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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Bringing Shelter Dogs Into Maximum Security Prisons

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-25-2018) #585: Featuring Alex Tonner, Murad Kirdar, and Jane Erlich. Alex Tonner talks about Karma Rescue’s Paws for Life program which is bringing carefully chosen shelter dogs into maximum security prisons in California, with support from Pura Naturals Pet [puranaturalspet.com]; Murad Kirdar from Santa Fe Animal Shelter, which covers all of Northern New Mexico, discusses the 5,000 animals that come through their doors yearly, with up to 20 cats adopted out weekly; Jane Erlich is a feline behavior consultant with Cattitudebehavior.com in Phoenix, who talks about the most frequent concerns cat owners come to her with — and how she’s looking forward to answering audience questions when the NY Cat Film Festival [catfilmfestival.com] comes to the FilmBar theater in Phoenix in November.