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Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me! ) During WMNF’s Fall Fund Drive Oct. 7


I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10am-11am ET–but, ideally, BEFORE then!

As always, we have Exclusive Thank You Gifts for those who donate on behalf of “Talking Animals”…

For example, tickets to see Brian Regan–many of the best comics working today think he’s the best comic working today–and we have two of the best seats in the house (from Regan’s manager) to see him, shown above, perform Dec. 12 at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Other pretty nifty Exclusive Thank You Gifts, or Premiums, include:

… the newest “Talking Animals” T-Shirt! It’s light yellow, it has Charles Darwin on the front (& a Darwin gag), a big Talking Animals logo on the back–and, well, more details about the shirt, and a picture of it, can be found below.

… two different, eye-popping prints by the phenomenal underwater photographer Gug–one of which, “Hog Heaven,” sits at the top of this post…

…Three DVD copies of Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs,” the fabulous documentary that Flee & I showed at a sold-out WMNF screening–the Florida premiere!–in July…

…A pair of tickets to see Loudon Wainwright, the highly literate and endlessly witty singer-songwriter–whose turned out a number of animal tunes, including the screwy hit “Dead Skunk,” as well as “Dump The Dog” and “Animal Song”–performing Dec. 12 at the new Murray Studio Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

…And Pocket Monkeys! As you might suspect, these aren’t animals we’re offering, but an amazing wallet-sized, 12-in-1 tool that can do anything and go anywhere, including on airplanes–it’s TSA approved! Details below

That hour of our fund drive show on Oct. 7–from 10-11am ET that morning–is the only time our show will be “credited” with your donation.

If a pledge comes in afterward, it’s credited to another show, but you can give beforehand… how ’bout now? Read more…

Neko Case, singer-songwriter-animal guardian


Neko Case—the singer-songwriter who has created a large, revered body of work, much of it laced with nature and animal themes—recalls how her lifelong kinship with animals began as a kid whose parents were infrequently present, so she spent a great deal of time with the household critters. Read more…

Avalon Theisen, 14-year-old environmentalist, animal advocate and educator


Avalon Theisen—the 14-year-old Tampa environmentalist, animal advocate, and founder of Conserve It Forward—describes what Conserve It Forward is and does, and what prompted her to launch it 2010 (at age nine). Read more…

Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research and Advocacy for PAWS


Catherine Doyle–Director of Science, Research and Advocacy for the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and a noted, veteran elephant advocate —explains what’s behind her longtime passion for working to improve the welfare of captive elephants, while noting, interestingly, that in her formative years in Chicago, she was a regular zoo visitor yet has no particular elephant recollection. Read more…

Dr. Steven Tauber, author of “Navigating The Jungle: Law, Politics, and the Animal Advocacy Movement”


Dr. Steven Tauber–Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Government & International Affairs at the University of South Florida, whose just-published book is “Navigating The Jungle: Law, Politics, and the Animal Advocacy Movement”—discusses how, because he experienced allergies and asthma as a child, he did not grow up with any animals. Read more…