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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NY Dog Film Festival Filmmakers Traveled the World

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-03-2021) #747: Featuring Matthew Salleh, Amritha Mallikarjun, and Cate Conte. Filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker discuss their two documentaries which are in the 6th Annual NY Dog Film Festival Oct 24th — “Chino” and “The Comfort Dogs” — and are part of their larger documentary series for Netflix, We Don’t Deserve Dogs; Amritha Mallikarjun’s doctorate in canine speech perception and auditory processing (that was part of the formation of the University of Maryland Canine Language Perception Lab in 2017) discusses their study of whether dogs recognize their own names, especially in a noisy environment; Cate Conte talks about her newest cat-centric novel Claws for Alarm, about murder in a cat cafe on a summer island.