Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 675 consecutive shows.  This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Autism and Companion Animals

Dog Talk (07-11-2015) #429: Vance Malone talks about the inspiration for his short documentary “The Poodle Trainer” which will be featured at the Dog Film Festival October 3rd; Maguerite O’Haire — who teaches courses in human-animal interaction at the Center for the Human Animal Bond — discusses research about autism and companion animals; Alissa Gander explains how her dogs Bogie and Izzy inspired her company Peace Love Paws.