Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, 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. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Dog Talk #392 (10-20-2014)

Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!)

Dog Talk (10-20-2014) #392: Mary Peng from the International Center for Veterinary Services in Beijing explains the recent rabies cull of five thousand “loosely owned village dogs” in Southern China where there had been five human fatalities from dog bites — and describes the differences in this disease transmission between countries like the United States and Great Britain where rabies in dogs is practically unknown because of vaccination — and China, where dogs are the only carriers of rabies and thousands of people a year die from exposure; L.A. Kornetsky talks about her latest “Gin and Tonic” mystery, DOG HOUSE, and the dog and cat who are prominent characters; Dr. Nick Dodman, renowned animal behaviorist professor at Tufts University, is heading up the new non-profit Center for Canine Behavior Studies, the primary purpose of which is to reduce the number of dogs relinquished to shelters by studying dog/owner personality matches and identify and manage incompatibility to keep dogs in their homes.