hello friends! i am writing you, appropriately, with my dogs laying their heads on my lap. it's an amazing feeling. i don't live with my dogs anymore, but i share custody with their mom since we broke up and when she goes out of town, i stay with them and we have a blast. anyway, they're big dogs and they're rescues. they've brought their mom and me more joy than you can imagine. on the show today, i have a quick conversation with dr. ellen jefferson form austin pets alive!. i was asked to be in their "music and mutts" campaign and after i did the photo shoot, dr. jefferson asked me if i would want a tour of the facility. i did. i was touched and amazed by the hard work put in by all of the staff and volunteers and what they were able to pull off being funded by the community. i invited dr. jefferson over to explain what austin pets alive! does and what we, as a community can do to keep austin a "no-kill" city and what you can do to make your city a "no kill" city. check it out. go to austinpetsalive.org to find out how YOU can get involved.
my guest for episode 290 is singer/songwriter, jess klein! jess was on the show a couple of years ago when she released, behind a veil. well, she's just released her toughest album to date, learning faith. the album was inspired by klein's relentless quest for spritual truth. the album's sound and subject matter are her toughest to date. jess stopped by and we talked about the album, being inspired by protesting along side wendy davis last summer, romance, touring, staying inspired and much, much more. she's out on tour of the southeast right now! check out jessklein.com to get the record and to find out when she's coming to a town near you! jess and i always have entertaining conversations. i hope you enjoy it as much as i did. let's get down!