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Ask the Vets: Local veterinarians take listeners' pet questions

Cheryl Beck rolls her dog Anna in a stroller as she walks down Boylston St. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cheryl Beck rolls her dog Anna in a stroller as she walks down Boylston St. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for March 16. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The community is still reeling from Tuesday's news that Monica Cannon-Grant, a well-known activist and organizer, has been indicted – along with her husband – for alleged misuse of the money raised by the non-profit she founded, Violence in Boston. Cannon-Grant first started getting serious attention for her efforts after organizing a march from Roxbury to Boston Common in 2017, and regularly drew thousands to demonstrations and protests over the last five years. We discuss Cannon-Grant's impact on Boston and the significance of the indictment with Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker.
  • Pet owners know that the dogs and cats and gerbils and fish in our lives are more than just animals we live with: they're family. And we want to take care of them as well as we possibly can. Two veterinarians join us to take your pet-related questions. The first is Dr. Indu Mani, an associate vet at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital and chief scientific officer at Brief Media, a publication for fellow vets. She's also a current bioethics fellow at Harvard Medical School. And also joining us is Dr. Monica Mansfield, a vet at Medway Animal Hospital and president-elect of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Regardless of how you feel about our current moment, with COVID restrictions loosening, people are getting back out into the world face to face. But after years of continued isolation, it can be hard to reconnect and meet new friends. So today we’re revisiting a conversation we had with the Boston Globe's Billy Baker, who at 40, was given an assignment to “write about how middle-aged men have no friends." He wrote about his journey to finding out why this happens, and to reconnect with his friends, in his 2021 memoir "We Need To Hang Out."

This program aired on March 16, 2022. The audio for this program is not available.

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