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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Living Homeless With a Pet

Dog Talk (08-29-2015) #436: Christine Kim is a social worker for homeless people, especially those with pets, which is how she came to direct the Dog Film Festival selection “Myra & Prince,” about a gorgeous Vegas performer who became homeless and remained that way for a long time because she couldn’t find a shelter that would take her dog, Prince; Dr. Katie Pietsch talks about her family’s own Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth, Massachusetts being selected as a field test participant. The new SDMA test will help vets uncover early signs of kidney disease in cats and dogs, increasing quality of life and saving millions of cats’ lives in the process; Heidi Gelover talks about the eccentric New York City dog lovers — from sidewalk dog weddings to Smitty the Weather Dog — documented in her film “Dog People” that will be featured in the Dog Film Festival.