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Ep. 101 Create@State Podcast Features the Rise of Bird Watching

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Arkansas State University

Bird watching has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is A-State Connections on KASU. I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”. Last week, we celebrated the 100th episode of the Create@State podcast. One of the listener favorites of the podcast was the September 2019 episode of the A-State Bird Observatory. Today, we talk to Associate Professor of Ecology Dr. Than Boves and PhD student Alix Matthews to get an update and to discuss how bird watching has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is my interview with Dr. Than Boves and Alix Matthews. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

That was Dr. Than Boves and Alix Matthews on A-State Connections on KASU.To hear more interviews like this one, you can subscribe to the Create@State podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or wherever you get your podcasts.Take KASU wherever you go and listen to podcast segments on the KASU app. Please tell others about the Create@State Podcast, also leave us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts.We would love to hear from you.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.