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The Callers Are The Guests

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Once in a while, I set aside the chief element of the “Talking Animals” format—a long form interview with a single guest—to offer a debate or some other multi-guest panel discussion. Read more…

Dr. Anne Lampru, veteran holistic veterinarian

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Dr. Anne Lampru — a Tampa-based holistic veterinarian who has practiced for more than 30 years —discusses the formative stages of her career, including graduating from Auburn University Veterinary School, with an academic emphasis on treating zoo animals and a corresponding professional ambition, which is what first brought her to Tampa. Read more…

Mindy Smith, Singer-Songwriter

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Well, as these show summaries go, this is certainly an unusual one. Quite fitting, really, given how unusual this show was, to say nothing of the morning this show aired. WMNF is in Tampa and as many listeners know, I live on the opposite coast of Florida. Which means a three-plus hour drive, each way, on Wednesdays, and getting up at 3:45am to get behind the wheel. So that’s the backdrop. On this particular Wednesday, I got in an accident en route to WMNF. Read more…

Frank Hamilton & Ken Donofrio, of Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT)

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Frank Hamilton and Ken Donofrio—co-founder and president of Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT) and ACT’s marketing and events coordinator, respectively–discuss ACT’s history and evolution, the multiple challenges posed by its building being set on fire by an arsonist, as well as various aspects of its then-forthcoming major fundraiser, Stride For Strays. Read more…

Ashley Mutch, Pets For Life

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Ashley Mutch, the Philadelphia Manager of Pets For Life—a nationally-expanding outreach effort that, relying on an array of strategies, and offering a variety of resources, seeks to help pets and their humans in low-income communities–recounts growing up loving animals, and deciding early on she wanted to make working with them her occupation. Read more…