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The Birdman of the US Senate

Migratory Birds in the US are protected by law.  And they have a Connecticut Yankee to thank. George Payne McLean served as Governor and as a US Senator for Connecticut.  He sponsored the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act which is still active today.  Today on The Full Story we’ll speak with the author of a new biography detailing the life and work of Senator McLean, and it was written by his great-great nephew, Will Mclean Greely. 

Also we’ll speak with Milan Bulls of the Connecticut Audubon Society about their new program to get students excited about science. 


Will Greeley, author of A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate

Will Greeley Interview.mp3

Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation at The Connecticut Audubon Society


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