Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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 and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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The Healing Power of Cats

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-27-2018) #594: Featuring Kate Benjamin, Madeline Bernstein, and Gwen Cooper. Tracie talks to the original Cat Lady, Kate Benjamin, who discusses cats and their healing powers as she recovers from cancer surgeries and treatment (also in an article the New York Times, and talks about her sponsoring the NY Cat Film Festival by her Hauspanther.com and by PrimetimePetz, for which she designs new cat products; Madeline Bernstein is the Director of SPLA and talks about new book DESIGNER DOGS, AN EXPOSE: INSIDE THE CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD OF CROSSBREEDING; Tracie welcomes back Gwen Cooper with her new book MY LIFE IN A CAT HOUSE: TRUE TALES OF LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND LIVING WITH FIVE FELINES, which is about the ways we have to accept the individual personalities of our cats and let them show us how to love and interact with them (just like all our relationships should be!)