June 24 2017 – Dr Scott Pliskin, Mahan Animal Clinic and Dr Felicia Coleman, Director of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory


Dr. Felicia Coleman is a marine ecologist with primary research interests in species interactions and habitat use. She talks with Brien about these interests which extend to examining how science is incorporated in policies that affect the management and conservation of marine organisms and space. She has served on several federal marine resource committees, including the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the GMFMC Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee. She also has served on National Academy Research Council committees on Marine Protected Areas, on the use of Best Available Science in Fisheries Management, and on a panel evaluating the sustainability of field stations and marine laboratories. She also provided testimony at a Congressional Briefing on Coastal Resiliency. She is an Aldo Leopold Conservation Fellow and a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. Dr. Coleman is currently director of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory.

Tallahassee’s Veterinarian Dr. Scott Pliskin talks with Brien about his care for the health and comfort of the patient, and the satisfaction and education of the client. The Mahan Animal Clinic was founded in 1998, and Dr. Pliskin took over sole ownership in 2000. Since its founding, he has striven for exemplary care and service. His staff treats you and your pet like family from the moment you walk in the door, and always ensure that you are well informed about your pet’s care and comfortable with the decisions being made. He and his staff aim to offer your pet the very best care available, and is willing to do whatever necessary to make sure your pet is comfortable. They provide a variety of services including medical, boarding, and providing supplies.

Attorney and contributor Billy Wohlisfer talks with Brien about the MEDICAL CANNABIS legislation that was passed in Special Session on June 9, 2017, as “SB 8A.”