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 over 725 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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Double Galas for Bideawee

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-05-2021) #743: Featuring Leslie Granger, Jeffrey Burton, and Dr. Jose Arce. Leslie Granger, the CEO of Bideawee shelters, tells Tracie about the two upcoming fund-raising galas in each location—in New York City (9/9) and at Duck Walk Vineyard (9/18) on Long Island—and acknowledges Bideawee’s partnership as the co-beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival (10/24) and their Feral Feline Initiative for the NY Cat Film Festival (10/16); Jeffrey Burton talks about his new cadaver dog thriller The Keepers; Dr. Jose Arce, the first Latino president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) speaks from San Juan Puerto Rico [where he has a clinic with his veterinarian wife. Dr. Anik Puig] about why the AVMA supports the Healthy Dog Importation Act to protect resident dogs as well as those being brought in from outside the United States.