Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Woman With Life Limiting Disease Married Her Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-09-2019) #613: Featuring Lilly Smartelli, Paula Munier, and Nora Parker. Tracie talks to Lilly Smartelli, who was featured in the New York Times weddings section because she married her dog Bernie when she discovered she had a life-limiting disease and no other marriage prospects; Paula Munier reads from her book THE BORROWING OF BONES, which was just nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark prize; Nora Parker, the Goodwill Ambassador for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center Madison NJ, talks about the challenges Newark is facing in providing shelter to the animals in need there.