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 675 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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Belinda Alexandra (The Divine Feline)

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-24-21) #711: Featuring Belinda Alexandra, Stephanie Volo, and Freyda. Belinda Alexandra calls from Sydney Australia where she lives with her three black cats and wanted to dispel the notion of “crazy cat ladies” in her book The Divine Feline: A Chic Cat Lady’s Guide to Woman’s Best Friend; Stephanie Volo, CMO of Earth Animal, is the newly elected Chairwoman of the Pet Sustainability Coalition and talks about how the pet industry is forward-looking with sustainability and recycling; Freyda in Queens, NY asks Tracie’s advice about how to make guardianship plans for her kitty Maisie after her own death, because they are both in good health but she is 78 and Maisie is only 6 years old.