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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Fiction Trumps Reality of Cats with Bird Flu Virus

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-28-2017) #509: Neil Abramson, author of JUST LIFE, discusses how fiction can trump reality when right now stray cats with the bird flu virus are being quarantined in shelters across New York City, echoing his novel’s plot involving the city’s reaction when dogs are suspected of carrying a zoonotic disease; Nick Newbold and his French Bulldog, Charlie, are best pals of designer Marc Jacob’s Bulldog Neville, whose life is chronicled in Nick’s book NEVILLE JACOBS: I’M MARC’S DOG; Laurel Braitman discusses the emotional state of animals and what it says about human mental states in ANIMAL MADNESS: HOW ANXIOUS DOGS, COMPULSIVE PARROTS AND ELEPHANTS IN RECOVERY HELP US.