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 County Animal Shelter Next to the Town Incinerator

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-12-2022) #809C: Ashley Hermans is the Director of Animal Services for the county shelter in Bastrop County Texas, which is right outside Austin — but could be a million miles away for the difference in funding and the facility — which is right next to the town incinerator. Ashley explains how she took matters into her own hands and joined the Board of Directors of a private non-profit that is raising funds to buy 15 acres and build an Animal Care Campus, where the underserved people and their animals in her area will get state-of-the-art care.