Mikel Maria Delgado is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and worked as a full time Cat Behavior Specialist at the San Francisco SPCA for several years before co-founding Feline Minds. She has been interviewed for Cat Fancy, the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and the Huffington Post and has done presentations on cat behavior at the Bay Area Pet Fair and the Exploratorium Museum of Science. Mikel is currently a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley in the Psychology Department, where she studies animal behavior, and human-pet relationships. She has presented research on the welfare of laboratory pigeons, human attitudes about domestic cats, learning in zebrafish and pigeons, and emotions and decision making in squirrels at several academic conferences. She served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants for four years, and is a former Co-Chair of their Cat Division. Mikel also co-runs the website Food Puzzles For Cats. She lives in Berkeley with her boyfriend and their two rescue cats.
Richard “Rich” Hall is an American comedian, writer, and musician, who became popular in the United Kingdom, regularly appearing on panel shows. He has created and starred in several series for the BBC, including comedies with Mike Wilmot, and documentaries often concerning cinema of the United States. Hall has also maintained a successful stand-up comedy career, as both Otis T. Crenshaw and himself. A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown broadcasts live from the fictional IBBC network in Washington to the whole of the United States. Rich and his producer Nick Doody take calls from every corner of the United States to hear the concerns of voters, offering their take on the issues troubling the American electorate.
Later, David is joined by American economist and stand-up comedian Yorum Bauman. Bauman bills himself as the “world’s first and only stand-up economist.”
Ten states will be voting on marijuana reform this Tuesday despite the Obama administration’s decision to keep marijuana as a schedule one drug alongside LSD and heroin. California voters will decide on Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalizing possession of one ounce of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Californians will be allowed to grow up to six plants a year. And the sale of marijuana for recreational use would be taxed and regulated.
For more on this we are joined by Dr. Stanton Glantz who is often called the Ralph Nader of the anti-tobacco movement. Dr. Glantz opposes Prop 64. He’s written four books including The Cigarette Papers and is also a professor at the school of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Glantz believes tobacco and marijuana have similar chemical profiles, and that as we move towards legalization of marijuana we need to regulate it more like tobacco and less like alcohol.
Comedian & Political Satirist Barry Crimmins on Trump’s sexual allegations, Bill Clinton’s scandals, Bernie Sanders, Obama’s character, the passing of Sidney Sheinberg, and the moral dilemma of whether or not David would ever have on someone who has been accused of sexual assault. Barry is the author of “Never Shake Hands With A War Criminal” and the subject of the documentary “Call Me Lucky.” Today’s podcast is brought to you by zipcar.com – earn $25 of free driving credit at www.joinzipcar.com/
Howie Klein on Bob Dylan, sugar lobbyists, Jill Stein, and recent sexual allegations toward Trump. Howie writes for the Down With Tyranny! blog. Today’s podcast is brought to you by fresh books.com – get a 30-Day Free Trial at www.gofreshbooks.com/DavidFeldmanShow. Subscribe to our show on iTunes. More at www.davidfeldmanshow.com.
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