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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Farm Animal Welfare: Shop With Your Heart

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-05-2016) #497: Daisy Freund, Director of Farm Animal Welfare for the ASPCA, recently launched a campaign for farm animal welfare called Shop With Your Heart, which encourages mindful purchasing decisions by choosing animal products that come with third-party verified certifications — Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane and/or Global Animal Partnership; Meg Rosoff calls from England to talk about her delightful novel, JONATHAN UNLEASHED; Kathy Hooks is the Employment Director of Daybreak — a nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, outreach programs, and transitional housing to youth who are experiencing homelessness in Dayton, Ohio — along with their own bakery that employs some of these young people to produce Lindy & Company healthy dog treats, with 100% of the proceeds going towards sheltering street youth.