Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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 and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Pugs Win the Day Over German Shepherds

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-13-2019) #618: Featuring Kim Dower, Nathan Hall, and Susan Ward. Kim Dower reads from her new collection of poems, SUNBATHING ON TYRONE POWERS’ GRAVE, describing how dogs see something in nothing and lick our faces as if they were made of sugar; Nathan Hall, assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s Canine Olfaction Lab, has been doing research using an “olfactometer” to determine which dogs have the best sense of smell and surprise, surprise: Pugs won out over German Shepherds for olfactory excellence!; Susan Ward from Purrfect Pals talks about the Kitten and Cat Connection Foster Program they have been running at the Monroe Correctional Complex Arlington, WA, with inmates socializing feral cats and kittens for future adoption.