Radio Waves: Joel Greenberg on passenger pigeons

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Joel Greenberg talks about his just-released “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction” this afternoon on “Outside.”

Greenberg is a familiar voice to “Outside” listeners. He co-hosted the show for the first year.

For the last several years, he has been intensely involved in finishing “A Feathered River” and it shows.

The book is receiving international notice and acclaim. It is doing for the unique and disturbing story of passenger pigeons on an international scale what his “A Natural History of the Chicago Region” did on a local level.

Many of us around here consider that book our Bible of Chicago outdoors.

“A Feathered River” takes on bigger and broader topics–the nature and meaning of extinction for instance–and works them over.

It is one of those books so good and important that I feel a bit of awe at at simply knowing and having rubbed shoulders with Greenberg.

A list of his scheduled events is posted here. I would highly recommend catching one of his upcoming events.

“Outside” airs from 4:30-5 p.m. Mondays on WKCC-FM (91.1) in Kankakee. The rebroadcasts are at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

For online listening options, go to

Laurel Soper, the web tech and digital media person for KCC, has put together the podcast system at

The Facebook page for “Outside with Dale Bowman” is at!/pages/Outside-with-Dale-Bowman/241327739268720

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