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  • 00:31

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #95

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    On today's episode meet Hydrant Club member #36 - Polly Weinstein, also known as mother of Pearl ... a name that has particular relevance since Polly designs, creates and sells fabulous jewelry. It's a role into which she was certainly raised if not born, with a familly that has been central to the jewelry business in Las Vegas and part of downtown for decades. We'll talk with Polly about her views of how Downtown Las Vegas has changed, where she sees things going and most importantly how her life with the lovely standard poodle named Pearl has changed her life.


    Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 00:31

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #93

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    And so it begins ... Temperatures in Las Vegas and much of the Southwest have started climbing into the triple digits. On today's episode a discussion of dealing with the heat - the truth about leaving your dog in the car, keeping your dog cool, and the dangers of hot weather - both for your dog and for you.


    Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 00:16

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #96

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    Abbreviated episode today focusing on the importance of being centered and grounded when working with your dog. As entirely non-verbal creatures, dogs rely entirely on pure primal resources for understanding the world around them. There are, of course, their senses with scent being the primary data source. Soon after are hearing and vision but above all else canis familiaris takes its cues from the energy with which the people and animals around it operate. Having a bad day? Feeling angry? Completely out of sorts? Your dog knows. And if you're already having trouble getting your dog to mind you, chances are unlikely that in this state you'll have any better luck. This is a topic we'll address more deeply in future episodes, but for today a quick hit and some tips.


    Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 00:31

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #92

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    And then there were three. In a "the right puppy always finds us" moment, Cathy has added another canine kid to her personal pack. Today a discussion of addressing social and behavioral development issues that arise when puppies are taken from their mother too early, and how we humans can step into the gap. Also today, meet Hydrant Club member #20, Rae Gallagher, aka Dudley's mom.


    Join Host Cathy Brooks Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about life. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 00:16

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #94

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    Super short installment of our program today - with a jam-packed posse of pups at Hydrant Club, several of which are in for Boot Camp Daycare training, time is short! On today's episode a discussion of aggression in dogs, and what that really means, some signs to look for and how to address them.


    Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 00:27

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #91

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    On today's episode musing on the collision of worlds ... as the Collision Conference comes to downtown Las Vegas and sets up camp (well tents, really) directly across the street from the Hydrant Club. Also discussion of urban canine etiquette - elevators, street corners and cafes.


    Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 00:31

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #90

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    The City of Las Vegas has a wide range of amazing organizations committed to the welfare and well-being of animals lost, abandoned or otherwise seeking forever homes. Adopt-a-Rescue pet is one of them. These organizations work so hard and are always struggling to get the word out and raise money - and of course get animals adopted. For this reason it's particularly important that local folks and businesses support them. On today's episode, we'll talk with Marleen Szalay of Adopt-a-Rescue pet and Nick Fischella of Banger Brewery about a fun upcoming event designed to raise awareness and find some pups some homes. "Paws and Pints" will be taking place on May 18. Join us to learn more


    Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 01:01

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #60

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    Downtown Las Vegas. Once the glimmering glitzy core of Las Vegas nightlife, this downtown area has faced an ongoing battery of challenges. The recent economic downturns hit it particularly hard. Over the years, attempts have been made to revitalize this area, with little change. Now an ambitious new endeavor, galvanized in large part by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, intends to take another run at it ... and this time it may very well work. The Downtown Project, which is slated to have made substantial progress by the time Zappos moves its corporate headquarters to the area in 2013, has its work cut out for it. But if early signs are any indication, this could work. On today's episode several of the players involved in this effort join Cathy live from downtown Las Vegas to discuss.

  • 01:01

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #59

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    It seems that the 2012 political season began ages ago, but this is the time when engines really start to fire. While most eyes glance towards the increasingly combative tones of the Presidential race, an array of state and local battles are heating up as well. One such race is taking place in newly-minted 9th Congressional District in Arizona, where Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is facing a rough road ... among her own party. In today's episode, Cathy speaks with Kyrsten about the state of current politics, the lousy record of our present Congress and how important it is to share your authentic self as part of the poltiical process.
    Also on today's show, Stefanie Michaels, AKA @AdventureGirl seasoned journalist and social media influencer to talk about the evoultion in travel journalism, the impact social media has had on her field and how she unplugs.

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    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #88

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    It's Earth Day - a perfect day to talk about the environment, sustainability, and dogs. Well, maybe just about dogs where this podcast is concerned. On today's episode, a discussion of fence etiquette as it relates to any enclosed space with dogs on one side of the fence and you on the other. What's the proper way to pass by? What's the best way to approach? And if you have to pass through a gate into the space, how do you do that?


    Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

  • 00:16

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #51

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    In today's episode, a recap of the MLOVE conference, a percussion free performance of Cathy's "Shut Up and Breathe" presentation and a quick check-in on the state of things.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.