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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An All Cat Show, Featuring Dion Leonard, Susanna Finn & Cate Conte

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-27-2020) #707: Featuring Dion Leonard, Susanna Finn, and Cate Conte. Dion Leonard, well known for his desert running adventure with the stray dog, Gobi, writes in the voice of his own ragdoll cat in Lara the Runaway Cat: One Cat’s Journey to Discover Home is Where the Heart Is; Susanna Finn, assistant Director of the Black Cat rescue in Boston, Massachusetts, talks about why she loves black cats so much when they are shunned in shelters; Cate Conte discusses her newest “cat cafe mystery” A Whisker of a Doubt.