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. 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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Sending Gift Cards to Pet Shelters Across Country

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-20-2020) #706: Featuring Avery Sontheimer, Mark Cushing, and Cynthia Cohen. Thirteen-year-old cat-lover Avery Sontheimer launched Avery’s Pawsitive Change on Facebook and GoFundMe to send $5 gift cards to shelters around the country (her goal was 500 shelters and she’s already way over 1,000 donations) but the amazing thing is that she’s been doing this campaign while undergoing massive chemotherapy and radiation for Ewing’s Sarcoma; Mark Cushing talks about another chapter in his book Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America, about the evolving legal rights of animals; Dr. Cynthia Cohen talks about “compassion fatigue” and the high suicide rate in her veterinary profession and how she recommends “trying a little kindness” as prevention.