Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WPPB-Peconic Public Broadcasting, 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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Barack Obama’s Photographer Discusses Hope, Never Fear

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-28-2019) #655: Featuring Callie Shell, Sara Driscoll, and Colin Butcher. Callie Shell was Barack Obama’s photographer from his early days in Chicago right to the White House and her book of photos and commentary, HOPE, NEVER FEAR, are beautiful reminders of a much finer time in these United States (when there was even a dog or two in the White House!); Ann Vanderlaan [as her nom de plume “Sara Driscoll”] talks about her newest canine thriller NO MAN’S LAND; Colin Butcher speaks from England about his adventures as a detective who trained a canine partner, a Spaniel able to “scent match” and identify individual missing cats in MOLLY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMAZING DOG WHO RESCUES CATS.