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 #394 (11/1/2014)

Dog Talk (11/1/2014) #394: Linda Hettich in Southern California is a member of the DockDogs (http://dockdogs.com/) Hall of Fame and a world and regional champion, most amazingly with her dog Tessa who is a 6 year cancer survivor and an inspiration for their support of Chase Away K9 Cancer (http://chaseawayk9cancer.org/) and all three of her dogs take Actiphy supplement for preventive health; Shari Duval talks about founding K9 Warriors (http://www.k9sforwarriors.org/) — when her son did 2 tours in Iraq as a bomb dog handler (after being a K9 cop before his service), but came back unrecognizable — so she created this shelter dog/warrior PTSD program; Melissa talks about being a fortunate recipient of a K9 Warrior shelter Golden Retriever, Chauncey, who makes it possible for this former army soldier, mother of six, suffering from PTSD, to do simple things like go to the supermarket.