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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What Dogs Teach Us About Living & Dying

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (12-05-2015) #450: FROM THE MOUTHS OF DOGS: WHAT OUR PETS TEACH US ABOUT LIFE, DEATH, AND BEING HUMAN by scholar B.J. Hollars, who talks about how the ashes of his childhood dog — still unburied — inspired him to explore all the ways the dogs in our lives teach us about living and dying; Inga Fricke talks about how the Humane Society of the United States is working to correct challenges to pet ownership in rentals, especially low income, with their “Pets Are Welcome” initiative www.humanesociety.org/petsarewelcome; Dr. Susan Miller’s Mission Animal Hospital is unique as a full service, non-profit vet clinic that serves low income, elderly, and homeless people, giving deep satisfaction to her and her team to be able to provide top-notch veterinary services to people and their pets who could not otherwise have access.