Jonese Franklin oversees all BirdNote broadcast and podcast productions, including BirdNote Daily, Bring Birds Back, and special series. Jonese has two decades of experience in public media – reporting, editing and producing stories. Most recently, she served as Program Director and All Things Considered host at 89.3 WFPL News in Louisville, Ky. While at WFPL she also co-created and produced two limited-run podcasts as well as a daily news podcast. Jonese holds a B.A. in Electronic Media from Morehead State University, in Morehead, Ky. She’s new to the birding world and excited about joining the community. She’s a big believer in the power of animals and nature to make us feel more grounded to our homes, and connected to each other. Jonese lives in Louisville with her wife, Laura, and their four dogs: Wendell, Lamar, Barkley, and Radar.
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Birds connect us with the joy and wonder of nature. By telling vivid, sound-rich stories about birds and the challenges they face, BirdNote inspires listeners to care about the natural world – and takes step to protect it.