Holly Robinson–award-winning writer and author

Holly Robinson–an award-winning writer and author of “The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter,” a new, colorful, often-funny and eloquent memoir of growing up as the daughter of a career military man whose second (and secret) career was studying, breeding and raising gerbils, evolving into the world’s largest supplier of gerbils–discusses various facets of her unusual, gerbil-centric childhood (and father), including the complicated issue of Mr. Robinson sending off many of those gerbils to be used in medical research, an issue made considerably more complicated and poignant after Holly’s sister Gail dies of cystic fibrosis; she also addresses the multitude of additional breed of gerbils that have developed since her Dad’s foray into the gerbil world, offers guidance on how to care for and house gerbils, and more [www.AuthorHollyRobinson.com]

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COMEDY CORNER: Todd Barry’s “Prairie Dogs” (www.ToddBarry.com)

MUSIC: Whisper Machine’s “Heavabeaver,” Chuck Berry’s “Too Much Monkey Business,” instrumentals

NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE: Los Lobos’ “Will The Wolf Survive”

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About the author
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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