dogs http://kalw.org en Oakland kids find confidence reading to Fido http://kalw.org/post/oakland-kids-find-confidence-reading-fido <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At almost any given library, you will find parents and librarians sharing books with children. At Oakland’s Lakeview branch, it isn't the adults who are reading out loud, it’s the kids — and to an audience you might not expect.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:17:54 +0000 Violet Angell 38640 at http://kalw.org Oakland kids find confidence reading to Fido Is it love? The relationship between dogs and humans http://kalw.org/post/it-love-relationship-between-dogs-and-humans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s the emotional connection between dogs and humans? </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chris Hoff explored that relationship with Amy Cook. She is a researcher in dog cognition in the Psychology Department of </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berkeley and has trained dogs for 20 years.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:37:19 +0000 Chris Hoff 33199 at http://kalw.org Is it love? The relationship between dogs and humans Taking America back from the dogs: Interview with 'Slate' columnist Farhad Manjoo http://kalw.org/post/taking-america-back-dogs-interview-slate-columnist-farhad-manjoo <p></p><p>Writer Farhad Manjoo skewers modern American dog culture in a <em>Slate</em> column titled <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/life/a_fine_whine/2013/05/i_hate_dogs_they_re_lounging_in_our_offices_and_licking_us_at_our_cafes.html">“No, I Do Not Want to Pet Your Dog.”</a> Manjoo sat down with KALW’s Liz Pfeffer to expand on his views about irresponsible dog ownership and the overabundance of canine companions in restaurants, coffee shops and even the gym.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:36:14 +0000 Liz Pfeffer 33198 at http://kalw.org Taking America back from the dogs: Interview with 'Slate' columnist Farhad Manjoo How San Francisco’s economy has gone to the dogs http://kalw.org/post/how-san-francisco-s-economy-has-gone-dogs <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:10:27 +0000 Casey Miner 33195 at http://kalw.org How San Francisco’s economy has gone to the dogs Give me shelter, San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/give-me-shelter-san-francisco <p></p><p>A lot of things make San Francisco a unique city -- and one is the sheer number of dogs. &nbsp;There are more dogs than there are children. &nbsp;Something like 120,000 canines inhabit this metropolis, and thousands of those dogs are dropped off at local shelters each year. &nbsp;Lost, abandoned, orphaned or mistreated by former owners.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Alyssa Kapnik 27638 at http://kalw.org Give me shelter, San Francisco