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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Three Women Filmmakers Featured

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-18-2017) #550: Featuring three great [women!] filmmakers whose work is in the upcoming First Annual NY Cat Film Festival and the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festivals. Sheila O’Rourke is a professor at UC Irvine and got a grant and spent two years making “Jetty Cats,” a sweeping documentary with an overview of cats throughout human history, while exploring the contemporary debate about Trap-Neuter-Return as the best management for community cats by looking at a long-surviving feral cat colony on a seaside jetty in Southern California; Eve Vaccaro (whose “day job” is a professional stunt woman!) is a first-time director of “It’s a Potcake Life,” a heart-breaking, heart-warming look at the Bahamas and the indigenous Royal Bahamian Potcake dog, called Potcakes, and the happy endings facilitated by an island of dedicated rescuers; veteran documentarian Markie Hancock talks about her small local film, “Scaredy, the Cat,” a charming documentary about a very shy cat who avoids everyone where she was adopted –– at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park — except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.