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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From Veterinarian to Author to Shelter Director

DOG TALK (and Kitties Too!) (08-06-2016) #484: Gary Weitzman, CEO of the San Diego Humane Society (beneficiary of the Dog Film Festival when it comes to San Diego) and co-author of HOW TO SPEAK DOG, discusses his transition from being a veterinarian to becoming an author and a shelter director; Dr. Nicholas Dodman discusses his fascinating new book, PETS ON THE COUCH: NEUROTIC DOGS, COMPULSIVE CATS, ANXIOUS BIRDS AND THE NEW SCIENCE OF ANIMAL PSYCHIATRY; Harvey Yocum is Executive Director of the Humane Society of Taos/Stray Hearts (which will benefit from the Dog Film Festival when it goes there next February) and discusses the particular challenges of animals in need in New Mexico.