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 675 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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Hope in High Country

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-04-2021) #721: Featuring Pamela Houston, Carol Borden, and Lili Chin. Pam Houston reads from her gorgeous book celebrating dogs and the natural world, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country; Carol Borden is the Founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, where they train German Shepherds to assist people with various disabilities; Lili Chin describes how the value of “reading” a dog’s body language inspired her to write and illustrate Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend.