Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin’ Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. Have now been working with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for the past 12 years under the title of Affiliate Relations and am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin’ Pets, for the past 20 years… My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind in which share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. The only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever...
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With Love for the Wild Ones everywhere,
EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY APRIL ISSUE
Spring is on the way!
Spring has sprung in the April 2014 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. It’s a time to lighten up our diets, clean our houses and revive our routines after a long, cold winter. Let’s encourage spring along in the kitchen and on our plates with lean meats on green salads, lots of fresh peas and green onions, asparagus and baby vegetables, seafood and light soups.
The New Mediterranean Diet (p. 108)It’s not just from Italy anymore! Bring this healthy, delicious cuisine home, with easy tips from chefs and a nutritionist.
30-Minute Meals (p. 92) Dig in to spring with the season’s freshest ingredients: asparagus, peas, lamb and more!
Money Talk (p.78) Save more than $1,000 in a year with eco-expert Danny Seo’s green tips for cutting waste and cost!
Word of Mouth (p. 45) April Fools’ Day restaurant pranks, futuristic forks, beauty products made from foodie leftovers, bold new breath-fresheners and concerts in the air.
Waste Not, Want Not (p. 48) Oddly enough, certain by-products of the food- and booze-making world are great skin savers in disguise—and they’ve been upcycled into some of our favorite new beauty finds.
Service with a Smile (p. 45) Eat, drink and be wary: Restaurants love a good April Fools’ Day joke! Read on for the funniest, from mock menus to nationwide advertisements of, well... see for yourself.
On the Cover: Mac & Cheese Makeover (p. 4) This ingenious recipe makes a simple dish even simpler: You don’t boil the pasta; it bakes in the creamy sauce. You’ll save around 15 minutes, plus that’s one less pot to clean!
Taste Test – Hooray for Hummus (p. 88) Three cheers for chickpeas! We picked our five fave hummus brands.
Month of Sensational Soups (insert) This month, get five classic recipes (chicken, potato, black bean and more!) and super-easy additions that will turn them into 25 different healthy and delicious meals.
Kristin Chenoweth’s Cooking Cred (p. 136) We’ve always thought the Tony- and Emmy-award winner was super sweet. When Kristin let us into her kitchen, we found out that her appetite leans to the sugary side, too!
About Every Day With Rachael Ray
Launched in 2005, Every Day With Rachael Ray and its partner website, RachaelRayMag.com, deliver a fresh, keep-it-real approach to food, travel, entertaining, beauty, style and home that helps readers take things off their to-do lists and have fun while they're doing it. Every Day With Rachael Ray is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.7 million and an audience of 7.4 million readers. Every Day With Rachael Ray was named AdAge’s 2006 Magazine Launch of the Year, and also landed on the publication’s “A List” of Top 10 Magazines in 2007.
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THIRTEEN's Nature Relates Stories of Animals
Getting a New Lease on Life when
My Bionic Pet airs
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 on PBS
The use of animal prosthetics is on the rise
Animals that have met with misfortune, whether from a birth defect, accident, disease or even human cruelty, are now getting a second chance at life due to human intervention and technological advances. Left disabled without limbs, fins, flippers, beaks or tails, these creatures face a grim future, if one at all. But innovative prosthetics can change those survival odds if someone comes to their rescue.
Nature profiles these animals, their rescuers and the individuals whose work has transformed their lives when My Bionic Pet airs Wednesday, April 9 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the broadcast, the episode will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature.
My Bionic Pet shows that while animal prosthetics are sometimes later retrofitted for human needs, engineers most often adapt human technologies to an animal's anatomy. Westcoast Brace & Limb in Tampa, Florida, made its first brace for a dog named Journey, a golden retriever born without his front left paw. Jennifer Robinson, until recently the patient program director at Westcoast, and born with a limb deficiency of both legs, has a close bond with him. She often worked with Journey, a certified therapy dog, helping amputees adjust to life with prosthetics. The dog has also become a favorite visitor to patients at St. Joseph's Children Hospital, as well as veterans and the elderly.
The fabrication and subsequent operation to attach artificial limbs can be expensive, but as My Bionic Pet explains, a number of people have volunteered to assume the costs - sometimes with fundraising support - and even care of these disabled animals. Los Angeles area friends Kathy Wyer and Elodie Lorenz decided to co-foster Roofus, a blind golden retriever with deformed front legs, and arrange for specialized prosthetics that allow him to walk with all four legs. Likewise, Tara Bayne and Devin Napier from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, became owners of Driftwood, a border collie puppy born with both rear feet missing. Nature follows Driftwood's surgery and subsequent first steps on his new artificial hind feet.
The documentary notes that it's often a matter of trial and error before a solution is reached. It was a team effort by Phoenix's Core Institute and Midwestern University professor Justin Georgi to design a replacement rubber tail for Mr. Stubbs, an alligator whose appendage was bitten off by a larger gator. Other stories include replacing part of a swan's deformed beak so he can preen and eat properly at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Indian Trail, North Carolina; and providing Molly, an injured pony, with a new prosthetic leg so she can serve as a therapy animal around the New Orleans area.
Not every disability requires a high-tech solution. When a piglet, born with deformed, unusable back legs, was brought to veterinarian Dr. Len Lucero's clinic to be euthanized, the Florida vet offered to take care of him. Dr. Lucero built a wheeled harness from some of his son's old toys so newly named pet Chris P. Bacon could move around. The porcine pet has since graduated to a wheelchair originally built for dogs, having outgrown his first homemade device.
Nature is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET for PBS. For Nature, Fred Kaufman is executive producer. My Bionic Pet is a production of Pangolin Pictures and THIRTEEN Productions LLC in association with WNET.
Nature pioneered a television genre that is now widely emulated in the broadcast industry. Throughout its history, Nature has brought the natural world to millions of viewers. The series has been consistently among the most-watched primetime series on public television.
Nature has won over 700 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film communities and environmental organizations, including 11 Emmys and three Peabodys. The series received two of wildlife film industry's highest honors: the Christopher Parsons Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Wildscreen Festival and the Grand Teton Award given by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Recently, the International Wildlife Film Festival honored Nature executive producer Fred Kaufman with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Media.
PBS.org/nature is the award-winning web companion to Nature, featuring streaming episodes, filmmaker interviews, teacher's guides and more.
Support for this Nature program was made possible in part by the Arnhold Family in memory of Clarisse Arnhold, the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the nation's public television stations.
As New York's flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mike Schneider and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.
About "Think Wednesday"
My Bionic Pet is part of PBS' new "Think Wednesday" programming lineup of television's best science, nature and technology programming that includes the acclaimed series NATURE and NOVA, the highest-rated nature and science series on television, coupled with new special programming at 10 p.m. Wednesday nights on PBS offer new perspectives on life in the universe and keep viewers both curious and wanting more.
DENVER (March 14, 2014)—The following is a statement from Kitty Block, vice president of Humane Society International, the global affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, on the successful transport of four dogs rescued from the streets of Sochi, Russia by Winter Olympian Gus Kenworthy.
“We are excited to bring Jake, Mom, Stryder and Mishka safely to the United States, thanks to the efforts of Winter Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy. The dogs were saved from almost certain doom during the city’s campaign to rid itself of street dogs ahead of the Olympic Games. We know the dogs are now in the safe, loving hands of Gus and wish them a lifetime of happiness in their new home.
“We also know so many more dogs remain in Sochi and throughout Russia who are in need of humane care. One year ago, Humane Society International urged the International Olympic Committee and the Russian government to work with us to humanely address street dog populations in Sochi. We received no response but the offer stood then as it does now. We urge the IOC to consider humane values in the future when selecting host cities and countries.
“We remain committed to helping more Sochi dogs find loving homes in the U.S. But to help these dogs in any meaningful way, Russia needs to establish spay/neuter and vaccination programs. HSI works around the globe to better the lives of street dogs. To learn more, visit hsi.org/sochidogs.”
DreamWorks SKG, Reliance Entertainment and Electronic Arts present a 130 minute, PG-13, action, crime, drama, directed by Scott Waugh, story and screenplay by George Gatins with a theater release date of March 14, 2014.
BagUp & Rake is the Ultimate Pet Cleanup Tool
Revolutionary home tool was voted "Best in Class" at the 2013 National Hardware Show
Poway, Calif. — Braincase Solutions introduced the Bagup & Rake Combo, the ultimate pet cleanup tool, which was voted "Best in Class" at the 2013 National Hardware Show. Cleanup is a snap with the Bagup. It holds up to 3x more debris than the average dustpan without blowing out. It's easy on your back, with no bending over. Recycle your grocery bags or use bio-degradable, compostable or kitchen plastic bags. Collect animal waste outdoors easily, or cat litter boxes and shedding pet hair indoors.
Bagup is also great for the kitchen, garage, bathroom and kid’s room.
- Household: Clean up hardwood and tile floors, house plants or Christmas tree needles, even counter-top messes.
- Garage/Workshop: Perfect for sweeping garage floors and workbenches or inside truck beds and car trunks.
- Outdoors: Use to clean your patio, deck and garden for cut grass, dead leaves and pruning trimmings.
- Events: Useful at children's parties, tailgating, and beach clean ups.
- Commercial/Industrial: Hospitals, offices, theme parks, stadiums, restaurants and churches, use the Bagup to whip any place into shape.
Bagup comes in three styles:
- The Bagup —$14.99
- Bagup + Rake Combo —$24.99
- Bagup + Broom Combo —$24.99
Bagup is sold at Amazon and Menards. For more information, visit www.bagupcleanup.com.
About Braincase Solutions
Braincase Solutions, LLC is a product house that focuses on designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative and affordable products made in the USA for commercial and consumer use, both inside and outside the business and home.
Braincase Solutions, LLC was founded by inventor and businessman, David Palmer. With over 29 years of inventing and introducing new, innovative products to the commercial and consumer markets, Palmer holds 7 U.S. patents, 3 international patents and several U.S. patents pending to produce products for the domestic and international markets.
Palmer and his team strive to provide simple and affordable solutions made in the USA to clean up commercial and consumer dwellings.
DreamWorks Animation, 20th Century Fox, Pacific Data Images and Bullwinkle Studios present a 92 minute, PG, 3D, animation, adventure, comedy, directed by Rob Minkoff, based on the series produced by Jay Ward and screenplay by Craig Wright with a theater release date of March 7, 2014.
Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Cruel & Unusual Films present an R Rated, 102 minute, 3D, IMAX, action, drama, war film, directed by Noam Murro, written by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad with a theater release date of March 7, 2014.
Multiple state and local laws violated—national nonprofit offers help to establish humane programs
BETHESDA, MD – Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today called for city leaders in Bloomfield, Neb. to reevaluate their policies for cats after a police officer unlawfully shot and killed a trapped pet cat. City officials fail to enforce existing state and local laws regarding animals.
The case involves a Bloomfield police officer, who admitted that on January 21, he trapped Larry, a two-year-old neutered cat who belonged to a local resident, shot him immediately and dumped his body behind a city maintenance shed.
“The Officer openly admitted this series of events took place, and was given a mere written warning. In other words, a sworn law enforcement officer received a slap on the wrist for violating several laws—that is unconscionable,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Local ordinances and state laws broken include Bloomfield ordinance § 6-112, which requires that captured and impounded dogs and cats should be “treated in a humane manner” and “kept and maintained at the pound for a period” of three to five days. According to local residents, this law is routinely violated, Robinson said.
Additional local and state laws broken by the Officer’s action:
- Bloomfield ordinance § 6-106—states that owners of cats and dogs found outside “shall be notified in writing by the Police Department of their violation,” meaning Larry should have been impounded and the owners notified that he was at large.
- Bloomfield ordinance § 6-107—authorizes the killing by officers of dogs and cats whose “capture is impossible.” Because the Officer was able to trap Larry, clearly capture was not “impossible,” and the killing was not authorized.
- Nebraska State Law R.R.S. Neb. § 28-1009, which states that “a person who cruelly mistreats an animal is guilty of a Class I misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class IV felony for any subsequent offense;” and defines cruel mistreatment as “knowingly and intentionally kill[ing], maim[ing], disfigure[ing],” and otherwise harming an animal.
“Laws that protect animals are on the books for a reason,” said Robinson. “They reflect our values as a society—and it is crucial that they are upheld. The fact that a police officer could so blatantly ignore the law is very disturbing and should be a huge red flag for residents and city officials.”
Alley Cat Allies has reached out to town officials and asked for a meeting to develop proper policy and programs to ensure laws are followed—and to provide educational training for staff and police.
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About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than half a million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities, and organizations save and improve the lives cats and kittens nationwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org.
“Masson brings the behavior of his animal subjects vividly and enchantingly to life…Truly fascinating.”
– Dr. Jane Goodall on The Evolution of Fatherhood
“A masterpiece…the most comprehensive and compelling argument for animal sensibility that I've yet seen.”
– Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, on When Elephants Weep
“Masson's rare combination of passionate advocacy and scientific perspicacity makes this book unusually powerful. As a psychoanalyst, he addresses the psychological and emotional barriers that keep people from adopting a compassionate lifestyle - and one so manifestly in their own interest, as well as society's and the planet's.”
The Atlantic on The Face on Your Plate
What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has delved deep into the unexplored territory of animal emotions, but in his new book he tackles the wildest creature of all – humans. BEASTS: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil (Bloomsbury; March 4, 2014) is an illuminating account of the relationship between humans, animals, and our perception of violence.
A given person might say they fear shark attacks more than his fellow man, but there is a glaring discrepancy with this prevalent misconception: sharks, orcas, big cats, and other fearsome predators are not nearly as aggressive as humans. We are the only species responsible for killing over 200 million of our own members in the last century alone.
Masson has taught us how to explore human emotions through animal behavior – the way dogs love, cats practice independence, and elephants grieve for their lost ones. In BEASTS, Masson examines the difference between the unchecked aggression and predatory behavior that separates humans from animals, and who the real beasts are.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, an ex-psychoanalyst and former director of the Freud Archives, is the author of numerous bestselling books on animal emotions, including Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep. He lives in New Zealand, but will be traveling to the U.S. at publication.