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Charlotte Talks

Backyard Bird Count and In The Heights


Part One: The Great Backyard Bird Count It's that time of year when an army of volunteers spreads out across the region to count birds. The Great Backyard Birdcount is science in action and the health of the bird community around us tells scientist a great deal about our climate, air quality, the impact of development and more. We'll check in with an expert from the Charlotte Nature Museum and a birding expert. Guests Lida Hoffman - Director, The Charlotte Nature Museum Rob Bierregaard - Distinguished Visiting Research Professor, Biology Dept. at UNC Charlotte The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 18 - 21. How to participate. Part Two: In The Heights We take a journey into Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood and get a look at a Latino community struggling to achieve the American Dream. That's the setting for In The Heights, the Tony Award-winning musical that has now traveled to Charlotte's Belk Theatre. We'll talk with members of the cast about the musical's real origins and more. Guests Joseph Morales - Actor, plays "Usnavi" (lead role) in In The Heights Ana Nogueira - Actress, plays "Carla" and understudy for "Nina" in In The Heights In The Heights plays Feb. 15 - 20 at the Belk Theater. Details. Add and read comments