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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Can Dogs Make Choices?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-20-2018) #593: Featuring Linda Case, Terry Woodford, and Ken Foster. Linda Case talks about her new book DOG SMART and her blog site The Science Dog, exploring the “theory of mind,” which looks at dogs’ intentions and whether they can make choices; Terry Woodford came from the rock and roll world to write canine lullabies that help soothe anxious dogs at home and in shelters, as described in an article in the Washington Post; Ken Foster talks about his new book CITY DOGS: NEW YORK DOGS, THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM, and how he found the people and their dogs in all boroughs of the city, accompanied by Traer Scott’s photographs.