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 725 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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Social Mission Pet Food companies and Nauticats 2020 Animated Films

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-05-2021) #756: Featuring David Yaskulka, Karim Ghonima, and Carol Borden. David Yaskulka — Sr. VP of Social Responsibility for MidAmerica Pet Food — discusses what sustainability and being a “social mission company” means in the pet industry; Karim Ghonima, the filmmaker who created the animated series “Nauticats 2020,” talks about being inspired to create the film during Covid lockdown in his Houston bungalow with his wife and cats; Carol Borden, dog trainer and college instructor (and Founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs) is Tracie’s co-host on the Radio Pet Lady Network training show GOOD DOGS! discusses the fundamental problem with the philosophy underlying most dog training encouraging people to be dominant and strict, denying dogs their essential dogness.