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 Rule in Medical Science

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-12-2021) #744: Featuring James Gorman, Margaret Mizushima, and Clara Goh. Animal science writer for the New York Times, James Gorman, discusses his NYT article on the importance of cats to medical science (including the fact that remdesivir, an important drug in combating Covid, was first successfully used against a cat disease caused by another coronavirus); Margaret Mizushima reads from her newest dog-centric mystery thriller, Striking Range; Dr. Clara Goh discusses her work teaching orthopedic surgery to the next generation of veterinarians at Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center.