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 shortage of Puppies & Dogs for People Who Want Them

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-13-2020) #692: Featuring Mark Cushing, Julia London, and Chris Langelotti. Mark Cushing talks about his new book PET NATION: THE LOVE AFFAIR THAT CHANGED AMERICA, and a bird’s eye view of how pets are part of our lives, in particular, Cushing’s reckoning of the unacknowledged fact that there is actually a shortage of puppies and dogs for people who want them; Julia London reads from her delightful novel YOU LUCKY DOG, about the connection that happens between two people whose identical Bassett Hounds are switched by a dog walker, leading to a laugh-out-loud love story that Tracie says is the perfect antidote to the troubling times we’re living through; Chris Langellotti from Weruva pet foods talks about their Pumpkin Patch-Up products and the many health benefits of pumpkin for dogs and cats.