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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Undercover Investigation of Mistreatment of “Dow Beagles”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-16-2019) #614: Featuring Kathleen Conlee, Dr. Sheila D’Arpino, and Mandy Evans. Kathleen Conlee, Vice-President of Animal Research Studies for the Humane Society of the United States, talks about their undercover investigation of the mistreatment of the “Dow Beagles,” showing the systemic cruelty and entirely unnecessary testing of dogs at one of the hundreds of laboratories nationwide where more than 60,000 dogs are being exploited — video released of the investigation shows workers carrying out experiments on dogs on behalf of three companies: Paradox Therapeutics, Above and Beyond NB LLC, and Dow AgroSciences; Dr. Sheila D’Arpino talks about her position as Director of Research for Maddie’s Fund, supporting studies that increase pet adoptions; Mandy Evans is Executive Director of the Panhandle Animal shelter and discusses their Home to Home program.