All posts tagged Southeastern Guide Dogs

Carl Safina, ecologist, author of “Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace”

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the ninth 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.

Carl Safina —the ecologist and author of several books, most recently “Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace”—addresses the relationship between the new book, and his previous one, “Beyond Words.” Read more…

Rick Kriseman, Passionately Pro-Pet Mayor of St. Petersburg, FL

Rick Kriseman—the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, who, a year ago, signed a proclamation declaring St. Petersburg a pet-friendly city—recounts growing up loving animals, dogs in particular. Mayor Kriseman describes how he and his family got started as puppy raisers for Southeastern Guide Dogs, bringing home their first assigned puppy, Jim, when he was 12 weeks old, and returning him at 14 months. Read more…

Dr. Michael Greger, nutrition wiz & author of “How Not To Die”

Dr. Michael Greger—the physician, author, speaker, internationally-recognized expert on nutrition, and majordomo of NutritionFacts.org—recounts how his Grandma’s story of being riddled with heart disease in her 60s, all but written off by her doctors, embraced the diet then being pioneered by Nathan Pritikin, saw her condition improve dramatically, living into her 90s, and in the process, inspired Greger to pursue a career as a doctor. Read more…

Panel Discussion on Service Animals

For today’s program, I opted to set aside our regular format, in favor of convening a panel discussion about service animals, propelled largely by the growing trend of people using bogus service animals and emotional support animals. Read more…

Jan Williams, Puppy Raising Expert for Southeastern Guide Dogs

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In a wonderful, wide-ranging interview with guest host Lee (Flee) Courtney, Jan Williams—Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Area Coordinator for Puppy Raisers in Tampa—discusses the enormous array of challenges and rewards involved with raising a puppy to become a guide dog for a visually-impaired individual.

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