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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How Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Compound Became a Haven for Rescue Pups

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-22-2020) #663: Featuring Tamira Thayne, Ingrid Newkirk, and Barby Keel. Tamira Thayne wrote the book IT WENT TO THE DOGS: HOW MICHAEL VICK’S DOGFIGHTING COMPOUND BECAME A HAVEN FOR RESCUE PUPS, about the extraordinary efforts she made to buy the house that Michael Vick made infamous, then turned it into a place of good deeds for dogs, and also talks about her own publishing company for books related to any sort of animal; Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of PETA, discusses her book ANIMALKIND: REMARKABLE DISCOVERIES ABOUT ANIMALS AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW THEM COMPASSION and whether she has regrets about the disruptive techniques she advocated on behalf of animal rights decades ago; from England, Barby Keel discusses her book GABBY: THE LITTLE DOG THAT HAD TO LEARN TO BARK, and the multi-species sanctuary she runs where Gabby found a safe haven.