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 Study on Dog Aging

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-13-2020) #705: Featuring James Gorman, Michael Wombacher, and Denise Bash. James Gorman, the New York Times science columnist, discusses his article “Old Dogs, New Research and the Secrets of Aging,” about the study of dog aging which used Tom Hanks as a familiar example of human aging, and the ways that dogs grow and age may provide potentially useful similarities with people; Michael Wombacher, a West Coast dog trainer and author of Good Dog, Happy Baby, and There’s a Puppy in the House, talks about being an advisor to AlivePets.com and their Italian dog-centric holiday in September 2021; Denise Bash, Director of Disaster Response for Greater Good Charities, discusses their recent “Paws Across the Pacific” airlift of 650+ animals from the islands of Hawaii to shelters waiting for them when they landed at the airport on the U.S. mainland.