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 Treasured Shop Cats of China

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-17-2021) #749: Featuring Thiago Kocher, Alice Mayn, and Marcel Heijnen. Thiago Kocher speaks from Brazil about his documentary “Affection in the Streets” which is centered around the relationships of homeless people and their dogs in the 6th Annual NY Dog Film Festival; Alice Mayn is the founder of Saving Senior Dogs Week (and her own senior dog rescue and sanctuary Lily’s Place) and discusses the NY Dog Film Festival kicking off the 3rd annual Saving Senior Dogs Week as a sponsor and partner for the 25 senior dog rescues around the country; Marcel Heijnen speaks from his home in Hong Kong about his book Shop Cats of China, which features photos and haiku poems to accompany them, chronicling the cats who are cherished in the mainland Chinese stores where they live. [All the filmmakers attending the NYC premiere of the NY Cat Film Festival will receive a copy of the book.]