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Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me! ) During WMNF’s Fall Fund Drive Oct. 1

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I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, Oct. 1, 9am-10am ET–but, ideally, BEFORE then!

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

Like killer tickets to see the James Taylor concert at what used to be called The Tampa Bay Times Forum, and  tickets to see Bill Maher performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

We’re also holding THE TALKING ANIMALS THANK YOU GIFT GARAGE SALE. I’m not necessarily moving anywhere, but much like other garage sales, we’ll be offering fabulous items at bargain prices! Like: The Talking Animals T-Shirt–only a few left in various sizes (except Medium is “sold-out”), The Talking Animals Anniversary Bash CD. Copies of books by past guests, including Jon Katz and Marc Maron. Details below.

That hour of our fund drive show on Oct. 1–from 9-10am 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…

Glenda Smith, founder of Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue

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Glenda Smith—founder and president of Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue—discusses becoming besotted with horses as a little girl, starting to ride at age five. She recalls how, as an adult, she underwrote her horse habit—which soon became her horse rescue habit—by working as tennis professional. (She had attended USF on a tennis scholarship.) Read more…

Shari Duval, founder of K9s for Warriors

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Shari Duval—founder and president of K9s for Warriors, which pairs veterans who suffer from PTSD and other wounds of war with rescue dogs who’ve been specially trained as service dogs to help these veterans function more effectively in civilian life—recounts how concern over profound changes in her son, Brett Simon, after he returned from two tours of duty in Iraq spurred her to launch the organization. Read more…

Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, “Cowspiracy” filmmakers

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Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn—filmmakers behind the documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” which examines how the animal agriculture industry dwarfs all other causes of global climate change (and other ills), and how the most prominent environmental nonprofit organizations look the other way, and worse—discuss their respective backgrounds and how they teamed up for this project. Read more…

Leo Grillo, founder of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue

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Leo Grillo—founder of D.E.L.T.A. (Dedication & Everlasting Love To Animals) Rescue—recalls the circumstances that prompted him to start the 115-acre Acton, CA sanctuary, which this year marks its 35th anniversary. Read more…