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 numerous 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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US Taxpayer Dollars Sent to Russia Fund Cruel Cat Experiments

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-17-2022) #775: Featuring Lisa McClain, Sheila Goffe, and Melissa Shapiro. First term Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) talks about the AFAR Act (Accountability in Foreign Animal Research) and how she is working to close the loophole on massive sums of NIH money going abroad for inhumane animal testing, which would not be allowed in the USA; Sheila Goffe, VP of Government Relations for the AKC, discusses their Patriotic Puppy program, encouraging the breeding and training of high-drive Labrador Retrievers and German Shorthair Pointers to work as detection dogs; Dr. Melissa Shapiro discusses her webinar on senior pet care and what she recommends to enhance and extend their lives.