Laura Erickson's For the Birds

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Scripts of most programs, along with usually several photos and links to more information, are at my blog at lauraerickson.blogspot.com

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds.

"For the Birds" began airing on KUMD in Duluth, MN, in May, 1986, and is the longest continually-running radio program about birds in the U.S.

Download Bird Tongues Part 2  11-12-2014 (4.76 MB)

Duration: 4:54 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Bird Tongues Part 2

  • More about bird tongues, including a rather shocking story about Laura and a Pileated Woodpecker.


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Download Bird Tongues Part I  11-12-2014 (4.89 MB)

Duration: 5:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Bird Tongues Part I

  • Today Laura Erickson talks about bird tongues--specifically, how hummingbirds and woodpeckers can stick out their tongues so very far.


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Download Emily Dickinson's Birthday  09-12-2014 (4.86 MB)

Duration: 4:48 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Emily Dickinson's Birthday

  • Laura muses about which bird was perched in Emily Dickinson's soul.


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Download Day Trip to Vancouver Island  29-11-2014 (4.55 MB)

Duration: 4:45 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Day Trip to Vancouver Island

  • Laura and Russ spent a day of their British Columbia trip on Vancouver Island.


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Download How the media skew stories  29-11-2014 (5.76 MB)

Duration: 5:01 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

How the media skew stories

  • A lesson Laura learned when dealing with her local newspaper and a powerful media company is pertinent in the case of the Minnesota Vikings stadium.


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Download Black Friday  27-11-2014 (4.65 MB)

Duration: 4:36 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Black Friday

  • On the day many people are rushing to shop, Laura Erickson thinks about how the best things in life are free.


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Download Rare Birds in Duluth  27-11-2014 (4.45 MB)

Duration: 4:38 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Rare Birds in Duluth

  • Three Common Eiders turned up in Duluth, MN, the first time any have been reported in the state since 1966. And a Golden-crowned Sparrow is also visiting a feeding station in Duluth. It tok some doing but Laura Erickson finally saw both species.


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Download A Visit to the Audiologist  21-11-2014 (4.74 MB)

Duration: 4:55 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

A Visit to the Audiologist

  • Laura can't hear many high-frequency bird songs now, and needs to get hearing aids.


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Download Meeting Michael Conway Baker  20-11-2014 (4.79 MB)

Duration: 4:50 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Meeting Michael Conway Baker

  • Laura got to meet her favorite composer, and even go birding with him!


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Download Trip to Vancouver  18-11-2014 (5.14 MB)

Duration: 4:59 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Trip to Vancouver

  • Laura spent a week in Vancouver. Here is how she planned for and then spent her week.


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