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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The Cancer Vet Gets Cancer Herself — But It’s a Happy Story!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-02-2023) #812B: Tracie feels it’s odd to say how much she laughed and enjoyed Dr. Renee Alsaraff’s heartwarming memoir “Sit, Stay Heal: What Dogs Teach Us About Living Well” because it’s about cancer. But there is humor and wisdom throughout the inspirational book as Dr. Renee relates to the pet parents whose fur babies have cancer and come to her as a specialist — juxtaposed with Dr. Renee’s own surprising diagnosis and uphill battle against her own marathon (successful) battle against cancer.