Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Animals with Disabilities

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-22-2016) #495: Sara Baume’s extraordinary novel SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER has Tracie (and surely others) comparing Baume to James Joyce for creating a new language to depict the inner life of an Outsider, and his life on the run with a vicious dog he adopts and treasures; Brenda Sizer talks about her doggy-wheelchair-bound pooch, Anderson Pooper, who inspired her to start the Animals With Disabilities foundation (animalswithdisabilities.org); Jane Hoffman is the head of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals — which was the partner and beneficiary of the 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival in NYC this month — and describes how the Wheels of Hope have made it possible to move animals out of the city shelter (NY-Animal Care & Control) to one of their 150 partner rescue groups in the city — transforming the crowded city shelter from one that had to euthanize 85% of the pets that were brought in, and turning that into a 90% adoption rate!