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 over 675 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. 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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Skateboarding With a Samoyed

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-17-2016) #490: Filmmaker Dean Saffron talks about his film “One Man & His Dog” about a quiet iconic Australian who has become mythic in his town as he skateboards joyfully with his Samoyed — which will be in the “Outdoor Adventure” program of the 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival; Kathy Beeck describes how she and her sister made their very first film, “Dead Last,” after reading a newspaper account of a struggling Iditarod musher who came in dead last but was still a winner (which will also be in the same film program); Dr. Rob Hart, orthopedic surgeon at the Animal Medical Center in NYC, talks about an article published by the American Veterinary Medical Association that reported on the orthopedic benefits of delaying spay/neuter of large dogs until they are a year old, based on a study of 1,100 German Shepherd Dogs at the UC Davis Veterinary school.