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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Reading to Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-29-2016) #496: Raymond Coppinger discusses his book WHAT IS A DOG? which analyzes the historical adaptation of free-roaming, un-owned dogs and what they reveal about the dogs who live with us; Victoria Wells — the manager of Behavioral Training for the ASPCA — talks about the New York Times article describing their program in which volunteers read to dogs that were otherwise unable to interact with people because of their prior abuse and neglect; Carl Safina discusses his book  BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL, challenging previous ideas about the boundaries between people and nonhuman animals, which personalities and societies and science now shows experience a range of emotions from joy, grief, and jealousy, to anger and love.