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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The Last Diving Horse

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-26-2021) #746: Featuring Cynthia Branigan, Kyle Scoble, and Andrew Graham. Cynthia Branigan discusses her fascinating memoir about her involvement in rescuing The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and Other Animals – Lessons in Living and Loving, and her personal mission of saving racing greyhounds which she has done for many year through her non-profit Make Peace with Animals; Kyle Scoble talks about his film “The 2nd Time I Got to Know My Dog” being featured in the upcoming NY Dog Film Festival and how the isolation of the pandemic affected his relationship with his dog; Andrew Graham discusses his documentary “Winston the Kitty Who Couldn’t Pee” that is featured in the NY Cat Film Festival, a film he made for a local rescue to auction off, which was won by a gal who wanted to showcase her special needs kitty and how cats like Winston can lead a full and happy life.