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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Just because you like jazz…doesn’t mean your pet does too. Today: how animals interact with human sound environments – including those that might be harmful. And, gather Fluffy ‘round the radio, for a sampling of music made specifically for cats. Plus, a live acoustic performance from Texan rock trio Girl in a Coma.

Species-Specific Music

It’s been said that over time a pet and its owner will come to resemble one another. But just because you like Guns N Roses – it doesn’t mean your pet likes GNR too. Researchers have lately determined that animals are marching to the beat of their own drum. The animal psychologist Charles Snowdon joins us today to explain how animals interact with human sound environments – including those that might be harmful. And, we hear music specifically made for cats.

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Girl in a Coma: In Studio

San Antonio-based trio Girl in a Coma takes their name from The Smiths’ song “Girlfriend in a Coma” – but their Texas-influenced indie rock sound is all their own. They join us in the Soundcheck studio to play an acoustic set of songs from their latest album, the Joan Jett-approved “Exits and All the Rest.”

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Gig Alert: Emerson String Quartet

The renowned Emerson String Quartet plays late quartets by Mozart and Beethoven at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday night. Download the first movement of Mozart’s Quartet in D.

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