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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Explore Costa Rica, Come Home with a Dog!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-05-2022) #782: Scott Alan opened the Lava Lounge Bar & Grill in Costa Rica, featuring his tropical fusion cuisine and cooking classes, before creating the nonprofit Costa Rica Dog Rescue, bringing all his passions under one roof; Dr. Deanne Zenoni discusses integrative treatments to rehabilitate neurologic conditions that affect the spinal cord and limit mobility, lead to lameness, and difficulty with stairs; veteran Jason Morgan talks about meeting the challenge of PTSD with a special dog, which is the subject of his memoir, “A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him.”