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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Crude Protein: What It Means, How It’s Measured

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-07-2018) #578: Featuring James Gorman, Ryan Yamka, and Lori Weise. James Gorman, who specializes in science and nature reporting for the New York Times, talks about how wolves are not dogs and how ancient wolves evolved to accept humans and the timing of that developmental change, as discussed in this article: [nytimes.com/2017/10/13/science/wolves-dogs-genetics.html]; Ryan Yamka (PhD, MS, MBA, FACN, PAS, Dipl ACAS) talks about crude protein—what it means and how it’s measured. He is a board certified companion animal nutritionist, who studied protein and amino acids in canine nutrition for his graduate degrees, has worked for many top pet food companies and co-authored the macronutrients section in the major veterinary school Small Animal Clinical Nutrition textbook; Lori Weise from Downtown Dog Rescue talks about receiving a Maddie Fund Award of $10,000 for their work on the rights of tenants to keep pets, an eviction defense fund, and her desire to mentor other groups wanting to assist the homeless and their companion animals..

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