19 May 2014

Oh Coqui! - Airs May 21st

Oh Coqui! from Long Haul Productions
The Coqui, a tiny, but very vociferous tree frog, is the national symbol of Puerto Rico. It is beloved in folklore and in song. But while the coqui’s lusty “croak” is a cherished part of the Puerto Rican soundscape, lulling residents to sleep every night, it’s a different story on the big island of Hawaii. Coquis showed up on the island as stowaways a few years back. And because the frog has no natural predator there, they’re proliferating like crazy -- 'taking over' some locals would say. Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister bring us the story of Hawaii’s reaction to the coqui’s invasion.

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