Berry to be Featured on WPR’s ‘Route 51’ Show
Bill Berry. (Contributed photo)
Conservation Writer Bill Berry Discusses Wisconsin’s Role in “Banning DDT” on WPR’s Route 51
For the City-Times
Wisconsin Public Radio’s ‘Route 51’ show on Thursday will feature conservation writer Bill Berry, who will discuss his new book, Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way.
Route 51, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wausau regional talk show, can be heard from 10- 11 AM Thursdays on the Ideas Network stations WLBL 91.9 FM Wausau, WLBL 930 AM Auburndale/Stevens Point, WHBM 90.3 FM Park Falls, WHAA 89.1 FM Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, WHRM 90.9-3 HD and WHSF 89.9 FM Rhinelander/Eagle River.
Berry, from Stevens Point, released the book in April. The book examines the role ordinary Wisconsin residents played in getting the pesticide banned in the late ‘60s, and how their activism started the modern environmental movement.
Berry will be joined for part of the program by Marge Gibson, executive director of the Raptor Education Group wildlife rehabilitation center in Antigo. Gibson will discuss how DDT decimated Wisconsin’s bald eagle population, and how other environmental dangers still threaten many species of birds. Berry is a former editor of the Stevens Point Journal. Banning DDT has been published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Listeners can call in to the show during the live broadcast on Thursday at 1-800-780-9742.
‘Route 51’ is re-broadcast Friday nights at 7 PM on WHRM 90.9 FM.