Please Support “Talking Animals” – And Me! – During WMNF’s Fall Fund Drive

by | Oct 9, 2012

I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11am-noon ET.

That’s the only time our show will be “credited” with your donation, but you can give beforehand… how ’bout now?

There are four different ways to support “Talking Animals”/me:

  1.  e-mail me [email protected] PRIOR to Oct. 10, with your contact information (e-mail & /or phone), amount you’d like to pledge, & I’ll be in touch to complete a pledge card for you.
  2. Donate to our “Tip Jar,” also PRIOR to Oct. 10, by clicking here
  3. Call 813-238-8001 on Weds. Oct. 10, from 11am-noon ET
  4. Visit on Weds. Oct. 10, from 11am-noon ET, and pledge online

Here are the exclusive “premiums”-thank you gifts-I’ll be offering for those who donate at various financial levels. You can only get these by supporting “Talking Animals” – e-mail me at [email protected] for more details – and they include:


ONE special weekend trip to ARK 2000, the 2300-acre sanctuary in Northern California operated by the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), home to elephants, lions, bears and tigers. Basic details involve arriving on Friday in San Andreas, CA, staying Friday & Saturday at a bed & breakfast there, spending Saturday with the eight PAWS elephants, insider’s tour of the elephant habitat, time with PAWS founders/directors & elephant/wildlife experts Pat Derby & Ed Stewart, etc. Sunday features a special extended visit with the lions, tigers and bears in their ARK 2000 habitat, insider’s tour, etc. Please note there are specific dates this trip is offered–including Jan. 18-19, Feb. 22-23, March 15-16, others–and you are reponsible for your travel to/from San Andreas (& some meals). More info about “Seeing The Elephant” 2-day Weekend Getaway here.


ONE PAIR of tickets to see The Who at the Amway Center in Orlando. Nov. 3, 2012 – on this tour, the legendary band will perform their iconic double album, “Quadrophenia,” plus Who classics. This incarnation of the group includes Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Zak Starkey (Ringo’s son, on drum), bassist Pino Paladino. We have a pair of amazing seats for the show! Section 115, Row 2, Seat 1&2. See where they are on this seating chart.


ONE WEEK’S STAY One Bedroom, One bathroom ocean-view condo in Poipu Beach, 3rd Floor Unit on the South shore of Kauai, sleeps 4, inc redible view (depending on time of year, can see whales, dolphin, turtles, etc) SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, NOT TRANSFERABLE More info about the condo here


TWO PAIR OF TICKETS – ONE PAIR FOR THE 7:30PM SHOW, ONE PAIR FOR THE 10PM SHOW– to see Louis CK at the Straz Center Tampa on Nov. 29, 2012. Widely considered the best, most prolific stand-up comedian currently working – he just won two Emmys: one for his last stand-up special, one for the FX series, “Louie,” he writes, directs, edits and stars in – Louis CK is touring in preparation to shoot his next special. He’s performing two shows in Tampa on Nov. 29 , and we have a pair of fantastic seats for each – procurred for us by Louis’ manager, so we think they’ll be pretty good!


THREE copies of “Death At SeaWorld: Shamu and The Dark Side of Killer Whales In Captivity,” an exhilarating journalistic achievement of reporting, reseach and writing by investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author David Kirby. Kirby delivers a sweeping examination of orcas in the wild, orcas in captivity, deep description and analysis of the incident in which a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum killed trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld Orlando in February of 2010. Each book signed (with a different inscription) by David Kirby, who was a guest on “Talking Animals”July 25, 2012.


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