We celebrate birds in all their forms, especially the alto sax player Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, also know as Bird. The great tenor saxophonist StanleyTurrentine has a birthday and we hear his soulful sound backed by pianists McCoy Tyner and Gene Harris.
The Annual Christmas Bird Count is underway. We talk with Bridget Butler of Audubon Vermont about which winter birds we’re likely to catch a glimpse of here in Vermont. Then we hear from author and VPR commentator Willem Lange about his much loved Christmas story about Favor Johnson. And we continue our Year in Review series by looking at the top cultural stories of the year.