Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

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.

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 13 years with more than 620 consecutive shows from its originating NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting – WPPB 88.3 FM – 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:

WHDD Robinhood Radio 91.9 FM, Sharon, Connecticut
WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York

Global Community Radio
WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York
KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana
KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California
KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California
KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii

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Companies Want Cat Colonies to Decrease Rodent Populations

August 18, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-17-2019) #636: Featuring Alana Grelyak, Rachel Geller with Tracie, and Andrea Herrick. Alana Grelyak from the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago (which will be the beneficiary of the Cat Film Festival on Sept 10th in Chicago) estimates there are 250,000 to a half-million free-roaming cats in Chicago, with a […]

Dogs’ Inner Eyebrow Muscle Facilitates Expression to Melt Human Hearts

August 10, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-10-2019) #635: Featuring James Gorman, Nick Trout, and Jan Richardson. James Gorman talks about his New York Times article about the very particular inner eyebrow muscle dogs have which is what allows them to make an expression that can melt a human’s heart; Nick Trout talks about his touching novel […]

DogSpot: Temperature-controlled Dog Houses on City Sidewalks

August 3, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-03-2019) #634: Featuring Mirah Horowitz, Samantha Suiter, and Chelsea Brownridge. Mirah Horowitz has been at the helm of Lucky Dog Rescue in Washington, D.C. for years, moving dogs from South Carolina and Puerto Rico to waiting volunteer families — which is the subject of “The Lucky Ones,” a film in […]

Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize

July 27, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-27-2019) #633: Featuring Jazzmyn Carter, Adam Hobler, and Suzanne Fuqua. Jazzmyn Carter talks about going back to her own under-served, underprivileged community in Metro Atlanta and creating the JazzyPaw clinic, a volunteer-run spay-neuter/wellness clinic; Adam Hobler — the business development officer for 9 Square Ventures, the corporate venturing group at […]

Dr. Elsey’s Powers of Purrsuasion Adoption Event

July 20, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-20-2019) #632: Featuring Kristi Labrenz, Peggy Gavan, and IAmMoshow, the Cat rapper. Kristi Labrenz runs the much-loved CatCafe Lounge in Los Angeles which is hosting Dr. Elsey’s Powers of Purrsuasion adoption event from July 22 to August 23; and will be the beneficiary of the Cat Film Festival when it […]

Confusion over FDA Report on Grain-free Dry Dog Food & Heart Condition in Dogs

July 13, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-13-2019) #631: Featuring Dr. Ryan Yamka, Susan Cohen, and Deborah Suchman. Veterinary nutrition specialist Dr Ryan Yamka discusses the public’s misunderstanding of the FDA report on grain-free dry dog food and a heart condition in dogs, which is clearly not scientifically linked to the problem; Susan Cohen was a grief […]

Answering Cat Questions, Siamese Rescue, and Meow Meetup

July 8, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-06-2019) #630: Featuring Rachel Geller, Siri Zwemke, and Lauren Miele. First, cat behavior expert Rachel Geller (author of Saving the World One Cat at a Time) answers listeners’ questions with Tracie: from Laura, who added a 7th cat causing big disruptions and is on the brink of becoming a hoarder; […]

Caticons: 4,000 Years of Art Imitating Cats

June 29, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-29-2019) #629: Featuring Sandy Lerner, Ryan Yamka, and Krister Holm. Sandy Lerner was the co-founder of Cisco Systems, but as a lifetime cat lover, her truest passion is can be seen in her massive, gorgeous book CATICONS: 4,000 YEARS OF ART IMITATING CATS, which captures just a fraction of her […]

Guide Dog Teen Camp

June 22, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-22-2019) #628: Featuring Katie Perez, Ann Hill, and Megan Arant. Katie Perez talks about the Guide Dog Teen camp they offer for visually-impaired young people at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto Florida; Ann Hill, the founder and Executive Director of Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati talks about this low-cost […]

Why Dogs & Carbs Are Complicated

June 15, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-15-2019) #627: Featuring Linda Case, Brian Duggan, and Sharon Peters. Linda Case explains why the issue of “Dogs & Carbs” is complicated, and invites people to participate in her webinars; Brian Duggan discusses his new historical book GENERAL CUSTER, LIBBIE CUSTER AND THEIR DOGS: A PASSION FOR HOUNDS, FROM THE […]