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October 26, 2014

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Women fight the Civil War

 

 

We’ve heard a lot about the famous generals and other heroes of the Civil War, but very little has been written about the women who fought as hard as the men for their beliefs. We talk to an author who researched these women, about the jobs they did, how they risked their lives to find and carry intelligence from the enemy to their generals, and even how they used their “feminine wiles” to get the information they needed to gain advantage in the war. 

Bats! Why they're important and how we can help save them

 

 

Bats are one of the iconic images of Halloween and hundreds of gothic novels and horror movies. They have a scary image and a bad reputation for carrying disease, but they are actually vital to global agriculture and health.  We talk to a bat expert and a man who spent years working hard to create a safe habitat for one endangered species, about what these flying mammals are really like, the disease that is threatening their existence in the U.S., and their value to society.

 

 

Featured guests:
Featured guests:

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Karen Abbott, author of “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four women undercover in the Civil War,” (www.karenabbott.net)

Jodi Sedlock, Assoc. Professor of Biology specializing in bats, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (www.Lawrence.edu);

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Don Mitchell, author of “Flying Blind: One man’s adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats,” (www.chelseagreen.com).

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