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Cats: From Curious Companion to "Cuddly Killer"

Dec 16, 2016

Are you a cat owner -- a self-described “cat mom” or “cat dad”? If you answered “yes” to that question, then here’s another one for you: Do you let your feline slink around outdoors? 

This hour, we find out why you may want to think twice before granting Whiskers free rein in the wild.

We hear from one of the authors behind the new book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer. We also find out how you can create the purr-fect environment to keep even the most curious of cats entertained indoors.

And later: scritchy-scratchy cat tongues. We find out what researchers at Georgia Tech are learning about this unique part of your cat's body.

GUESTS:

  • Peter Marra - Head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and co-author of Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
  • Caroline Finnegan - Hartford, Connecticut resident who fosters cats
  • Alexis Noel - Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.