroom to talk to her about being first lady. Sheehy’s classic new York Times bestseller Passages, propelled her from groundbreaking “60s girl journalist” to icon. She joins Vicki to discuss her new memoir called, not surprisingly, DARING: MY PASSAGES.

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Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our time. As a literary journalist, Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. She is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen’s Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism and three-time winner or finalist for National Magazine Awards. A popular lecturer, she was named AARP’s Caregiver Ambassador in 2009. In 2013, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Books for a Better Life.

Nicolette Hahn Niman is the author of Defending Beef. She previously served as senior attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance, running their campaign to reform the concentrated production of livestock and poultry. In recent years she has gained a national reputation as an advocate for sustainable food production and improved farm-animal welfare. She is the author of Righteous Porkchop (HarperCollins, 2009) and has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and The Atlantic online. She lives on a ranch in Bolinas, California, with her husband, Bill Niman, and their two sons, Miles and Nicholas.

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