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 over 725 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. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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A Chihuahua-Terrier to Melt Your Heart

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-30-2021) #729: Featuring Jonathan Ames, Marc Bekoff, and Ralph Roland. Jonathan Ames reads from his L.A. noir thriller, A Man Named Doll, which features a deeply-loved Chihuahua as the protagonist’s sidekick; Dr. Mikel Delgado, a cat behavior consultant, discusses what ‘adventure cat’ means and which cats actually want to explore their world in a stroller, backpack, or with a harness and leash; Ralph Roland explains how he and his wife went from rescuing one old dog, to filling an entire houseful of them and creating their Roland Senior Dog Rescue Gang in Florida.