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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Training, Directing Dogs For Film & TV

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-06-2017) #523: Another wonderful book from Bruce Cameron from the dog’s perspective, this time a pit bull puppy named Bella, in A DOG’S WAY HOME, a novel that sheds a light on “breed specific legislation” against pit bulls and other dogs, as well as the welfare of feral cat communities; Tracie gets to the truth of a faked controversy, stirred up by animal rights activists in social media, about the training of a dog for the film based on Cameron’s previous book, A DOG’S PURPOSE, in a conversation with a highly respected veteran trainer of animals for films and television; Tracie speaks with her old friend Brian Levant about directing films starring dogs (Beethoven, Snow Dogs, Max) and the opening of his newest film, Max 2: White House Hero.