Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 11 years with more than 550 consecutive shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires and Radio Cobleskill in upstate New York. DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat.

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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.