Maria's Mutts & Stuff

Maria's Mutts & Stuff

Maria Milito is the voice of Q104.3 New York's middays and an advocate for animal rights. Now she's taking her passion for animals to on-demand audio and the iHeartRadio app! Remember to subcribe and, as always, #AdoptDontShop!

Episodes

May 16, 2022 14 min
Maria chats with travel writer Stephanie Pearson (T: @stephanieapears/
IG:@stephanieapearson) about her Nat Geo book "100 GREAT AMERICAN PARKS". She takes us inside 63 national parks plus 37 state, rec, and city parks around the country for us to visit! As Garth Brooks writes in the foreword: "This book is both a celebration and an invitation."
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Maria chats with Best Friend's Chief Program Officer Marc Peralta about the recent study about dog behavior; just like humans it comes from inherited genes and not breed. This is HUGE! Here's the article in case you missed it: https://bit.ly/388EAxF And #AdoptDontShop
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Maria chats with author Susan Tyler Hitchcock about the language of trees and how they influence our lives in her book "INTO THE FOREST: The Secret Language of Trees". The 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day is Fri April 29th so pick up this book and read!
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Maria chats with author Juli Berwald about her book "Life On The Rocks", about the struggle to keep coral reefs alive and why we need coral reefs! Learn about restoration projects around the world. *99% of coral reefs will die if climate change isn't altered by 2050!!
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Maria chats with photographer David Liittschwager about his book "Octopus Seahorse Jellyfish"; filled with amazing photos (like a male seahorse giving birth!!) that he took from all over the world They talk about his fascination with these creatures including jellyfish--which most of us hate!
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Undercover Animal Investigator Pete Paxton is back talking about his undercover work in pet shops and puppy mills across the country. We chat about internet breeders and sellers; an update on greyhound training ("live luring") and more. His stories are horrific and fascinating yet uplifting and hopeful.
You can help support his work by donating to Companion Animal Protection Society at caps-web.org or Grey2k at grey2kusa.org...
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Did you know one grape can take down an 80 lb. dog?? Or giving a cat a bowl of milk isn't a good idea?! Maria chats with veterinarian Dr. Katie Pagan of Heart + Paw about what foods and plants are poisonous for our pets.
*Keep the National Animal Poison Control Center's # on hand: 1-888-426-4435.*
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Maria chats with Michal Harrison, a radio friend who's the editor and publisher of TALKERS. He's also a member (vocals and writing) of the classic rock group Gunhill Road--they're currently working on the band’s fifth album due for release this summer. His song “I Know You’re Real” (IKnowYouAreReal.com) is a tribute to one of his personal passions, animal welfare. You can hear the song at the end of this podcast.
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Maria chats with Dr. Amber Karwacki of Heart + Paw about our pets' dental health, plus foods that can be dangerous and/or fatal to our pets! And you'll learn some tips as well!
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Curiosity Streams "Evolve" is a six part docuseries; Biologist Patrick Aryee shows us how biomimicry can help solve some of the world's biggest problems.
Maria chats with Patrick about the series and so much more!
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Maria read a piece in the NY Times "A Slaughter of Wolves Like This Hasn't Been Seen in a Century" then chatted with the author Thomas McNamee about the unnecessary slaughter of wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
Listen and learn how to stop the slaughter and #ReListWolves to the Endangered Species List.
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Maria chats with celebrity dog trainer and former host of Animal Planet's "Good Dog U" Joel Silverman about keeping your pets safe this holiday season and winter!
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Maria chats with Rosemary Mosco who wrote AND illustrated "A Pocket Guide To Pigeon Watching", getting to know the world's most misunderstood bird!
You will learn many things about pigeons (did you know they have 3 eyelids?!) that you never knew before and you'll definitely be looking at them differently than you do now!
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Maria chats with renowned Nat Geo Wildlife Photographer and Conservation Advocate Thomas Peschak (long-distance from South Africa!) about his latest book of breathtaking photos "Wild Seas"!
They chat about how we can all get involved: With so much beauty present in nature, we cannot be complacent!
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Maria chats with rescue advocate Victoria Lily Shaffer about her debut book "Pup Culture"; a collection of valuable tips, stories, and even recipes for any dog owner--whether seasoned or a first-timer!
Victoria shares her personal stories (and some friends' stories too) talks about the value of fostering and so much more! "Pup Culture" is the perfect holiday stocking stuffer!
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Maria chats with Co-Founder & CEO of Ageless Innovation Ted Fischer about animatronic pets and how they help seniors combat social isolation and loneliness. They're created to look, sound and feel like real pets so they provide many of the same benefits of pet companionship.
Learn more and order too at JoyForAll.com.
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Maria chats with animal lover, police officer and Reiki practitioner Brandon Wainwright about his book "Tyson's Gift: How an 8-lb K9 Became a Man's Greatest Spiritual Guide" The story is fascinating and comforting. If you or someone you know has lost a pet, this is the book to get!
Available on Amazon.
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Maria chats with Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the top experts in the world on ocean science and conservation. Dr. Earle's love letter to the ocean is out: "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OCEAN: A Global Odyssey" They talk about the book, the ocean, and what we all can do before it's too late.
Learn more at mission-blue.org.
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Maria chats with IFAW's Director of Disaster Response & Risk Reduction Shannon Walajtys about how the organization works around the world constantly helping people and animals thru wildfires, earthquakes, the pandemic and more! Shannon gives tips on how easily you can prepare for your own safety. Learn more at IFAW.org!
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Maria chats with award-winning photographer and conservationist Joel Sartore about his work, his mission, and his two new books: "Photo Ark Wonders" which features 200 species new to his books; and "Photo Ark ABC" which pairs photos with poems to rep the letters of the alphabet. (Perfect for kids!)
Joel is the founder of National Geographic Photo Ark, a project to help species and their habitats.
Learn more at JoelS...
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