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

September 29, 2022 38 min
Maria chats with Wildhorse Ranch Rescue aka Wildhorse Founder Kim Meagher and Advisory Board Member Rhona Melsky. They discuss the organization's 25+ years(!!) of rescuing horses from death, abuse and neglect. "Saving Sierra~Rescuing America's Horses" is such a film. Learn more about their amazing work at WILDHORSE.ORG.
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Maria chats with Ann and her daughter Jane Esselstyn about their book "Be A Plant-Based Warrior: Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious"...The Esselstyn family is three generations plant-based strong. This book is specifically for women showing how plants support a woman's body and mind.
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Maria chats with National Geographic Kids Editor Kathryn Williams about "Weird But True! World 2023", the latest book aimed at middle-schoolers that shows us the odd and weirdness around the world, especially animals and nature!
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Maria chats with co-directors/producers (they do it all in this documentary!) Samantha Wishman and Christina Thomas about their film "Free Puppies!" We learn how dogs from the South are found and transported to homes with the help of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to get these dogs adopted. Now playing in theaters across the country, **VIRTUAL CINEMA will be available Tomorrow August 26th at freepuppies.us**
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Maria chats with Hope For Heroes founder Mitch Serlin about The Hope For Heroes Foundation, which helps veterans AND first responders (police officers, fire fighters and ems) with PTSD and other injuries through outdoor activities and their Canine Companion Program. The foundation helps people get back to doing what they love!
They also host fundraiser events, concerts and more. Learn about the foundation at heroeshope.org.
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Maria chats with Unchained TV's founder (and journalist/author/animal advocate) Jane Velez-Mitchell about "Pig Little Lies"; a reality tv series starring pigs, and the lie of "teacup pigs" (they're actually baby piglets!) that are sold. It's a racket and Unchained TV produced this series to educate the public about this scam. Unchained TV is available free and offers series on animals, veganism, and lot...
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Maria chats with Monica Chen, Executive Director of FFAC (Factory Farming Awareness Coalition)--a non-profit organization that educates people on factory farming (meat & dairy farms; plant-based farming) and its impact on people, animals and the planet while empowering them to advocate for change.
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Maria chats with author Mary Alice Monroe about her latest book "The Islanders Search for Treasure", another book (she's written 27!) that reflects her love of nature and the environment. Mary Alice uses her books to teach kids about conservation and wildlife, as she is an active conservationist!
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Doug Thron, host of "Doug To The Rescue" on Curiosity Stream returns to chat with Maria.
This season, Doug and his drone travel to The DR; Africa; California and Kentucky to rescue animals from wildfires, tornados and more!
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Maria chats with Dr. Amber Karwacki from Heart + Paw about how to keep your pets safe, secure and happy on the 4th of July and during the summer months! Learn about the signs of heat stroke and what to do, plus lots more!
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The National Geographic Kids Almanac is the biggest edition yet with info on animals, science, nature, technology, conservation and more! Maria chats with global "arbornaut" (that means treetop explorer!) Dr. Meg Lowman about trees, the almanac and MORE!
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Maria chats with New York Times bestseller Eliot Schrefer about his new book "Queer Ducks (And Other Animals)". Did you know queer behavior in animals is "as diverse and complex--and as natural--as it is in our own species"? Listen and learn; it's fascinating!!
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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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