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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Kate Spicer Discusses Lost Dog: A Love Story

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-04-2020) #669: Featuring Kate Spicer, Audrey Ruple, and Gay Balliet-Perkins. Kate Spicer speaks from London about her memoir LOST DOG: A LOVE STORY; Audrey Ruple invites everyone to sign their dogs up to participate in the Dog Aging Project at Purdue University; Gay Balliet-Perkins talks about the ways we pay tribute to our pets who have passed away in her book THE CELEBRATED PET: HOW AMERICANS MEMORIALIZE THEIR ANIMAL FRIENDS.