Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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 and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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The Disturbing Truth About Puppy Mills

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (6-18-2018) #575: Featuring Rita Mae Brown, Shana Feste, and Rory Kress. The inimitable author Rita Mae Brown is back with yet another feline-and-Virginia- history-inspired thriller (and of course with talking animals!) in PROBABLE CLAWS: A MRS MURPHY MYSTERY; film writer and director Shana Feste’s hilarious and touching movie “Boundaries” opens this coming weekend — and is a treat for the performances by Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga as an estranged adult daughter and highly original father —- as well as the touching and funny animal-rescuing theme that runs through their unlikely adventure; investigative journalist Rory Kress spent two years researching the USDA handling of puppy mills and some disturbing truths in her book, THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW: HOW ONE DOG LED ME FROM THE PET STORE TO THE FACTORY FARM TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH OF WHERE PUPPIES REALLY COME FROM.