Richard Belzer–Detective John Munch on “Law & Order SVU”

Richard Belzer–the veteran comedian-actor perhaps best known as Detective John Munch on “Law & Order SVU,” also seen earlier this summer as a celebrity judge on “Last Comic Standing”–discusses his role as spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League America (based in Port Washington, NY, NSALA is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world) and its national “Paws-i-dential” adoption campaign tied to the Presidential election, describes how his beloved adopted dog Bebe (whom he rarely goes anywhere without, including TV sets and stages) entered his life and effectively rescued him, addresses the multiple virtues of animal adoption and related hope for an evolution to a time when all animal shelters and organizations are no-kill, responds to various callers and e-mailers, and more. [,]

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MUSIC: Miles Davis’ “Bye Bye Blackbird,” The Pixies’ “Monkey Gone To Heaven,” instrumentals

NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE: Norma Tanega’s “Walking My Cat Named Dog

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Duncan Strauss is the producer-host of “Talking Animals,” which he launched at KUCI in California in 2003, combining his passions for animals, radio, journalism, music and comedy. The show has aired since late 2005 on Tampa’s WMNF. Strauss lives in Jupiter Farms, FL with his family, including four cats, two horses and one dog. He spends each day talking to those animals, and maintains they talk right back to him, an as yet unverified claim.

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