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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Traveling the World on a Bike with a Rescue Cat

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-25-2020) #698: Featuring Dean Nicholson, Nicole England, and Dr. Steven Agoston. Dean Nicholson (Nala’s World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe), discusses his ongoing world travels on a bike with little rescue kitty Nala wrapped around his neck and loving every minute of it; Nicole England discusses her glamorous book, Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs that Live There”; Dr. Steven Agoston, a late-in-life veterinarian, talks about the need for emotional support for pets in medical situations, especially anesthesia.