Sep 29, 2022
Dear Dash Hounds and Readers: Join us this week on a flight of fancy—not really—actually the opposite. Dead birds falling from the sky in Arkansas. Thousands. So what caused it? Can you figure it out faster than E.T. can phone home? This is all intentional word salad to keep you interested and intrigued and to make you give us your weekly listening love.
Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands
Cite your sources:
City of Beebe: Home, https://www.beebeark.org/. Accessed 25 September 2022.
“Home.” YouTube, 5 December 2018, https://abcbirds.org/blog/five-fantastic-bird-migration-facts/?gclid=CjwKCAjw-L-ZBhB4EiwA76YzOVS9GNuFoyMHq0u6846EdjI5C0Xr2niteQVvcE_HWtwTRuCIIXzELhoCvzMQAvD_BwE. Accessed 25 September 2022.
Jonsson, Patrik. “Bye-Bye Blackbird: USDA Acknowledges a Hand in One Mass Bird Death.” Christian Science Monitor, 2010, https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2011/0120/Bye-Bye-Blackbird-USDA-acknowledges-a-hand-in-one-mass-bird-death. Accessed 24 September 2022.
Robertson, Campbell. “For Arkansas Blackbirds the New Year Never Came.” New York Times [Beebe], Jan. 3, 2011 January 2011.
Windsor, Sophie, director. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRNqhi2ka9k.
“Wisconsin lab says it solved blackbird die-off.” Phys.org, 7 January 2011, https://phys.org/news/2011-01-wisconsin-lab-blackbird-die-off.html. Accessed 25 September 2022.