The show begins with legal expert Bob Ferber reviewing the recent overturning of Utah’s so-called ag-gag law. The court found the law interfered with free speech rights and Ferber explains the nuances and the significance of the ruling. Expect to see more similar legal battles in other states.
Lori and Peter continue with a fun discussion about reefs, in recognition of Coral Reef Awareness Week.
Then we speak about the Pet Effect with Dr. Hal Herzog, Professor Emeritus, Western Carolina University. Having pets or being around them is said to promote our health and well being in a variety of ways. But you may be surprised about the evidence used to support this concept. Herzog’s most recent book is titled, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why it’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals. It’s a favorite around here! He also writes the Psychology Today column, Animals and Us.
We finish by talking about our close encounters with snakes and spiders in and around our desert home. Close contact takes some getting used to, but we always try to humanely relocate the critters, and we share a few of our tricks.