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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Penny the Philosopher Cat

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-02-2021) #725: Featuring Karl Stevens, Carol Borden, and Kenda Summers. Karl Stevens, a graphic novelist and cartoonist, discusses Penny: a Graphic Memoir which is the first graphic novel that Tracie has been able to immerse herself in; Carol Borden — founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs [and Tracie’s co-host on their dog training show GOOD DOGS!] conjectures that President Biden’s dog, Major, bit someone again because the people around him were not managing his issues appropriately; Kenda Summers talks about her book Healing Solutions for Pet Loss: Goodbye is Not Forever and the depth of grief people can feel when a pet dies.