Artist Title Album Label
Elijah Larsen Intro to the episode
Elijah Larsen Some myths about bats...but wait! These little guys do us a lot of favours!
Patty Kolesnichenko On bat realities that make humans squeamish, explaining them in ways that we can understand and better appreciate these hard workers
Burl Ives Leather-Winged Bat The Wayfaring Stranger
Twisterium PSA for local food and eateries
Noam Chomsky PSA for Community Radio
Shane Ivers PSA for adventure
Elijah Larsen segue into the second half
Patty Kolesnichenko Threats bats face, and how some of these could be prevented.
Dear Rouge Live Through the Night Phases
Elijah Larsen Quick! Find a bat count near you!

Misguided Persecution, with Patty Kolesnichenko

One of the many creatures making their annual spring appearance are those annoying small insects that interrupt evening BBQs. Mosquitoes, gnats, no-see-ums. You know what else is making an appearance? Bats. Most people dislike—and even fear—bats at least as much as the annoying insects, and yet the reputation is totally undeserved.

Patty Kolesnichenko is a passionate bat educator and an ambassador with the Kootenay Community Bat Project; she's also a community educator with CBEEN’s Wild voices for kids program. Together, we’re going to attempt to change your mind about these astonishing little mammals.


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