Fans know Jon Katz as the former suburbanite who bought a farm in upstate New York to provide a better life for his beloved Border Collies. He and his wife, journalist Paula Span, update us on life at Bedlam Farm, which now includes dogs, sheep, steers and cow, donkeys, a barn cat, a rooster and three hens.


  • Jon Katz Author of six novels and eleven works of nonfiction, he writes columns about dogs and rural life for "Slate" and cohosts an award-winning show, "Dog Talk," on Northeast Public Radio.
  • Paula Span Former longtime Washington Post reporter based in New York. She teaches journalism at Columbia University and is at work on a non-fiction book about adult children with aging parents.

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