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. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Humans Have Incredible Senses, Too!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-10-2022) #774: Featured guests Jackie Higgins, and Frank Mortimer. Jackie Higgins discusses her celebration of the extraordinary sensory capacities of myriad creatures in her book Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses, at the same time making us aware of how much more people can see, feel, smell and hear than we usually recognize; Master Beekeeper Frank Mortimer talks about the astounding lives of honey bees in his book Bee People and the Bugs They Love and the quirky people like himself who are mesmerized by them.