The Guide Dog and the Cat — BBC Ouch

BBC's Ouch is one of the very best English-language podcasts in the world.The episodes are intelligent, upbeat, and honest. I could tell you that I am sure you will enjoy them.  I could tell you all kinds of things.  But - it is really better if you listen to it and decide for yourself.I've been listening to it for 3 years.   I dig back a few years and always find gold in the earlier podcasts.  This is a good one to start your podcast binging:  "Me and the Guide dog went into lockdown so I got a cat".  You will find many more podcasts like this on their website.   ~ Dorothy K Dean Listen to this podcast.  That's the action we recommend.What are you doing as you are Safe at Home?  What is your favorite podcast of any kind?  Your favorite book right now?  What about online videos (kittens and puppies are welcome)?  We'll post a list. Photo:  K. Mitch Hodge on...
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MKE Hilton Throws Out Woman & Seeing Eye Dog

The woman, we will call "Mary", arranged in advance with the Hilton.  The Hilton knew she would arrive with her companion, we will call "Dakota".   Dakota is a service dog, also called a seeing-eye dog.Everything was fine.  Until she arrived.  Then a manager blew up when he saw Dakota.  He yelled at Mary, refused to look at her paperwork for Dakota, and threw her out of the hotel.  He called the police and forced her to wait outside.  She had to find another hotel and pay a premium for a last-minute booking. This is ignorance. This is discrimination.  This is illegal. This incident (and others like it) is why we speak to groups about civil rights.  We explain what civil rights for people with disabilities mean.  We talk about service animals and how they differ from "comfort" animals.  We explain how this intersects with attacks on Medicare and Medicaid; voting rights, fair housing, access to public spaces, how discrimination blocks millions of...
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