Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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 and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Canines and Childhood Cancer

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (01-23-2016) #457: Amy McCullough has been doing research for the American Humane Association for the “Canines and Childhood Cancer” study, and reports on early conclusions; Donna Lawrence — survivor of vicious dog attack by a pit bull welcomes a badly abused pit bull puppy into her life, who becomes the Hero Dog award winner and star of a movie about them; Shannon Kopp discusses her book POUND FOR POUND: A STORY OF ONE WOMAN’S RECOVERY AND THE SHELTER DOGS WHO LOVED HER BACK TO LIFE” — and how working at a shelter saved her after suffering for years from the mental illness bulimia.