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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“Gone But Not Furgotten”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-26-2022) #798B: Cate Conte’s newest Cat Cafe mystery revolves around the death of a cat hoarder and community antipathy towards her. Cate and Tracie discuss the serious mental health component of animal hoarding. The book also delves into how a local rescue and/or shelter has to deal with the feline disaster left behind. All the filmmakers attending the NYC premiere of the 5th Annual NY Cat Film Festival will receive a copy of Cate’s book!