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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Best Friend NYC Immigrants—One Ukrainian, One Russian—Saving Pets!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-08-2022) #778: Featuring Anna Khazanova, Jolie Chitwood, and Susan & Dr. Bob Goldstein. What are the odds?! Anna Casanova [a young Ukrainian immigrant] co-founded Angels for Mistreated Animals, a Brooklyn based rescue, with her best friend: a young Russian immigrant! Anna talks about how they are now sending money to animal rescues in Ukraine; Jolie Chitwood is the product developer for the pet CBD company Kradle, and explains how their calming products are created; Susan and Dr. Bob Goldstein, the visionaries who created the holistic pet company Earth Animal, talk about sustainability and their new dog food using the invasive blue catfish that are destroying the Chesapeake Bay.