Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WPPB-Peconic Public Broadcasting, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 675 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. 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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NYT Bestseller Rita Mae Brown

DOG TALK (07-04-2015) #428: The amazing author Rita Mae Brown (whose ground-breaking, multi-million-selling book Rubyfruit Jungle has just been re-released) spends a long time with Tracie discussing the importance of animals in her life, her idyllic Virginia hunt country habitat and the inspiration for Tail Gait, the newest book in her hound-centric mystery series; Alan Beck discusses the New York Times article in which he was quoted about the Center for the Human Animal Bond at Purdue University and our evolving relationship with animals.