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Bioacoustics and a cacophony of cicadas

An adult periodical cicada on a fingertip
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An adult periodical cicada on a fingertip

On this episode of The Best of Our Knowledge:

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to listen in on the animal kingdom.

Periodical cicadas this spring are singing in enormous numbers across the United States. It’s reunion hundreds of years in the making.

And we’ll speak with young students who are exploring careers in education.


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Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
One of the newest additions to the WAMC team, Jody Cowan has a naturally curious approach to media production and strong passion for story telling. Jody's work is currently showcased on the shows 51% and The Best of Our Knowledge.
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