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 675 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 Through History

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-17-2021) #710: An All Cat Show with Paul Koudounaris, Steve Applebaum, and Leah Lyman. Paul Koudounaris (with his co-author Baba the Cat) wrote a sweeping overview of cats throughout history in A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, with astoundingly elaborate costumes and headdresses for Baba, who models them alongside the text; Steve Applebaum, CEO of the Animal Behavior College, discusses how it’s possible to kindly train a cat to manage issues like scratching, counter-surfing, and litter box problems; Leah Lyman discusses her devotion to black kitties with Jaggers Journey Black Cat Rescue in Eugene, Oregon.