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Jo-Anne McArthur, photographer, co-editor, and creator of “Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene”

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the seventh program prepared this way at the Talking Animals corporate headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida, and likely the way the broadcasts will come together thru mid-June. Tentatively, we’re due back in studio on June 24.

Jo-Anne McArthur —an acclaimed photojournalist who served as creator, co-editor, and photographer for the forthcoming book, “Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene”—responds to my beginning the interview in a different way (chiefly because McArthur has previously been a guest multiple times), starting with my questions about how she, as a photographer who’s specialized for years in documenting the often-awful plights of animals, staves of burnout or worse. Read more…

Karen Davis, founder-president of United Poultry Concerns

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the third program prepared this way at the Talking Animals corporate headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida, and likely the way the broadcast will come together for the foreseeable future.

Karen Davis—founder of United Poultry Concerns (UPC), a nonprofit founded in 1990 that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic foul—recalls growing up in Altoona, Pennsylvania as a sensitive girl highly attuned to animals, which made it all the more difficult that hunting was a central activity of her family. Read more…

Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of “New Day, New Chef”

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the first program prepared this way at the Talking Animals corporate headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida.

Jane Velez-Mitchell— the New York Times bestselling author and former TV anchor, whose newer ventures including hosting “New Day New Chef,” a vegan cooking show that currently streams on Amazon Prime Video—resumes the critique of the way others in the media covers animal welfare issues that began in our previous Talking Animals interview in 2012. Read more…

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder & president of PETA

Ingrid Newkirk—the co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and co-author (with Gene Stone) of “animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion”—recalls how she decided on the book’s format. Read more…

Craig Pittman, author of “Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save The Florida Panther”

Craig Pittman—the veteran environmental reporter at The Tampa Bay Times, and author of multiple books, most recently, “Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save The Florida Panther”—explains why, having written a 2010 Tampa Bay Times series about the Florida panther, “Dead Cat Walking” (which serves as the core material for the new book) almost a decade passed before publishing “Cat Tale.” Read more…