Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Friday, November 5, 2021

Birds in the News: A Conversation with KUMD's Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson — Wednesday Morning, 7 a.m.

On Friday morning, I was interviewed by KUMD's Lisa Johnson about three issues: the Audubon Naturalist Society dropping "Audubon" from its name, the recent news story about two cases of California Condors producing live offspring without a male condor involved, and New Zealand selecting a bat as its Bird of the Year. You can listen to the 16-minute interview, and find some other interviews between Lisa and me, at this KUMD's Environment and Outdoors page

Lisa has been one of the very best interviewers I've dealt with in my long career, and I've been interviewed on a lot of local, state, and national radio and television news programs. Lisa always does her homework, so her questions are always intelligent and informed (seriously—very few people in media have her knowledge about nature and environmental issues), and her quick wit is SO fun to engage with!   

KUMD has been bought by WDSE and will no longer be part of the University of Minnesota-Duluth beginning next month. No word yet on whether they will continue to air For the Birds.