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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Cats vs Dogs in Cancer Research

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-24-2018) #563: Tracie talks to James Gorman — who writes often and in-depth about dogs for the New York Times — about Jim’s recent article (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/science/dog-science-cats.html) posing the question about the inequity in animal medical research, with dogs being used much more frequently; Aimee Gilbreath — Executive Director of Michelson’s Found Animals (https://www.foundanimals.org/)  — announces the 5th annual Saving Pets Challenge, a competition for grants to shelters that has helped to raise over $5 million dollars on the Crowd Rise platform; Steve Feldman, Executive Director of HABRI (the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, https://habri.org/ ), discusses their funding of a University of Georgia research study of the effects of fostering cats on the emotional and mental state of the elderly who live alone.