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Wild Kingdom: Animal Music From Louisiana

Gregg Goldman

If this week's show doesn't bring out the animal in you, consult a doctor. You may be a vegetable... or a mineral... or a big block of cheese.

This is the time of year when pet lovers take their animals to church, when Lions and Tigers and Cardinals and Falcons take to the field, and when we turn to Louisiana songs about animals.

We've got birds, bees, a monkey, a horse, and even a cheetah. Yes, there are cheetahs in Louisiana. But the potholes slow them down.

So mark your territory and pick up our scent. Click LISTEN and enjoy.


We've put together a playlist for today's show that you can download and take with you to your record store. Many of the cuts heard on the program are available to stream to your computer or handheld device.


Listeners sent us pics of their favorite animals and they are not to be missed. You've got to see Bella the poodle and the comedy team of Maximus and Spratacus. Visit us at for this and much more about the program.

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Gwen Thompkins is a New Orleans native, NPR veteran and host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, where she brings to bear the knowledge and experience she amassed as senior editor of Weekend Edition, an East Africa correspondent, the holder of Nieman and Watson Fellowships, and as a longtime student of music from around the world.