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 675 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. 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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Three More Authors Pay Tribute to Mary Oliver

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-02-2019) #608: In Honor of Mary Oliver, three more authors from LOVE CAN BE — including Diane Rehm, Brandon Hobson, and Lalita Tademy. Tracie is thrilled to welcome a conversation about dogs in our lives with Diane Rehm — the extraordinary woman behind the Diane Rehm Show — about her book LIFE WITH MAXIE, chronicling her beloved long-haired chihuahua, which is excerpted in the collection LOVE CAN BE; Brandon Hobson, a prize-winning author and an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, reads his recollection of his dog from LOVE CAN BE; Lalita Tademy the New York Times best-selling author of three historical novels, talks about her cat and reads a tribute to her fierce independence.