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. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Dogs & Cats at the Last Supper

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-23-2022) #763: Featuring Laura Hobgood-Oster, Jacob Carty, Maureen Maurer. Laura Hobgood-Oster’s book Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals in the Christian Tradition looks at the animals included in religious artworks and how that reflects their importance in society at the time; Jacob Carty discusses the Spay Neuter Network that services pet owners in North Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex) and a big TNR program they run for the City of Dallas; Maureen “Mo” Maurer talks about her book Wonder Dogs: True Stories of Extraordinary Assistance Dogs, which is all about the dogs they have trained at her non-profit Assistance Dogs of Hawaii