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Topical Currents

What’s A Dog For? The Age-Old Connection With Humans

01/29/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents examines the unique relationship between humans and dogs.  Descended from the wolf, dogs were utilitarian working animals the developed into loved family members.  We’ll visit with New York Magazine editor John Homans, who was inspired to write about his Lab-mix dog stella.  His book WHAT’S A DOG FOR: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy and Politics of Man’s Best Friend.


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