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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Memoir of Lost Dog’s Extraordinary Journey

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-27-2016) #487: Pauls Toutonghi’s memoir, DOG GONE: A LOST PET’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY AND THE FAMILY WHO BROUGHT HIM HOME touches on the theme that we all may have unhealable wounds; Pat Shipman’s book THE INVADERS: HOW HUMANS AND THEIR DOGS DROVE NEANDERTHALS TO EXTINCTION explores our ancient roots and history with dogs and delves into the idea of “invasive biology”; Dr. Karin Sorenmo, Professor of Oncology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been doing ground-breaking mammary cancer research with a collaborative team of human oncologists, a One Health project funded in part by a grant from the Petco Foundation because it can also save the lives of unspayed pets in shelters