animals http://wamc.org en Hancock Shaker Village http://wamc.org/post/hancock-shaker-village <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 750-acre <a href="https://www.hancockshakervillage.org/">Hancock Shaker Village</a> operates as a living-history museum open to the public with 20 authentic Shaker buildings, costumed interpreters, rich collections of Shaker furniture and artifacts in rotating exhibits, a full schedule of activities and workshops, a mile-long hiking trail and picnic areas, a Village Store and Village Cafe, and a working farm with extensive gardens and heritage-breed livestock.</p><p>They kick of their busy season this Saturday, April 12th with Baby Animals!</p><p>Shawn Hartley Hancock is the Director of Marketing &amp; Communications at Hancock Shaker Village and she joins along with Shaker Singers - Todd Burdick, Margaret Carlough, Jim Day, Stephanie Guelpa, and Julie Smith.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 87987 at http://wamc.org Hancock Shaker Village "Mother Nature Is Trying To Kill You" By Dan Riskin http://wamc.org/post/mother-nature-trying-kill-you-dan-riskin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of <a href="http://www.discovery.ca/Showpage.aspx?sid=13287">Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet</a>) explains, it’s also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread their eggs. <em>In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You</em>, Riskin is our guide through the natural world at its most gloriously ruthless.</p><p>Using the seven deadly sins as a road map, Riskin offers dozens of jaw-dropping examples that illuminate how brutal nature can truly be.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86562 at http://wamc.org "Mother Nature Is Trying To Kill You" By Dan Riskin Vox Pop : Pets & Vets - Dr. Ron Scharf : 5/29/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-pets-vets-dr-ron-scharf-52913 <p>It's Pets &amp; Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York.<em> </em>WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:00:00 +0000 65837 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Pets & Vets - Dr. Ron Scharf : 5/29/13 Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 5/9/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-birding-rich-guthrie-5913 <p>Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:46:56 +0000 64266 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 5/9/13 "My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding http://wamc.org/post/my-animals-and-other-family-clare-balding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Clare Balding is an award-winning BBC broadcaster and writer. At the London Olympics of 2012 she was proclaimed a “national treasure.'” She became the face of the BBC’s horse racing coverage in 1998, and now works across a wide range of sports. She will join us to tell tales from her new memoir, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594205620/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594205620&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">My Animals and Other Family</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594205620" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64051 at http://wamc.org "My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding "Saving Eagle Mitch" by Barbara Chepaitis http://wamc.org/post/saving-eagle-mitch-barbara-chepaitis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the spring of 2010, one lone Steppe Eagle was shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan. Fortunately, help was available from former Army Ranger Scott Hickman and his buddy, Navy SEAL Greg Wright, who took him in and gave him the healing he needed. They named him Mitch.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64050 at http://wamc.org "Saving Eagle Mitch" by Barbara Chepaitis Jane Goodall http://wamc.org/post/jane-goodall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As a young woman, Jane Goodall was best known for her groundbreaking fieldwork with the chimpanzees of Gombe, Africa. Goodall's work has always been controversial, mostly because she broke the mold of research scientist by developing meaningful relationships with her "specimens" and honoring their lives as she would other humans.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63761 at http://wamc.org Jane Goodall "The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates" by Frans de Waal http://wamc.org/post/bonobo-and-atheist-search-humanism-among-primates-frans-de-waal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For many years, Frans de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393073777/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0393073777&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0393073777" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological origins of human fairness. Interweaving vivid tales from the animal kingdom with thoughtful philosophical analysis, de Waal seeks a bottom-up explanation of morality that emphasizes our connection with animals.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63759 at http://wamc.org "The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates" by Frans de Waal Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 4/11/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-birding-rich-guthrie-41113 <p>Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.<em> </em></p><p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 62009 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 4/11/13 Veterinarian Christine Armao - Bringing Cornell's Southside Well-Pet Clinic to Albany and beyond http://wamc.org/post/veterinarian-christine-armao-bringing-cornells-southside-well-pet-clinic-albany-and-beyond <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right now, at the North Albany branch of the Capital District YMCA on North Pearl Street in Albany, students of the <a href="http://www.vet.cornell.edu/">Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine</a>, under the supervision of veterinarians, are offering subsidized veterinary care for dogs and cats, including physical exams and vaccinations, as part of the college’s&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.vet.cornell.edu/services/SSindex.cfm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Southside Well-Pet Clinic</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:50:00 +0000 61081 at http://wamc.org Veterinarian Christine Armao - Bringing Cornell's Southside Well-Pet Clinic to Albany and beyond