Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WPPB-Peconic Public Broadcasting, 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. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE.

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Discussing Influence of Kate DiCamillo’s Books

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-18-2020) #671: Featuring Ann Patchett and Kate DiCamillo. A show inspired by Ann Patchett’s New York Times essay about the power of the books of award-winning children’s book author Kate DiCamillo, which “changed Ann’s life.” Tracie and Ann have a 3-way conversation with Kate about her books BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, (from which she reads the first two chapters) THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE and a lively 3-way conversation about the creative process — along with the theme of Patchett’s essay, which is why grown-ups need to read books for young people and embrace reading aloud to all ages.