Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WPPB-Peconic Public Broadcasting, 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.

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Sydney Collier (Paralympic Dressage Rider) Discusses her Service Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-11-2020) #657: Featuring Sydney Collier, Adrienne McLean, and Gisella McSweeny. Paralympic dressage rider Sydney Collier talks about her service dog, Logan (who is sponsored by Evermore Pet Food, as described in her BLOG) and travels the world with her, representing the United States; Adrienne McLean, Professor of film studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, discusses her scholarly book “Cinematic Canines: Dogs and Their Work in the Fiction Film;” Gisella McSweeny from Zani’s Furry Friends talks about her all-foster NYC-based rescue that takes dogs and cats from the city shelters to create more space there and gives the animals more time to find forever homes.