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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An Heir(ess) to James Herriot (the veterinarian who wrote “All Creatures Great & Small”)

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-31-2022) #803B: Dr. Charlotte Rogers is the onsite veterinarian at the new Carol Borden Medical Center at Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs in Florida. Dr. Charlotte looks after puppies and their mamas, along with the German Shepherd dogs in training and those dogs already placed with people who need them. Dr. Rogers talks about the goal of providing education and training for veterinary technicians and veterinary students seeking experience, along with being able to offer veterinary care to pet owners in the community.