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. 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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Senior Dog Sanctuary

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-10-2021) #709: Featuring Zina Goodin, Kelly Conaboy, and Debbie Phillips. Zina Goodin talks about creating Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary in Juliet, Tennessee with her husband, Michael, and her book about it, Homecoming Tales: 15 Inspiring Stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary; Kelly Conaboy reads from her funny memoir, The Particulars of Peter: Dance Lessons, DNA Tests, and Other Excuses to Hang Out with My Perfect Dog; Debbie Phillips is Editor-in-Chief of Petfood Industry/Petfood Forum and talks about whether pet adoption numbers are truly high during Covid-19 and how that affects pet food demand.