Animals Today Radio


AIA’s signature program is its weekly, one-hour radio show, Animals Today.  Produced and hosted by Drs. Kirshner and Spiegel, it currently airs in 30 markets with a potential audience of more than 40 million listeners.   

The show promotes increased respect, compassion and kindness for both domesticated and wild animals.  It provides the latest thinking about animal rights with the goal of educating listeners of all ages about the current status of animals in society and how we can treat them more humanely.  Animals Today emphasizes specific actions listeners can take to help animals locally and around the world.

The show’s hosts conduct interviews on a wide variety of animal-related topics with experts including authors, legislators, and celebrities, such as Bob Barker, Tippi Hedren, as well as frontline animal activists.   Animals Today radio shows have focused on such diverse subjects as preventing dog bites, shark conservation efforts and language and communication research in non-human animals. The show also features timely animal-related news items from around the globe.

AIA operates two websites, and  These websites provide information about its campaigns and activities, its radio show and audio archives, and essays and opinion pieces about animal welfare.

downloadWe are currently seeking  to increase the educational impact of its radio show by expanding the number of markets in which it is aired and increasing the ease with which it can be shared by listeners by converting its archived shows to a YouTube format.  The organization’s websites will be the communication hub for these changes and will expand the opportunities for listener involvement.

Praise for Animals Today, with Dr. Lori Kirshner

"Lori, thank you, and thanks for your great program, and keep up your great work for animals."  Chris Palmer, Wildlife Photographer and author, Shooting in the Wild.

"I thank you so much for this show, Lori, you're a shining light out there - this is spectacularly good and I really appreciate it. The Humane Society of the United States admires you so much in your work and thank you." Dr. John Grandy, Senior VP for Wildlife and Habitat Protection, HSUS.

"I want to thank you for what you do, its a pleasure for me to be on your program, and I'm really glad we can get behind something as positive as this bill..." Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, speaking about pet devocalization ban legislation.

"We greatly appreciate what you're doing to encourage people to think about how they eat and think about how they relate to animals and ultimately to make humane choices." Gene Baur, Co-founder and President, Farm Sanctuary.

"€œLori, thank you for all the work you and Peter do to produce Animals Today. Your show is more than just entertainment, it is a unique and valuable source of information on animal issues worldwide, with vital information as to what caring people may do to improve the lives of animals. I encourage anyone who cares about our nonhuman friends to listen to you."  Steve Hindi, President, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness.