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 #387 (9/13/2014): Remembering Joan Rivers & her love of dogs

Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!)

Dog Talk (9/13/2014) #387: The show is dedicated to Tracie’s godmother Joan Rivers, focusing on Joan’s love of her dogs. The show begins with a eulogy to Joan in the form of Tracie’s 43 years of memories of the many dogs that were part of the family, followed by two previous interviews that Joan did on this NPR show and also on Tracie’s WOR-AM pet talk radio show in 2010. Joan talks about how she “gets no respect” from her dogs, gets some advice about peeing issues from Tracie, and includes some crazy off-the-cuff comments [as only Joan could pull off] about what she did with her Boston Terrier Lulu’s amputated leg and how she wants her ashes to eventually be mixed in with those of all her dogs.