Nathan Winograd, No Kill expert & Advocate

Nathan Winograd–a nationally-known author, speaker and founder-executive director of the No Kill Advocacy Center, slated to speak on No Kill at a Tampa conference entitled “Save 90” (so-called because studies indicate that 90% of animals entering shelters are healthy and adoptable)–discusses his background, veering from Stanford Law School grad and former criminal prosecutor and corporate attorney into working as Director of Operations for the San Francisco SPCA.

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He recounts that in taking that job, he had little background and no experience in sheltering, which he believes proved to be a virtue in shifting that facility dramatically toward No Kill, the early phase of carving a pioneering path in that realm. He also addresses what underlies the passionate positions on both side of the No Kill issue–he opines that No Kill is not a polarizing issue, but it would certainly appear to be, just as Winograd seems to be a polarizing figures. He also notes some of the elements necessary–on both a practical and cultural level–to shift a shelter toward a No Kill operation. And more…. (,,

ALSO: RWe spoke briefly with Jamie Buehrle, wife of new Miami Marlins all-star pitcher Mark Buehrle, about their family’s experience with a breed discrimination law against pit bulls in Miami-Dade County–they have four dogs, including a pit bull, Slater, which meant they couldn’t have moved to Miami with Slater. So they bought their home in a different county, Broward, and have advocated for repealing the law in Miami Dade. (

COMEDY CORNER: Todd Glass’ “Biting A Puppy” (snippet)

MUSIC:J.J. Cale’s version of’ “Old Blue,” instrumentals

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

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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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