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.

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Worldwide Efforts to Come Up with Meat Alternatives

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-21-2020) #667: Featuring Dr Ernie Ward, and Carlyn Montes de Oca. Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward has a long discussion about the future of man-made “meat,” both for pets and for people, drawing on research about worldwide efforts to come up with meat alternatives in his book THE CLEAN PET FOOD REVOLUTION: HOW BETTER PET FOOD WILL CHANGE THE WORLD; Carlyn Montes De Oca talks about the ways that pets can teach us forgiveness and how to like people who may aggravate us (picture them as a dog or cat!) from her book DOG AS MY DOCTOR, CAT AS MY NURSE: AN ANIMAL LOVER’S GUIDE TO A HEALTHY, HAPPY EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.