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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

JD Whitaker & Rhonda Reynolds, Sidecar Dog Riders


JD Whitaker and Rhonda Reynolds —motorcyclists with sidecars who ride with their dogs in their sidecars, and two of the 18 such folks featured in “Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs,” an extraordinary documentary WMNF was slated to screen July 28 (info here)—recall what first prompted them to get a sidecar. Read more…

Harry Hmura, composer of “I Am, I Am”

Chicago musican Harry Hmura

Harry Hmura —musician-composer whose album “I Am, I Am” integrates original songs and instrumental pieces with the vocalizations of great apes—discusses his formative years as a musician, including a pivotal backstage meeting with B. B. King as a 15-year-old and becoming the guitarist in James Cotton’s touring band at 21. Read more…

Pet Sitters’ Panel Discussion: Shelley Hamilton, Glen Hatchell & Nina Perino

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I convened a panel of professional pet sitters—Shelley Hamilton of Perfect Pets, Glen Hatchell of Home Buddies (also a former WMNF Morning Show Host), and Nina Perino of Love All Beings Pet Sitting—to discuss various aspects of pet sitting. Read more…

Andrea Turkalo, Foremost Expert on Forest Elephants


Andrea Turkalo, of the Wildlife Conservation Society—and considered the world’s leading expert on forest elephants, having studied them for more than two decades in the Central African Republic (CAR)—recounts what initially drew her to the CAR nearly 30 years ago, and how she became interested in elephants. Read more…

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…