Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 11 years with more than 550 consecutive shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires and Radio Cobleskill in upstate New York. DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat.

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Wheels of Hope

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-22-2016) #557R: Sara Baume’s extraordinary novel SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER has Tracie (and surely others) comparing Baume to James Joyce for creating a new language to depict the inner life of an Outsider, and his life on the run with a vicious dog he adopts and treasures; Brenda Sizer talks about her doggy-wheelchair-bound pooch, “Anderson Pooper,” who inspired her to start the Animals With Disabilities foundation (; Jane Hoffman is the head of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals — which is the partner and beneficiary of the annual NY Dog Film Festival in NYC — and describes how the Wheels of Hope have made it possible to move animals out of the city shelter (NY-Animal Care & Control) to one of their 150 partner rescue groups in the city — transforming the crowded city shelter from one that had to euthanize 85% of the pets that were brought in, and turning that into a 90% adoption rate! (A replay of one of our most popular broadcasts)