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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K9 Disaster Relief Formed Post 9/11

Dog Talk (06-06-2015) #424: Frank Shane formed K9DisasterRelief.org after being at Ground Zero with his therapy dog Nikie to help rescue workers deal with their emotions and is often at the 9-11 memorial museum; Deborah Lutz’s beautiful book THE BRONTE CABINET: Three Lives in Nine Objects looks at the Bronte sisters as seen through their objects, in Emily’s case the brass collar of her much loved (yet heavily abused) dog; Henry Colucci runs CATS INC, a pet food pantry for low-income pet owners in Las Vegas; Tracie reads a letter from Adam, a veterinary student in Great Britain.