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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Role of Animals in Many Cultures

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-25-2017) #551: John Bradshaw speaks from England about his book, THE ANIMALS AMONG US: HOW PETS MAKE US HUMAN, which includes many fascinating historical facts about the role of animals in many cultures, including a tribe in which women suckled puppies and baby monkeys!; Sandi Laird from Operation Kindness in Dallas — which was the beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival there — talks about having gotten nine puppies adopted right at the theater; Peter Zheutlin discusses his book RESCUED: WHAT SECOND-CHANCE DOGS TEACH US ABOUT LIVING WITH PURPOSE, LOVING WITH ABANDON, AND FINDING JOY IN THE LITTLE THINGS.