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. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo


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“Glass Frogs” Finally Got Protection as an Endangered Species

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-09-2023) #813C: Jeff Flocken, President of the Humane Society International (HSI) reports to Tracie about his recent trip to Panama for the CITES meeting, where decisions are made by multiple countries about what creatures will be put on the endangered species list this year. Jeff discusses the “politics” of elephant tusks and the ivory trade — along with rhino horn and hippo teeth. The big news: Glass Frogs finally made the list on the 3rd try to identify them as endangered — their name indicating that you can see through their abdominal membrane to their inner workings, which Tracie likens to watches with transparent backings.