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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What is a Dog?—Love, of course

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-25-2021) #737: Featuring Chloe Shaw, Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham, and Beverly Means. Chloe Shaw talks about her delightful first book, What is a Dog?, a memoir of all the dogs who have shaped her life; Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham, an assistant research professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, discusses their findings about high mercury levels in pet food, especially foods that did not contain tuna or other mercury-laden fish; Beverly Means runs Transitions Pet Care in Decatur, Georgia where she has combined pet care with estate planning and education about the importance of written wishes for pets for people facing end-of-life issues.