Government Shutdown/Identifying and Attracting Backyard Birds

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What’s next in Washington after Republicans and Democrats have arrived at a budget deal that cuts $38 billion from current spending levels, and keeps the federal government in business for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Both sides want to seize the momentum and we’ll hear more about their plans in a conversation with Cleveland Plain Dealer Washington Bureau Chief Stephen Koff.

Starting at 20 minutes into the program we turn to another, less acrimonious conversation, that of the birds in spring. birding expert Bill Thompson shares his insights and fields your questions.

Thompson is the editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest by day, and he’s also a keen birder, the author of many books, an ecotourism consultant, the host of the “This Birding Life” podcast and a regular speaker/performer on the birding festival circuit.

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