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. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Should dogs be considered property?

Dog Talk (03-07-2015) #411: Law professor Yolanda Eisenstein talks about her book The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Dog Owners which questions whether should dogs be property, as they have been considered legally? Are there reasons against changing that legal description of pets, as Rhode Island has done?; Tonya Wilheim is co-author of What’s for Dinner, Dexter? a new cookbook with holistic vet Dr. Judy Morgan (Tracie’s co-host on Holistic Vets) using Chinese medicine principles in cooking goat lung, pork kidney, and even alligator oatmeal!; Lisa Begin-Kruysman wrote Dog’s Best Friend about Will Judy, the creator of National Dog Week, and her newest book Around the World in 1909: Harriet White-Fisher and her Locomobile, about the adventuress’s world travels with Honky the Boston Bull Terrier (more on