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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Learning from Lions

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too) (08-29-2021) #742: Featuring Natalia Borrega, Dr. Dana Varble, and Monique Udell. Natalia Borrega, the co-host of Animal IQ on PBS Digital, talks about the show having episodes on dogs and foxes, but the social interactions of lions are her specialty that Natalia has been studying in the field in Botswana and South Africa; Dr. Dana Varble, Chief Veterinary Officer of North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), discusses the VMX conference and the rising popularity of exotics and fish as pets (she was an exotic pet vet herself); Dr. Monique Udell, associate professor of Animal Sciences at Oregon State University, discusses her study of the bond between animal and children and assisted intervention.