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Dr. Gregory Berns, author of “What It’s Like To Be A Dog: And Other Adventures In Animal Neuroscience.”

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Dr. Gregory Berns—author of multiple books, including The New York Times bestseller “How Dogs Love Us”—discusses his new book, “What It’s Like To Be A Dog: And Other Adventures In Animal Neuroscience.” Read more…

Kathy Finelli, director of Gainesville Rabbit Rescue

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Kathy Finelli—the director of Gainesville Rabbit Rescue, a nonprofit founded by two university of Florida students nearly 20 years ago—recalls her first rabbit: someone’s pet bunny that somehow ended up in her backyard; she contacted Gainesville Rabbit Rescue (whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out rabbit, as well as to educate current and potential rabbit owners), and she ended up fostering him for three months, naming her temporary roomie Mr. Bunny. Read more…

Dr. Jillian Johnson, chiropractor for humans and animals

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Dr. Jillian Johnson—a chiropractor and owner of Farmhouse Chiropractic, a Tampa-based mobile practice that involves treating humans and animals (her slogan is “chiropractic care for you and the horse you rode in on”)—recalls being a fervent animal lover since she was a kid, first getting on a horse at age 2, and how crucial animals of all kinds were during a childhood marked by her family moving every two to three years because of her Dad’s construction business. Read more…

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice, entomologist and author of four ant guides, including “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants”

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Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice—an entomologist and writer who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and who just published four new guides on ants—recalls growing up having a fascination with ants (and other insects), but unlike most kids, she never lost that for bugs. Read more…

Listeners Share Hurricane Irma Animal Stories

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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…