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Ep. 89: Erin Green, Co-Director of The Brave Commons
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Aired 3 months ago 47:58
Remembering 'Singin' In The Rain' Co-Director Stanley Donen
"Dance numbers are anything but spontaneous," Donen told Fresh Air in 1996. Donen, who died Feb. 21, also directed 'On the Town,' 'Funny Face' and 'Damn Yankees,' among other films.Also, we remember 'Philadelphia Daily News' obituary writer Jim Nicholson, who died on Feb. 22, by listening back to a 1987 interview. Plus, 'Philadelphia Inquirer' journalist David Gambacorta reflects on the legendary obit writer with Dave Davies.TV critic David Bianculli reviews the HBO documentary 'Leaving Neverland,' which explores whether Michael Jackson used his fame and money to seduce young boys and their families into enabling a hidden pattern of serial pedophilia.
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Kate Hurley, DVM, Director of U.C. Davis Koret School of Veterinary Medicine and Co-founder of Million Cat Challenge
You may remember Dr. Kate Hurley, Director of U.C. Davis Koret School of Veterinary Medicine and co-founder of Million Cat Challenge, from CCP Episode 47. If not, be sure to check it to hear all about how Dr. Hurley got started in the world of animal welfare. In this episode, Dr. Hurley is back to talk with Stacy about the amazing success of the Million Cat Challenge (MCC) program that she co-founded with Dr. Julie Levy three years ago. Dr. Hurley talks about what she calls a “stunning transformation” that has taken place in the field of animal sheltering for cats since last time she was on the show, beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Not only did the MCC hit its goal (a year early!), the program has seen many shelters decrease their euthanasia rates by 80-90% after joining the MCC. These shelters have saved over a million more cat lives compared to their own baselines before joining the MCC. Stacy and Dr. Hurley discuss the specifics behind the numbers, and how the MCC was set up to amplify successes that were already happening in animal welfare. The idea was to connect people with each other and to make the progress that is happening for cats more visible in order to inspire both commitment and hope. The program has definitely done just that, with nearly 1,311 fewer cats being euthanized per day in the United States now. “This can be the new norm for cats,” Dr. Hurley believes. She goes on to discuss what’s next for the MCC, which is “the right outcome” for every single cat that comes to a shelter in North America.” She hopes that CCP listeners will help out by visiting the MCC website, making sure that their local shelter is enrolled in the program—and if not, stopping by and taking with them about it! To learn more, visit the Million Cat Challenge website. You can see if your local shelter is a participant by clicking on “Who’s Involved.” You can also check out Dr. Hurley’s recent webinar presentation on Cats, Birds, and Animal Shelters: Seeking Common Ground.
The Community Cats Podcast
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Making Stuff, with Adam Savage
Neil deGrasse Tyson, author and inventor extraordinaire Adam Savage, and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about MythBusters, the creative process, the future of engineering, movies, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/making-stuff-with-adam-savage/Photo Credit: StarTalk©