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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NYC’s First Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-3-2016) #501: Nathaniel Fields, President of the Urban Resource Institute, talks about opening NYC’s first pet-friendly domestic violence shelter (which was chronicled in a New York Times article “Where the Abused, and Their Pets, Can Be Safe,” which addresses the need for co-sheltering of pets with their owners since 40% of victims of domestic violence won’t leave their pet behind; Emily Sciarretta, Ms. Wheelchair USA, talks about her skilled service dog trained by Canine Companions for Independence and the life-altering value of service dogs; Dr. Greger Larson, the Director of the Paleogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network at the Oxford University School of Archaeology, speaks about canine genetics and the origin of dogs, as described in the New York Times article in which he was quoted.