In Conversation With Dr. Temple Grandin–Part Two

In this edition of “Talking Animals,” I continued playing back the conversation with Dr. Temple Grandin that I began airing on last week’s show. To review, this was an interview with Dr. Temple Grandin I conducted at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX on Feb. 1. Again, the format echoed the approach when I held a similar conversation with Grandin at the Paramount four years ago: I mostly asked my own questions, and periodically incorporated questions I selected from those submitted through the Paramount website. Today’s portion includes the remainder of that interview, then presents what turned out to be a longer than expected audience Q&A segment. I should note that there are parts of the Q&A that involve a few less-than-stellar audio moments, including the beginning, where the two microphones placed in the theater for audience members, were not turned on initially. And there weren’t any microphones positioned in the balcony of the theater, so a few people there–who wanted to pose questions to Grandin–shouted them to her. But, overall, it worked well, and sounded fine. And there were a number of good questions asked, including  by folks on the spectrum. I moderated this Q&A session. Or tried to.   (https://www.templegrandin.com)

 

ALSO: I spoke with Brad Myers, organizer of the inaugural Plant Headz Farmer’s Market, slated for March 10, 10am to 4pm, at the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center. A musician and vegan chef, Myers has described Plant Headz as a “plant-based market—like the combination of a mini Veg Fest and a Farmer’s Market.” The event will include hot, made-to-order food, prepared foods and desserts, organic lemonade & popcorn, jewelry, cooking demonstration, lots of live music, and more.   (https://www.facebook.com/events/556099711574585/)

 

COMEDY CORNER:  Chris Porter’s  “Vegan Date” (portion) (http://chrisporterisfunny.com)

MUSIC: Rebekah Pulley’s “Talking Animals Theme, instrumentals

NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE: We didn’t play “Name That Animal Tune” today.

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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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