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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...

Washington Post writer discusses the dark realm of pet leasing

Helaine Olen— an opinion writer for The Washington Post, an expert on personal finance, and author or co-author of books, including “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated,” who recently wrote a Post...

Director of World’s Busiest Wildlife Hospital Discusses Facility’s History, Procedures and Challenges

Phil Jenni—executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (WRC) in Minnesota, considered the world’s busiest wildlife hospital—addresses in a recent “Talking Animals” interview how that “world’s busiest” title is determined, noting that it’s the product...

Dog trainer, behaviorist, and former WMNFer Glen Hatchell returns with another “Ask The Trainer”

As we’ve done three times prior, the most recent “Talking Animals” involved setting aside the customary format in order to present the extended feature, “Ask The Trainer,” in which listeners are invited to call or...

Wildlife ecologist chronicles battle that’s erupted between Tampa’s Westchase community and vultures

Danielle Hall—a wildlife ecologist, who, drawing on her professional expertise and her longtime personal passion for animals, has stepped into an intense humans-versus-animals battle that’s erupted over vultures in a Tampa neighborhood—explains in a “Talking...

Veterinarian Discusses her Unusual Career Treating Wildlife and Caring For Pets

Dr. Heather Johnston—a veterinarian who serves as the Medical Director at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, a multifaceted operation in Jupiter, Florida that, in celebration of March being Women’s History Month, was slated to present a “Women...

Founder of Organization Seeking to End Horse Racing Details Underreported Dangers and Deaths

Patrick Battuello—the founder and president of Horseracing Wrongs, an organization formed in 2013, and based in Albany, New York, which seeks to end horse racing–describes in a recent “Talking Animals” interview an unexceptional childhood when...

Scientist who’s studied Polar Bear for decades Discusses his Research–and Why the Animals have Become the Face of Climate Change

Dr. Steven Amstrup—chief scientist for Polar Bears International, a polar bear conservation organization; before joining PBI, he was a research wildlife biologist with the United States Geological Survey at the Alaska Science Center in Anchorage,...

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