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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Lessons from an Old Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-31-2021) #751: Featuring Jenna Blum, Natalia Borrega, and Gabriel Feitosa. Jenna Blum talks about devoting herself to her aging dog in Woodrow on the Bench: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog and how his “old man” time next to a park bench created a community around them; Dr. Natalia Borrega, wildlife expert from the University of Minnesota Lion Center and now the American University in Cairo, where she is continuing her study of lions, talks about a problem the rest of us can understand: that her “problem child” Lysander has social difficulties — he’s her 130 lbs Great Dane who travels the world with her but does not like other dogs; Gabriel Feitosa talk about being an award-winning groomer and contestant on the ABC series “Pooch Perfect,” but is especially proud of being a gay Latino role mdoel for others.