Coming up on Connections: Friday, May 19th

May 19, 2017

First hour: Unleashed: The Pet Show

Second hour: The College of Collectible Knowledge

During this month's episode of Unleashed, we focus on two themes: animal advocacy and animal safety. Proposed legislation in Albany would make it a felony to kill or cause serious physical injury to a police work dog or police work horse. We'll hear from State Senator Catharine Young on why she sponsored "Mitchell's Law," and what she hopes it will accomplish. Then, an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die in fires each year, with most succumbing to smoke inhalation. Some local fire departments are now better equipped to help reduce that number. Invisible Fence of Upstate New York recently donated pet oxygen masks to the Warsaw and Castile Fire Departments. It's part of the company's "Project Breathe" program, which aims to provide every fire station in the U.S. and Canada with pet oxygen masks. We'll talk to the assistant chief of the Warsaw Fire Department about how local firefighters will use these life-saving devices. Plus, veterinarian Dr. John Sampson from Greece Animal Hospital, and Rebecca Lohnes, behavior and training manager at Lollypop Farm, are in studio to answer questions about pet health and behavior. Our guests:

  • Dr. John Sampson, BVM&S, veterinarian at Greece Animal Hospital
  • Rebecca Lohnes, behavior and training manager at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester
  • Adam Richter, assistant chief and public information officer for the Warsaw Fire Department 

Then in our second hour, the College of Collectible Knowledge is back, just in time for WXXI's fifth annual Antiques Appraisal event on Saturday. The College of Collectible Knowledge is our version of Antiques Roadshow...on the radio. Our guests will answer listeners' questions about their treasures, we'll preview the upcoming event, and we'll talk about what's hot and trending in the antiques world. In studio:

  • Jack Wanderman, owner of Jack Wanderman and Associates 
  • Nikolaus Wanderman, Jack’s son and partner in Jack Wanderman and Associates 
  • Yvonne Jordan, owner of Shop 15 Antiques and Vintage