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Two Artists Let the Animals Speak for Themselves

Thursday, December 11, 2014

People have always told stories about animals acting like humans. Two artists ask: what if we told stories that were true to animals’ lives?

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Radiolab

Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
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WNYC News

How to Catch a Bat

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hint: not with your shoe or a rolled-up newspaper.

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Radiolab

Rodney Versus Death

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? In this short, a Milwaukee doctor tries to knock death incarnate off its throne.

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Radiolab

Rodney Versus Death

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? In this short, a Milwaukee doctor tries to knock death incarnate off its throne.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Update on White Nose Syndrome

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service recently announced that White Nose Syndrome has killed more than 5.7 million bats in North America. Mylea Bayless, of Bat Conservation International, gives us an update on what’s happening to bat populations and efforts to save them.

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The Takeaway

Bats May Be Wiped Out by White-Nose Syndrome

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A fungus dubbed white-nose syndrome, first discovered in bat colonies in 2006, is threatening to wipe out nine species of bats across the country. Since first discovered, scientists estimate that over a million bats have died of the disease. If the animals disappear, their main food source, insects, may balloon to troubling proportions, destroying crops and spreading disease. To tell us more on this story of bats' struggle for survival is Ed Jahn of Oregon Public Broadcasting. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

White-Nose Syndrome Worsening

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nina Fascione, Executive Director of Bat Conservation International, discusses new research that predicts regional extinctions of one of the most common bat species, the little brown myotis, within two decades due to White-Nose Syndrome. She’ll explain what White-Nose Syndrome is, the recent study, and efforts being made to save the species.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Elizabeth Kolbert on mass extinctions

Monday, May 18, 2009

Elizabeth Kolbert on the history of mass extinctions.

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