Deborah L Blicher

Radio producer, essayist

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Deborah L Blicher

We swim in stories.


Stearns Farm: Early Spring

Stearns Farm CSA sharer Debbie Blicher interviews farm manager Ember Fleming about what's been happening at the farm all winter and how the season starts up.
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Hands-on Bird Science at Hog Island Audubon

Senior Producer Debbie Blicher spent a week at Hog Island Audubon Camp exploring different kinds of bird science. Here’s what it sounded like and how you can go, too.
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Why Study Crows?

Debbie interviewed Dr. Andrea Townsend at the 2017 Mass Audubon Annual Birders Meeting. Townsend is called "The Crow Lady" on campus at Hamilton College. Listen to find out why, and why it's worth studying this ubiquitous urban bird.
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A Grand Canyon Ranger

Debbie interviewed Grand Canyon ranger Ron Brown on site in September 2016. Here's Ranger Ron's perspective on Hawkwatch and what it's like to work at Grand Canyon National Park.
Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds Link to Story

The Comeback of the California Condor

Debbie gets the story on the comeback of the California Condor from Tice Supplee, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Arizona.
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Deborah L Blicher

I have a deep knowledge of first-person written forms and a background in speech science. I construct stories that convey you through a landscape of new information.

Radio training:
Duke Center for Documentary Studies
Salt Institute, Maine College of Art

Graduate study:
MFA, Emerson College (creative writing)
MA, University of Texas at Austin (experimental psychology—speech perception)

Undergraduate study:
BA, Brown University (cognitive science—psycholinguistics)



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  • teaching
  • blogging
  • print editing
  • radio production