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 #402 (01-03-2015)

Dog Talk (01-03-2015) #402: Eric Rispau, the director with his wife of the documentary SIT STAY RIDE, talks about the amazing topic of their film — the world of motorcyclists whose dogs ride in sidecars with them — and Tracie is enthusiastic about the special short version of the film that Eric is making specially for the Dog Film Festival;  January is National Train Your Dog Month and Mychele Blake, President of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers [APDT] talks about how unregulated the training industry is, so dog owners need to decide if they feel comfortable in how a trainer talks or handles their dog, and ask questions, with many suggestions on how to do this on;  author Bruce Cameron discusses his charming book The Dogs of Christmas and Tracie raves about the audio book of Bruce’s funny mystery “The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man.”