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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What it was like in “the Devil’s Den” — Envigo Beagle Breeding facility

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-12-2022) #796A: Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley talks about his “awakening” on a visit to the clandestine location of the Envigo facility where thousands of Beagles were bred and sold solely for cruel and unnecessary research experiments. The Senator explains how he managed to pass 5 bipartisan bills on behalf of the Beagles, who had been bred, cruelly experimented upon and then killed until his bills put a stop to it — and drove Envigo out of Virginia completely. Tracie asks how to put an end to the millions of dollars of government funding for the beagle breeding industry, and the travesty that tax-payer dollars are paying for a highly profitable invisible underground system of animal cruelty on the backs of innocent Beagles.