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Animals

Dog trainer, behaviorist & former WMNF programmer Glen Hatchell answers listener questions on “Ask The Trainer”

We reprised “Ask The Trainer,” in which listeners are invited to call or email questions for dog trainer Glen Hatchell to answer about their dogs or cats, particularly involving behavioral issues.

Directors of new doc examining why the South is a repository for so many homeless dogs

Christina Thomas & Samantha Wishman are co-directors of “Free Puppies!,” a documentary examining rescue dogs transported from the South to the North for adoption, probing deeper into why the South is a repository for so...

Acclaimed doc filmmaker discusses shooting new wildlife series examining exceptional human/animal relationships, “The Bond”

Don Argott discusses “The Bond,” the new wildlife series he co-directed--now streaming on DiscoveryPlus--examining the exceptional animal-human connection forged amongst four folks and critters, from disparate backgrounds and regions of the world

Two experts on Florida wildlife discuss proposed changes to the state’s trapping regulations

Two experts on Florida wildlife, Katherine McGill and Kate MacFall, discuss proposed changes to the state's trapping regulations

Activist Kimberly Carroll discusses her transformation(s) and helping others transform

Kimberly Carroll— a veteran Toronto-based animal activist, leader, coach, and consultant—recalls in a "Talking Animals" interview, growing up in Manitoba, a sensitive child with a precocious connection to animals, yet like her family members and...

Spencer Conover traces journey from sports radio host to leader of Pasco County Animal Services

Spencer Conover— Assistant Director of Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS), whose work has received national acclaim, partly accounting for his being viewed as a rising star in the animal shelter world--traces his journey, in a...

Mark Reinfeld–award-winning vegan chef, author, educator–discusses his colorful career path and cultural shifts in attitudes about veganism

Mark Reinfeld— the award-winning vegan chef and author of numerous books, including “Healing The Vegan Way: Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health and Wellness”—returns as a guest on "Talking Animals," this time offering more early biographical...

Callers and Emailers become guests on “Talking Animals”

Every year or two, I jettison the chief component of the “Talking Animals” format—a longform interview with a single guest—to offer a debate or some other multi-guest panel discussion. As part of that occasional effort...

Opossum expert addresses misconceptions–and important facts–about the marsupials

Ally Burguieres— an opossum advocate and rehabilitator, whose passion to protect and serve, and heal, these marsupials is reflected in a recent HuffPost piece and in her new book, “Possums Are Not Cute! And Other...

Director Vincent Kelner discusses his new doc examining Faroe Islands whale slaughter

Vincent Kelner—writer-director of “A Taste of Whale,” a documentary examining the “grind,” Faroe Islanders’ ritual slaughter of pilot whales, but it’s an intricate film with a lot more on its mind than that—addresses, in a...

Chair of St. Pete-based Vet Tech College discusses training, opportunities, salaries, and more

Tricia Gorham–chair of the College of Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg College, and a practicing veterinary technician since 1991—discusses, in a “Talking Animals” interview, her love of animals extending back to childhood, and how she...

Prolific author of animal books Sy Montgomery discusses her foray into falconry

Sy Montgomery—the bestselling author of 30-plus books, including “The Soul of an Octopus” and “The Good Good Pig”—discusses in a “Talking Animals” interview what prompted the exploration of raptors and falconry at the core of...

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