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Friday, 19 November 2021 23:54

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Novemberr 20, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - Tampa, Florida

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Producer-in-training - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW SAFE HOUSE LOCATED IN TORONTO, CANADA and Founder Jeffrey Beri will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/20/21 at 5pm ET to discuss their organization and their current fights to save dogs everywhere

Taylor Rae music artist will join Jon & Talkin' Pets Saturday 11/20/21 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away her new album "Mad Twenties"

National Radio Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen will join Talkin' Pets 720pm ET to talk turkey

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Wednesday, 17 November 2021 03:21

Encanto Featured

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Encanto

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios present a PG, 99-minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howards and Charise Castro Smith, screenplay by Smith and Bush and story by Howard with a theater release of November 24, 2021.

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“This album is an accumulation of everything I’ve been through in my 20s so far. I’ve come to a place of eternal gratitude for each lesson and each moment during that time - the good and bad.” – Taylor
 
Nashville, TN (August 4, 2021) – MAD TWENTIES proves it’s impossible to pigeon-hole this California to Texas transplant – Taylor Rae is fearless in her exploration of musical genres and of the human condition. This openness to both creative and personal evolution has resulted in a captivating and commanding, 12-track debut album that brings a magical new voice to the masses. Emotionally raw, lyrically polished and delivered with pure vocal mastery, MAD TWENTIES and Taylor Rae make for compelling listening.
 
A largely chronological concept album, the project charts the progress of a romantic relationship. The disc opens with “Window,” a song inspired by a plant medicine psychedelic-experience – and then ably crosses boundaries and a range of emotions on its way to its closing ode: the raw, wake-up call of “Taking Space.” Overall, the disc shares the who, what, when, where and why of Taylor’s largely lived twenties. The B3-infused joyride (and new single) that is “Home on the Road,” reveals the Blues/Jazz influences of her youth while the dreamy “Fixer Upper” highlights a sweet Folk feel. Energy emanates from the rhythmic hypnotics of “Never Gonna Do” and Taylor ably brings a Rock opera presence to “Forgiveness.” While clearly intimate, MAD TWENTIES is neither self-indulgent, nor ego driven. After all, love and music are universal languages.
 
Album Track List
 
1.   Window
2.   Home on the Road
3.   Fixer Upper
4.   Sink or Swim
5.   Letting You Go
6.   Never Gonna Do
7.   5:25
8.   Just Be
9.   Something Familiar
10. Forgiveness
11. Wait and See
12. Taking Space
All Songs Written by Taylor Rae, © TaylorRaeMusic (ASCAP)
 
The new single from MAD TWENTIES, “Home on the Road” is based on Taylor’s memories of a long drive from California to Colorado in a 1979 step van. “It was hot, and the van kept overheating,” she recalls. “We had no money for repairs or a tow, and I remember sitting at a rest stop in our underwear, waiting on the van to cool off enough to drive the next 20 miles, drinking warm Heinekens and thinking that one day I’d write a song about the experience.” The track premiered on Americana Highways. Fans can pre-save “Home on the Road” now and radio can access via Airplay Direct.
 
Recorded at OmiSound Studios in Nashville, MAD TWENTIES was produced by William Gawley [Taylor Hicks (American Idol) Taylor McCall (BMG)] and engineered by Bryce Roberts (Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard). Taylor played acoustic guitar throughout and was joined by A-listers Dave Francis on bass (Maura O’Connell, Luke Combs), Wayne Killius on drums (Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich), David Flint on guitar/mandolin (Highway 101) and Chris Nole on piano/keys (Faith Hill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams).

 

Taylor Rae Bio 

Powered by insightful, poetic and deeply personal lyrics, Taylor Rae’s music is propelled by a voice that, while wholly unique, could best be described as a sizzling folk, jazz and blues hybrid of Norah Jones and Grace Potter. The singer calls her musical style soul and roll: “It's not really soul music; it’s not really rock ‘n’ roll. It's a blend of all the roots genres that come from the earliest days of American music,” she explains.

Born in Santa Cruz and raised in nearby Ben Lomond, Taylor Rae Vencill’s eclectic musical journey took her first from California’s Central Coast to Los Angeles. Then, in 2018, she relocated to Austin, which, like her birthplace, offered the space and freedom to be true to herself both as an artist and an individual. Throughout her career she has remained nomadic, traveling countless miles to grace a plethora of stages from iconic Santa Cruz venues Moe’s Alley, Kuumbwa Jazz and the Catalyst, to Hollywood’s prestigious Hotel Cafe and the second stage at legendary Austin nightspot Stubb’s. Taylor has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Brandy Clark, The Stone Foxes, Kristian Bush and Reggae musician Mike Love. In 2017, Taylor won Santa Cruz NEXTies Award for Musician of the Year.

The natural surroundings of her youth have provided limitless inspiration for Taylor’s craft, as have myriad musical influences ranging from Bonnie Raitt and Carole King, to Simon & Garfunkel and Steely Dan, among others. Taylor wrote her first song at age 8, taught herself guitar at 12, and played her first paid gig by age 15.

With her debut album, Mad Twenties, Taylor delivers 12 original tracks exhibiting a sophistication and maturity beyond her years. Helmed by producer William Gawley, the musical styles run the gamut from acoustic folk to Led Zeppelin-tinged rock and roadhouse blues, while also incorporating jazz and psychedelic influences. A largely chronological concept album, Taylor’s incisive lyrics similarly cover a broad emotional landscape, with a blossoming – then withering – romance charted from start to finish in stunning confessional detail. The gently rolling opening cut, “Window,” inspired by a psychedelic experience, affords the first inviting glance into the real-life relationship on which the majority of songs are based, while the sweetly romantic first single, “Fixer Upper,” offers an optimistic view forward. The paths of touring musician and romantic partner converge in the grease-streaked blues of “Home on the Road.” Taylor’s vocal prowess for searing blues-rock is demonstrated in the electrifying “Forgiveness,” as well as in the raw, edgy and politically charged “Never Gonna Do.” Both represent a brief but compelling detour from the album’s autobiographical approach. “Taking Space,” a darkly bittersweet epilogue to the love story, closes out the collection.

“Recording the album was very cathartic; it reflects my own personal journey of self-actualization, awareness and growth,” admits Taylor, “now I look back on this experience with gratitude.”

 

Website: http://taylorraemusic.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/taylorraemusic1/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorraemusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/taylorraemusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6_WKdwJHE5EE-CiepHC5Nw

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0t8gj9joeg6gQxxrjf9UDd

 

Friday, 12 November 2021 23:43

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November 13, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Karen Vance - Certified Dog Trainer

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Hour 2 at 630pm ET Jon and Talkin' Pets is joined by Darby Camp & Jack Whitehall the stars from "Clifford the Big Red Dog"

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Thursday, 11 November 2021 00:02

Clifford the Big Red Dog Featured

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Clifford the Big Red Dog

Paramount Pictures, Entertainment One, Kerner Entertainment Company, Scholastic Entertainment, New Republic pictures and Walden Media present a PG, 97-minute, Animation, Adventure, comedy directed by Walt Becker with screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn and Blaise Hemingway with a theater release of November 10, 2021.

Friday, 05 November 2021 21:16

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November 6, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer - Tampa Bay, Florida

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Sarah A. Bowen author of Sacred Sendoffs, An Animal Chaplain's Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, and Healing the Planet will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/6/21 at 5pm ET to discuss & give away her book

Megan Novinski founder of Minnie's Monkeys for pets will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/6/21 for a spotlight interview at 630pm ET to discuss and give away her pet products

Friday, 05 November 2021 19:46

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SING 2 – In Theaters December 22

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #Sing2

This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.

Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother pig Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti.

The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart into the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.

Genre: Animated Event Film

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre, Chelsea Peretti and Bono

Written by: Garth Jennings

Directed by: Garth Jennings

Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

 

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Sacred Sendoffs
An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, and Healing the Planet
Sarah A. Bowen
Paperback
978-1-948626-59-0
US $16.95

eBook available
April 2022
An elegant manifesto for improving life―and death―for all beings on sacred Mother Earth
Combining humorous anecdotes and thought-provoking research, Sacred Sendoffs explores human relationships with beloved pets, wild creatures, animal astronauts, marine life, farmed animals, and other sentient beings. Along the way, animal chaplain Sarah Bowen shares insights for sustaining their lives, honoring deaths, and managing the emotions that arise when we lose an animal we love. While many books focus exclusively on pet loss, animal welfare, or environmental issues, Bowen’s ever curious and playful style takes on all three, revealing their unavoidable entanglement. Sacred Sendoffs helps animal lovers uncover practical actions and everyday opportunities for helping the more-than-human world thrive.
Author Bio
Sarah Bowen is an animal chaplain and advocate for all creatures. She offers workshops on interspecies mindfulness practices, works with humans around animal grief/loss, and advocates for exploited and endangered species within both religious and secular contexts. You can often find her huddled over wildlife struck by cars, giving them a sacred sendoff. Bowen is also a cofounder of Compassion Consortium, the first interfaith, interspiritual, and interspecies faith community, an academic dean at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary; a columnist on animal/human relationships for Spirituality & Health magazine; and the author of two award-winning books on modern spirituality, including Spiritual Rebel. Her work has also appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Elephant Journal, mindbodygreen, and on a wide range of podcasts. She holds a BA in Human Ecology, MA in Religious Studies, and is joyfully engaged in postgraduate research in Humane Religious Studies and Anthrozoology.
Praise
“After reading Sacred Sendoffs, I find myself living in a more amazing world, populated by a diverse array of unique individuals, each deserving of respect and care.” ― Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and The Good Karma Diet
“Sarah Bowen’s magnificent manifesto Sacred Sendoffs is a call to acknowledge the divine Aliveness manifesting as our animal companions. If you befriend animals, read this book. If you don’t, read this book anyway and you will.” ― Rabbi Rami, author of Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent
“This book is a gift to all human animals seeking to live more reverently and lovingly within the larger web of life." ― Cody J. Sanders, Chaplain at Harvard University & Advisor in the Office of Religious, Spiritual, & Ethical Life, MIT
“If we heed Bowen’s teachings, perhaps animals will help us become more nonviolent toward one another―and teach us how to be human.” ― Rev. John Dear, author of The Nonviolent Life, Living Peace, and other books, and executive director of www.beatitudescenter.org
“Sarah Bowen is back, and with the characteristic humor and intelligence that marked Spiritual Rebel, she asks us to consider the more-than-human world. In crisp, clever language, she presents an elegant manifesto for improving life―and death―for all beings on sacred Mother Earth.  ― Barbara Becker, author of Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind
Sacred Sendoffs articulates the case for extending to all living beings the compassion, empathy, and reverence that resides at the core of all religions and wisdom traditions. Her approach is not to preach, scold, or admonish, but instead to pose questions that inspire thoughtful and honest answers. I am certain that the reader, and the world, will be in a better place from these inquiries.” ― William Melton, Co-Founder of the Compassion Consortium
Sacred Sendoffs is an uplifting spiritual masterpiece. With blessings on every page, this is one of those books we will all keep close at hand to read again and again.” ― Judy Carman, author of Peace to All Beings and co-chair of the Interfaith Vegan Coalition
 
 
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We’re an eco-friendly dog toy company in St. Pete, FL that goes bananas for floofy pooches! Our business is centered around Minnie - a lovable Great Pyrenees with lots of spunk - who has her own unique way of play!
We love the planet and (almost) everything that lives on it - especially dogs! We're using this love to help the world in multiple ways! Not only do we make super awesome, eco-conscious dog toys made from upcycled and recycled materials, we also create a positive social impact on the world by donating 25% of profits to charities, volunteering monthly, and Spotlighting wholesome people!

We donate to 3 international non-profits:

Animal Welfare Institute
Gates Philanthropy Partners
Natural Resources Defense Council

We also donate to local causes - like school supplies drives and animal rescues.
To make even more of an impact on our local community, we volunteer once a month at a Tampa Bay non-profit, and we’ve adopted a road in St. Pete with Keep Pinellas Beautiful.

Our monkeys are made with upcycled polyester fabric with double-stitched edges and stuffed with PlanetFill® fluff, which is made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. All materials are non-toxic.

They're also machine washable and dryer friendly, and we ship them in eco-friendly packaging!

www.minniesmonkeys.com

 

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