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. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut. 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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Dog Agility in North America

Dog Talk (04-04-2015) #415: Annie DeChance talks about the United States Dog Agility Association being the pioneer of the fascinating sport of dog agility in North America and welcoming mixed-breed dogs right along with purebred ones; Meg Donohue’s book DOG CRAZY is about a pet bereavement counselor whose own traumas have left her afraid to leave her house, a phobia she overcomes with a the help of a dog (of course!); Audrey Hendler describes her non-profit A Fair Shake For Youth, a program that brings therapy dogs with handlers into NYC public schools to work with at-risk youth (afairshakeforyouth.org)