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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In Honor of the Death of Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-26-2019) #607: In Honor of the Death of Mary Oliver (1935-2019) featuring Teresa Miller, and Wade Rouse. One of Tracie’s favorite poets passed away this past week [memorialized in a New York Times obituary] and Tracie wanted to celebrate Mary Oliver’s work, especially her love for dogs, by reading from a volume of her poems called DOG SONGS; Teresa Miller (co-editor of LOVE CAN BE: A LITERARY COLLECTION ABOUT OUR ANIMALS and director emerita of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University) reads from her piece “The One-Eyed Dog” in that collection and discusses the wealth of creative talent in her home state of Oklahoma; Wade Rouse reads his funny and touching dog-centric piece “Christmas Cookie” from the collection LOVE CAN BE; Tracie reads an excerpt from the ending of Dean Koontz’s book BIG LITTLE LIFE about how the spirit of those we have loved and admired lives on, as she hopes Mary Oliver’s will continue to do.