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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Sherlock Holmes Detection Canines Keep Drug and Guns Out of Schools

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-22-2022) #793B: Kathleen Donnelly — the author of “Chasing Justice” [discussed on an earlier DOG TALK episode] returns to discuss how she knew so much about tracking dogs in her novel. It’s because she co-owns Sherlock Holmes Detection Canines in Colorado where they train and deploy friendly Labradors, who sniff out drugs, alcohol and gun powder in schools that request them. They have unthreatening dogs that the school kids are invited to pet, but that doesn’t stop the dogs from finding gunpowder residue, drugs and alcohol [even in sealed cans or bottles!], in backpacks or student cars.