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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Social Media Sensation: WeRateDogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-06-2018) #591: Featuring Matt Nelson, Dr. Patrick Mahaney, and Hillary Rosen. Matt Nelson talks about how he accidentally created the Instagram sensation, WeRateDogs; Dr. Patrick Mahaney tells the story of Arbuckle, an obese Beagle who was rescued at 116 lbs. by the non-profit A Purposeful Rescue in Los Angeles, has been cared for by Patrick, and now is owned by his client Jane Lynch, which has helped make Arbuckle a social media celebri-dog. Tracie talks to Hillary Rosen, who founded A Purposeful Rescue and discusses how she is drawn to the “ones nobody else wants.”