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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Why Should Dogs “Talk” English?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-11-2021) #735: Featuring Amritha Mallikarjun, Kristi Jacobson, and Sheila Goffe. Amritha Mallikarjun, whose PhD thesis was in speech perception and auditory processing, shares her point of view with Tracie, who is frustrated by people trying to get dogs to “write” sentences by stepping on buttons adorned with human words; film director Kristi Jacobson was sent all the way to Brazil to make the documentary “The Protectors” about a dog-devoted priest, a film that is part of the new season of DOGS on Netflix; Sheila Goffe, VP for Government Relations for the American Kennel Club, discusses Tracie’s belief that there is a problem with illegal importation of puppies into the United States with very popular breeds like French Bulldogs.