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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The Birth of the Animal Rights Movement

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-11-2020) #696: Featuring Ernest Freeberg, JoAnn in Olympia, and Cara Sue Achterberg. Ernest Freeberg discusses his book, A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES: HENRY BERGH AND THE BIRTH OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, about the eccentric passionate man who started a moral revolution about humane treatment of all animals; JoAnn in Olympia, Washington returns to talk about how her kitty Levi was a carb-addicted food thief (bread, pastries) and how switching him to wet food (with the help of some BFF from Weruva) helped him overcome his addiction and begin to slowly lose weight, too. His litter-mate Piper got the bonus of getting onto a wet food only diet, too. Cara Sue Achterberg recounts her own real pilgrimage in ONE HUNDRED DOGS AND COUNTING: ONE WOMAN, TEN THOUSAND MILES, AND A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF SHELTERS AND RESCUES.