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Best of Nancy's Bookshelf: Author Mark Cushing on Pet Nation and Deborah Rawlings and Matt Fidler talk pup experiences

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All dogs go to Nancy! An extensive lineup in a rerun of episode #642.

Beginning with Author Mark Cushing on his book Pet Nation and the evolution of America's relationships with pets. Finally, he describes the current situation of pet ownership in America.

Mark Cushing is the founding partner and CEO of the Animal Policy Group and a Stanford honors graduate. He acts as Trustees Counsel for Lincoln Memorial University. In addition, he has served as adjunct faculty and lecturer at Lincoln Memorial University, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of Oregon law school.

Also, Rescue dog owner Deborah Rawlings describes how having a dog changed her life.

NSPR Producer Matt Fidler recounts his experiences becoming a dog owner.

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.