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Cowboys, Green Beans and Jaguars

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In this hour, a severely stuttering child years later becomes the world's premier jaguar expert. Plus, a Texas tale of moon pies and bedazzlers; the surprising story of a Harlem man who ends up at a rodeo in Oregon; and one father's way of coping with a son who loves the color pink. Scroll down for extras!

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A severely stuttering child finds solace in speaking to animals.

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A little girl's self esteem is challenged when cast in an unfavorable role in the school musical.

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A comedian from New York City cannot buck his love for the rodeo.

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A three year old’s pink birthday wish makes a man consider the kind of father that he wants to be.

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Alan Rabinowitz

A severely stuttering child finds solace in speaking to animals.

Alan tracking jaguars in Brazil. Photo courtesy Steve Winters/National Geographic.

Alan with a jaguar. Photo courtesy Steve Winters/Panthera.

 

Faye Lane

A little girl’s self esteem is challenged when cast in an unfavorable role in the school musical.

The beauty shop Faye grew up in. Photo courtesy Faye Lane.

 

James Braly

A three year old’s pink birthday wish makes a man consider the kind of father that he wants to be.

Oliver’s infamous pink bicycle. Photo courtesy James Braly.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Karmix – Sabhyata 

Bill Frisell - Struggle Part 2 - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Ry Cooder - Get Rhythm - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Ry Cooder - Let’s Have A Ball - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

The Drift – Smoke Falls - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify