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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Documentary Celebrates Stray Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-21-2021) #719: Featuring Bruce Cameron, Elizabeth Lo, and Carol Borden. Bruce Cameron, author of the famed A Dog’s Purpose, has quietly been creating a children’s book series of “puppy tales” to delight middle-grade dog-lovers; documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Lo speaks from Hong Kong, about the years it took her to film “Stray” in Turkey, seeing Istanbul through the eyes of one of the city’s unowned dogs; veteran German Shepherd trainer Carol Borden, who runs Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, discusses the inappropriately violent punishment of his canine partner, seen in the leaked video of a North Carolina police K-9 officer and what seems to have gone wrong.