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. Also available on Amazon podcasts and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Possession by the Devil and a Very Good Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-27-2022) #772: Featuring Lynn Hightower, Jessica Rubin, and Julie Forbes. Lynn Hightower talks about her supernatural thriller The Enlightenment Project, which is about satanic possession and includes the Golden Retriever, Tash, referred to as a Very Good Dog; Jessica Rubin, a clinical professor of law who teaches animal welfare at the University of Connecticut, discusses “Desmond’s Law,” which allows courts to appoint legal advocates in animal cruelty cases; dog trainer Julie Forbes discusses what is meant by “positive association” in her video series “Puppyhood with Julie Forbes” and how to make and improve a dog’s positive experience of a place or thing.