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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Fiction Trumps Reality of Cats with Bird Flu Virus

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-28-2017) #509: Neil Abramson, author of JUST LIFE, discusses how fiction can trump reality when right now stray cats with the bird flu virus are being quarantined in shelters across New York City, echoing his novel’s plot involving the city’s reaction when dogs are suspected of carrying a zoonotic disease; Nick Newbold and his French Bulldog, Charlie, are best pals of designer Marc Jacob’s Bulldog Neville, whose life is chronicled in Nick’s book NEVILLE JACOBS: I’M MARC’S DOG; Laurel Braitman discusses the emotional state of animals and what it says about human mental states in ANIMAL MADNESS: HOW ANXIOUS DOGS, COMPULSIVE PARROTS AND ELEPHANTS IN RECOVERY HELP US.