Mark Twain's Frog Not Yet Out of the Weeds

Red legged frog featured on "Earth and Sky"


Brian Smith, Earthjustice, 510.550.6700

On March 22, 2002 tune in for “Celebrated Jumping Frog,” a 90-second radio program featuring the storied California red-legged frog of Gold Rush era fame. This frog, listed as “Threatened” under the US Endangered Species Act, is currently the focus of a major legal dispute, spearheaded by Earthjustice, over its “critical habitat” designated last year by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The program is produced by Earth & Sky radio series and sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation. It airs on about 400 public and 200 commercial radio stations nationwide. To find your local station please visit the Earth & Sky website or send an email to

Earth & Sky radio series is a non-profit, internationally syndicated radio program produced in Austin, Texas and celebrating its 11th year of science programming. Hosted by Deborah Byrd and Joel Block, the 13-year former hosts and creators of the astronomy program Stardate, Earth & Sky’s mission is to inspire curiosity about science and nature in the 21st century.

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