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. 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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Her Heart Dog Novel

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-21-2021) #715: Featuring Pam Houston, Mike Gould, and Stacy LeBaron. Pamela Houston reads from her “auto-fiction” novel Sighthound, about an Irish Wolfhound who was her magnificent “heart dog” in real life; Mike Gould was a founding member of the NYC Police Department K-9 unit and went from there to create Hounds Town USA, a doggy daycare in Pt. Jefferson, which expanded to franchises across Long Island and the country; Stacy LeBaron discusses her Community Cats Podcast series of upcoming educational online conferences.