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. Also available on Amazon podcasts and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Dogs From South Korean Meat Market Find Homes in the U.S.

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-21-2022) #806B: Jeff Flocken, the head of Humane Society International (HSI), discusses the conundrum that there are one million dogs being farmed for the South Korean meat market, yet 85% of the populace say they have never eaten dog meat. Flocken talks about the 34 dogs that HSI brought to Washington, D.C. — that are now ambassadors shedding light on the dog meat trade.