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August 21, 2008

A Fight For The Robins

A FIGHT FOR THE ROBINS

The pesticide DDT was outlawed in this country in 1972. One of the loudest voices calling for the ban was Lorrie Otto's. She remembers exactly when she first realized something was wrong: all the robins in her neighborhood were dying and falling like lead weights to the ground. She gathered the dead robins up in a basket and took them to her state legislature. Eventually her home state of Wisconsin became the first to ban the pesticide. She talks with Dick Gordon about how the fight changed her, and she says we all still have much work to do for the environment.

TOUGH JOB: THE WEDDING DJ

Our ongoing series about tough jobs would be incomplete if it didn't include a wedding disc jockey.

After just 2 years as a wedding DJ, Alex Davy has witnessed both brawls and poignant speeches - all the while providing the background music. Alex shares his best stories, and his insights into that notorious nuptial event, the wedding reception.

 

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