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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Developing a Vaccine to Prevent Cancer

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-04-2018) #582: Featuring Stephen Johnston, Jen Deane, and Rick Rothman. Dr Stephen Johnston from Arizona State University is a scientific inventor who is part of a team that has developed a revolutionary vaccine that might be able to prevent cancer and is being tested on dogs, as described in Scientific American [scientificamerican.com/article/a-shot-against-cancer-slated-for-testing-in-massive-dog-study]; Jen Deane from Pit Sisters in Jacksonville, Florida, has placed pit-bull type dogs from shelters in six different state, county and federal correctional systems, including one facility for juveniles, with funding from Animal Farm Foundation and the National Canine Research Council, and they are changing lives on both ends of the leash; Dr. Rick Rothman, co-founder of the East End Veterinary Center in Riverhead, New York, talks about the history of the concept of having 24/7 critical care and emergency facilities for animals, and how to know when and how you need to go to such a facility with your pet.