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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Teens in Foster Care Join Austin Pets Alive!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-26-2022) #811A: Alexis Telfair-Garcia (the Social Work Program Development Manager at Austin Pets Alive!) has a unique role of bridging support for companion animals and their people, who may face challenges like homelessness, unemployment, cost of veterinary care, mental illness, and hospitalization. In addition they are spearheading a new internship program at the shelter for working age teenagers in foster care who intern 1:1 with a volunteer, learning life and job skills through the human-animal bond, with the possibility of being hired at APA!