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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British View of the Human-Canine Bond

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-22-2020) #702: Featuring Simon Garfield, Jeff Allen, and Mirah Horowitz. Simon Garfield speaks from London with a British view of the human-canine bond in his new book, Dog’s Best Friend: The Story of an Unbreakable Bond; Jeff Allen, co-founder of Monkeys House Dog Hospice and Sanctuary discusses the book he wrote about it, Where Dogs Go to Live! Inspiring Stories of Hospice Dogs Living in the Moment; Mirah Horowitz speaks from Hawaii, where she runs the shelter that sent 300 of the 650 pets on the “Paws Across the Pacific” rescue flight, getting the animals to adoptive homes on the U.S. mainland.