10/30/19: Declining Bird Population; John Kenney's Latest Book; Halloween Safety Tips

Oct 30, 2019

Sixty-four percent of North America's bird population is at risk of extinction from climate change.

That's according to a report released this month by the Audubon Society called, Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink.

A second report, published in September by Science Magazine, found that since 1970, bird populations in the United States and Canada have declined by 29%, or almost 30 billion birds. 

In addition to climate change and habitat destruction, another contributing factor is the large number of feral and outdoor cats in the U.S.

Duval Audubon Society President Jody Willis, joined us along with board member Carolyn Antman.

'Love Poems' Author Discusses His Greatest 'Joy'

We spoke to The New York Times best selling author John Kenney about his latest book, Love Poems For People With Children. Kenney discusses the greatest “joy” in his life: children. From sleep deprivation to the terrible teens, Kenney poem's cover a wide range of topics that parents face.

Tips From A Former CIA Agent For A Safe Halloween

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Emily McCarthy, former CIA agent and founder of GORUCK, shares some practical ideas for kids and adults for enjoying Halloween safely. Among the safety tips: take a picture of your child in costume, before trick or treating. 

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