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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Yes, Cats DO Like People!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-18-2021) #723: Featuring Dr. Mikel Delgado, Paula Munier, and Toni Pimentel. Cat behavior expert Dr. Mikel Delgado discusses the New York Times article “Cats Like People (Some People Anyway)” and the study that shows what we all knew: despite their apparent aloofness, cats are social creatures capable of relationships with people; Paula Munier discusses and reads from her newest canine-centric mystery, The Hiding Place; Toni Pimentel talks about being Faraday’s “fospice Mom,” which is the second time she’s fostered an old pooch with serious medical issues from Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary and the pleasure of giving the old-timers some happy “sunset time.”