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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Dog Talk #376 (6/21/2014)

Dog Talk (6/21/2014) #376: If you have lost a pet and have ashes you aren’t sure what to do with, you’ll want hear Lisa Brambilla talk about BioUrn, the unique method created to transform your pet’s ashes into a growing tree or bush; Aubrey Fine, a professor at Cal Poly University, talks about philosophical issues in our human-animal interactions in his book OUR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS; Tracie takes a minute to discuss that we need to be aware of “pet food elitism and judgmentalism” and why less expensive pet foods serve a valuable purpose for many people; also, she describes her recent experiences with dog training classes for her newly-adopted Maisie, and how important it is to trust your instincts if a trainer or class doesn’t feel right to you.