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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Challenges of New Baby When You Have a Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-11-2017) #511: Genevieve Frederick, the President and Founder of Pets of the Homeless, runs this national organization where people in need in 26 states can access free dog food and be connected to veterinary care and others can donate; new mother Corey Smith, the Director of Companion Animal Public Policy at the Humane Society of the U.S. talks about the challenge of having a baby when you already have a dog, describing it as the “ultimate clash of species,” encouraging new parents to just power through it and “don’t let perfect get in the way of good;” Randy Rubin is the founder of Crypton fabrics [and the William Wegman designed dog beds they make] and discusses her company’s “all American success story.”