JIM, Robert, Guy Ed discussed on Radiolab

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Before on worth the life of bird, and that guy Ed at the diner, it just stuck in my mind. I realized I couldn't leave this town until I talked to the people who lost the most. Name Robert sweater ski age fifty four Kathleen sweater ski ski the mother and the mother guy died. Yeah. I guess that's it. But tea or water, we're all sitting around the kitchen table. Beer over there. Brother-in-law's there to off Calvin debris. And I asked them to tell me about Jim. Softspoken? Smarten quite a character. They told me at first they were furious. They should never ever sent him in their angry at the forest service angry about this bird very now. Three decades later, I say, you keep that little bird exactly really Jim's younger brother, Robert said that the thing he wanted the most is for the kirtland warbler to become the state bird. That would be the ultimate that would be the biggest ever would be state bird. I guess I guess in some ways I'm surprised I didn't mean to come here that guy patients, but in some ways, I thought if it was my family that I would hate that bird. Agitate that bird. That's not the word. I mean that burden. Do anything to. No, we can keep it going. I mean, that's what he set out to do. Let's keep it going. They think about Jim's death like the death of a soldier. Where would you be setting right now, we've lost all those soldiers in World War One World War Two. He died protecting us. It's only one species. Well, then it's gonna be another species and another species and another species next thing, you know, you walk out in the morning, and it'll be quiet. Thank African teddy Roosevelt and the boys that made our national parks managing what if we didn't have those it costs money, it's painful, blah, blah, blah..

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