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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Discussion and Reading with Ann Patchett

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-04-2017) #510: The Ann Patchett show! The much-lauded (and Tracie’s adored) novelist fills the entire show reading canine selections from her amazing book of essays entitled THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE. Patchett discusses choosing dogs over babies as a lifestyle decision, the special qualities of her late dog Rose, her unflappable current dog Sparky, the blog of the Shop Dogs (parnassusmusing.net/category/shop-dog-diaries/page/2/) of her bookstore Parnassus in Nashville, her new novel COMMONWEALTH (set partially in Amagansett) and the admission of how she acquired Rose at a dog fair by snatching her from the arms of a small blonde deaf girl wearing a tutu that matched the tutu on her Labrador Retriever.