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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Pets on the White Earth Reservation

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-27-2021) #733: Featuring Kerry D’Amato, Martha Handler, and Shannon Falconer. Kerry D’Amato, the Director of Pet Haven in Minnesota, discusses her trip to the White Earth Reservation to take in nearly 100 surrendered pets and bring hundreds of pounds of pet food and vaccines to the remaining cats and dogs; Martha Handler talks about the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY and how a prodigy world-renowned concert pianist created the sanctuary, inspired by a wolf/dog hybrid she met many years ago; Shannon Falconer, who holds a Masters degree in Biochemistry, a PhD in Chemical Biology, and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Stanford University, is the CEO and co-founder of Because Animals, a biotech startup that began in 2016 to create nutritious, sustainable, cultured meat pet food.