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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Competing as Adaptive Surfer, Helped by Service Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-09-2016) #480: William Sacrey describes the League of Humane Voters and how influencing politicians can make the world a better place; Patrick Ivison is the star of the “SURFice dog” movie in the Dog Film Festival and explains how a childhood spinal cord injury led him to competing as an adaptive surfer, being a member of Team USA and how his service dog Kona helps him live an independent life; Robert Weintraub discusses the amazing war dog Judy in his book NO BETTER FRIEND: ONE MAN, ONE DOG, AND THEIR EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF COURAGE AND SURVIVAL IN WWII.