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TALKING ANIMALS: EXTINCTION/TRUMP BORDER WALL
Is it possible to bring back animals that went extinct? Plus -- what will happen to some animal populations if President Donald Trump does build his infamous wall? CBS News Correspondent Sam Litzinger finds out on this week's Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: BABOONS/COURTROOM DOGS
Researchers are studying the link between baboon sounds and the development of human language. Sam Litzinger learns more. Plus -- a dog helping children in their time of need. CBS's Barry Peterson has this touching story on this week's Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: HERO DOGS/AGING ANIMALS
What does it take to be a hero dog -- a canine companion to war veterans. Chip Reid finds out. Plus -- Sam Litzinger learns more about the Silver Muzzle Cottage -- Michigan's only hospice for aging animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: SHARK TRACKING WITH OCEARCH
The shark tracking and research organization Ocearch has launched an expedition along the shores of Montauk, on New Yorks Long Island -- where group of explorers will begin focusing their research on tagging juvenile white sharks. Plus -- are animals self aware? Sam Litzinger learns more on this week's Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: FERAL HOGS/ DOGS IN NURSING HOMES
The feral hog population is becoming a hog-sized problem in Texas. Don Champion has the story. Plus - Sam Litzinger learns more about Happy Tails -- a program that provides the elderly with a four legged companion - for a couple of hours.
TALKING ANIMALS: DOGS V POACHERS/ANIMAL TESTING
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are trying find alternatives to animal testing. Sam Litzinger learns more. Plus -- in South Africa dogs are being trained to sniff out poachers. CBS's Debora Patta reports.
TALKING ANIMALS: D.C BIRDS/ EUTHANIZING
Sam Litzinger learns more about Washington D.C's Lights Out Program - which was launched to keep birds from flying into windows. Plus -- it is never easy to put an animal down. Psychology Today's Adam Clark weighs in on when it is most appropriate to euthanize animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: PIT BULLS
There's a program in San Antonio, Texas that is helping pit bulls shed their bad dog image. Sam Litzinger features Omar Villafranca's piece on this week's Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: ZOO --  NATURAL DISASTERS/FROGS
How do zookeepers prepare animals for natural disasters? Plus - a look a one man's mission to prevent frogs from drowning in pools. Sam Litzinger features pieces from Weijia Jiang and Adriana Diaz on this week's "Talking Animals."
TALKING ANIMALS: PERDUE CHICKEN/GIBRALTAR MONKEYS
Consumers are asking companies to kill chickens as humanely as possible. Sam Litzinger has more on Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: WORLD EUTHANASIA BAN
Taiwan has banned the euthanasia of stray animals. Now -- shelters around the world are trying to follow suit. Sam Litzinger reports.
TALKING ANIMALS:K-9 MEDAL OF COURAGE/DOG PARKERS
Hundreds of military dogs are deployed overseas to help the United States military. To honor their service to their country -- these canine veterans are nominated for the American Humane Lois Pope LIFE K-9 Medal of Courage. Chip Reid spends some time with one of the hero dogs. Plus -- Sam Litzinger learns more about the Dog Parker -- which provides your dog with a comfortable and safe place when you go into a store that does not allow pets.
TALKING ANIMALS: ANIMALS ACCOMMODATIONS/DOG NOSES
Traveling can be stressful -- especially for animals. New York's JFK Airport is now accommodating its four-legged travelers. Sam Litzinger has the story. Plus - a dog's nose is not just for smelling. Martha Teichner learns more.
TALKING ANIMALS:DOLPHINS/ANIMAL ORGANS
An average of 22 people die in America every day while waiting for organ transplants. A group of researchers affiliated with Harvard University hope to eventually change that statistic by using organs from cloned pig cells. Plus -- human interaction with dolphins may soon become regulated. Sam Litzinger features Carter Evans' piece on this week's Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: ADOPTION APPS/VETERANS
There seems to be an app for everything -- including finding the perfect pet. Kenneth Craig has the story. Plus -- military veterans have found a new way to cope with life after service -- by scuba diving. Mark Strassmann reports.Sam Litzinger features these pieces on this week's "Talking Animals."
TALKING ANIMALS: OYSTER BOOM
The oyster population is thriving -- mostly because the human population finds them so delicious. Sam Litzinger features Faith Salie's piece. Plus -- there is now an organization dedicated to helping the dogs left behind after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
TALKING ANIMALS: WHALES IN NYC
Whales in New York City? Find out on Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: KILLER WHALES - PANDAS
Researchers are chasing whales off the coast of Antarctica - as climate change continues to impact the environment. Mark Phillips reports. Plus -- Sam Litzinger finds out why pandas are black and white
TALKING ANIMALS: CALIFORNIA CONDORS/SEA TURTLES
What can humans do to protect the California condor population? Plus -- sea turtles appear to be swimming away from extinction. Sam Litzinger reports on this week's "Talking Animals."
TALKING ANIMALS: HUMAN NOISE POLLUTION/WORKPLACE DOGS
How is human noise pollution impacting an animal's environment? Plus -- How would you feel about seeing a dog in the work place? Sam Litzinger finds out on this week's Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: PRAIRIE DOGS
Did you know prairie dogs have their own language? Sam Litzinger learns more about these rural rodents. Plus -- a look at how shelter dogs are helping kids who can't seem to stay out of trouble.
TALKING ANIMALS: BEES/PARROT MIMICS EMOTIONS
What is happening to the bee population? CBS's Mark Strassmann finds out. Plus -- Sam Litzinger learns more about a parrot from New Zealand that can mimic emotions.
TALKING ANIMALS: OBESE ANIMALS/BALD EAGLE
Obesity is a problem in America -- but not just among humans. Plus -- some good news for our national bird. Sam Litzinger features pieces from Don Dahler and Chip Reid on this week's Talking Animals.
TALKING ANIMALS: GUIDE DOGS
With the help of IBM Watson - more and more guide dog hopefuls are graduating to full fledged service animals. Don Dahler reports. Plus -- it is important for your pet to get exercise -- and now -- they have their own gym. Sam Litzinger reports.
TALKING ANIMALS: GUIDE DOGS/SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS
An airport can be a stressful place to navigate - especially if you can't see. Sam Litzinger learns more about a program that is training puppies to be airport guide dogs. Plus -- Ben Tracy shares a heartwarming story about a special needs puppy who found a new forever home.
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Podcast Details
Started
Feb 16th, 2017
Latest Episode
Nov 16th, 2017
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
75
Avg. Episode Length
6 minutes

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