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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Dogs’ Inner Eyebrow Muscle Facilitates Expression to Melt Human Hearts

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-10-2019) #635: Featuring James Gorman, Nick Trout, and Jan Richardson. James Gorman talks about his New York Times article about the very particular inner eyebrow muscle dogs have which is what allows them to make an expression that can melt a human’s heart; Nick Trout talks about his touching novel THE WONDER OF LOST CAUSES and the way it pertains to challenges in his own daughter’s life; Jan Richardson is a breeder of French Bulldogs, who talks about the AKC program Bred with H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility and Tradition), and what goes into responsible breeding at her Phenomenal Frenchies.