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. Also available on Amazon podcasts and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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When Are Service Dogs Not What They Seem?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-03-2022) #773: Featuing Justin Goodman, Meredith May, and Carol Borden. Justin Goodman, the VP of the White Coat Waste Project, sheds light on how half a billion dollars in US tax dollars have been paid to Russian laboratories to conduct cruel experiments on cats that would not be permitted in the United States; Meredith May discusses her new memoir Loving Edie: How a Dog Afraid of Everything Taught Me To Be Brave; Carol Borden of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs cautions about fraudulent organizations claiming to provide costly service dogs and taking advantage of vulnerable people.