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    Ed Stewart, co-founder and president of PAWS
    November 19, 2014 1 Comment By Duncan
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    Lily Tomlin, actress, comedian and animal advocate
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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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    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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    Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of “Blackfish”
    July 24, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Marisa Miller Wolfson, writer-director of the documentary “Vegucated”
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    June 6, 2012 1 Comment By Duncan
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    Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also known from television’s “Whale Wars.”
    March 9, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan author, conservationist and elephant expert
    January 26, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
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Tibet, Florida’s first courthouse dog, and Brenda Kocher, her handler


Tibet and Brenda Kocher—respectively, Florida’s first courthouse dog and the Guardian ad Litem volunteer who serves as Tibet’s handler, under the auspices of Voices for Children of Tampa Bay—outline the extensive training Tibet underwent, in keeping with the dogs provided by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Read more…

Robert Clark, photographer extraordinaire

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Robert Clark—an award-winning photographer for National Geographic and other major magazines, who’s just published a book, “Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage”—recounts key milestones of his career, including starting to shoot as a young kid, later winding up as a staff photographer Read more…

Paula Poundstone, comic and cat devotee

<> at The Ice House Comedy Club on July 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California.

Paula Poundstone—the veteran comedian perhaps best known these days as a regular panelist on NPR’s quiz show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me”—returns for her third appearance on “Talking Animals,” and we engage in a sprawling conversation that touched on a slew of topics, including ones you would expect (cats and comedy), as well as ones you might not anticipate, like the serious threat she thinks computers and other devices can pose to kids’ brains and development. Read more…

Michele Lazarow, activist against pet stores selling puppy mill dogs


Michele Lazarow—a Hallandale Beach city commissioner and activist who has helped pass numerous laws across Florida preventing pet stories from selling dogs that come from puppy mills—recounts the dreadful experience she had in 2004 after buying her dog, Alfie, from a pet store, which misrepresented where the dog had come from, thereby launching Lazarow on the path of crusader to make such transactions illegal. Read more…

Susan Weber, founder of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay


Susan Weber—founder of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay (DRTB)—addresses, in the wake of playing “Cruella DeVille,” the diminishing influence of the film “101 Dalmatians” on the Dalmatian world, including the much smaller number of pure-bred Dals these days. Speaking by phone from her Tucson home (while her DRTB colleagues Pat Hose, Tony Wyatt and Mary Ellen Woska joined me in studio, as did two Dalmatians seeking homes, Chip and Snoopy), Read more…