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Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me!) During WMNF’s Spring Fund Drive May 19

I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me–and, really, WMNF!–in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, May 19, 10am-11am ET–but, ideally,  BEFORE then! 

As always, we have Exclusive Thank You Gifts for those who donate on  behalf of “Talking Animals”…

For example, a weeklong stay at a HAWAIIAN CONDO–an ocean-view, one bedroom, one bathroom unit on the island of KAUAI in Poipu Beach, on the island’s sunny south shore.  Not long ago, the condo was remodeled, with a new kitchen, new bathroom, and more. Still, those who’ve stayed there–including WMNF listeners and programmers–might argue that the condo’s best feature is the balcony, on which you can sit and (depending on the time of the year) see whales, dolphin, or turtles–or a stunning sunset. Pledge now, and once the Covid situation has receded further–people are already traveling again!–you’ll have an idyllic week in paradise to look forward to. All while supporting WMNF!   

 Other nifty Exclusive Thank You Gifts, or “Premiums,” include:

* One SIGNED copy of “Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace”  the latest book  by ecologist and MacArthur Fellow CARL SAFINA, a recent guest on the show

* One SIGNED copy of “Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets,”  the newest book by New York Times Bestselling author of  numerous books, JEFFREY MASSON, a recent guest on the show

* Multiple copies of  “Rock And Roll Over,” a 17-track collection of canine-saluting songs and musical- mutt memoirs by an array of Nashville singer-songwriters

* The LILLY BRUSH, what many feel is the best, most effective device for removing pet hair from clothing, carpet, cars, couches and other furniture. It’s labeled a “Pet Hair Detailer,” but whatever you call it, the Lilly Brush works great! 

 * The current TALKING ANIMALS T-SHIRT, royal blue, with a fantastic front design by artist extraordinaire Ramin Nazer. You can see the shirt, front and back, below. At this point, I’m afraid we only have Extra Large shirts left.

* AS AN ALTERNATIVE to “Talking Animals” thank-you gifts, you can pledge for the new WMNF T-SHIRT, featuring a spiffy, striking design by local artist Todd Bates. This has quickly emerged as people’s favorite WMNF shirt in many years. You can see the shirt, below, and have it for an $88.50 pledge (we love it when folks round up to $100…)

 That hour of our fund drive show on May 19–from 10-11am ET that morning–is the only time our show will be “credited” with your donation.

If a pledge comes in afterward, it could be credited to another show, but you can give beforehand… how ’bout now? Read more…

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…

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…

Nellie McKay, singer-songwriter-activist + Triumph The Insult Comic Dog: 15th Anniversary Show

On this program, we marked the 15th anniversary of “Talking Animals”—almost to the day! I launched the show on June 16, 2003 at KUCI, the campus-community radio station at the University of California at Irvine. At the tail end of 2005, “Talking Animals” found a home at WMNF, not long after my family and I moved our home to Florida. Read more…

Janet Vorwald Dohner, author of “The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators”

Janet Vorwald Dohner—an author whose specialized books, including “Farm Dogs,” “Livestock Guardians,” and her new one, “The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators,” reflect 35-plus years experience on her small family farm —discusses her formative years in Indiana, before settling with her husband into their 10-acre homestead farm in Michigan. Read more…