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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Dog Talk #372: (5/17/2014)

Dog Talk (5/17/2014) #372: Dr Alan Beck — Professor of Animal Ecology and head of the Center for the Human-Animal bond at Purdue University — who was quoted in Jane Brody’s recent New York Times article about the value to people of dogs — discusses whether therapy animals pay an emotional price for helping people; Dr. Barbara Royal, Tracie’s co-host on HOLISTIC VETS discusses the overuse of antibiotics in human medicine and food production animals which has led to antibiotic-resistant infections and recommends Dr. Martin Blaser’s book MISSING MICROBES: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues; dog trainer Erica Etchason describes how Canine Water Sports works for Tracie, who is going to be trying it at Camp Unleashed in the Berkshires May 29th with her new dog Maisie.