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 numerous 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. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Dog Talk #380 (7/19/2014)

Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!)

Dog Talk (7/19/2014) #379: Ever wonder how to get a cat out of a tree?  Learn how an arborist in the Puget sound area of Washington state is part of a national effort by tree guys to save these poor kitties at; author Larry Kay asks us to consider the valuable lessons about life & love we can learn from dogs in his endearing book LIFE’S A BARK; Agent Brad Dewar, an investigations communications officer in Ontario, Canada, discusses the “no hot pets” laws in Ontario, Canada and ways they have publicized the dangers to dogs in cars — like an experiment they performed placing an egg, a slice of bacon and a hot dog on a dashboard in hot weather — with the car windows windows open and the AC running — and how in 40 minutes it was 148 degrees in the car, the egg was cooked, the bacon was crispy and the hot dog was fully cooked. Learn more at