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National Parks Traveler Podcast

Summary: The podcast companion to the website, the National Parks Traveler covers commentary, news, and life in America's Parks.

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 NPTP 29 : Sounds of Congaree National Park | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:05

The sounds of Congaree National Park.

 NPTP 28 : Restoring Hetch Hetchy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:42

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Mike Marshall and Robert Hanna of Restore Hetch Hetchy.

 NPTP 27 : Interview with Andrew Skurka | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:30

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Adam Skurka.

 NPTP 26 : Stonewall Jackson's arm - Interview with John Hennessy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:43

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews John Hennessy regarding Stonewall Jackson's arm.

 NPTP 25 : Dr. Donna Shaver - Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:05

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Dr. Donna Shaver regarding the Kemps Ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

 NPTP 24 : Senator Tom Udall - Promoting Our National Parks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:31

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Senator Tom Udall regarding the promotion of our National Parks.

 NPTP 22 : Trevor Thomas - First blind person to thru-hike the ATC unassisted | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:56

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Trevor Thomas, First blind person to thru-hike the ATC unassisted.

 NPTP 21 : Gerard Baker - Associate Director for American Indian Relations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:34

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Gerard Baker, Associate Director for American Indian Relations.

 NPTP 20 : 15 years since the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:37

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Doug Smith, project leader of gray wolf restoration in Yellowstone National Park.

 NPTP 19 : Interview with Jon Jarvis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:18

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Jon Jarvis, director of the National Parks Service

 NPTP 18 : Climate Change Threatens Our National Parks - Conference Call With NRDC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:58

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek Participates In Conference Call With NRDC

 NPTP 17 : Interview with Ken Burns - The National Parks: "America's Best Idea" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:44

National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Ken Burns

 NPT 16 : Winter in Yellowstone National Park | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 00:03:07

Nearly every conversation that includes the words "Yellowstone" and "winter" also includes the words "snowmobiles." Well, for a change, I'd like to present this short 3 minute journey into the snowy winter season in Yellowstone National Park, that includes no snowmobiles! (You would have heard them had I left the audio unedited, but at least you want see any in this short movie.) Buffalo still roam, rivers still flow, but the entire place in winter is surrounded in mist and snow, which totally change the outlook on the landscape. And, as my colleague Rich Deline is heard to exclaim at the end of the video, the erupting geysers are pretty cool. This week marks the beginning of the winter visitation season in Yellowstone National Park. Thanks to Rich Deline who has generously made available to the National Parks Traveler some of his footage for us to enjoy.

 NPT 15 : Fran Mainella Speaks About Snowmobiles and Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:34

't realize the in-depth that the good stewards in the national parks went to. Often, we'd be accused of studying things to death. If you didn't hold that position during her tenure as director. When I reached Ms. Mainella at Clemson University, where she’s a visiting scholar, she explained that as Park Service director she did not hold the final decision on snowmobiling in Yellowstone. MAINELLA: All I can say is that those decisions, I chose to have my discussions in the 'll do another study. But I will say over time that I've come to really appreciate that, that we make good decisions based on good information. KURT: Despite those words, don’t you still wonder whether science or politics are guiding snowmobiles in Yellowstone? SOUND: Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. KURT: At the National Parks Traveler, I’m Kurt Repanshek

 NPT 14 : Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 00:03:18

A 3 minute video postcard from a recent visit to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas. I had the privilege of visiting this unit of the parks recently. Park interpreters led a tour of the historic house and barn, followed later by a bus tour of the prairie. I happened to be on the very last bus tour of the season, the next one won't be until April. The park itself is pretty remote. I was traveling through Wichita and decided to take the side trip. The park is approximately 90 miles (one-way) from Wichita. Considering the drive consumed 3 hours of my time (round trip), I am glad I made the trip, it was worth it to see the area. Kansas isn't nearly as flat as I had thought it would be. Credits -- Photography, Edits - Jeremy Sullivan Music - John Fleagle, "Da Day Dawn", Special Thanks - Julie Miller - Interpreters of the Tallgrass Prairie


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