Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-FM, 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. NPR Logo

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Discussing Facts & Controversial Ideas in “The Dog Doc”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-14-2020) #666: Featuring Cindy Meehl, Aviva Vincent, and Joshua Leeds. Cindy Meehl, director of “The Dog Doc,” a new documentary about a holistic veterinarian, discusses Tracie’s concerns about some of the facts and controversial ideas in the film; Dr. Aviva Vincent, at Case Western Reserve University, talks about their research into the connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence; Joshua Leeds, a bioacoustic and psychoacoustic researcher in Ashland Oregon, talks about his “Through a Dog’s Ear” recordings, created to calm dogs.