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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Leptospirosis, Water-Borne Disease

Dog Talk (10-10-2015) #442: Dr .Sarah Tasse discusses the water-borne disease leptospirosis — how dogs anywhere can pick it up, and the new Idexx SNAP test that can tell a vet right in the clinic if a dog has been exposed; Clea Simon discusses the inspiration behind her feline-themed thriller Kittens Can Kill; Fred Levy speaks about his photographic essay book The Black Dogs Project: Extraordinary Black Dogs and Why We Can’t Forget Them and dispels the common belief that large black dogs in shelters have a harder time getting adopted.