Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is concerned about new cases of a highly pathogenic strain of avian flu detected in wild birds in Alaska. A wildlife veterinarian says there’s a possibility the virus could be spread by long migratory birds, like Hawaiʻi’s kolea, which spends its summers in Alaska.