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 #395 (11/15/2014)

Dog Talk (11/15/2014) #395: From England, where he is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol, Dr. John Bradshaw discusses his book CAT SENSE and how little-understood our feline companions actually are — introducing us to the BBC series on cats that includes Ted, the kitten from the farm John mentions;; Dr. Tracy Gillet from the Canadian pet supplement company Vivamune talks about developing an awareness of the ingredients we choose to eat for ourselves and our pets, surprising Tracie who had never heard of “The Dirty dozen and the Clean Fifteen” ingredients ( — and the fact that there are enough pesticides in conventional strawberries that they could actually be used as a pesticide; Crystal from PAWS FOR VETERANS on the Florida coast talks about how Nordic Naturals is helping them in their work to choose dogs from shelters to train as service dogs for returning veterans — with the health benefit of their omega-3 fish oils benefiting both the handlers and the dogs.