Callers And E-Mailers As Guests

As part of an ongoing effort to continue experimenting with different approaches to presenting guests and information on “Talking Animals”–and a parallel desire to give voice to a broader array of animal organizations and leaders–we returned to a format we try to employ once or twice a year.

radio_mikeWe invited people to call in and talk on-air for a few minutes each about the animal organization they run or volunteer with, highlight a forthcoming benefit or other event, or otherwise briefly discuss animal-related matters. We took these calls randomly, and ended up speaking to a wonderful array of folks about an equally wonderful array of animal organizations, projects, events and more.  large_Cat_Animals_Work_Computer_Fun_45769(And today, in contrast to past times we’ve done these shows, there was a sizable contingent of people who participated via e-mail.)

Among the organizations represented in the calls: Pinellas County Animal Services, Conserve It Forward, Florida Voices For Animals, League of Humane Voters—Florida, Defenders of Wildlife, and Great Greyhound of Tampa. (www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/ , www.conserveitforward.org/ , www.floridavoicesforanimals.org/ , www.lohv-fl.org/, www.defenders.org/ , www.great-greyhound.org/)

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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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