Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Kindness on Last Hope Highway

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (11-21-2015) #448: Peter Zheutlin’s book RESCUE ROAD: ONE MAN, THIRTY THOUSAND DOGS AND A MILLION MILES ON THE LAST HOPE HIGHWAY is the author’s personal experience riding along with transports from the South and witnessing “repetitive acts of kindness along the ‘Last Hope Highway’; dog trainer Tony Cruse speaks from England about his advice book 101 DOGGY DILEMMAS and differences in attitudes towards training in the U.S. and Great Britain; Stephany Shaheen discusses the realities of having a child with diabetes and the godsend that a diabetes alert dog can be in her book ELLE & COACH: DIABETES, THE FIGHT FOR MY DAUGHTER’S LIFE, AND THE DOG WHO CHANGED EVERYTHING.