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Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me!) During WMNF’s Fall Fund Drive Oct. 4


I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, Oct. 4, 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, fantastic tickets to see ROGER DALTREY at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Oct. 30. We have two of the best seats in the house for this concert!

 Other nifty Exclusive Thank You Gifts, or “Premiums,” include:          

  * A week at a ocean-view condo on the Hawaiian island of Kauai! It’s a one bedroom, one bathroom condo–just the view from the balcony alone is glorious–located on the south side of the island in the Poipu Beach area. It’s dreamy–pledge now, and you can get it for a discounted price!

* In the era when our president  spurs endless efforts to resist, and every day (if not every tweet) presents a new reason to protest, this TALKING ANIMALS T-SHIRT  depicts a scene of animals protesting…or at least imagines what their concerns would be–and what their protest signs might look like. You can see the shirt, front and back, below.

 * Two SIGNED copies of  “A Dog’s Way Home,” the latest novel by highly-acclaimed and bestselling author W. BRUCE CAMERON, author of several dog books, including “A Dog’s Purpose,” which was made into a feature film, starring Dennis Quaid

* A framed, spectacular PHOTO OF A WHALE TAIL by renowned photographer BOB TALBOT

 * And, yes, we still have a few POCKET MONKEYS! The 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. 4–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…

Tracy Voss, founder of TracysDogs


Tracy Voss—the co-founder of TracysDogs, a San Antonio, Texas-based organization that pulls dogs from high-kill shelters, rehabilitates them, then adopts them out to families across the country, transporting the dogs in their 32-foot trailer—discusses growing up as a dog devotee, and how a beloved black Lab significantly helped her navigate through a somewhat awkward, isolated childhood. Read more…

Listeners Share Hurricane Irma Animal Stories


For this edition of “Talking Animals,” we broke format and did something a little different: Setting aside our customary approach of a long-form guest interview and, often, a shorter second interview, I opened the phone lines and invited listeners to Call In To Discuss Hurricane Irma & Animals. Read more…

Patti Ragan, founder of The Center For Great Apes


Patti Ragan—the founder of The Center For Great Apes, a 120-acre sanctuary in Wauchula, FL that houses nearly 50 chimpanzees and orangutans—recalls how she first became interested in great apes. Read more…

Dr. Keith Lindsay, author of “Solitary Elephants in Japan” report

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Dr. Keith Lindsay—the conservation biologist whose career reflects a longstanding dedication to studying elephants—recalls how he got started in 1977 at the Amboseli Elephants Research Project, in southern Kenya, by something of a fluke. Read more…