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A Conversation With Author John Homans

01/30/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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John Homans–the longtime executive editor of New York magazine who published his first book, “What’s A Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend”–discusses how he decided “What’s A Dog For” would represent his first foray into writing books. He also addresses the way he approached writing the book, propelled primarily by his love for and interest in the current family dog, Stella. Homans explains a bit about how he achieved the ...

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Dogs Against Romney protests in Tampa listen

03/12/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Animal rights activists have found a creative way of protesting GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. On Saturday ten people calling themselves, “Dogs against Romney” converged on Al Lopez Park in Tampa.

Mitt is mean! Mitt is mean!

The founder and chief architect of “Dogs Against Romney”, Scott Crider, was shocked in 2007 when he read about the news of how Mitt Romney treated his dog on a family vacation to Canada. He started a blog that ...

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Hillsborough County Commission passes tethering ordinance, owners must accompany tethered dogs listen

01/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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After almost two years of consideration, Hillsborough County commissioners passed an anti-tethering ordinance today. The approved language allows pet owners or handlers to tether a dog only if the animal is under direct supervision. Commissioners chose that language because they said it was less ambiguous and more enforceable than a previous draft. Commissioner Ken Hagan also wanted to make sure that responsible pet owners were not punished...

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Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry

04/19/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity--- I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today an interview with humorist Dave Barry. First up some listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we talked with attorney Steve Yerrid about why the state of Florida should prepare to take legal action against the companies involved in the BP oil disaster. We also talked about our federal taxes and where they go.

Here’s what some listeners had to say.

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Dave...


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