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 numerous 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. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Obesity Challenge for Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-04-2019) #621: Featuring Dr. Katy Nelson, Allie Larkin, and Cathy Bissell. Dr. Katy Nelson talks about the “obesity challenge for dogs” she’s been conducting to help people slim down their chubby pooches; author Allie Larkin reads from her book about a rescued dog helping to rescue his human in SWIMMING FOR SUNLIGHT; Cathy Bissell talks about her family’s Bissell Foundation and the work they do supporting shelters, including their “Empty the Shelters” initiative during which their foundation pays the adoption fees.