Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WPPB-Peconic Public Broadcasting, 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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What Do Dogs Know & Feel About Death & Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-28-2020) #681 Featuring Marc Bekoff, Sherri Franklin, and Nathaniel Fields. Marc Bekoff discusses his recent Psychology Today article “What Do Dogs Know and Feel About Death and Dying?” and Tracie recounts her personal experiences; Sherri Franklin, the Founder of Muttville senior dog rescue in San Francisco, talks about adjustments to fostering and adoption during the pandemic — and celebrating their 8,000th adoption! Nathanial Fields, President and CEO of the Urban Resource Institute, discusses the effects of the pandemic on the domestic violence shelters they run in New York City.