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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Subaru Fills Phila Union Stadium with Life-Size Cut-Outs of Adoptable Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-30-2020) #690: Featuring Amy Strawbridge, Jeff Van Pevenage, and Barney Scout Mann. Amy Strawbridge is the Experiential Marketing Manager for Subaru (the car dog people love!) and talks about the creative way the company is “filling the stands” at the Philadelphia Union MLS home games for the 2020 season at their Subaru Park stadium in Chester PA: until humans can fill the seats, they are featuring life-size cut-outs of actual adoptable dogs from local animal shelters and promoting their adoption, as part of their “Subaru loves pets” mantra; Jeff Van Pevenage, the CEO of Columbia Grain International, discusses the still unsubstantiated claims that pulses [lentils, peas & beans] were actually contributory to DCM heart problems in dogs, therefore they are underwriting third-party research into a scientific study of whether a dog’s diet is connected to the cardiac disorder; Barney “Scout” Mann talks about his book “Journeys North: the Pacific Crest Trail” and the woman who brought her dog along on the trek.