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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Jane Brody on Training her Havanese as Therapy Dog

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (04-30-2016) #470: The New York Times columnist Jane Brody talks about her article describing turning her 16 lb. re-homed Havanese, Max, into an uber therapy dog [“Turning Your Pet Into a Therapy Dog” and  “The Drawbacks of Puppy Love”]; Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., talks about her book ZOOBIQUITY: THE ASTONISHING CONNECTION BETWEEN HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH that she co-wrote with Kathryn Bowers, relaying the similarities between humans and many other animal species; Meena Alagappan is a lawyer who is dedicated to teaching humane principles in schools through HEART, a humane education provider based in New York with offices in Chicago, Indianapolis and Portland Oregon. They teach K-12 students directly and train schoolteachers to implement humane education in their regular curricula.