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WNYC News

Rex in the City: Photos of New York Dogs

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In her new book, New Zealand photographer Rachael McKenna captures everything from pampered purebreds to tough mutts across all five boroughs.

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WNYC News

NYPD Dogs Join Search for Washington Mudslide Victims

Friday, April 04, 2014

The German shepherds — six-year-old Hondo and three-year-old Timoshenko — are on the ground in Washington. See photos of them departing JFK. 

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Features

The Sky’s the Limit: Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

“She just exudes the essence, the terrier essence.  She was just on, and she showed beautifully.  She had a wonderful expression, and I enjoyed her very much.”

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The Takeaway

Westminster Crowns Best In Show

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The top dogs have been separated from the under dogs, crowning one canine best in show. This year there were nearly 3,000 entrants from around the world at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. But in the end, the judges could crown only one and they selected a 5-year-old wire fox terrier named Sky, giving that breed its 14th win in the 138th edition of Westminster. Here to tell us more about the winner, the losers, and the headline makers is Sarah Montague, WNYC’s resident dog expert.

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Features

Good-Looking, With a Great Nose: Nathan the Bloodhound Poised for Victory at Westminster

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Good-looking, and with a great nose.  A man-trailing Bloodhound wins the Hound Group at Westminster.

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Features

At Westminster Agility Meet, All Dogs Welcome

Sunday, February 09, 2014

For the first time at Westminsters, mixed-breed dogs competed alongside purebreds in the kennel club's inaugural Master Agility Championship.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Dogs

Friday, January 24, 2014

This week's Please Explain is all about dogs. We'll find out the evolutionary roots of domestic dogs, what it means when your dog wags its tail, and why some breeds are easier to train than others. Veterinarian Dr. John Ciribassi, who was one of the editors of Decoding Your Dog, and pet expert and journalist Steve Dale, who contributed to the book, take your calls and questions about man's best friend.

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WNYC News

Mutts and New Breeds Welcomed at Westminster

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show is no longer for pure-bred dogs only. 

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Soundcheck

Roll Over Beethoven: Music To Calm Your Dog

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Inspired by Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop's tale of canine separation anxiety woe, today on the show we attempt to get to the bottom of the question -- can music help a dog in distress? 

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Soundcheck

Music To Calm Dogs; Lee Ranaldo And The Dust Plays Live

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

In this episode: Soundcheck producer -- and new dog owner -- Katie Bishop shares her tale of canine separation anxiety woe and her experience with specially-designed music for calming dogs.

Then, a New York City Animal Care & Control behavior specialist explains why the organization recently started piping music into their shelters, and we hear from the founder of the Rescue Animal MP3 Project. 

Plus, sound researcher Joshua Leeds talks about what dogs actually hear and why music can have an impact on domestic animals.

And, Lee Ranaldo, the longtime Sonic Youth guitarist, performs with his new band The Dust in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On Dog Breed-Specific Legislation

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The White House has come out against laws that ban certain breeds of dogs, like the pit bull. Nancy Perry, senior vice president of ASPCA Government Relations, explains breed-specific legislation and what it means in our area, including in New York City public housing where 27 breeds are banned.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Debate Recap; Illegal Dog Breeds; MLK 50 Years Later; Constitutional Dress

Thursday, August 22, 2013

David Chen of the New York Times provides analysis of last night's Democratic mayoral debate, and takes your calls on whether or not the candidates said anything that changed how you plan to vote. Plus: Historian Taylor Branch traces history of the civil rights movement over the 50 years since the March on Washington; how laws restrict the way we dress; the White House takes a stance on legislation targeting dog breeds such as the pit bull; and calls on your favorite public art.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Train a Bomb Dog

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Security dog trainer Zane Roberts and Forbes contributing editor Joshua Levine talk about how dogs are trained to search for bombs and other hazardous substances and how they’re used. Joshua Levine wrote about it in “The Education of a Bomb Dog” in the September issue of Smithsonian magazine.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Dogs and Dates

Friday, July 12, 2013

Parker Posey presents a touching dog story by Lydia Millet, and Rick Moody's tale of tweeters in search of love in 140 characters.

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Radiolab

You Can't Read a Dog By Its Guilty Face

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Animal Minds show questions whether dogs feel guilt...or whether we're just reading our own meanings into those puppy dog eyes. Dog owners, if you think you've got an incriminating photo of your canine looking remorseful, send it our way.

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On Being

Tami Simon — Inner Life at Work: Business, Meditation, and Technology

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited Tami Simon with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Soundcheck

Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Trainer Behind Broadway's Actor Animals

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Back in the '70s, Bill Berloni wanted desperately to make it as an actor. "But those were teenage dreams," he tells us. While apprenticing one summer at a theater, he was told that he would receive his Equity Card and a stage part -- if he could buy, feed and train a dog for an upcoming production of Annie (all for $35, by the way). "I found the original Sandy," he says. "That's where my career began." 

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Features

Tiny, but Mighty, Banana Joe Takes the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

“He doesn’t know he’s small, he doesn’t know he has a pushed-in face—he thinks he’s Mr. America.”

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The Takeaway

Affenpinscher Named Banana Joe Wins Westminster Dog Show

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The season is here. The time is now. When the top dogs are separated from the under dogs and only one canine wins best in show. Last night was the finale of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And of 2,700 entrants, an affenpinscher named Banana Joe was deemed the best.

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