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. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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And A Dog Called Fig

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-13-2022) #770: Featuring Helen Humphreys, Dr. Justine Lee, and Angela Staehling. Helen Humphreys elaborates on the historical relationship between a writer and a resident dog as described in her memoir And a Dog Called Fig; Dr. Justine Lee is a double board certified veterinarian who is the CEO and founder of VETgirl, the online veterinary continuing education service, and is also the creator of “Veterinary School for Everyone” on Wondrium; Angela Staehling talks about her inspiration for writing and illustrating the charming yet practical guide How to Pet a Cat.