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Jini Palmer is a filmmaker, multi-instrumentalist, and the Digital Media Producer at Town Hall. She is the host of In The Moment, as well as Town Hall’s Science, Civics, and Arts & Culture series podcasts. Prior to joining Town Hall’s program team, she interned on 88.5 KNKX‘s Sound Effect.



Fans of Seattle public radio will recognize Steve Scher from his 28 years as a host, writer, and interviewer with 94.9 KUOW. He has earned a national reputation for his beyond-the-headlines approach to issues, and his intelligent and sensitive interviews with authors, scientists, artists and political leaders.



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Sep 26, 2019

In this week's interview, Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talks with dog cognition expert Alexandra Horowitz about the research surrounding dog behavior. Horowitz delves into the recent history of dog intelligence research and outlines modern methods of understanding how the animals at our sides think and perceive themselves. Horowitz and Scher explore ethical complications surrounding the breeding and ownership of dogs, and navigate strategies of responsible care practices focused on animal rights. Get an insider's look and stay in the know about what's going on in this moment at Town Hall.