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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The Lassie Effect

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-22-2018) #589: Featuring Jim Gorman, Margaret Mitsushima, and Karen Killian. New York Times writer Jim Gorman talks about his recent article on a study exploring the “Lassie effect” and whether all dogs would eagerly “get help for Timmy in the well”; Margaret Mitsushima discusses her newest Timber Creek K-9 mystery BURNING RIDGE as well as her own life raising Angus beef cattle with her veterinarian husband in their pristine Colorado mountain pastures; dog portraitist Karen Killian discusses her Watermark Studio in North Carolina and particularly Tracie’s favorite of her paintings, “Two Redheads.”