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!... Show More

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Nature journalist/columnist and author of "Poor Will's Almanack" William Felker watches weather patterns and predicts the weather. In fact, he makes three predictions during our chat--give a listen then see if his predictions come true!

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Maria chats with James Currie (And Yes, you know his face from Nat Geo!!) about his documentary on the plight of Africa's super-tusker elephants; his Nat Geo series on African Safaris; his book "When Eagles Roar..."; bird watching and more!

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Theresa Piasta's book "Raising A Doodle" is a result of all the shared stories on her platform 'Puppy Mama'. She also shines a light on the female veteran health crisis with her program "Pups For Veterans". Learn more at puppymama.com.

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Maria chats with Dr. Elizabeth Hennessy about her book "On The Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden." Learn why tortoises are called "living fossils"; facts about the Galapagos Islands; conservation and more!

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Maria chats with Rolling Stones keyboardist (and Music Director of The Rolling Stones) Chuck Leavell, who's also a conservationist and a tree farmer. They talk about his tree plantations, the wild fires, conservation, Chuck's show "America's Forests" on PBS and more!

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"Rescue Dogs" is a new book by Pete Paxton, an undercover animal investigator who's infiltrated hundreds of puppy mills, witnessed the horrors done to dogs while undercover, and helped shut some of them down. Maria chats with him about the book which tells of his experiences, as well as his advice and tips on how to rescue a dog!

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Maria chats with Oscar-Nominated Director Josh Aronson and Veteran Greg Kolodziejczyk about their documentary "To Be Of Service", premiering Nov 1st in NYC. The movie focuses on veterans suffering with PTSD and how their service dogs help them live their lives again. Learn more at tobeofservicefilm.com.

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Maria chats with Dr. John Taylor, the founder of NWC Naturals, about the benefits of CBD oil for your pet's pain--and yours as well! There are so many CBD products out there that it can be overwhelming, and you'll learn how to choose. John Taylor is an expert in probiotics and natural health. Learn more at nwcnaturals.com.

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Maria chats with music manager and animal advocate Gloria Butler, who is receiving the Sam Simon Award from Last Chance For Animals, about animal rescue, her animals, protesting, being vegan (she and her husband Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath are) and more! Last Chance For Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation.
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Maria chats with musician and retired professor Robert Freeman about his book "Woof! A Love Story of Dogs, Music, And Life" We learn about his life with 17 dogs, his love of classical music, and more! @AdoptDontShop

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Maria chats with Amanda Howell, staff attorney at The Animal Legal Defense Fund, about their representation of Tofurky to stop the law in Arkansas that bans plant-based products from calling themselves "meat", "milk", etc!

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Maria chats with scientist and energy expert Jack Kerfoot about climate change, global warming, renewable energy and his book "Fueling America: An Insider's Journey." Jack is terrific about simplifying it all!

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Maria speaks with Best Friends Animal Society's Holly Sizemore about their new community dashboard, which is an interactive map. This will help reach their goal of the U.S. being a no-kill country by 2025!

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Maria speaks with Best Friends Animal Society's Holly Sizemore about their new community dashboard, which is an interactive map. This will help reach their goal of the U.S. being a no-kill country by 2025!

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: BraveHearts' Trail To Zero 20-mile rides commemorate the 20 veteran suicides a day in this country. Veterans at BraveHearts are helped by horses at no cost! Learn more at trailtozero.org.

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August 22, 2019 9 min

Maria speaks with WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez about which city is the friendliest; which city has the most pet businesses; which city is least friendly and much more!

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Maria chats with traffic reporter and entrepreneur Christina Stoffo about her shop "Lovely Nerd Creations"; a creative mix of unique gifts! You can find Lovely Nerd Creations on Etsy and Facebook. Go shopping!

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Maria chats with the Puppy Bowl referee Dan Schachner about summer road trips with our pets, why we should foster and more! (And he's a Q104.3 listener too!!)

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The Dog Pillow Co. has launched a line of pillows specifically designed to give your dog comfort and security. Maria chats with co-founder Dawn Ward (partnered with Paula Savarese) about the pillows: Dogs love to rest their heads on something! See the styles at thedogpillowcompany.com.

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Maria chats with Animal Advocate and NBC Correspondent Jill Rappaport about the importance of adoption, how to keep your pets safe and healthy this summer, and Comcast's latest camera that lets you watch your pet while you're away from home!

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