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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World’s Greatest Woman Swimmer Lets Italian Rescue Dog Tow Her Ashore

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-29-2022) #781: Featuring Lynne Cox, Brandi Munden, and Zel Crampton. Lynne Cox — the world-renowned long distance swimmer — tells about the Italian water rescue school for dogs in her book, “Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog”; Brandi Munden from the AKC discusses being quoted in the NYT article about the trend of people feeding dogs with the same foods they eat; Zel Crampton explains how it was well-engineered baby strollers and playpens that inspired him to reinvent the dog crate with his company Diggs.