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    Ed Stewart, co-founder and president of PAWS
    November 19, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Melanie Butera, veterinarian and adoptive mom to Dillie The Deer
    April 30, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
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    Lily Tomlin, actress, comedian and animal advocate
    April 2, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
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    Richie Moretti, founder of The Turtle Hospital
    January 22, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
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    Cynthia Moss, wildlife researcher and author
    January 1, 2014 2 Comments By Duncan
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    John Lukas, president of The Okapi Conservation Project
    December 18, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Claudine André, bonobo partisan
    October 2, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Fred Willard, comedian, actor, animal guy
    September 18, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Jill Rappaport, “Today Show” reporter
    September 11, 2013 2 Comments By Duncan
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    Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of “Blackfish”
    July 24, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Jennifer Conrad, founder of The Paw Project
    June 26, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
  • Tom Kenny, voice of SpongeBob SquarePants & other talking animals
    April 13, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Temple Grandin, author, professor, expert on autism and animal cognition
    January 23, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Paula Poundstone, Comedian & Cat Fancier Extraordinaire
    September 26, 2012 No Comments By Duncan
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    Jane Velez-Mitchell, TV Journalist, Bestselling Author & Animal Advocate
    September 19, 2012 No Comments By Duncan

Alex Blount, PETA Tour Administrator: “I, Orca”


Alex Blount, PETA Tour Administrator—in this case, the tour in question is PETA’s “I, Orca” empathy project, which involves using Google virtual reality goggles to immerse participants in a world where they can swim freely in the ocean with their orca family—recounts what drew him to working for PETA. Read more…

Encore: Helen Macdonald, “H is for Hawk”


While away on a family vacation, I presented an encore broadcast of my interview with Helen Macdonald, the author of “H is for Hawk,” which received rapturous acclaim and major literary prizes. It’s probably my favorite book of the last year or so, and I was pleased to see that the critical acclaim translated to commercial success: the book soared to the upper reaches of The New York Times Bestseller list. It also landed on the iBooks recommended Summer Reading list. (In a slightly bit of odd timing to be away, this show effectively marked the 12th anniversary of “Talking Animals,” which I launched June 13, 2003 at KUCI in Irvine.)

Dan Piraro, “Bizarro” cartoonist


Dan Piraro—who, for 30 years, has drawn the highly-acclaimed, widely-syndicated comic “Bizarro”—discusses his recently announced plans, over the next two to three years, for retiring “Bizarro,” and how that announcement was initially misunderstood by some, and triggered an uproar in others. Read more…

Gail Clifton, Sarasota Manatee Assn. for Riding Therapy (SMART)

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Gail Clifton—who has worn multiple hats at the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART), including 11 years as its volunteer Executive Director—discusses SMART’s history and mission. Read more…

Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary


Gene Baur—co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, and author of “Living The Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide To Eating Mindfully, Living Longer and Feeling Better Every Day”—provides an overview of Farm Sanctuary since he helped launch it in 1986 and its current mission, sort of Farm Sanctuary 101. Read more…