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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Do We Deserve Dogs?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-11-2021) #722: Featuring Matt Salleh & Rose Tucker, Dr Bob & Susan Goldstein, and Sterling Davis. The filmmaking duo, Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker, discuss their documentary “We Don’t Deserve Dogs,” that was shot across 11 countries with intimate portraits of everyday people and the dogs who share their lives; Dr. Bob & Susan Goldstein talk about the dangers of chemical flea and tick products and their solution at Earth Animal to develop natural parasite prevention; Sterling Davis talks about what it means to be called “The Trap King” and his work in Atlanta to trap-neuter-spay free-roaming cats and inspire more people in his community to join the TNR movement.