"Anyone who chains up their dog does not love their pet." - That's the basic summing up of one of the calls to my show tonight.
A Smyrna pitbull owner was arrested for having a chained up dog with open wounds in it's ears.
I'm not a dog owner or particularly a dog lover, but all too often we hear stories about dog owners who lost interest in their pets, it was too much work or they are just neglected.
The laws vary from state to state: http://www.animallaw.info/articles/State%20Tables/tbustetherlaws.htm
In Delaware: Law addresses the design of a tether:
()Outdoor dog houses: tethers shall be attached so that dog cannot become entangled with other objects or come into physical contact with other dogs
()Tether shall be 6 feet long or at least 3 times the length of the dog
()Must allow the dog convenient access to dog house and to food and water
But some say it should never happen, Others call them Militant Animal Read more [...]
What's the least amount of money you could live on daily?
"My dog's food is $18.49 per bag @ the pet store. I think he eats better than me," says one listener.
The local TV station had a news report of an always unconfirmed urban myth that times are so bad seniors have resorted to eating pet food. I find it hard to believe, but awful if true.
Although most people were skeptical about it, it did provide a launching point to have a conversation about eating on a budget.
I once put myself on a budget to eat for $5/day for my wife and myself. Grilled Chicken, Rice, Canned Veggies, Lots of water. We ate well, were working out quite a bit at the time and were in good shape, mentally and physically.
An article from MSN money (http://finances.msn.com/saving-money-tips/6823686) says you can "3 meals plus snacks for $4 a day - Slash grocery bills with a little planning and careful shopping. And no, you're not doomed to eat ramen at every meal."
Jenna says: "Per our budget, for Read more [...]
Two case studies. Two different results. Both Bruce O'Connell and Molly Yun had run ins with the National Park Service telling them to shut their doors. Bruce runs the Pisgah Inn in Asheville, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Molly does the press for Old City Philly's City Tavern. Both businesses are privately run and funded, both have been around for quite some time. During the shutdown in the 90s Pisgah was forced closed while the Tavern remained open. They were both told to shut their doors this week.
O'Connell, in an act of defiance, reopened...for about two hours. That's when the Park Service blocked his driveway, stationed their vehicles and turned away any of his business.
Molly and City Tavern heeded the threats from the park service. Both tell a tale of not blaming the national parks. Both are a cautionary tale of too much government involvement in our own lives. Both can be heard below.
Bruce O'Connell tells Delaware 105.9FM The story of the Pisgah Shutdown: http://delaware1059.com/podcast_download.php?id=71483
Molly Read more [...]
Here's the interview that I did with All Access, to see the whole post http://www.allaccess.com/news-talk-sports/10-questions/archive/16648/10-questions-with-jared-morris
1. How and why did you get into radio in the first place? What drew you to work in radio?
I got into radio because I needed a full time job that was '"creative'"- I broke up with a long time girlfriend and realized that bumming around playing in bands and not making money and living at home wasn't going to help me meet a woman. So I decided to go to college. So I needed a major. Music was my first love, but radio was a close second. I started listening to talk radio at 16 (Art Bell) and it was the only thing that really caught my attention that I thought I could probably make a living at. I had 17 other jobs before radio, and I was miserable at each one of them. What drew me to radio (specifically Art Bell) was that "electric" feeling in the middle of the night. I could sit awake in bed totally alone and feel like Read more [...]
Jared Morris (www.jaredmorris.com) interviews Wretched Radio, Wretched TV host Todd Friel (www.wretchedradio.com) formerly of Way of the Master Radio about “The Bible” on The History Channel. Todd gave “The Bible” and F – find out why.