Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they’re akin to children. It’s a role that’s changed repeatedly and drastically since these animals ran wild centuries ago, and it’s come with a fundamental shift in how we view companion animals: from property to near-personhood. “Science” journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

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  • David Grimm Author, "Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs"; Deputy News Editor, "Science"

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Yes, There's A Cat Named Kojo

D.C. resident Jason Szanyi named his cat (above) after Kojo Nnamdi. He writes “Kojo (the cat) is just as much of a fan of the show and regularly hangs out in the kitchen with me when the show is on.”

Kojo The Cat

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