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Which Chickadee - Black-capped or Carolina?

From BirdNote | 01:45

Of all the birds that turn up at birdfeeders, chickadees are favorites. And they’re instantly recognizable. Yet sometimes we have to ask ourselves: “Which chickadee is it?” In the eastern and central states, there are two species: Black-capped Chickadees pervade the northern half of the region, and Carolina Chickadees, like this one, the southern half. But in some places, they overlap. And while the two look nearly identical, their voices give them away!

Carolina-chickadee-mark-peck-2019-285 Of all the birds that turn up at birdfeeders, chickadees are favorites. And they’re instantly recognizable. Yet sometimes we have to ask ourselves: “Which chickadee is it?” In the eastern and central states, there are two species: Black-capped Chickadees pervade the northern half of the region, and Carolina Chickadees, like this one, the southern half. But in some places, they overlap. And while the two look nearly identical, their voices give them away!

The River Is Wide (Series)

Produced by Susan J. Cook

Most recent piece in this series:

Small: An American Sonnet

From Susan J. Cook | Part of the The River Is Wide series | :57



It doesn't matter how diminished we

feel, situated deep deep within the

large, large universe, we now know, we see

more and more of, its every corner, the

source of a revelation, a surprise

appearance of something we did not know

was there but has been all along. The size

of anything is not important, no,

changes mostly depend on nothing more

than the sun's cast shadow, the patterns we are sure

to form, in our mind's eye,  largeness ignored,

the smallest persistent, convinced we'll endure.

Small, large do not save us as the mind's eye

slowly watches, no urgent need to hide.

A Moment of Science (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

AMOS 21.100: Octopuses Sense Chemicals with Their Arms, 5/20/2021

From WFIU | Part of the A Moment of Science series | 02:01

Mos-fullcolor-rgb-stacked_small Octopuses Sense Chemicals with Their Arms

Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Market Medicine -- Groks Science Show 2021-05-05

From Charles Lee | Part of the Groks Science Radio Show series | 28:30

Grokscience_small The healthcare system in the United States undergoes continuing scrutiny.  Can a market-based approach work?  On this episode, Dr. Deane Waldman discussed Statescare and market-based medicine.

Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: The Human Factor

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Reel Discovery series | 03:00

Thehumanfactor_small Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin examines the involvement of US negotiators in Middle East peace talks in the 1990s with The Human Factor.

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

CurrentCast (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections April 19 - May 15, 2021

From ChavoBart Digital Media | Part of the Climate Connections series | 30:00

Tony_pic_small This month on Climate Connections: 

Air Date        Title 

Mon., 4/19 - Electric SUVs star in a new off-road racing series: The series showcases their potential as speedy all-terrain vehicles.

Tue., 4/20 - Wildfires can contaminate outdoor marijuana crops: Increasingly extreme fires — the result of climate change — could blunt opportunities for some growers.  

Wed., 4/21 - Christian college offers online course on global warming: Brian Webb, who’s leading the class, wants to see more conservative Christians getting involved with the issue. 

Thu., 4/22 - Earth is getting a digital twin: ‘Destination Earth,’ a project of the European Union, will simulate the future impacts of climate change anywhere on the planet.

Fri., 4/23 - How New York’s Javits Center slashed its energy consumption: ‘As a state-owned building, we're able to really … be a model for sustainability for New York State.’

Mon., 4/26 - Nebraska farmer grows citrus year-round: He wants to help others do the same.

Tue., 4/27 - Sea-level rise could submerge internet cables: One foot of sea-level rise along coastlines would put more than 4,000 miles of fiber optic cables underwater at least part of the time.

Wed., 4/28 - Air pollution from fossil fuels caused 8.7 million premature deaths in 2018: One researcher calls the situation “a public health emergency.”

Thu., 4/29 - Kids’ ideas for cooling a neighborhood: Artist Jenna Robb collected their ideas in a series of workshops.

Fri., 4/30 - Electric cargo cycles deliver packages in Miami: Shipping giant DHL is testing the e-cycles as a climate-friendly alternative to delivery trucks and vans.

Mon., 5/3 - Empire State Building owner to buy 300 million kilowatt hours of wind energy: ‘That's enough energy to light every house in New York state for a whole month.’

Tue., 5/4 - Affordable housing could be hit hard as seas rise: The number of affordable housing units at risk of coastal flooding could triple within a few decades, a recent analysis found. 

Wed., 5/5 - Environmental engineer launches group for Latinos in sustainability: ‘Students and young professionals are really hungry to understand ... how they get their foot in the door.’

Thu., 5/6 - New tool could help cities better estimate their carbon dioxide emissions: It relies on data about pollution from power plants, factories, buildings, and vehicles across the U.S.

Fri., 5/7 - Women scientists launch climate campaign aimed at mothers: ‘Moms tend to trust other moms.’

Mon., 5/10 - Heavier downpours strain septic systems in some rural areas: When the systems fail, sewage can leak into yards or back up into sinks and bathtubs.

Tue., 5/11 - Devastating disease in dolphins linked to extreme downpours: Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere around the world are developing horrific lesions.

Wed., 5/12 - Santa Fe women built homemade air purifiers to help protect people from smoke: Members of the Three Sisters Collective, a group of Indigenous activist women, mobilized to help the local community during last summer’s wildfires.

Thu., 5/13 - Hundreds of airports at risk from flooding, sea-level rise, study finds: Nearly 600 airports globally could face flooding problems by 2100 if global warming continues unchecked.

Fri., 5/14 - Portsmouth Village under threat from hurricanes and rising seas: It’s getting harder to preserve a piece of history on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Pulse of the Planet (Series)

Produced by Jim Metzner

Most recent piece in this series:

Pulse of the Planet May 2021

From Jim Metzner | Part of the Pulse of the Planet series | 50:01


May 2021  Pulse of the Planet  CUE SHEET

01      Greek Orthodox Easter     This Sunday 03-May-21

02      Appalachian Spring           In the           04-May-21

03      Dawn Chorus Day            May 5th has 05-May-21

04      What is Life?             This week     06-May-21

05      What is Life - Radiobes    In the           07-May-21

06      Organoids                       Growing        10-May-21

07      Growing Brains                Scientists are    11-May-21

08      Life On the Edge              Scientists      12-May-21

09      Pinkster                          Most people 13-May-21

10      Hambone                        Music can      14-May-21

11      The Slave King                This week     17-May-21

12      Power of Celebration    In the days   18-May-21

13      Stolen Songs               In the classi 19-May-21

14      Reindeer                        That's the     20-May-21

15      Firewalking                      This week     21-May-21

16      Loons - Stay or Go?          In the next   24-May-21

17      Calling All Loons              According to   25-May-21

18      Birdwatching 101             So you           26-May-21

19      Waila - Desert People       The music    27-May-21

20      Waila - Deep Roots        When people   28-May-21

21      Musical Hybrid                 Sounds a bit 31-May-21

22      Language of the Birds      One of the    01-Jun-21

23      Like An Oasis                 This month is   02-Jun-21

24      Drawing Birds          You'd think  03-Jun-21

25      Warblers                         This month  04-Jun-21

Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Al Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

641-Backyard Astronomy

From Al Grauer | Part of the Travelers In The Night series | 02:00

Hubbleimage1stscihp1824am2000x1500_small Please see the transcript.

Science Update (Series)

Produced by Science Update

Most recent piece in this series:

Giraffe Spot Inheritance

From Science Update | Part of the Science Update series | 01:00

Sciupdate_sm2_small Scientists discover that giraffes inherit their spots.

Shelf Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Most recent piece in this series:

Shelf Discovery: All Girls by Emily Layden

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Shelf Discovery series | 03:00

Allgirls_small Each week on Shelf Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kamer offers listeners a brief look inside the pages of a new book. From mysteries to memoirs, classics to chick lit, busy readers are sure to find plenty of picks to add to their shelves. On this week's show, Kristin grows up in the middle of a crisis with a group of boarding school girls in the audio edition of Emily Layden’s All Girls.

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

Booktalk (Series)

Produced by Diana Korte

Most recent piece in this series:

Booktalk: Sam Turnbull’s “Fast Easy Cheap Vegan”

From Diana Korte | Part of the Booktalk series | 09:50

Sam_turnbull “I grew up in a family of foodies, chefs, butchers, and hunters (yes, it’s true). My household had a flock of chickens (both for eggs and for eating), the freezers were stocked full of meat, steaks were cooked rare, and there were even real animal heads decorating the walls (not that I ever liked the heads). … So, as I’m sure you can imagine, switching to veganism was a BIG change for me.” Sam Turnbull’s second cookbook, "Fast Easy Cheap Vegan," makes the case that an animal-free vegan diet doesn’t have to be time-consuming, too much work or even expensive. This cookbook is all about smart tips and easy techniques that simplify cooking. Many recipes are one-pot, freezer-friendly, and make-ahead meals. And Sam says you can make any one of these 101 recipes in fewer than 30 minutes. Follow Turnbull on twitter: Sam@bonappetegan

Beer Notes (Series)

Produced by Delmarva Public Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Summer Beers

From Delmarva Public Media | Part of the Beer Notes series | 02:00

Beernoteslogo_small The days are longer, the beaches are open again, and summer approaches.  This week on Beer Notes, we are highlighting the summer beers produced here on the Shore.

Craft beers full of flavor and lighter in color are popular as warm weather approaches.  Sours and fruited beers including the milkshake IPAs come into their own.  Porters and stouts are taking a back seat to pilsners, wit biers, and IPAs of all varieties.

Here on the Shore where local politicians say the sun kisses Ocean City first each morning, the ocean dominates our environment and our psyche, and so does summer. 

EVO craft brewing in Salisbury Maryland has the Delmarva Pure Pils, A supremely sessionable Eastern Shore take on a Czech-style pilsner.

Fin City, started in a crab house in West Ocean City, still serves crabs in working boats permanently docked at their pier all summer.  They take their location and fishing seriously.  With names like Angler Ale, White Marlin Pale Ale, Blackfin Black IPA, Catch of the Day IPA, and Backfin Blue Crab Stout to Marga Wheat A and  Marina Colada.  They even made a beer to support the creation and maintenance of artificial reefs off the coast of Ocean City for fishing habitat, OC Reef Red. 

3rd Wave-, a woman owned brewery in Delmar, a small village that sits astride the state border between Delaware and Maryland produces the SandStorm Belgian Tripel, BeachBreak Apricot Wheat, and ShoreBreak Pale Ale.

Crooked Hammock, nestled in among the beach resort towns of Coastal Delaware- produces BEACH ESCAPE and Hammock Easy.  Their neighbor in Lewes, Big Oyster Brewing has the Hammerhead IPA, a traditional west coast style that competes with the best  IPAs on the market.

As summer crests the horizon, make sure that your vision includes locally made craft beer with names and flavors that bring to mind all the places and activities you love about the season.

StoryCorps (Series)

Produced by StoryCorps

Most recent piece in this series:

StoryCorps American Pathways and Griot: Rich Jean, Abigail Jean, and Hasina Islam

From StoryCorps | Part of the StoryCorps series | 03:12

Islamsquare_small Abigail Jean and her father, Rich Jean, thank their local librarian, Hasina Islam, for encouraging Abigail’s love of reading.

World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things (Series)

Produced by World Ocean Observatory

Most recent piece in this series:

Tools for Ocean Assessment

From World Ocean Observatory | Part of the World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things series | 05:34


In this episode, part thirty-six of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we outline the key state of the ocean and ocean science take-aways from the recently published 2nd United Nations World Ocean Assessment, a report that looks at the social, environmental, demographic and economic trends, as well as a review of the integrated sustainable management of coasts and oceans as driven by science, technology and innovation. Additionally, we give credit to the Ocean Health Index, another important metric for providing baseline measurements and updates toward ocean sustainability year by year.

The "BLUEprint Series: How the Ocean Will Save Civilization" outlines a new and sustainable path forward, with the ocean leading the way. 

About World Ocean Radio
Since 2009, a weekly 5-minute podcast covering a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Contact director@thew2o.net if you are interested in becoming an affiliate or know of a radio station that should be broadcasting these episodes each week.

Image Credit
United Nations Regular Process for Global Reporting and
Assessment of the States of the Marine Environment

Resources from this Episode
- 2nd UN Ocean Assessment
- Ocean Health Index

EcoReport (Series)

Produced by WFHB

Most recent piece in this series:

Eco Report - June 13, 2019

From WFHB | Part of the EcoReport series | 28:58

Default-piece-image-1 WFHB's environmental watchdog brings you news and events in the listening area and throughout the world.

Brain Junk (Series)

Produced by Trace Kerr

Most recent piece in this series:

162: penguin Guano & Giggle Gas

From Trace Kerr | Part of the Brain Junk series | 05:01

With_podcast_small There's a strange connection between King penguins, one of their favorite islands, and Nitrous Oxide gas.

This Week in Water (Series)

Produced by H2O Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

This Week in Water for May 9, 2021

From H2O Radio | Part of the This Week in Water series | 06:31

H2o_logo_240_small The official "normal" temperature across the U.S. is now one degree hotter than it was 20 years ago.

Two new reports say catastrophic sea level rise can be avoided—but only if we act quickly.

Biden's "America the Beautiful" initiative could redefine U.S. conservation as we know it.

Researchers in the Netherlands have taught bees to sniff out COVID-19.

New shape-shifting pasta saves on packaging and cooking time.