Kojo chats with two reporters who spent the past year following the launch of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, D.C.'s new school for boys of color. Their stories are now featured in "Raising Kings," a collaboration between NPR and Education Week.
Some local birds are getting ready for breeding season by singing night and day. Other migratory bird species are returning to our region after a winter in warmer island climates. All of which presents an excellent opportunity to grab your binoculars and head out to local parks and backyards. We get a primer on backyard birdwatching, and learn about a troubling new national report on “The State of the Birds” across America.
- David Curson Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Maryland-DC
- Dave Ziolkowski Jr. Program Biologist, North American Breeding Bird Survey, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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