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 725 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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Cats: “God’s Little People”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-04-2021) #734: An all cats show with Neil Berkeley, Marilyn Kreiger, David Bruyette. Neil Berkeley talks about his film God’s Little People about a couple who created a cat sanctuary on the Greek island Spyros in the new Netflix series Cat People; Marilyn Kreiger, a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant through her TheCatCoach.com and her book Naughty No More, helps Tracie figure out why a listener’s cat, Spock, has been biting and attacking his ankles; Dr David Bruyette, CMO of the “pharmaceutical discovery” company Anivive, discusses a further medical breakthrough for their drug in development for feline coronavirus FIP, which until now has been incurable and a death sentence for kittens — a drug which has prompted discussions with the NIH about possible applications for people and COVID 19.