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. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Rescue Rue — A Puppet Musical Celebrating a Rescued Pup

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-12-2021) #757: Featuring Stacey Weingarten, Kristen McKanagh, and Molly Kelsey. Stacey Weingarten, the creative force behind “Rescue Rue — a Musical Fairytale” [enjoyable even by children as young as 4] talks about her puppet live musical off-off Broadway playing through January 16th, inspired by her own dog Rue, adopted from Badass Animal Rescue in Brooklyn; Kristen McKanagh reads from her delightful cat-centric romantic novel, The Twelve Days of Snowball; Molly Kelsey speaks from New Zealand where she sustained her successful cat behavior company, The Cat Counsellor, virtually, even during that country’s total lockdown.