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Taking Flight with Amy Tan

HOST: Meg Wolitzer


Host Meg Wolitzer presents three works featuring birds, curated by writer and bird aficionado Amy Tan. Ben Loory’s “The Frog and the Bird” is a twist on the traditional fable genre; it’s performed by Mike Doyle. Teenagers are transformed in “Town of Birds” by Heather Monley, performed by Yetide Badaki; and an avian love song goes viral in Mikkel Rosengaard’s “The Mating Call,” performed by BD Wong. Tan comments on the program’s theme and the stories.

To see a selection of Amy Tan's drawings from her upcoming book, The Backyard Bird Chronicles (Knopf, Spring 2024), click here.

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