Dr. Susan Shaw: After the Gulf Spill
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on September 21, 2014
Published 09/23/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
SS: Dr. Susan Shaw MF: Beth and I are thrilled to be joined by our next guest, Dr. Susan Shaw, who is President and Founder of the Marine Environmental Research Institute. She’s a Doctor of Public Health. She’s an amazing woman who has done a lot of education, a lot of public speaking. She’s one of those individuals who is not afraid to take an issue by the horns. For example, right after the Deep Water Hor . . .




Howard Garret - Orca Named Lolita Gets Federal Recognition
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on February 2, 2014
Published 02/03/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
HG: Howard Garret BN: Howard Garret is with us, who is with the Orca Network. MF: We’re going to be talking about Orcas in general, and one specific Orca named Lolita who is in a seaquarium in Miami. Howard and his group have been leading the charge to see if they can get her saved. There’s some interesting news that’s been announced about her status. Welcome back to Animal Wise Radio, Howard. HG: Thank y . . .




Dr. John Pippin - We Should Not be Doing This to Creatures Who Have Sentience
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on February 2, 2014
Published 02/03/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
JP: John Pippin BN: We’re pleased to welcome back Dr. John Pippin, who is the Director of Academic Affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He’s been at doctoring for some time in a variety of venues – board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He’s taught at institutions you may have heard of like Harvard. He brings a variety of experience to his work with PCRM. . . .




Marc Bekoff - Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 26, 2014
Published 01/27/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
MB: Marc Bekoff MF: I’m really excited, because we’re going to be heading into an extended three-segment interview with a very special guest. BN: We like to think that we’re part of Marc Bekoff’s tribe. As I was reading his most recent book, “Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed,” and took a look at the Table of Contents and how he categorized this series of essays that he’s written over the years, I w . . .




Elizabeth Kucinich - The Food Movement is Growing
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 19, 2014
Published 01/21/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
EK: Elizabeth Kucinich BN: We’re always pleased when we have a guest from the Center for Food Safety joining us to talk about the variety of the breadth of the work that they do there, but today we have a new guest with us. Her name is Elizabeth Kucinich, and she is their Policy Director, which is kind of fun for us, because we’re going to be talking broadly about the work of the Center for Food Safety. We’ . . .




Davyd Smith of No Kill Colorado - Saving 100 Dogs
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 19, 2014
Published 01/21/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
DS: Davyd Smith MF: There is already a revolution underway, and nowhere is it heating up more than it is in Colorado right now. Our friends at No Kill Colorado, specifically Davyd Smith, who we have on the line, is going to talk to us about all the stuff going on there. It’s a lot. BN: So Mike and I can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! Davyd, one of the reasons that I always like poking around and l . . .




Robbie Benson: Preventing Unnecessary Police Shootings of Dogs
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 12, 2014
Published 01/13/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
RB: Robbie Benson MF: Robbie Benson is President of San Diego AWOL (Animals Worthy of Life.) She’s involved in a project I’m really excited about. Over the course of our work, we’ve covered some stories – I think of Justice for Bella as one example, which is kind of a big, national story about a dog being shot who did nothing wrong. She was just running loose, and the police didn’t want to catch her. It . . .




Animal Wise Radio Transcript with Nathan Winograd
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 12, 2014
Published 01/13/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
NW: Nathan Winograd MF: We’re going to be doing a lot of celebrating about some things going on in the United States to help bring more animals into homes. I’m really thrilled about it. There’s a lot going on in the animal welfare movement. Last week, Beth and I talked about how we believe the no kill movement reached another tipping point in 2013, and the entire dialog around no kill in the animal welfare . . .




The Endangered Species Act 40 Years Later
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 5, 2014
Published 01/07/2014

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
NG: Noah Greenwald MF: I’m very excited to talk to our next guest. BN: I am, too. In light of hearing a lot in the press in December about the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, I would hear these very short pieces about the Endangered Species Act, and I would have a million questions and thoughts after I’d hear these very short pieces about the impact or lack thereof, or these little conversat . . .




Michael Mountain: Granting Personhood to Non-Humans... Its Been Done Before...
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 15, 2013
Published 12/17/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
MM: Michael Mountain MF: I’m looking forward to the next conversation we’re jumping into with Michael Mountain, who is with Earth in Transition. He’s also part of the Non-Humans Rights Project that has been making a lot of news recently on a topic that I am just enthralled with. It goes, I believe, to the core of who humans are and how we are with the animals around us. We see ourselves as so unique and spe . . .




Bonney Brown: Developing Effective Leaders of Animal Shelters
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 15, 2013
Published 12/17/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
BB: Bonney Brown MF: Beth and I have giant smiles on our faces, because we always smile whenever we even say the name “Bonney Brown.” She is just an amazing, amazing woman. There’s no other way to say it. Many people don’t know, but back in my history, I was a technology geek, and I was a computer programmer. I spent seven years of my life writing leadership development software for some folks from the Ce . . .




Animal Camp with Kathy Stevens
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 8, 2013
Published 12/10/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
KS: Kathy Stevens MF: We’re being joined by a guest I can't wait to talk to. BN: Kathy Stevens. She is a very talented author. She recently released a book called “Animal Camp: Reflections On a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism At Catskill Animal Sanctuary.” Not only is a she a very talented author with some very interesting stories to tell about her work there, she’s also the founder of the Catskill A . . .




Ryan Clinton: The Re-Writing of History in Austin, Texas
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 8, 2013
Published 12/10/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
RC: Ryan Clinton BN: We throw up a cheer for Ryan Clinton for the role he played in helping Austin to reach the no kill goal of 90%+ live release rate community wide in Austin, Texas. MF: We’re coming up on three years, Ryan, if I’m doing my calendar in my head correctly. I’ve said over and over that the story in Austin is phenomenal. It is now the largest no kill community in the United States. I also lik . . .




Paw Project Movie Coming to MN
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on September 29, 2013
Published 10/01/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
Dr. Gaskin MF: I’m really excited for this next conversation for multiple reasons. First is, I don’t know Dr. Gaskin particularly well. I’ve bumped into him a few times. I’m really thrilled about his work at Main Street Veterinary in Shakopee, Minnesota. He clearly is a very big thinker in terms of veterinary work. He has helped us actually reverse diabetes in multiple animals at Animal Ark. He is not neces . . .




Larry Tucker - Spreading Austin's Success
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on August 4, 2013
Published 08/06/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
LT: Larry Tucker MF: I just have to say before we introduce our next guest, who is Larry Tucker, I want to put a shout out to all the great folks in Austin, Texas. I was recently down in Huntsville, Alabama helping to host a no kill workshop there, and we were talking with … BN: Kelly Jedlicki. MF: Yes, and the wonderful folks at No Kill Huntsville, and we were talking about the folks in Austin. Every time . . .




Laura Syring on Rescueing Dogs Cats and Horses
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on June 16, 2013
Published 06/19/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
LS: Laura Syring Find the show podcast here. BN: I’m really excited to welcome our next guest to Animal Wise Radio. She is Laura Syring. She is a police officer who has years of experience working with rescuing animals, and has recently partnered with Animal Ark to officially announce a sanctuary where she’s actually been saving and rescuing animals for a very long time. She’s very thoughtful. She’s had . . .




Jane Pierantozzi - Shelter Reform Law in Delaware is Saving Lives
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on March 17, 2013
Published 03/19/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
JP: Jane Pierantozzi MF: On the line, we’ve got Jane Pierantozzi, who is the Executive Director of Faithful Friends Animal Society in Delaware. I believe the law they passed in Delaware was called the Shelter Standards Act; in other places like Minnesota and Texas, it’s being referred to as the Companion Animal Protection Act. I think it’s similarly named in Florida, and has a slightly different name in N . . .




Jean Larson and Tanya Bailey: Healing Through Connection to Nature
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 27, 2013
Published 01/29/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
TB: Tanya Bailey
JL: Jean Larson MF: I’m excited for this next conversation. It’s going to be a fun one. We are being joined by Jean Larson and Tanya Bailey from the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They’re doing some fascinating work that I can't wait to know more about. BN: The program we’ve invited them to talk to us about is centered around nature-based therapeutics. When I received the . . .




Dr. Ellen Jefferson: How Austin Did it
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 27, 2013
Published 01/29/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
EJ: Dr. Ellen Jefferson MF: Beth and I are smiling because we have one of our favorite veterinarians on the line. Dr. Ellen Jefferson is not only a veterinarian, she’s the Executive Director for Austin Pets Alive, which is one of my favorite rescue organizations in the nation. They are very instrumental in getting Austin, Texas to no kill status, which for a relatively small startup rescue group is a phenom . . .




Adam Roberts: Ending Wildlife Trade
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 20, 2013
Published 01/21/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
AR: Adam Roberts MF: We’re being joined by Adam Roberts, who is the Executive Vice President of Born Free USA. I’m always pleased to talk to him. We end up having some difficult conversations, because they’re on the front lines of helping some animals that are really suffering at the hands of humans all over the world, so it makes his work that much more important. Adam, your whole organization is about k . . .




Stacey Coleman: Saving America's Most In-Need Dogs
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 20, 2013
Published 01/21/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
SC: Stacey Coleman MF: We’re being joined by Stacey Coleman, who is the Executive Director of the Animal Farm Foundation. They do a lot of work advocating for some dogs that I would argue are some of the most vilified beings in our society. BN: And at-risk dogs in our shelters. MF: I say it’s especially tragic, because the dogs we’re referring to are Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, American . . .




Dr. Michael Fox: Industrialized Killing in Animal Shelters
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 13, 2012
Published 01/15/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
Dr. Michael Fox: Dr. Michael Fox MF: We’re always thrilled to have our next guest on the line. He’s a syndicated columnist, author, veterinarian, and bioethicist. He understands animal behavior. He understands medicine. He understands our interaction and connection to animals in ways that most people can hardly even conceive of. He’s a big thinker, and we just love having him on the show. BN: And communi . . .




Nathan Winograd: No Kill in 2012 and Predictions for 2013
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 6, 2013
Published 01/08/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
NW: Nathan Winograd MF: I’m thrilled, because we’re being joined by Nathan Winograd. He’s the author of the book Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America. He is the founder of the No Kill Advocacy Center. He’s got more books – his most recent one, Friendly Fire, I think is a phenomenal piece of work. He’s the organizer of the No Kill Conference. He’s got his fi . . .




Peter Wolf: The Trap Liner Awards
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on January 6, 2013
Published 01/08/2013

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
PW: Peter Wolf MF: I’m anxious to get into our next conversation. We’ve got Peter Wolf from Vox Felina on the line. I love free-roaming cats, community cats, feral cats, whatever you want to call them, because they fill this unusual kind of niche in our society. They’re somewhere in between wild animals and domestic pets. I’m fascinated with both, and they are something that’s in between is always kind . . .




Henry Bergh Leadership Award Recipient John Sibley
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 16, 2012
Published 12/19/2012

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
JS: John Sibley MF: We’re in the middle of a special edition of Animal Wise Radio where we’re celebrating the recipients of the Henry Bergh Leadership Awards that are given out each year by the No Kill Advocacy Center. The next person on the line, the next award winner we’re talking to is John Sibley, who is in New York. He’s a blogger at www.johnsibley.com. He’s actively involved, boots on the ground, rescu . . .




Henry Bergh Leadership Award Recipient Denise Jones
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 16, 2012
Published 12/19/2012

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
DJ: Denise Jones MF: Welcome back to our special edition of Animal Wise Radio where we’re celebrating and talking to the recipients of this year’s Henry Bergh Leadership Awards that are given out each year by the No Kill Advocacy Center. There are some amazing people that we are meeting. We’re now being joined by Denise Jones, who is joining us from Shelby County, Kentucky. She’s partly responsible for creati . . .




Henry Bergh Awards - Opening Remarks
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 16, 2012
Published 12/19/2012

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
NW: Nathan Winograd BN: We’re welcoming Nathan Winograd, founder of the No Kill Advocacy Center to join us today. We’re celebrating some people who have been doing some amazing work in the no kill movement, in changing how animal welfare is done in our nation’s shelters. Nathan, we’re so glad to have you with us today. NW: Thank you for having me, and thank you for doing the show. BN: You’ll have to r . . .




Henry Bergh Leadership Awards - Closing Remarks
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 16, 2012
Published 12/19/2012

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
NW: Nathan Winograd BN: We’re getting Nathan back on the phone to help us close out the show. We have some special things to say about some of our very special guests – and wow, did I write down some fun things that people said. MF: Absolutely! BN: I think it was Denise who said, “You can always create possibility.” Wow – that’s a good one. MF: Yes. BN: Every one of them said, “Don’t give up. Who els . . .




Henry Bergh Leadership Award Recipient Holly Henderson
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 16, 2012
Published 12/19/2012

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
HH: Holly Henderson MF: Beth and I have big smiles on our faces, because we’re in the middle of a special show celebrating the recipients of the No Kill Advocacy Center Henry Bergh Leadership Awards for 2012. They do it every year, and they always pick a great group of people. Talking to them and meeting the people who are out there changing the face of animal welfare is just always inspiring, and the people are . . .




Henry Bergh Leadership Award Recipient Carl Bailey
Transcribed from an Animal Wise Radio interview conducted on December 16, 2012
Published 12/19/2012

MF: Mike Fry
BN: Beth Nelson
CB: Carl Bailey MF: We’re in the middle of a special edition of Animal Wise Radio, celebrating the recipients of this year’s Henry Bergh Leadership Awards, which are given out each year by the No Kill Advocacy Center. We’re having the recipients on the air to celebrate, and next up we’ve got Sergeant Carl Bailey from Seagoville, Texas. He’s been on the show before, and I am just so inspired by his story and . . .