Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and numerous 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. Also available on Amazon podcasts and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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14-year-old Filmmaker Directs a Love Letter to her Pitbull

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-03-2022) #799C: Tracie talks to Nathaly Orrego, an eloquent 14-year-old, who adopted a Pitbull and was disturbed by breed discrimination and the challenges of having a Pitbull in public. Nathaly’s film “Super Pup” is featured in the 7th Annual NY Dog Film Festival Sunday October 23rd, to which she will be coming with her family from West Jordan, Utah, and participating in the Q & A after the screening.