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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Running Marathons Blind With Guide Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-12-2018) #570: Featuring Thomas Panek, Arin Greenwood, and Kim Brophey. Thomas Panek, CEO of Guiding Eyes (guidingeyes.org), talks about the first Wag-a-thon (https://give.guidingeyes.org/wag-a-thon), a virtual marathon everyone can do on their own during the month of May, which is a fund-raiser to offset the costs of the service dogs provided for free at Guiding Eyes for the Blind — and Thomas’ own experiences as a blind man running in actual marathons with his guide dog; Arin Greenwood’s futuristic novel YOUR ROBOT DOG WILL DIE imagines a future in which dogs have been outlawed; Kim Brophey’s book MEET YOUR DOG divides breeds of dogs into categories that suggest the kind of dog that will best suit your personality and lifestyle.