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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Teresa Rhyne’s Profound Devotion to Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-18-2020) #697: Featuring Teresa Rhyne, Peter Abraham, and Christine Dorchak. Teresa Rhyne talks about her profound devotion to dogs, especially Beagles, and in particular, the runaway who inspired Poppy in the Wild: A Lost Dog, Fifteen Hundred Acres of Wilderness, and the Dogged Determination That Brought Her Home; Peter Abraham, writing as Spencer Quinn, talks about his series of Queenie and Arthur novels for children, Ruff vs. Fluff, Paws vs. Claws and the newest one, Bark vs. Snark; Christine Dorchak, President and general counsel of Grey2KUSA Worldwide, discusses the hidden cruel tactic of baiting racing greyhounds with live rabbits, and her group’s efforts to ban dog racing.