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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Exploring Unexpected Emotions in Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-01-2016) #492: Director Gabriella Russell’s film “Dogs: Guilty of Jealousy” was a student film that explores reactions and emotions that dogs were not believed to have; Susan Weidel is the lady who adopted Little Red, one of the Michael Vick fighting dogs seen in the movie “The Champions,” and she talks about the three years she went to Best Friends in Utah to volunteer before her adoption application could be considered — and she had to bring all five of her dogs from Wyoming to meet Little Red before she became part of their family; Stephanie Mattera talks about the Alliance for NYC’s Animals (the beneficiary of the New York Dog Film Festival, the Petco Foundation-funded mobile adoption van that will be at the theater, and the Wheels of Hope, helping 150 NYC rescue groups.