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 725 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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Is It Cruel to Ask An Old Dog to Sit?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-07-2021) #752: Featuring Sindhoor Pangal, Donna Raditic, and Barbara Nickless. Canine behavior consultant Sindhoor Pangal speaks from Bangalore, India about her book Dog Knows: Learning How to Learn from Dogs and some revolutionary yet logical ideas she has about demands we should not be making on our dogs; veterinary nutrition specialist Dr. Donna Raditic talks about the research and education being done by CANWI (the Companion Animal Wellness and Nutrition Institute); author Barbara Nickless talks about Gone to Darkness and Blood on the Tracks, the two newest books in her series about a railroad working dog.