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Crime Writers On...True Crime Review
Dr. Death 3 and Wild Crime

Crime Writers On...True Crime Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 67:08


In season 3 of "Dr. Death," a news producer falls in love with a surgeon on the cutting edge of regenerative medicine. But dogged by questions about his research and his promises of a romantic life together, his con soon unravels.  FOR OUR SPOILER FREE REVIEWS OF "DR. DEATH: MEDICINE MAN," GO TO 30:00 In "Wild Crime," National Park Service investigators look at the death of a woman who plunged from a mountain side. Did Toni Henthorn fall...or was she pushed by her husband, Harold? FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "WILD CRIME," GO TO 1:01:52 In Crime of the Week: seeing Red (number 3). Click here to get the Crime Writers On After Show, plus more exclusive content, on Patreon.: https://patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mile High Endurance Podcast
Jared Fisher Escape Adventure

Mile High Endurance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 79:00


This week we have Jared Fisher joining us for the interview.  Jared has biked across the country multiple times.  He's also the CEO of Escape Adventures, which is a cycling-tourism company.  Bill experienced their hut system.   "The “huts” are shipping containers repurposed and carved up to make sleeping accommodations and a kitchen for 12 cyclists. As Jared Fisher, owner of Escape Adventures, who dreamed up this hut system says, “It's like putting together a lego house. It takes four containers to make a “hut” and we cut them, install windows and doors and add the bunks and appliances.” The huts are “off the grid” operating by solar and propane complete with compostable toilets and showers." Utah's Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists Posted on October 12, 2021 By Bill Plock   I just opened my email and learned that I've been accepted on to the TriDot Ambassador Team! #TriDot and #IAMTriDot Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD   Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible.   Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster.  Venga created a SYSTEM of CBD products that cover 100% of your CBD needs (Ultra Gels, Sleep formula, Balm, Gummies and Energy Drink).   Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training (Ultra Gels) to racing (Gummies and Energy Drink) to recovery (Balm and Sleep).  All Venga CBD products are 100% THC Free and water soluble!    Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).   In Today's Show Interview with Jared Fisher Endurance News Results from Last Week's IM and Challenge Mallorca This weekends races and the Ironman California Journal What's new in the 303 Utah's Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists Video of the Week 2021 IRONMAN California Race Recon Webinar Presented by RaceX   Interview Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co   Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co,      Interview with Jared Fisher In 1992 Jared Fisher began a mission to promote human power and the natural environment which is now the basis of three bike shops and a tour company powered by renewable energy and human powered.  Jared has 27+ years experience partnering with government agencies, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management in the western United States (Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyomin)g. Jared is a strong professional leader graduating from University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  Past member Nevada State Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board. As you may imagine, he is an avid cyclist and endurance athlete with and in 2019 Jared biked 3,421 miles across the country the northern tier of the U.S. in 18 days in July.    Bill to share how they met and make introductory comments.     Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Race Results: 10/16: 70.3 and 140.6 Alcúdia-Mallorca Results 10/16: Challenge Peguera Mallorca Results; Collin Chartier 2nd place Upcoming Races:   10/23: NC 70.3, 140.6 Portugal, 140.6 Waco 10/24: 70.3 Portugal, 70.3 Greece Costa Navarino, 70.3 Waco, 70.3 Sardegna, 140.6 California   IRONMAN California IM California (ironman.com) Ironman California 2021 (MPRO-only, Oct 24th) – Entry List | TriRating   IM CA Journal In the 24 hours leading up to the trip to Sacramento, I had one final video meeting with Matty.  The agenda was a review of the plan, travel checklist and we included his wife Emily to talk about how to get the most out of the weekend and how best to support Matt. I go to check in on the United app and I get my boarding pass with a seat assignment of 1F.  I text Matt right away "dude !?!". We Uber to the airport, slide through security and sitting on the plane in the 1st row isle seat and who do I run into?  Melanie Mitchell from Poppy Sports!  We landed, no rain and really pleasant.  Checked into our rooms at this Best Western went for a run.  I thought our hotel was a block from the IRONMAN Village.  Probably more like a mile. It's raining this morning and just saw Dave Christian on the local news saying the race is on rain or shine. I've been in touch with Justin Metzler @bigmetztri and we are going to get him on the show after the race. Weather and water temp reports - American River (Folsom), CA water temperature in October (seatemperature.info) On Wednesday the temperature was 59.0     What's New in the 303:   Utah's Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists Posted on October 12, 2021 By Bill Plock   In south central Utah surrounded by National Parks, ancient river beds and views of what was once the floor of a great sea bed, lies a system of huts sheltering mountain bikers as they wind through the Escalante Plateau.   The area, more than twice the size of Rhode Island is bordered by Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef National Parks and Lake Powell. It offers a huge variety of terrain tempting all levels of cyclists to explore the high deserts, deep canyons, daunting plateaus and sandy washout basins.  Coming from Colorado, a beautiful drive takes you from Green River, Utah southwest to the town of Escalante where the 190 mile Aquarius Trail Hut System ends. When you arrive, someone from Aquarius takes you and your bike West to Brian Head where the adventure begins.   The “huts” are shipping containers repurposed and carved up to make sleeping accommodations and a kitchen for 12 cyclists. As Jared Fisher, owner of Escape Adventures, who dreamed up this hut system says, “It's like putting together a lego house. It takes four containers to make a “hut” and we cut them, install windows and doors and add the bunks and appliances.” The huts are “off the grid” operating by solar and propane complete with compostable toilets and showers. When all the expenses are accounted for, a hut will cost about $200,000 to build and install. They are serviced by staff each day bringing in fresh food, linens, and fuel.   Scattered on the Escalante Plateau National Monument, the huts are a welcome reprieve from some challenging days on single track and dirt roads taking riders up epic climbs to amazing views. They are fully stocked with gourmet food, snacks, beverages, water, showers and everything to make it as comfortable as possible. Guest can cook on the grills outside and cozy up to fire pits to take the high desert chill away.   The group I joined is mostly from Colorado and gather once in a while at destinations like this. They had a sag truck to carry some provisions and the group dog. All seemed to love the hut and the route and the abundance of food and snacks. Said one rider, “they even have Peanut M&M's” which seemed to be an important provision.   The daily routes are between 25 and 40 miles with options for longer treks to scenic spots. After the group breakfast, riders had all day to make it to the next hut and when possible the sag truck would park somewhere in between with refreshments. Said Jeff Oehm of Lakewood, “The huts are well thought out and stocked with good food and comfortable beds. The trails and roads were great and very challenging in places. This part of Utah is stunning and so uncrowded, was well worth the drive from Denver.”   Fisher's company provides destination, endurance oriented travel experiences all over the world and discovered this area about 10 years. He lives in Las Vegas, operates three bike shops and has built a company revolving around the bike. It took a while to get the permits to start installing the huts and connecting the trails. He said, “Covid actually helped push this project to the finish as the Forest Service was able to re-evaluate the situation and we got approval last year. This is our first year of operations and it's gone very well. We have accommodated over 500 cyclists this summer. Any tour operator would be happy with that I think.”   The experience can be customized to accommodate a private group or open to a single rider with a variety of diets and food preferences. They also have bikes, and e-bikes for rent.     Upcoming Guests Matt Bach from TriDot Justin Metzler @bigmetztri     Video Of The Week 2021 IRONMAN California Race Recon Webinar Presented by RaceX John Mayfield, TriDot Director of Community September 21   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Trent Loos Podcast
Rural Route Radio Oct 21, 2021 National Heritage Area is part of the plan to remove land ownership from individuals. Angel Cushing has all the latest.

Trent Loos Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 48:04


Angel Cushing has dedicated the last two years of her life to be a volunteer Civil Servant exposing the truth behind all of the Land Grab initiatives. Today she seeks the answer to the question, what exactly is the connection between the University of Nebraska and the National Park Service.

The Secret Lives of Parks
Learning to Fly

The Secret Lives of Parks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 32:00


This year's historic fledging of a peregrine falcon at Harpers Ferry ― the first in more than 70 years ― is just the latest chapter in the once-endangered species' recovery. Host Todd Christopher takes a closer look at how raptor monitoring and reintroduction programs in the parks are making a difference for birds of prey including peregrines and critically endangered California condors. Guests include Mia Parsons, Chief of Resources Management at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Rolf Gubler, Biologist at Shenandoah National Park, and Wildlife Biologist Gavin Emmons & Condor Program Manager Alacia Welch at Pinnacles National Park. Learn more about the Endangered Species Act and the endangered plants and animals that call national parks home at esa.npca.org. Original theme music by Chad FischerAudio clips courtesy of the National Park Service and Harpers Ferry Park Association The Secret Lives of Parks is brought to you by: Todd Christopher – Producer & HostJennifer Errick – Producer & HostBev Stanton – Online ProducerIsmael Gama, Jr. – Creative Content Specialist The Secret Lives of Parks is a production of the National Parks Conservation Association. With more than 1.6 million members and supporters, NPCA is the nation's only independent, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to protecting national parks. Learn more at npca.org

The Westerly Sun
Westerly Sun - 2021-10-19: The Watch Hill Lighthouse, Kate Lacroix applying as lighthouse keeper, and Robert B. Birchell

The Westerly Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 5:06


You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that The Watch Hill Lighthouse has served as a nautical beacon for ships since 1745? The original structure was destroyed in a 1781 storm, and plans were discussed to build a new lighthouse to mark the eastern entrance to Fishers Island Sound and to warn mariners of a dangerous reef southwest of Watch Hill. President Thomas Jefferson signed an act to build the lighthouse in 1806, and construction was completed in 1807.  Now for our feature story: A Colorado woman who is applying to take ownership of the Watch Hill Lighthouse wants to use the historic landmark as a symbol to focus attention on poverty and ways to help women become financially stable and astute. Kate Lacroix, who lives in the Boulder area would establish residency here if she is selected to take ownership of the lighthouse. She's applied to the National Park Service on behalf of STOCKED, the nonprofit pantry-building service she founded that teaches women how to save money on their grocery bills and invest the savings. The U.S. General Services Administration announced in May that entities interested in taking ownership of the lighthouse should apply by Thursday. Applications from federal agencies, state and local agencies, nonprofit corporations, educational agencies or community development organizations for educational, park, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes will be considered. The Watch Hill Lighthouse Keepers Association, a Westerly-based organization, which has leased the property and acted as its steward since 1986, has also applied. The total number of applicants was unclear late last week. Lacroix has visited the lighthouse twice this year and hired a local structural engineer to gain insight into its condition. Aware that the National Park Services favors applicants with strong community partnerships, she has talked with the owners of local hotels as well as with town and business officials. She plans to continue making the lighthouse and the property accessible and will change admission to generate funds for maintenance and programming. Lacroix said she plans a lending library and has talked with the Gender Studies Department at Brown University about developing an education series focusing on female lighthouse-keepers. She also hopes to develop a storm tools exhibit in the lighthouse museum with the state Coastal Resources Management Council.  Use of the facility for weddings and other ceremonies for a fee is also on the horizon should Lacroix take ownership. Any profits that are realized would be used by STOCKED to offer grants for organizations and causes in Rhode Island that align with its mission. — For more about the coronavirus pandemic, the recovery, and the latest on all things in and around Westerly, head over to westerlysun.com. There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from Crimmins Residential Staffing in Westerly. A couple in Watch Hill is looking for a part-time housekeeper. Pay is $35 per hour and you'll work there 3 days per week in season and one day per week during the off-season. For more job requirements, check out the link in the description: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=028da372fc87d663 Today we're remembering the life of Robert B. Birchell. He was the beloved husband of Helen Birchell for 73 years. Born in New London, Bob graduated from Stonington schools. Afterwards he started employment at Electric Boat, training as a welder. Then, in 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went on to serve in WWII as a Carpenter's Mate on a combat ship in the Pacific Theater. When in the third wave on Iwo Jima, his ship took prisoners aboard after landings. Bob was honorably discharged from the Naval Service in June of 1946 after being awarded several medals and a letter of commendation. Upon returning to civilian life, Bob met the love of his life, Helen. Together they had six children. After seven years as a self-employed welder, Bob returned to work at Electric Boat and continued there until he retired as a Ship Superintendent in 1983. He then focused on helping people by doing odd jobs, all while keeping up with his golf game. Bob and Helen loved to travel and one of their favorite vacation spots was Marco Island, Florida. They loved it there so much that in 1984 they bought a condo and became "snowbirds". In 2009, they became full-time Marco Island residents. Thank you for taking a moment with us today to remember and celebrate Bob's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Indianz.Com
Q&A

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 86:04


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations October 19, 2021 10:00 AM SD-366 Dirksen Senate Office Building The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of: Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management); and Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Joe Manchin Chairman Sen. John Barrasso Ranking Member Witness Panel 1 Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service Committee Notice: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings/2021/10/full-committee-hearing-to-consider-pending-nominations

Indianz.Com
Willie L. Phillips, Jr.

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 5:02


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations October 19, 2021 10:00 AM SD-366 Dirksen Senate Office Building The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of: Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management); and Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Joe Manchin Chairman Sen. John Barrasso Ranking Member Witness Panel 1 Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service Committee Notice: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings/2021/10/full-committee-hearing-to-consider-pending-nominations

Indianz.Com
Swearing in of Witnesses

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 1:10


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations October 19, 2021 10:00 AM SD-366 Dirksen Senate Office Building The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of: Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management); and Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Joe Manchin Chairman Sen. John Barrasso Ranking Member Witness Panel 1 Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service Committee Notice: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings/2021/10/full-committee-hearing-to-consider-pending-nominations

Indianz.Com
Opening Remarks

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 8:39


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations October 19, 2021 10:00 AM SD-366 Dirksen Senate Office Building The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of: Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management); and Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Joe Manchin Chairman Sen. John Barrasso Ranking Member Witness Panel 1 Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service Committee Notice: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings/2021/10/full-committee-hearing-to-consider-pending-nominations

Indianz.Com
Brad J. Crabtree

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 4:46


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations October 19, 2021 10:00 AM SD-366 Dirksen Senate Office Building The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of: Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management); and Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Joe Manchin Chairman Sen. John Barrasso Ranking Member Witness Panel 1 Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service Committee Notice: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings/2021/10/full-committee-hearing-to-consider-pending-nominations

Indianz.Com
Charles "Chuck" F. Sams III

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 4:57


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations October 19, 2021 10:00 AM SD-366 Dirksen Senate Office Building The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of: Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management); and Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Joe Manchin Chairman Sen. John Barrasso Ranking Member Witness Panel 1 Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service Committee Notice: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings/2021/10/full-committee-hearing-to-consider-pending-nominations

Indianz.Com
Introductions of witnesses

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 5:07


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations October 19, 2021 10:00 AM SD-366 Dirksen Senate Office Building The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of: Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management); and Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Joe Manchin Chairman Sen. John Barrasso Ranking Member Witness Panel 1 Mr. Willie L. Phillips, Jr. to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. Brad J. Crabtree to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy Mr. Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service Committee Notice: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings/2021/10/full-committee-hearing-to-consider-pending-nominations

Curiosity Daily
Overfeeding Dogs, Suffrajitsu, and Does Wind Affect Sound?

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 16:15


Learn how to avoid overfeeding your dog; whether wind affects sound; and how Suffrajitsu helped women win the right to vote. Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2021 Discover Pods Awards! We're a finalist for Best Technology & Science Podcast. Voting closes today, and it only takes a few seconds. Thank you! https://awards.discoverpods.com/vote/ More from Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Shaw Becker: Pick up "The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer": https://foreverdog.com/about/ Dr. Karen Becker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctor.karen.becker  Rodney Habib on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodneyhabib  Follow @drkarenbecker on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkarenbecker/  Follow @RODNEYHABIB on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RODNEYHABIB/  Follow @drkarenbecker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkarenbecker  Follow @rodneyhabib on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rodneyhabib  Rodney Habib on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVR-WWoQ6J4kZNmPwdZkNQ/videos  Is sound affected by wind? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Oliver in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) Effect of Wind on Sound Transmission. (2018). Sciencing. https://sciencing.com/effect-wind-sound-transmission-23531.html  ‌softdb. (2019, May 14). The Effect of Wind and Temperature Gradients on Sound Waves | Soft dB. Soft DB. https://www.softdb.com/effect-of-wind-and-temperature-gradients-on-sound-waves/ More from this author. (2020, April 22). How Does The Speed Of Wind Affect Sound Waves Travelling Through It? Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/pure-sciences/does-the-speed-of-wind-affect-how-fast-sound-waves-travel-through-it.html  ‌Why Is It So Loud Today? Understanding How Weather Affects Traffic Noise Levels in Your Community. (2015). https://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/doing-bus/eng-consultants/cnslt-rsrces/environment/trafficnoiseweather.pdf Wisconsin Department of Transportation. British women like Edith Garrud and Emmeline Pankhurst won the right to vote in part by using martial arts by Steffie Drucker women's suffrage | Definition, History, Causes, Effects, Leaders, & Facts | Britannica. (2021). In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/woman-suffrage  ‌Ruz, C. (2015, October 5). “Suffrajitsu”: How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34425615  ‌Keegan, H. (2018, February 6). Everything you need to know about the awesome art of Suffrajitsu. Stylist; The Stylist Group. https://www.stylist.co.uk/visible-women/suffragettes-votes-for-women-suffrajitsu-fighting-ju-jitsu/188142  ‌Tao Tao Holmes. (2015, November 3). The Suffragettes Who Learned Martial Arts to Fight for Votes. Atlas Obscura; Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/suffrajitsu ‌ Did You Know? Suffragist vs Suffragette (U.S. National Park Service). (2020). Nps.gov. https://www.nps.gov/articles/suffragistvssuffragette.htm  ‌ How Mary Poppins Softened the Image of the Suffragette - JSTOR Daily. (2015, October 28). JSTOR Daily. https://daily.jstor.org/mary-poppins-softened-image-suffragette/  ‌Stevenson, A. (2018, December 11). Will the new Mary Poppins film acknowledge the suffragettes' success? The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/will-the-new-mary-poppins-film-acknowledge-the-suffragettes-success-106771  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mindful Headlines
Legendary civil rights activist Dolores Huerta on Hispanic Heritage Month

Mindful Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 26:26


Dolores Huerta, 91, has been an activist for more than six decades. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, she sat down with KING 5 anchor Jessica Janner Castro to talk about her advocacy work, immigration and equity in governance.   Huerta has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and she was the first Latina to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.   Resources Dolores Huerta Foundation Dolores Huerta Biography via the National Women's History Museum Dolores Huerta biography via the National Park Service

Apple News Today
The latest moves in the Capitol-attack investigation

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 6:42


The House committee probing the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed a former Justice Department official described as having been at the center of then-president Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. Bloomberg has details. An investigation from the Intercept found that a network of right-wing health-care providers made millions selling bogus COVID treatments. America’s national parks are drawing huge crowds, and the National Park Service is making changes to balance access and preservation. The Deseret News reports from Arches National Park in Utah. Only 33 living people have been the son or daughter of a president. People talked to some about the quirks and perks.

The Ask. More. Get. More. Podcast | with Bare Slate
The Power Of Simply Being Human (Zach Mercurio)

The Ask. More. Get. More. Podcast | with Bare Slate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:26


The Power Of Simply Being Human Today we are joined by Dr. Zach Mercurio, to discuss how to harness the power of being human and the importance of creating a culture of mattering.  Peek Inside:The three layers of culture  The things that you see The things that you say The things that you believe  About Zach:Dr. Zach Mercurio helps leaders enable the daily experience of purpose, meaningfulness, and mattering. He is a researcher and Honorary Fellow of Psychology in the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University and author of "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose." Zach advises leaders in companies, non-profits, and schools around the world on the Practices of Purposeful Leadership, mattering, and meaningful work. Some of his clients have included Hewlett-Packard, The National Park Service, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Crocs, and The Alzheimer's Association. His work is featured internationally in outlets such as Forbes, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global. Zach lives in Fort Collins, CO with his wife, two sons, and adopted dog.You can find Zach here: Zach Mercurio, Ph.D. p. 540.421.5810 e: Zach@ZachMercurio.com w. www.zachmercurio.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  If you like what you hear, don't forget to comment, subscribe and leave a review.If you LOVE what you hear, don't forget to share it!PR and Media Requests here: hello@bareslate.ca  You can learn more about us here: https://www.bareslate.ca/ Watch us on YouTube Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BareSlateDiscover stuff we love here: https://www.amazon.ca/shop/bareslate Check out Timeular here: https://timeular.com/ref/bareslate/ Note: this post may contain affiliate links and if you click and make a purchase we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting the show!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.bareslate.ca/courses/real-leaders-real-life-coffee-plan)Support the show (https://www.bareslate.ca/courses/real-leaders-real-life-coffee-plan)

The Secret Lives of Parks
The Undiscovered Cave

The Secret Lives of Parks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 21:40


At Grand Canyon National Park, explorers discovered a trove of lifelike bat fossils that provide a genetic record spanning 30,000 years. Experts reflect on why these particular remains are so rare and special, and how the National Park Service has spent years documenting and learning from the ancient life that surrounds us in our parks. Host Jennifer Errick explores the issue with guests Shawn Thomas, volunteer caver and Subterranean Team Manager at Bat Conservation International; Vincent Santucci, Senior Paleontologist and Paleontology Program Coordinator for the National Park Service; and Dr. Carol Chambers, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Northern Arizona University. Learn more about National Fossil Day at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossilday/ and read about other recent significant findings in our national parks at https://www.npca.org/prehistoricsharks and https://www.npca.org/fossiltales. Original theme music by Chad Fischer Night sounds at the Grand Canyon by Jeremy TreglerThe Secret Lives of Parks is brought to you by:Todd Christopher – Producer & HostJennifer Errick – Producer & HostBev Stanton – Online ProducerIsmael Gama, Jr. – Creative Content SpecialistThe Secret Lives of Parks is a production of the National Parks Conservation Association. With more than 1.6 million members and supporters, NPCA is the nation's only independent, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to protecting national parks. Learn more at npca.org

The Anchor Point Podcast
Redmond Hotshots w/ Gabe Mason and Jordan Gulley

The Anchor Point Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 91:21


As a Redmond IHC alumni, I cannot begin to explain the incredible experience that I had with Redmond Hotshots. So, that's why I have Superintendent Gabe Mason and Asst. Superintendent Jordan Gulley from Redmond IHC sit down to chat about one of the four Leadership Training and Development Hotshot crews in the nation...In August 1960, the Washington Office authorized the establishment of the first inter-regional crew in the Pacific Northwest, which became the Redmond Hotshot Crew. The crew functioned as a regular hotshot crew with temporary crewmembers from 1960 through 1980. The Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew based in California was the first organization to use the developmental detail-training concept for permanent employees. The number of interested applicants however, far exceeded the quota offered to the Pacific Northwest. The increasing number of interested candidates, along with the 1977 fire fatality of Okanogan Assistant Fire Management Officer Ron Neely on the Gibson Creek Fire, served to support the establishment of a detail crew in the Pacific Northwest. In 1981, Redmond IHC was converted to a leadership developmental training crew. From 1981 to the present, the Redmond Interagency Hotshot Crew Leadership Development Program has provided the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, State Natural Resource Agencies, the Forest Services of Mexico, U.S.S.R., France, and New Zealand with both fireground and classroom training opportunities in fire and fuels.Here is a little more about Gabe and Jordan:Gabe Mason:"I grew up in Roseburg, Oregon and I began my career on the Diamond Lake Ranger District after achieving my Bachelors of Science, majoring in Kinesiology at Oregon State University. I have served as a Prineville hotshot, Alaska smokejumper, and Rogue Siskiyou and Deschutes National Forest crew supervisor. I currently operate as the Redmond interagency hotshot crew superintendent, and am actively involved in the leadership develop courses at the regional level. I love my time with family, coaching sports, drawing, and studying anthropology." Jordan Gulley:"Jordan began his career on the Tonasket RD in 2007. While completing his studies at Washington State University he accepted an apprentice position on the Paisley R.D. in 2010and attended Academy 52 the same year. Over his career, Jordan has worked on a Type 2 IA Crews, Hotshot Crews, Helitack Crews,and  Engines.Jordan is passionate about training & promoting diversity. He serves as a Stress First Aid Trainer, Regional Lead Instructor and is the African American Special Emphasis Program Manager on the Deschutes NF. Jordan strives to continue to make an impact within his communities. He is thankful to his inner circle, which includes his wife and three daughters, who allow him to chase his dreams."To find out more about the crew, check out these links:Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/Redmond-Hotshots-819415324786730Redmond Interagency Hotshot Crew - YouTube (2018 crew)Redmond IHC 2021 - What We Do - YouTube (2021 crew)Redmond IHC 2021 - Our Reason Why - YouTube (2021 crew)Redmond IHC contact information:Gabe Mason, Redmond IHC Superintendentgabriel.mason@usda.govDave Varon, Redmond IHC Asst. Sup.rafael.varon@usda.govAnnouncement link:https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/login/index.phpTo apply, visit:http://bit.ly/RIHCappYou know the drill...Stay safe, stay savage...Enjoy!..........................Updates!EXCLUSIVE MERCH AVAILABLE!https://anchorpointpodcast.com/store..........................Sponsors:The Anchor Point Podcast is supported by the following wonderful folks...Mystery RanchNeed badass packs? Then look no further than Mystery Ranch!https://www.mysteryranch.comHotshot BreweryWanna pick up our Anchor Point Podcast merch or need killer coffee? Hit up Hotshot Brewery!!!https://www.hotshotbrewing.comThe Smokey GenerationWanna get some history and knowledge on Wildland Fire? Hit up The Smokey Generation!http://wildfire-experience.orgNot a sponsor of The Anchor Point Podcast, but a great organization:The Wildland Firefighter FoundationAnd, as always, please consider supporting this great nonprofit organization - The Wildland Firefighter Foundation!https://wffoundation.org

Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier

Ben Eielson Russ Merrill Airplanes first disappeared in Alaska as soon as they glided over the mountains, glaciers, oceans, tundra, and forests here. The rugged ocean and landscape of Alaska offer an abundance of places for a plane to vanish. Over the years, many planes have gone missing in Alaska, but not all the outcomes were bad, especially in the early years of aviation in the territory. Often, days or even weeks after a plane disappeared in a remote region and the pilot was assumed dead, he would wander out of the brush and into a village. Sources: Leon Crane Mondor, Colleen. 2012. The Map of My Dead Pilots. Lyons Press. Gilford, CT. Coppock, Mike. Flying on the Edge: Alaska's Legendary Bush Pilots. History.net. https://www.historynet.com/flying-on-the-edge-alaskas-legendary-bush-pilots.htm Wien, Noel. Pioneer/Entrepreneur. Aviation Hall of Fame. https://www.nationalaviation.org/our-enshrinees/wien-noel/ A WWII Survival story from the Charley River. National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/yuch/learn/historyculture/leon-crane-survival-story.htm Davis Joy. 9-4-1979. Rhode plane wreckage in Alaska found by hikers after 21 years. Fish and Wildlife Service. Department of the Interior. https://www.fws.gov/news/Historic/NewsReleases/1979/19790904a.pdf Ian Mackintosh Ian Mackintosh MacLeod, Calum. 2013. Did spy writer's disappearance mirror his fiction? https://www.whatson-north.co.uk/whats-on/books/did-spy-writers-disappearance-mirror-his-fiction-112358/ Folsom, Robert G. 2012. The Life and Mysterious Death of Ian Mackintosh. Potomac Books Eric Johnson 9-20-04. AKfatal.net. https://www.akfatal.net/Johnson%2009-20-04.htm Search for missing aircraft continues in Katmai National Park. Katmai. National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/katm/learn/news/katmai-missing-plane-3.htm Mondor, Colleen. 7-8-2015. Aircraft missing in Alaska Bush remain among state's Rhode's Grumman       unsolved mysteries. Anchorage Daily News. https://www.adn.com/bush-pilot/article/missing-aircraft-alaska/2015/07/08/ ______________________________________ If you would like to support Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier? Become a patron and join The Last Frontier Club. Each month I will provide one or more of the following to club members. · An extra episode of Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier available only for club members. · Behind the scenes glimpses of life and wildlife in the Kodiak wilderness. · Breaking news about ongoing murder cases and new crimes in Alaska · Merchandise or discounts on MMLF merchandise or handmade glass jewelry. Become a Patron! _______________________________________________________________________________________ Check out the store: Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier merchandise. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to my free, monthly Murder and Mystery Newsletter for more stories about true crime and mystery from Alaska. Join me on: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Visit my website at http://robinbarefield.com Check out my books at Author Masterminds ___________________________________________________________________________________ Recent Book Release __________________________________________________________________________________ If you would like to check out one of my novels, visit The Readers and Writers Book Club, where you can read Murder Over Kodiak - Free! While you are there, take a look at some of the other free book serializations by wonderful authors in nearly every genre you can imagine.

The Brion McClanahan Show
Ep. 520: "Contextualizing" Lincoln and Emancipation Monuments

The Brion McClanahan Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 23:43


The National Park Service asked Americans if Lincoln needs "contextualization." Yes. We have also been told Confederate monuments needed to come down because they promoted a false "myth" of American history. So, what if other monuments the left likes do the same thing? Time to take them down. I discuss in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show. https://mcclanahanacademy.com https://brionmcclanahan.com/support http://learntruehistory.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/support

Fypodcast
Jelani Day & Gabby Petito| Jason Lee Vs Karen Civil| Haitian Migrants|Jennifer Hough| Wack100

Fypodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 56:18


All relationship topics and dear FYP letters are read at the end of each show www.fypodcast.com Email us with questions or topics at fypodcast1@gmail.com The coroner of LaSalle County, Illinois, on Thursday, identified a body found earlier this month as missing. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/us/jelani-day-missing-body-identified/index.html On Sunday, after a search that involved investigators from the National Park Service, local authorities, and the F.B.I., human remains that matched Ms. Petito's profile were found near the van's location in the video. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/style/gabby-petito-case-tiktok-social-media.html Karen Civil's reputation has been the subject of intense scrutiny over the past weekend. In tandem with Joyner Lucas' claims that Civil allegedly finessed. https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jason-lee-reveals-how-he-realized-that-karen-civil-shut-down-hollywood-unlocked-news.139745.html The US Department of Homeland Security has been ramping up deportation flights to Haiti. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/americas/haitian-kids-deportees-intl-latam/index.html On Wednesday, daytime talk show The Real aired an exclusive interview with Jennifer Hough. https://news.yahoo.com/nicki-minaj-betrayed-us-her-201420853.html --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fyp/message

TacticalPay Radio
Historical Firearms With Logan Metesh of High Caliber History

TacticalPay Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 28:58


The history of firearms is truly fascinating and this show's interview guest is a true historical expert. Logan Metesh is a firearms historian, vlogger, writer, and the man behind High Caliber History. Logan has worked for museums, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Park Service. Logan's work has been published in a variety of print and online outlets. He is a frequent guest on NRATV's Curator's Corner, and has served as a historic arms facilitator for Mysteries at the Museum, Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna, NRA Gun Gurus, and American Rifleman TV. Listen along for his unique perspective on historical firearms and more! For more information and to view the show notes, visit: https://www.tacticalpay.com/078-hch/

Apple News Today
Federal police reform is dead, but states have solutions

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 9:32


Talks on a federal police-reform bill collapsed in Congress, marking the end of bipartisan negotiations on the issue after George Floyd’s death. The Atlantic looks at what the rest of the country might learn from Colorado’s own law-enforcement reforms. Last night, the top late-night hosts launched a joint effort on their shows to use humor to talk about climate change. Vulture was watching. A San Francisco Chronicle writer dug up old papers and realized he corresponded in the 1970s with the man who would later be known as the Unabomber. At 100 years old, the National Park Service's oldest active ranger is still going strong. NPR profiles Betty Soskin, who has worked to highlight untold stories of Black Americans on the home front during World War II.

The Pat Walsh Show
Pat Walsh Show Sept 22 Hr 1

The Pat Walsh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 38:33


BC fills in for Pat tonight! Bruce talks about getting through the week and hitting the midpoint on Wednesdays and asks, "What gets you through the week?", motivational fishermen videos inspire us to 'throw fish" and have fun at work! The 1st day of Fall is here and BC asks about the weirdest pumpkin spice creations you have seen, moonpie madness, Whitesnake Wednesday, National Park Service ranger Betty Reed Soskin turns 100 and BC asks what are the dumbest online purchases you have made?

American History Tellers
Encore: National Parks | Fire and Ice | 6

American History Tellers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 44:18


Alaska: big, open, frozen and wild. In 1867, the acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire was widely derided as “folly.” But early explorers like John Muir saw its potential, and clamored for its preservation in the face of increasing development and calls for statehood. Then oil was discovered in Alaska, and the real fight began. Caught between angry Alaskan individualists and an ambitious federal government, the National Park Service struggled to do what was right for the land and the people who lived and depended on it.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/historytellersSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Better Help- Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/tellers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Catch2222 Gaming Podcast
Season 2 Episode 2 - Parks!

Catch2222 Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 41:33


Superstition Wilderness   Circlestone   Parks!   Teddy Roosevelt   National Park Service   Wild Arizona   National Lampoon's Vacation   Music: So Far Away - Adam Lavazza Expectantly - Adam Lavazza & Kyle Layne Hopeful Freedom - Asher Fulero    Hosts: Adam, Kyle, Rob

Expanding Reality
69- Denise Stoner- The Alien Abduction Files

Expanding Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 65:05


Denise Stoner is proud to be a part of MUFON Experiencer Resource Team (ERT) working under and is assistant to Director of Abduction Research, Gwen Farrell and Assistant Director Dr. George Medich.  She also holds the following positions as, Florida MUFON Field Investigator, StarTeam Member, SSD and is also Assistant State Director of FL MUFON. She co-authored and published her first book “The Alien Abduction Files” released in May of 2013 with Kathleen Marden. She holds educational forums both public and private gatherings for abduction experiencers.  Her involvement in the UFO field spans more than 40 years.     Denise has an educational background in business and psychology, and is a certified hypnotist specializing in regressive hypnosis. She began her research in hypnosis under Dr. Bob Romack, (Denver, CO). They worked together for five years on pain control, smoking cessation, and past life regression research. Denise worked for 8+ years in Denver, CO at Department of Interior, National Park Service for the Saudi Arabia Team. Their task was to do the Planning, Design, and Construction of the first National Park in that country. It is called the Asir. The team of 4 won an award from Park Service for their work. Denise was in charge of the $3 million contract, working with the Embassies involved with visas and foreign travel, was liaison between the 4 team members and Saudi requests, protocol, and more. Her “retirement” from the Federal Government - after spending 12 years with the US Navy doing background investigations for new recruits wanting to enter the Nuclear Power School - has allowed her to expand her work with UFO research and investigation. Denise has appeared on TV to include the Travel Channel, PBS Weird Florida with Charlie Carlson, and been a guest on many radio shows.  Denise is currently moving forward with some exciting new projects including work she is doing in the field of Past Lives involving possible abductions along with paranormal experiences and how they might all connect in past to present history. Denise facilitates private workshops for Experiencers in the Orlando FL area along with MUFON meetings for the public. Her Hypnosis certification was earned through Hypnosis & Regression Training at the Hypnotic Research Society by Dr. Ronald P. De Vasto. Advanced Forensic Regression study through the National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. by Donald J. Mottin. Denise can be contacted through her e:mail address at dmstoner1@gmail.com. The Alien Abduction Files expandingrealitypodcast.com patreon.com/Expanding_Reality MERCH! VinnyTheSaint youtube

Art Dealer Diaries Podcast
Andy Nettell: Antiquarian Bookseller - Epi. 163, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

Art Dealer Diaries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 73:33


I had Andy Nettle on the podcast today. He is the owner of Back of Beyond Books in Moab, Utah; I met Andy when I was in Moab the summer hiking the Canyonlands and Arches National Monument. Moab is amazing - both geographically and archeologically. There are so many unique early petroglyphs and pictographs from all time frames. Signs of human civilization ranging from 4000 years ago, Barrier Canyon people all the way up to Pueblo and Ute artwork only a century old. It's just a special area to spend time and get back to nature.If you happen to find yourself in Moab, there's a good chance you're going to come across one of the best bookstores I've ever been into - Back of Beyond Books. Andy Nettell is focused on antiquarian books of all types, especially Western/Native American books with an emphasis on nature.Andy was a ranger for the National Park Service for 15 years. So he really understands the naturalist sensibility that many people visit Moab for. It's a fun ride to listen to how someone can go from being a park ranger to owning a music store, then a successful bookstore. He clearly has a lot of the skill sets that are needed to do this, including business sense, but also love and a passion for education and preservation.I think you'll enjoy this podcast if you are an enjoyer of nature or books. If nothing else, just learning about the antiquarian book business was extremely interesting to me. I do buy and sell old/rare books on occasion, but it's definitely not my specialty. Andy however is a specialist and hearing his story and about his love for antiquarian books was very enlightening.

Natural Connections
183 - A String of Pearls

Natural Connections

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 6:46


Naturalist Emily Stone talks about her canoe trip down the Namekagon River, which is protected by the National Park Service. A tiny mussel shell inspires her to be grateful that the river is protected, and to compare the birds and wildlife she sees along the stream to a string of pearls. At the end, she contemplates a quote from poet Mary Oliver from the poem "The Kingfisher," about how the world contains death every day, and every day we must work to find our own splash of happiness and gratitude in order to survive. 

Silver On the Sage
Karyl Yeston - Women of Philmont III

Silver On the Sage

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 35:49


Little did she know, when Karyl Yeston's mom filled out an application for her daughter to work at Philmont Scout Ranch, that she would end up being the first female manager of the Trading Post - today known as the Tooth of Time Traders.  In this episode we chat about generational differences and the humble pioneering that Karyl was a part of for women at Philmont.  Karyl credits the leadership skills she gained while working in a management role at the Trading Post, to her successful career as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service.  Philmont Years: 1984-1990Trading Post ClerkTrading Post Assistant Manager/SupervisorTrading Post ManagerNotable Mentions:Craig PainterSusan HamletDawn ChandlerTodd ConklinSupport the show (https://pod.fan/silveronthesagepodcast)

Little Yo Pod
Early Trails and Settlement of Yosemite Part 3

Little Yo Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 27:16


Welcome back to part three of our four-part series on the early trails and settlement of the Yosemite area. This episode continues our journey through time from the establishment of the very first trails by wild game, and then Indians, to our current roads and highways built with the money and vision of early entrepreneurs and the creation and impact of the National Park Service in 1916.Email Melittleyopod@gmail.comFacebook and Instagram@littleyopodYosemite Conservancy https://yosemite.orgHow to Contact Your Elected Officialshttps://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/

Crossings|the Refugee Experience in America
Episode 11_International Underground Railroad Month

Crossings|the Refugee Experience in America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 23:03


In 2019 the National Park Service created a recognition of the timeless significance of the Underground Railroad. It coincides with the month of September when notable abolitionists self-emancipation. We're proud to be associated with a campaign to add Colorado to the now 12 US states with an official proclamation naming September International Underground Railroad. Guest Roger and Susan Billotte, describe the process of bring the commemoration to the Governor's office with sponsorship from the oldest predominantly African American Church in the Rocky Mountain Region. Part of Crossings-Refugees' group of episodes exploring the international abolitionist movement, the Underground Railroad and Civil Wartime Union refugee camps. See the proclamation at: https://crossingstherefugeeexperienceinamerica.wordpress.com

Did That Really Happen?
America: The Motion Picture

Did That Really Happen?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 54:28


This week we're traveling back to the Revolutionary Era. . . but also kinda the 19th century. . . and also the reign of James I (?) with America: The Motion Picture! Join us to learn more about Samuel Adams, motivational posters, John 3:16, Benedict Arnold, and more! Sources: Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty: Philip G. Davidson, "Sons of Liberty and Stamp Men," The North Carolina Historical Review 9:1 (January 1932): 38-56, https://www.jstor.org/stable/23514881 Benjamin H. Irvin, "Tar, Fearthers, and the Enemies of American Liberties, 1768-1776," The New England Quarterly 76:2 (June 2003): 197-238. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1559903 Paulina Maier, "Coming to Terms with Samuel Adams," The American Historical Review 81:1 (February 1976): 12-37, https://www.jstor.org/stable/1863739 . "Sons of Liberty," Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/sons-of-liberty Patrick J. Kiger, "Who Were the Sons of Liberty?" History, https://www.history.com/news/sons-of-liberty-members-causes "Samuel Adams," National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/bost/learn/historyculture/samuel-adams.htm Erick Trickey, "The Story Behind a Forgotten Symbol of the American Revolution: The Liberty Tree," Smithsonian Magazine (19 May 2016), https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-behind-forgotten-symbol-american-revolution-liberty-tree-180959162/ . Malinda Maynor Lowery, "Disposed to Fight to Their Death," The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9781469646398_lowery.10 . Brad A. Jones, "Liberty Triumphant: The Stamp Act Crisis in the British Atlantic," Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic (Cornell University Press, 2021), https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctv10crcq5.5 Motivational Posters: "Hang in there, Baby," Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_in_there,_Baby Katrina Martin, "Motivation station: A look at worksplace motivational posters from the 1920s," The Devil's Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Libraries (18 December 2014). https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2014/12/18/motivation-posters/ Gordon Grant, "'Hang in There' Creator Does," Los Angeles Times (3 September 1978), B1, B12. Carolyn Zola, "Think "I" And You Work Alone: Mather Constructive Character Posters and the Advertising of Self-Mastery," Berkeley Undergraduate Journal 28:1 (2015). https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1jh651qb John 3:16 NIV Study Bible Daniel Dreisbach, "Bible," Mount Vernon Museum. Available at https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/bible/ Film Background: Ethan Anderton, Interview with Matt Thompson. SlashFilm. Available at https://www.slashfilm.com/america-the-motion-picture-director-matt-thompson-interview/ America: The Motion Picture. Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/america_the_motion_picture Steve Green, Review of America: The Motion Picture. IndieWire. Available at https://www.indiewire.com/2021/06/america-the-motion-picture-review-netflix-animated-movie-1234647652/ Benedict Arnold: Mark Edward Lender and James Kirby Martin, "A Traitor's Epiphany: Benedict Arnold and the Quest for Virginia," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 125, 4 (2017) Jessica Robinson, "Benedict Arnold: American Hero, American Villain," On Point 18, 1 (2012) Charles Royster, "The Nature of Treason: Revolutionary Virtue and American Reactions to Benedict Arnold," William and Mary Quarterly 36, 2 (1979) Nathaniel Philbrick, "Why Benedict Arnold Turned Traitor Against the American Revolution," Smithsonian Magazine, available at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/benedict-arnold-turned-traitor-american-revolution-180958786/

National Parks Traveler Podcast
National Parks Traveler: Wildfire In The National Park System

National Parks Traveler Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 46:03


2020 saw the largest fires on record burn in Rocky Mountain National Park, and this year Lassen Volcanic National Park has endured the flames of the Dixie Fire. To gain a better understanding of the wildfire situation in the West, and how climate change is affecting wildfires, we're joined by Robin Wills, the National Park Service's chief of fire and aviation for the Pacific West Region.

On The Record on WYPR
Get Outside! There Is Room To Roam

On The Record on WYPR

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 11:54


The National Park Service turned 105 this week! What better way to celebrate than visiting one of the dozens of local natural areas around Maryland. National, state and local parks across the country have seen record numbers of visitors during the pandemic, but there is still room for Americans to roam. National Park Ranger Katie LYEming offers tips for those planning to spend time outside during the upcoming Labor Day Holiday: “It has been a busy summer in local national parks and in national parks across the country. So it is more important than ever for visitors to plan ahead before they visit a national park.” Links: Maryland National Parks and Historic Sites See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Progressive Voices
Green News Report 08-26-2021

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 6:00


Crunch time for climate action, as House Dems advance landmark budget reconciliation blueprint; Yep, man-made global warming made Europe's catastrophic flooding much more catastrophic; Biden nominates first-ever Native American to lead National Park Service; PLUS: Good news for breathers in Louisiana --- federal officials put brakes on construction of massive plastic factory... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 591 (8-23-21): Water Symbolism in African American Civil Rights History (Episode Two of the Series “Exploring Water in U.S. Civil Rights History”)

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:32).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 8-23-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of August 23, 2021.  This episode, the second in a series of episodes on water in U.S. civil rights history, explores water as symbolism in African American civil rights history.  [The first episode in the series--the series overview--is Episode 566, 3-1-21.]  We start with about 50 seconds of music. MUSIC – ~53 sec – Lyrics: “Well the river ends between two hills; follow the drinkin' gourd.  There's another river on the other side; follow the drinkin' gourd.  Follow the drinkin' gourd; follow the drinkin' gourd.  For the ol' man is a'waiting for the carry you to freedom; follow the drinkin' gourd.” You've been listening to part of “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” recorded by Eric Bibb in 2013.  The song is believed to have been used prior to the Civil War as a code to help enslaved people escape on the Underground Railroad.  In that interpretation, the verses gave information about the route, and the drinking gourd referred to the Big Dipper, setting the direction to go by pointing towards the North Star.  Another water-related spiritual song, “Wade in the Water,” is also believed to have been used as Underground Railroad code.  Both songs became popular hymns within African American churches and, by the mid-1900s, were closely associated with the modern Civil Rights Movement. In a 2018 post entitled “The Role of Water in African American History,” Tyler Parry stated that, “water's culturally symbolic importance resonated across generations….” Following are four other examples of water symbolism connected to the African American movement for civil rights. Number 1: “Parting the waters.”  This phrase refers to the account in the Bible Book of Exodus, in which God parted the waters of the Red Sea so that the Israelites could escape from Egyptian slavery.  It's been used as a metaphor for the enormous challenges that African Americans have faced in acquiring and asserting their civil rights.  For instance, it's the title of the first volume in Taylor Branch's trilogy on the modern civil rights era, America in the King Years.  That trilogy is the source for the next two examples. Number 2. “Until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”  Martin Luther King, Jr., frequently used this phrase, taken from the Bible Book of Amos, to describe how long the U.S. civil rights movement would need to continue. Number 3: “Springs of racial poison.”  At the signing of the federal Civil Rights Act in July 1964, President Lyndon Johnson said, “We must not fail.  Let us close the springs of racial poison.” And number 4. “A fire no water could put out.”  Dr. King used this phrase in his final public sermon in Memphis.  Recalling demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, when Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety “Bull” Connor ordered fire hoses turned on demonstrators, Dr. King said that Connor didn't realize “that there was a certain kind of fire that no water could put out.” These examples are only a small piece of a much larger story.  I invite listeners to offer Virginia Water Radio other examples of water metaphors and symbolism in U.S. civil rights history. Thanks to Eric Bibb, his manager Heather Taylor, and Riddle Films for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 25 more seconds of Mr. Bibb performing “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” MUSIC – ~ 24 sec – Lyrics: “For the ol' man is a'waitin' for to carry you to freedom; follow the drinkin' gourd.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Eric Bibb performance of “Follow the Drinking Gourd” heard in this Virginia Water Radio episode was taken from a video recording dated March 19, 2013, and posted by Riddle Films online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjBZEMkmwYA.  Audio for this recording is used with permission of Eric Bibb, via his manager Heather Taylor; and of Liam Romalis at Riddle Films.  More information about Eric Bibb is available online at https://www.ericbibb.com/.  More information about Riddle Films is available online at http://riddlefilms.com/.An excellent version of “Wade in the Water” (the other song mentioned in this week's audio), performed by Deeper Dimension, is available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NQvOFTioJg. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES Image of the relation of the constellation known as the Big Dipper and as the Drinking Gourd to the North Star.  Image from the National Park Service, “North Star to Freedom,” accessed online at https://www.nps.gov/articles/drinkinggourd.htm, 8/23/21.Map of escape routes for enslaved people prior to the U.S. Civil War.  Map by National Park Service, “What is the Underground Railroad?”  Image accessed online at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/what-is-the-underground-railroad.htm, 8/23/21.Sculpture in Birmingham, Alabama's, Kelly Ingram Park, recalling fire hoses being used on civil rights protestors in the 1960s.  Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, March 3, 2010.  Accessed from the Library of Congress, online at https://www.loc.gov/item/2010636978/, 8/23/21.SOURCES Used for Audio Kenyatta D. Berry, “Singing in Slavery: Songs of Survival, Songs of Freedom,” PBS “Mercy Street Revealed Blog,” 1/23/17, online at http://www.pbs.org/mercy-street/blogs/mercy-street-revealed/songs-of-survival-and-songs-of-freedom-during-slavery/. Taylor Branch:At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2007;Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1988; Personal Communication, March 16, 2021;Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998. Joel Bressler, “Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Cultural History,” online at http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/. Encyclopedia Britannica, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers – Poem by Langston Hughes,” online at https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Negro-Speaks-of-Rivers. C. Michael Hawn, “History of Hymns: ‘Wade in the Water,'” 2/1/16, Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, online at https://www.mississippi-umc.org/newsdetail/2576866. High Museum of Art (Atlanta, Ga.), “'A Fire That No Water Could Put Out': Civil Rights Photography” (exhibit November 4, 2017—April 29, 2018), online at https://high.org/exhibition/a-fire-that-no-water-could-put-out-civil-rights-photography/. Martin Luther King, Jr.:August 28, 1963, speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (“I have a dream” speech), as published by American Rhetoric, online at https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm;April 3, 1968, speech in Memphis, Tenn. (“I've been to the mountaintop” speech), as published by American Rhetoric, online at https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm. LearntheBible.org, “Parting of the Waters,” online at http://www.learnthebible.org/parting-of-the-waters.html.Bruce McClure, “Here's How To Find The Big Dipper and Little Dipper,” EarthSky, March 7, 2021, online at https://earthsky.org/favorite-star-patterns/big-and-little-dippers-highlight-northern-sky/. Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Symbolism,” online at https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symbolism. National Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta, Ga.), “Rolls Down Like Water: U.S. Civil Rights Movement” (exhibit), online at https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/exhibition/us-civil-rights/. National Park Service:“Kelly Ingram Park” [Birmingham, Ala.], online at https://www.nps.gov/places/kelly-ingram-park.htm;“North Star to Freedom,” online at https://www.nps.gov/articles/drinkinggourd.htm;“Theophilus Eugene ‘Bull' Connor (1897-1973),” online at https://www.nps.gov/people/bull-connor.htm;“Underground Railroad,” online at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/index.htm. NPR (National Public Radio) and Smithsonian Institution, “Wade in the Water” (26-part series produced in 1994 on the history of American gospel music), online at https://www.npr.org/series/726103231/wade-in-the-water.Tyler Parry, “The Role of Water in African American History,” Black Perspectives blog (African American Intellectual History Society), May 4, 2018, online at https://www.aaihs.org/the-role-of-water-in-african-american-history/.PBS (Public Broadcasting System) “American Experience/Soundtrack for a Revolution,” online at https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/soundtrack/. Walter Rhett, “Decoding ‘Wade in the Water,'” Black History 360*, February 18, 2011, online at https://blackhistory360.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/decoding-wade-in-the-water/. Selma [Alabama] Times-Journal, The drinking gourd and the Underground Railroad, January 26, 2004. Smithsonian Folkways, “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966,” online at https://folkways.si.edu/voices-of-the-civil-rights-movement-black-american-freedom-songs-1960-1966/african-american-music-documentary-struggle-protest/album/smithsonian. Tellers Untold, “How Harriet Tubman used ‘Wade in the Water' to help slaves escape,” February 15, 2021, online at https://www.tellersuntold.com/2021/02/15/how-harriet-tubman-used-the-song-wade-in-the-water-to-help-slaves-escape-to-the-north/. For More Information about Civil Rights in the United States British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), “The Civil Rights Movement in America,” online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcpcwmn/revision/1. Georgetown Law Library, “A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States,” online at https://guides.ll.georgetown.edu/civilrights. Howard University Law Library, “A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States,” online at https://library.law.howard.edu/civilrightshistory/intro. University of Maryland School of Law/Thurgood Marshall Law Library, “Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights,” online at https://law.umaryland.libguides.com/commission_civil_rights. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, online at https://www.usccr.gov/. U.S. House of Representatives, “Constitutional Amendments and Major Civil Rights Acts of Congress Referenced in Black Americans in Congress,” online at https://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/BAIC/Historical-Data/Constitutional-Amendments-and-Legislation/. U.S. National Archives, “The Constitution of the United States,” online at https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “History” subject category. This episode is part of the series Exploring Water in U.S. Civil Rights History.  As of August 23, 2021, other episodes is the series are as follows:Episode 566, 3-1-21 – series overview. Following are links to some previous episodes on the history of African Americans in Virginia. Episode 459, 2-11-19 – on Abraham Lincoln's arrival in Richmond at the end of the Civil War.Episode 128, 9-17-12 – on Chesapeake Bay Menhaden fishing crews and music.Episode 458, 2-4-19 – on Nonesuch and Rocketts Landing in Richmond.  FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sourc

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KMJ's Afternoon Drive
Hour 3 - National Park Service's 105th Birthday, More On The Kristin Smart Hearings, & 1100 Unlawful Robocalls

KMJ's Afternoon Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 36:41


Today marks the 105th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Kristin Smart hearings continue as police disclose details that they used a jail informant to try and get a confession by Paul Flores. The FCC has proposed a $5.1 million fine against "political activists" who placed over 1100 unlawful robocalls that made false claims about mail voting.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

365 days with mxmtoon
august 25: national parks

365 days with mxmtoon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 7:59


In this episode of 365 days with mxmtoon, Maia talks about the founding of the National Park Service. After, she remembers Kanye West's Life of Pablo tour. Listen to this episode today and make sure you're following along with the daily updates @365daysmxmtoon on all platforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 Things
Biden says US on pace for Aug. 31 Afghanistan exit

5 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 12:05


Many politicians want to extend the stay, but that's less popular with the American public. Plus, COVID-19 vaccine efficacy might be dropping as the delta variant surges, a Rudy Giuliani associate is expected to plead guilty to a campaign finance scheme, the National Park Service turns 105 and it's time for the Major League Soccer All-Star Game.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

National Day Calendar
August 25, 2021 – National Park Service Founders Day | National Banana Split Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 2:30


This Guy Went From Apprentice To Top Banana With One Cool Invention! Welcome to August 25th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the great outdoors and one successful apprentice. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Ferdinand Hayden did geographical surveys of the Grand Canyon and what would become the Western United States. One particular region of Northwestern Wyoming caught his attention and he petitioned the government to explore and document this area.  Along with photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran, he put together a report that was presented to Congress.  It made such an impression that on March 1, 1872, President Grant established Yellowstone as the first National Park. Nearly 150 years later, Yellowstone is still one of the most visited.  On National Park Service Founders Day, celebrate the folks who saw the forest for the trees and helped preserve our great outdoors. In 1904 David Evans Strickler showed more than a little enthusiasm for his job.  The 23 year old apprentice enjoyed making up new kinds of sundaes, but little did he know that he would soon make history.  At Tassels Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, David stumbled upon the winning combination of three scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry all topping off a split banana.  They charged double the price for this new concoction, but the banana split was worth all 10 cents.  And eventually David bought the place, renaming it Strickler's Pharmacy.  To this day the Great American Banana Split Festival happens in downtown Latrobe.  On National Banana Split Day celebrate the sweet rewards for being top banana!  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

KZMU News
Tuesday August 24, 2021

KZMU News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 8:47


The U.S. Interior Department recently announced oil and gas leasing will resume on federal lands. As our radio partners report, many advocates across the West say the entire system of federal energy development is in desperate need of reform. Plus, the Biden administration has nominated Chuck Sams to become the nation's next National Park Service director. If confirmed, he would be the first Indigenous person to run the agency. And, The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the bodies of Paiute children are likely buried at the site of a former Indigenous boarding school in Panguitch, Utah. Show Notes: KHOL: Western Advocates Call to Reform Oil and Gas Leasing System as Legal Battle Intesifies https://891khol.org/western-advocates-call-to-reform-oil-and-gas-leasing-system-as-legal-battle-intensifies/ DOI: White House Announces Nomination of Charles F. Sams III as National Park Service Director https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/white-house-announces-nomination-charles-f-sams-iii-national-park-service-director The Salt Lake Tribune: Bodies of Paiute children believed to be buried at site of former Utah Indigenous boarding school https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2021/08/23/bodies-paiute-children/

Midnight Train Podcast
Creepy Ohio

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 119:18


Become a Patreon Producer: www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast Find us at Our Official Website Be on the lookout for the upcoming documentary all about The Midnight Train Podcast!!   Well well well, here we are. Home state time. Creepy Ohio is where we are heading today! We're probably going to skip over the big boys like the Ohio State reformatory and places like that because well… You know about them. There will be plenty of good stuff though we promise!   Let's start off in good ol… Dayton? Sure Dayton it is! We're going to visit the Victoria Theatre. Fun fact about this place...The Victoria is one of the oldest continually operated theaters on the continent! It cost $225,000 to build and opened as the Turner opera house in 1866. If you're wondering, that's just under 4 million in 2021 money. According to an article, newspapers at the time called it the best theater west of Philadelphia! Impressive! General admission was $1. The best seats in the house were between $10 and $12. Arson was suspected of having caused an all-consuming fire May 16, 1869, which destroyed the theater at a loss of $500,000, about 10 million today,  of which insurance covered only $128,000, 2.5 million, so that sucks pretty bad. The rebuild took a few years and the theater reopened in 1871. The opera house resumed operations as "The Music Hall". In 1885 it became "The Grand Opera House". On September 18, 1899, it became the "Victoria Opera House", and in 1903, it became the Victoria Theatre, two years after the death of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Smooth sailing from here on out right? Wrong? 1913 brought about the Great Dayton Flood. The Dayton flood of March 1913 was caused by a series of severe winter rain storms that hit the Midwest in late March. Within three days, 8–11 inches (200–280 mm For all you civilized people out there) of rain fell throughout the Great Miami River watershed on already saturated soil, resulting in more than 90 percent runoff. The river and its tributaries overflowed. The existing levees failed, and downtown Dayton was flooded up to 20 feet (6.1 m) deep. This flood is still the flood of record for the Great Miami River watershed. The volume of water that passed through the river channel during this storm equaled the monthly flow over Niagara Falls. Daaaaaaaang! The ground floor of the theater was severely damaged. The theater's interior was rebuilt and remodeled. Ok now that disaster is out of the way…. Wait… What's that? There's more? Jeez… On January 16, 1918, fire struck again and gutted portions of the building. Due to WW1 the rebuild was delayed due to a materials shortage.  After the Armistice, The Victoria saw extensive interior remodeling and in 1919 re-opened as "The Victory Theatre" – a name commemorating the American war effort and its result. For many years after this, the theater had an amazing run and saw many of the top performers of the days come through. Al Jolson, The Marx Brothers, Helen Hayes, Fannie Brice, George M. Cohan, Lynn Fontayne, Gertrude Lawrence, Alfred Lunt, and some schhlub named Harry Houdini were just some of the big names to grace the theater! In the thirties the theatre  was fitted to also play talking pictures! Here's another fun tidbit of trivia, chainsaw was one of the pioneers of talking pictures! He started in the first talkie ever, it was called, "I Can't Believe This, What is this voodoo?" It was not good. In fact, don't look it up on YouTube, it's really really bad. Over the years the change in times and the way the city of Dayton was headed, threatened to close the theater. In 1975 it was slated for demolition, in favor of a proposed parking lot. A public outcry for the theater's preservation that year helped to earn the building its listing in the National Register of Historic Places and, thus, it escaped demolition. However, portions of the building were in poor or fading condition. All the while, it continued to be visited extensively by traveling theater companies.The theatre had a network of access tunnels stretching out beneath the city's streets for several blocks. It was said that, during Vaudeville times, the tunnels allowed circus animals to be unloaded from railroad cars blocks away from the theatre, and held underground until showtime. As late as 1979, much of the tunnel network was accessible to employees, although some sections were blocked off by city steam pipes.  In 1978, the theatre was greatly benefited by the donation of a cache of equipment and stage draperies from National Cash Register's (NCR) auditorium, which had been slated for demolition. NCR also donated its historic five-rank Estay pipe organ to the Victory, which was renovated and installed by aficionados. In 1986, Virginia Kettering donated $7 million to fund a downtown arts center, conditioning her donation on the requirement that the center include the Victory Theater and be located within the same one-block area.The 1989 rebuilding of the theater was extensive. It involved razing the interior commercial space within the forward, Main Street-facing section of the building as well as the stage house, while carefully preserving and restoring the 1866–71 facade and the 1919 auditorium. At the same time, the interior auditorium portion of the structure was completely renovated. All of the commercial space at street level was reclaimed for a grand, new lobby. The result was an extensively-new Victoria Theatre (as it was now so renamed) designed expressly for the performing arts. The auditorium retained its original appearance with completely restored plaster work, drapery, marble work, gilding, and fresco detailing. Additionally, the house received state-of-the-art upgrading to its wiring, lighting, and sound systems and now accommodated infrared sound transmitters for headphone use.   The current theater accommodates 1,154, with 635 seats in the orchestra, and 519 in the balcony. The proscenium measures 37'7" wide by 29'0" high by 39'3" deep. A full-sized orchestra pit lies just below the stage lip. Ten dressing rooms, accommodating up to 18 people, are off-stage left, in the basement and at stage level.   You know we love to get the history of these places and this one is pretty cool. So what about creepy stuff? Well let's check it out! First off according to a dayton.com article, there's the story of a touring actress in the early 1900s who went to her dressing room to change for the next scene, and never came out of the room. No trace of her was ever found, though fewer and fewer actors would use that dressing room, with reports that some would look into the mirror and see her face staring back again. The same article talks about how in the 1950s, a man committed suicide in the theater by wedging a knife into the seat in front of him and throwing himself upon it. When the curtains around the left exit door are pulled, some people claim to see his face.  Staff members through the years have said they heard strange noises like the rustling of satin or taffeta, or suddenly smelled the scent of roses in the air. Others are said to have seen the ghost of the Victoria's founder when they're alone in the building.   Diane Schoeffler-Warren, Victoria spokeswoman, told us that many of the historic theater's long-time volunteers and staff like to blame these strange occurrences on “Miss Vicki,” who was not a real person.       PARANORMAL FINDINGS Staff, patrons and performers have had a boatload of experiences with the spirits who visit or reside here.   Project Paranormal Investigations caught some hard evidence that greatly increases the known number of spirits who adore this theatre.   Apparently, the spirits here are a talkative group. They caught a boatload of EVP's of many spirits. One spirit once worked there as an usher, some crew members, actors and actresses, a director and a well dressed man with a dirty hat who watches people who come into the auditorium.   One EVP possibly suggests that the spirit of Vicki's killer is grounded here. “They will never catch me!”   This well-dressed man could be the spirit of the Victoria's founder keeping a close eye on the living and still enjoying his theer.   Spirits freely gave up their names: Isaac, Jacob, Alice, Jennifer Price, Bill and Miss Josephine Swartz who was a well-known ballet instructor.   One male spirit pleaded for help.   One gruff spirit didn't believe he was dead, and asked the investigator. “Do you want to fight?” This fiesta spirit said that the year was 2000.   One male spirit keeps the spirit of Vicky company. Hopefully he is a friend and her protector.   There was a negative, evil one there as well, reported by the other spirits. This spirit said that he was sent to keep another spirit stuck here. That's…. Nuts...ooh boy.    So that's fun stuff, haunted theaters are always good. Where should we head now?   How about a lunatic asylum that's now part of a college… We know that seems crazy but just run with us. The Ridges, a building formerly known as the Athens Lunatic Asylum, has been a constant source of ghost stories and sightings for years. The Ridges, was a Kirkbride Plan mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio, from 1874 until 1993. After a period of disuse the property was redeveloped by the state of Ohio. Today, The Ridges are a part of Ohio University and house the Kennedy Museum of Art as well as an auditorium and many offices, classrooms, and storage facilities. The original design included an administration building with two wings, one that would house the males and the other for females. The building itself was 853 feet long, 60 feet wide, and built with red bricks fired from clay dug on-site. Built onto the back were a laundry room and boiler house. Seven cottages were also constructed to house even more patients. There was room to house 572 patients in the main building, almost double of what Kirkbride had recommended, leading to overcrowding and conflicts between the patients.The administrative section, located between the two resident wings, included an entrance hall, offices, a reception room on the first floor, the superintendent's residence on the second floor, and quarters for other officers and physicians on the 3rd and 4th floors. A large high ceiling amusement hall filled the 2nd and 3rd floors, and a chapel was included on the 4th floor. Behind and beneath the building's public and private spaces were the heating and mechanical systems, kitchens, cellars, storerooms, and workspaces.  The site, which was first comprised of 141 acres, would eventually grow to 1,019 acres, including cultivated, wooded, and pasture land. The grounds were designed by Herman Haerlin of Cincinnati and would incorporate landscaped hills and trees, decorative lakes, a spring, and a creek with a waterfall. Not only would the patients enjoy the beautiful landscape, but citizens also enjoyed the extensive grounds. Though the facility would never be fully self-sustaining, over the years, the grounds would include livestock, farm fields and gardens, an orchard, greenhouses, a dairy, a receiving hospital, a Tubercular Ward, a physical plant to generate steam heat, and even a carriage shop in the earlier years.  The hospital, first called the Athens Lunatic Asylum, officially began operations on January 9, 1874. Within two years, it was renamed the Athens Hospital for the Insane. Over the years, its name would be changed many times to the Athens State Hospital, the Southeastern Ohio Mental Health Center, the Athens Mental Health Center, the Athens Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, and the Athens Mental Health and Developmental Center. During its operation, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients, including Civil War veterans, children, the elderly, the homeless, rebellious teenagers being taught a lesson by their parents, and violent criminals suffering from various mental and physical disabilities. With diagnoses ranging from the slightest distress to severely mentally ill, these patients were provided various forms of care, many of which have been discredited today. The asylum was best known for its practice of lobotomy, but it was also known to have practiced hydrotherapy, electroshock, restraint, and psychotropic drugs, many of which have been found to be harmful today. More interesting are the causes listed for admission, including epilepsy, menopause, alcohol addiction, and tuberculosis. General “ill health” also accounted for many admissions, which included in the first three years of operation 39 men and 44 women. For the female patients hospitalized during these first three years of the asylum's operation, the three leading causes of insanity are recorded as “puerperal condition” (relating to childbirth), “change of life,” and “menstrual derangements.” According to an 1876 report, the leading cause of insanity among male patients was masturbation. The second most common cause of insanity was listed as intemperance (alcohol). Depending upon their condition, a patient's treatment could range from full care to amazing freedom. Over the years, numerous buildings were added, including a farm office, a new amusement hall, additional wards and residences, a laundry building, power plant, garages, stables, mechanics shops, a firehouse, therapy rooms, and dozens of others. By the 1950s, the hospital was using 78 buildings and was treating 1,800 patients. In the 1960s, the total square footage of the facility was recorded at 660,888 square feet. At this time, its population peaked at nearly 2,000 patients, over three times its capacity. However, the number of patients would begin to decline for the next several decades as de-institutionalization accelerated. As the number of people at the Asylum declined, the buildings and wards were abandoned one by one. Comprised of three graveyards, burials began soon after the institution's opening as there were deceased patients who were unclaimed by their families. Until 1943 the burials were headed only by stones with numbers, with the names of the dead known only in recorded ledgers. Only one register exists today, which contains the names of 1,700 of the over 2,000 burials. In 1972 the last patients were buried in the asylum cemetery. Today the cemeteries continue to be maintained by the Ohio Department of Mental Health.   In 1977, Athens Asylum made news when it housed multiple personality rapist Billy Milligan. In the highly publicized court case, Milligan was found to have committed several felonies, including armed robbery, kidnapping, and three rapes on the Ohio State University campus. In preparing his defense, psychologists diagnosed Milligan with multiple personality disorder, from which the doctors said he had suffered from early childhood. He was the first person diagnosed with multiple personality disorder to raise such a defense and the first acquitted of a major crime for this reason. Milligan was then sent to a series of state-run mental hospitals, including Athens. While at these hospitals, Milligan reported having ten different personalities. Later 14 more personalities were said to have been discovered. After a decade, Milligan was discharged. He died of cancer at a nursing home in Columbus, Ohio, on December 12, 2014, at 59. The next year, the hospital made the news again when a patient named Margaret Schilling disappeared on December 1, 1978. It wasn't until January 12, 1979, 42 days later that her body was discovered by a maintenance worker in a locked long-abandoned ward once used for patients with infectious illnesses. Though tests showed that she died of heart failure, she was found completely naked with her clothing neatly folded next to her body. More interesting is the permanent stain that her body left behind. Clearly, an imprint of her hair and body can still be seen on the floor, even though numerous attempts have been made to remove it. By 1981 the hospital housed fewer than 300 patients, numerous buildings stood abandoned, and over 300 acres were transferred to Ohio University. In 1988, the facilities and grounds (excluding the cemeteries) were deeded from the Department of Mental Health to Ohio University.   The Athens Center officially closed in 1993, and the remaining patients transferred to another facility. The property stood vacant for several years before restoration began. The name of the property was changed to the “Ridges” and in 2001 renovation work was completed on the main building, known as Lin Hall. Today it houses music, geology, biotechnology offices, storage facilities, and the Kennedy Museum of Art. Over the years, other hospital buildings were modeled and used by the University, although many others still sit abandoned. wow… Crazy stuff. The info and the history cave from a great article at legends of America.com.    When the University took over the property, some students began to spend time at the Ridges. This is when many reports of paranormal activity began to surface. This includes hearing disembodied screams in the middle of the night, electric anomalies, rattling door handles and vanishing spectral images. Some of these events occurred in the area where Margaret Schilling's remains were found and, were thus, attributed to her. Her spirit is said to have appeared staring down from the window of the room where her lifeless body was discovered. Her apparition has been seen attempting to escape. Others have seen her wander in various parts of the building at night.   Other former patients are also said to remain in residence as well. Visitors have reported seeing strange figures standing in the empty wings of the former hospital. Many have heard the disembodied voices of those in agony and warning those that wish to listen to them. You may also hear the squeaks of gurneys that are no longer there. Some folks see strange lights and hear screams echoing through the walls. More frightening, many have come across the spirits of patients in the basement, who remain shackled there in their afterlife. Sadly, these may be the many spirits who died or suffered at the hands of staff in the asylum.   The cemetery is also said to be haunted by shadowy people and strange lights. In one area, the linear shapes of the graves form a circle, rumored to be a witches' meeting point.    Let's switch it up for a minute and talk about Moody's favorite things … The cryptids! So what kind of cryptids can one expect to find in Ohio? Well we are gonna let ya know!    Let's start with the Loveland Frogmen. Stories started popping out in the 50's, tales that differed slightly from one another, about a massive frog causing all manner of mischief.  Most of the stories start the same but there seem to be three major variations. In one story, the motorist is heading out of the Branch Hill neighborhood when he shines his car's headlights on the huge figures. The trio stood on their hind legs and just stood in the middle of the road. The man honks his horn. The figures perk up. They twist their necks around. A gasp!!!! All three look at the driver with leathery skin and frog faces.   Version number 3: same bridge, the motorist pulls over, he gets out of his car and spots the creatures. All three are conversing animatedly. The driver calls out to them. One of the Loveland Frogman gets up, points his finger at his friends in the universal gesture of “put a pin in it,” turns to the bothersome intruder, “can't you see we're holding a conversation? How rude,” holds out a wand over its heads, and flicks the Harry Potter approved apparatus… a blazing fire of sparks cannons out of the wand. The motorist flees the scene.    The other version goes like this: the motorist spots the creatures under the Loveland bridge, one of many going over the Little Miami river – he honks his horn. The creatures shot out from under the bridge, one lands on his hood and croaks… the driver passes out. On 3 March 1972 at 1:00 am, the Loveland police department goose marched into the madness. Officer Ray Shockey was gliding his car on Riverside Drive near the Totes boot factory and the Little Miami River when a suspicious animal ran across the road in front of his vehicle. He hit his brakes. Hit the steering wheel and looked on. The animal, now fully illuminated in his patrol car's headlights, blinked at Shockey… who was having a meltdown true to his last name; Shockey was in shock. Framed in his car's lamp stood the legendary Loveland Frogman. Shockey reported the sighting and stated, “it's crouched like a frog.” The creature then climbed over the guardrail and jumped into the river.   Two weeks after that wild incident, a second Loveland police officer, Mark Matthews, did Shockey a solid and reported seeing an unidentified animal, similar in height and facets, near the same road. And you know what… He shot the damn thing! That's right, killed it! Unfortunately Matthews didn't actually shoot a frogman…nope. According to Matthews, it was “a large iguana about 3 or 3.5 feet long”, and he didn't immediately pinpoint the creature's ID because it was missing its tail… not a freaking Loveland Frogman.    “It either got loose or was released when it grew too large"   In August 2016, local Cincinnati TV stations reported that "a night of fun turned into a chilling tale of horror" when two teenagers playing Pokémon Go between Loveland Madeira Road and Lake Isabella claimed to see a giant frog near the lake on August 3 that "stood up and walked on its hind legs".[7][8] It was later revealed to be a local student from Archbishop Moeller High School in a homemade frog costume.   Real or not? We may never know! You don't believe in the Frogmen you say well how about the grass man!    Often referred to as the Eastern Bigfoot, the Grassman is reportedly a 7-foot tall, 300-pound hominid.   According to famed cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman, the Ohio Grassmen have a more human-like appearance and are more human-looking and are shorter than the classic “Bigfoot”.  The Grassman is often seen around farms and especially eating tall grasses such as wheat, which is what its main diet is, and where its name comes from. In addition to a different diet, the Grassman also seems much more sociable than Bigfoot. Many Grassman sightings include more than one Grassman, and it is reported that mothers have been seen with babies. The first sightings of the Grassman date all the way to 1869, however, one of the most prominent sightings was in 1978. The grandchildren of Minerva residents Evelyn and Howe Clayton, along with their friends, ran inside screaming about a hairy monster they saw in the gravel pit outside. When the couple went out to investigate, they saw the Grassman, just as the children had described, and it quickly ran off. The family saw the creature a few more times, and claimed that it would leave the smell of rotten eggs wherever it passed through, though it never seemed to steal anything.    Yet another Bigfoot-type creature lurks in Ohio, this time near Minerva. The Minerva Monster was first spotted by the Cayton family in the late 1970s when they followed the sound of their barking dogs to a pit on their property where they disposed of trash. Inside the pit, they found a massive, 7-foot tall, 300-pound creature, covered in fur, staring at them as they approached. The creature returned to the family's property so often that it was witnessed by several other friends and family members and even investigated by the sheriff. During the creature's final appearance at the property, two creatures were spotted after the home was pelted with several rocks while the family was inside. We suspect this may have been chainsaw.    Although sightings continued in nearby counties, none were as detailed as the Cayton families, whose stories remained unchanged for decades.    How about the Charles Mills Lake Monster! This mysterious cryptid has only been documented one time. In March of 1959, teenagers Denny Patterson, Wayne Armstrong, and Michael Lane were running amok near the shores of Charles Mills Lake when they saw something that terrified them.   Out of the water came a 7-foot tall, armless, humanoid. The boys noted that the creature had glowing green eyes and massive webbed feet. After the boys reported what they had seen, authorities searched the area, finding footprints that they thought resembled tracks that scuba and snorkel diving fins would leave behind.   Crosswick Monster Around 20 miles north of the Loveland Frogman's territory lies Crosswick. Although the monster hasn't been spotted in nearly 200 years, the legend of the Crosswick Monster is still told in the area. According to reports, two young boys were playing on the banks of a small creek when they were startled by a massive, snake-like creature. The monster sprouted arms and snatched one of the boys, dragging him nearly 100 yards to a massive sycamore tree that was assumed to be its den.   The Crosswick monster dropped the child just outside a hole in the tree's bank. The 26-foot diameter tree was eventually chopped through by dozens of men from the town and when the serpent-creature reappeared, the men noted that it was between 12-14 feet tall. The monster escaped the men, crashing through a fence before darting into a cavern.   The full description read, “It is described as being 30 to 40 feet long, 12 to 14 feet tall when erect, 16 inches in diameter, and legs 4 feet long. It is covered with scales like a lizard's, of black and white color with large yellow spots. Its head is about 16 inches wide, with a long forked tongue, and the mouth inside deep red.”   Although the Crosswick Monster was never seen again, it is remembered as one of the most believable cryptid experiences in Ohio, as more than 60 men claimed to have witnessed it.   Dogman   Described as a werewolf-like creature, the Dogman has reportedly been seen all throughout Ohio. Eyewitnesses describe the Dogman creatures as between 4-6 feet tall, often very muscular, and with pink or gray skin. It is sometimes seen on all fours or walking bipedally.   One of the most recent accounts was in 2016 in Allen County. The Dogman is typically associated with Michigan, but in the past decade, several sightings have taken place throughout Ohio, an understandable migration.   Ok so let's get back to creepy places!    How about a haunted hotel? The Buxton inn  fits the bill! Buxton Inn was originally called the Tavern and it was built in 1812 by Orrin Granger. Today, the Buxton Inn is the oldest continuously running inn in Granville, Ohio. Aside from being an inn, Buxton also served as Granville's first post office and a stagecoach stop. The Buxton became very popular and was patronized by no less than President William Harrison himself. After Orrin Granger died, ownership of the inn changed. Although it went through several owners, it never closed down because of its popularity. In 1829, more additions were constructed for the building. In the 1850s, the inn was purchased by James W. Dilley and it was renamed to “The Dilley House”. Major Buxton and his wife acquired the property in 1865. They attracted many guests and the inn continued to thrive under their ownership. After the death of the Buxtons, retired opera singer Ethel Bounell took over the inn. The current owners of the inn are Orville and Audrey Orr. The Buxton Inn's long history lives on with the ghosts frequently seen there, the majority of which are the ghosts of its former owners. The first ghost ever reported at the hotel was Orrin Granger in the 1920's who built the hotel in 1812.   During the 70's, workers of the inn saw a man dressed in blue and since then they have refused to enter the inn after dark. Major Buxton (the man who the inn was named after) is also said to haunt the inn. He has been spotted in several locations around the inn.   Ethel “Bonnie” Bounell, the former innkeeper, is said to have died in room number nine. Guests who have stayed in the room have reported seeing a lady dressed in blue, Bonnie's favourite color.  Shadowy figures have been seen in rooms number seven and nine and even in the basement. Guests have also felt the presence of a ghostly cat jumping on their beds. Other reports include heavy doors slamming shut and opening of their own accord, with no apparent breeze or other valid explanation. People have also reported hearing footsteps behind them in empty hallways, and their names being called out.   Definitely spooky… anyone want to take a trip to hell? No? How about just helltown? Well that is where we're headed!    The village known as “Helltown” is purportedly teeming with crybaby bridges, spooked school buses, mass human sacrifice scenes, and a mutant python for good measure. The extreme folklore surrounding the region formerly known as Boston, Ohio is ironic since the only verifiable legend about the town is that it is deserted for a very frighteningly tragic reason. Founded in 1806, Boston Village's original claim to fame was its standing as the oldest village in Summit County. Boston's relatively uneventful life took a turn for the worse in 1974, when it became the unlucky victim of nationwide anxiety over the country's disappearing forestland. Using the laws of eminent domain, President Gerald Ford signed a bill that gave the federal government's National Park Service jurisdiction to expropriate land for the establishment of National Parks. The NPS decided that Boston Township would be the new home for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and began buying the properties of its longtime residents. The sentiment among citizens who had no choice but to leave their homes was expressed in a message scribbled on the wall of one of the houses: “Now we know how the Indians felt.” The empty homes were boarded up and adorned with U.S. “No Trespassing” signs. The government quickly fell behind on its plan to create the park and the village sat neglected. The remaining buildings, remnants of a “vanished” town, have created a fertile soil for the innumerable urban legends that have popped up over the years.   The hellish aura of the area only continued to grow when the NPS acquired Krejci Dump in 1985. Rangers visiting the site became ill and covered in rashes. It was soon discovered the dump was highly polluted with toxic chemicals improperly disposed of. The dump became a Superfund site and as of 2015 the NPS is wrapping up restoration of the area.    Helltown is home to six or seven separate legends, which has led this area in Boston Township in Ohio to be grouped as one large haunted site. The overgrowth creates a dark, almost cursed place, where ghosts, cults, Satanists, and even a wild-eyed serial killer were said to lurk. Helltown is the nickname given to the northern part of Summit County. The areas most associated with the legends are Boston Township and Boston Village, as well as portions of Sagamore Hills. First settled all the way back in 1806, Boston stands as the oldest village in Summit County. The construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal brought loads of people to the region in the mid-1820s. The area then began to flourish when a railroad station was constructed in the town. The station was named ‘Boston Mills,' and the name stuck.   Loads of legends come out of the Boston Cemetery, which sits deep in the middle of the area known as Helltown, including tales of a ghost who sits on a bench and stares out into space, forlorn, waiting for his family to come back for him. The only souls not forced to leave the area were the dead, now stuck in this abandoned ghost town, looking for their families which have left so long ago.   There are two roads through Helltown, both labeled as ‘dead ends' even though you can watch them continue on into the distance. Legend says that local Satanic cults put up these signs to keep people out of their secret hideouts. Stanford Road, one of the main roads in Helltown, is sometimes referred to as The End of the World, or Highway to Hell. It is a twisting, dangerous road with a very sharp incline, so steep that when a car crests the top of the hill, it looks as if it is driving off a cliff. Some stories indicate that the road itself is evil, and is known to take possession of your vehicle, causing fatal accidents. It is said that if you park your car at the end of Stanford Road, you may meet your gruesome fate at the hands of the strange people who still patrol the area, protecting it.   One rumor persists through the ages that the town's residents were actually evacuated due to a large chemical spill, and the National Park was just a cover-up. The chemical spills were said to have caused mutations in local children, and even created the Peninsula Python, a gigantic snake that slithers the area.    An account given by a local paranormal researcher who explored the area truly sums up the overall vibe of Helltown – “I have experienced much in my explorations of there, some of which I don't care to remember and some of which I can never hope to explain.       Helltown is not truly abandoned. It does have residents, but they are a strange and frightening breed. I have gone exploring the woods and cemetery of the area in the late night and wee morning hours, and have returned to my car to find strange people looking into its car windows. This has happened twice––once at 2:00 AM and once at 4:30 AM. Both times, the people fled as soon as they saw me approaching the car before I had a chance to speak to them. Both times, they were dressed in all black.       A part of me is glad that I didn't get to converse with them because I have heard too many tales about the ways of Hell Town residents. Supposedly, they are all Satanists and worship at the town's two evil churches. I have been to both of these churches, however not inside them. One, the Mother of Sorrows, has upside-down crosses hanging from it.       I have also been to the Boston Cemetery, where a ghost has been seen sitting on a bench. This cemetery is as dark a place as I have ever been. The graves date back to the early 1800s. I didn't see the ghost when I visited, but I did hear strange growls and howls from the depths of the graveyard.  This was more than enough to convince me to leave, as the prospect of getting attacked by some strange boneyard dwelling beast was not appealing, to say the least.”   Welllllll we might not be heading there any time soon! Ok we got one more place for ya. The Bellaire house. The history of Bellaire House stretches back to 1904, when it was constructed by Jacob Heatherington, who also owned a coal mine that ran directly beneath the property on Belmont Street.   When the original owner died, he left the land and the five-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath house to his daughter Eliza and son Edwin.    But not long after coming into her inheritance, Eliza Heatherington collapsed dead on the dining room floor in the house.   Legend has it that her grieving brother became obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dearly departed sister from beyond and invited mediums from across the country to his home for that purpose. Paranormal researchers believe that it was Edwin Heatherington who, through his experiments with the occult, unwittingly opened nearly a dozen different portals to the 'other side' throughout the house, allowing malevolent spirits to cross over.   Research suggests that the plot of land on which the house sits also conceals Native American burial caves, and it has been intimated, though not confirmed, that prior to the Civil War the site was part of the Underground Railroad used by fugitive slaves.   The Bellaire House sits on what is known as a Leyline. This means there is a consistent wellspring of paranormal activity that goes all through the house. A virtual spring of ghosts coming back from the dead.   Kristin Lee, the current owner of the house was affected by two floods which left her family homeless. After they moved into the home they saw “odd” things. Kristin Lee blamed everything except for the paranormal until the point when it was impossible to deny. She describes the history and her time there on the home's website.         "The house gained a mysterious reputation even during the years when it was sitting abandoned. The neighbors in the area claimed to see people roaming around in the house or peeking out of the windows. This was when the house was locked and no one was living there. There were some who thought that the kids were up to something nifty, but when I moved in there, it didn't take long for its history to resurface because that's when paranormal activities in the Bellaire House began to manifest in more violent ways. Jacob Heatherington built the Bellaire House in the vicinity of sacred Shawnee Native American burial caves. That makes the house 172 years old. Those caves were right behind the Bellaire House and the Ohio River is right in the front. Physics proves that water is a portal because it is always moving and the magnetic pull of the water creates a powerhouse of energy where spirits can cut through earthbound gravity, gain energy to port back and forth from their dimension to ours. The craziest part is that the portal sits right under the Bellaire House.   This area is still known as the Native American Internment Area. The thing is that the Native Americans who lived in this area used to bury their leaders, chieftain, shamans, healers, and witchdoctors in these caves. They used to hold their ceremonies in this area and practiced magic. In 1754 the French & Indian War rampaged through Bellaire. The native massacres by the hands of French soldiers were large. Blood still stains the grounds of the entire town of Bellaire. The residual energy of the slaughter still seeps inside the soil today.   She goes on to say:           Although Joe Estes & Associates cleaned the inhuman spirits, the house is always active to this day despite all the cleansing and Catholic rituals.   The ley line over which the Bellaire House is built is one of the alignments of ancient monuments and prehistoric sites in straight lines. It is believed by some that it indicates paths of positive energy inherent in the Earth. The Bellaire House is on the tip of one of the most ancient ley lines in the world! This could possibly be the reason why the Native Americans chose the land that the Bellaire House sits on because it is supercharged with such a profound energy source that it caused a direct connection to the great spirit, the old world gods, and intergalactic beings!   Research revealed that when Jacob Heatherington, who was a millionaire and used to run the city, died he left the coal mine company to his son Alex Heatherington, who was assisted by his daughter Lyde.   Unfortunately, the business started to fail due to Alex hearing and seeing things that were not there. He also began to have epileptic seizures and declared that "demons were trying to kill him." Back then people believed that he was haunted and cursed because of the coal mine explosions.   According to paranormal investigators, there are as many as 11 portals throughout the house. The most interesting thing is that no matter how hard paranormal investigators try, these portals refuse to stay closed.  Edwin and Lyde were also known to have servants. Mostly, all of them were named Mary. There was one particular Mary that had a child inside of the Bellaire House and it was rumored that the child had the bloodline that was needed to allow an entity inside of the Bellaire House to grow stronger to do Lyde's bidding. There are village rumors that a servant's child was lured to the attic and plunged to his death out of the window.   In March 1940, there was another explosion in the mines. This time in Coal Mine #2, which was commonly referred to as Willow Grove Mine at the time. It was about twenty minutes from Bellaire. The explosion trapped 180 men in the mine and took the lives of at least fifty men. Also, it left more than a hundred men burned and severely wounded. Although many members of the community tried to rescue the trapped men, only a few men could be saved. It's said that the rescue attempt continued for several days to no avail. This explosion at Coal Mine #2 further contributed to the haunting of the Bellaire House..   So what exactly happened to Kristen Lee and her family in that house. One day, Lee said she was home when she heard the sound of footsteps coming from the attic. She assumed it was her boyfriend, Jeff, whom she thought was working upstairs.   When sometime later she heard Jeff come through the front door downstairs, Kristen was shocked, but figured that the noise she heard from the attic was just the old house settling. A few weeks later, Kristen was napping on the couch when she was awakened by a presence next to her. She opened her eyes to discover a man's greyish figure in a cap.   She screamed in terror and demanded to know who he was. The man said nothing in response, got up from the couch, made his way to the foyer and vanished into thin air.   Lee noted that her boyfriend and son were asleep at the time, but the family dog appeared panic-stricken. She also pointed out that it was so cold in the room she could see her breath.   Lee says that was her first startling encounter with the supernatural inside the house, which she would later dub ‘a portal to hell.'   In the following months, Lee and her family would allegedly experience strange voices and footsteps, objects moving on their own and ghostly figures popping up out of nowhere. It came to a point where Lee sent her youngest son to stay with her parents and her oldest with his father because she feared for their safety inside the house.   Things finally came to a head one evening when Lee says the family dog was hurled against a bedroom wall by an invisible force, which at the same time pinned her down, rendering her motionless.   After that incident, Lee and her family promptly decided to move and rent out the house, but her tenants did not linger there either.   One family that briefly called Bellaire House their home allegedly lost six of eight family members while residing at 1699 Belmont Street.   Kristen Lee then tried to offload the house by selling it to the town of Bellaire for a dollar, but there were no takers, as the locals were well aware of its bad reputation.    Out of options she decided to turn the house into a spot where people could come and ghost hunt. And that is where it sits today. Maybe that'll be our next trip!    That's since creepy Ohio for you! Again we left out some of the more well known stuff and didn't have room to include every cool thing so we may be back for round two of creepy Ohio say since point as well! There are tons of cool creepy places in Ohio. Check them out!    https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=ohio

National Parks Traveler Podcast
National Parks Traveler: News From Across The National Park System

National Parks Traveler Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 55:10


A lot is happening around the National Park System, from the nomination of a permanent director for the National Park Service and higher user fees in the parks to wildfires and ongoing crowds in some corners of the park system. National Parks Traveler's Kurt Repanshek, Kim O'Connell, and Lynn Riddick discuss those and other issues from around the park system.

Antonia Gonzales
08-20-21 National Native News

Antonia Gonzales

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 5:13


Pascua Yaqui Tribe scores a reservation voting rights victory President Joe Biden nominates a Umatilla tribal citizen to lead the National Park Service

The Story Collider
Human Nature: Stories about Humility

The Story Collider

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 30:09


In this week's installment of Human Nature, our storytellers find humility in the natural world. Part 1: After working in the Everglades, ecologist Stephen Smith expects his new gig in Cape Cod to be a piece of cake until one winter day in the sand dunes. Part 2: Henrique Bravo plans to travel the world in search of 30 endangered species, but after he departs on his journey, he begins to wonder if he has bit off more than he can chew. Stephen Smith is a Plant Ecologist at the Cape Cod National Seashore, with expertise in plant physiology and plant community ecology. Stephen received a B.S. degree from Florida State University and a M.S and Ph.D. from the University of Miami. After spending 5 years working on the restoration of the Florida Everglades, he assumed his current position with the National Park Service in 2002. Stephen's current activities are focused on understanding the dynamics of spatial and temporal variability within plant communities in all the different ecosystems within the Seashore. Henrique Bravo is a PhD student from Portugal based in the Netherlands, studying the symbiotic relationship between tiny Caribbean (gall) crabs and corals. In his spare time he likes to be in the water, on a squash/tennis court, reading a good book that might change his life, looking for endangered species, or traveling a bit. He is currently collating the adventures from his Pan-American trip into a book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Katie's Crib
Family Camping 101! w/ Rob and Sarah Gardner

Katie's Crib

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 45:12


August 25 is the National Park Service's 105th birthday! We're honoring the day through chatting with Joovy founder Rob Gardner and his wife Sarah about family trips and the great outdoors. The two tell Katie about their experiences growing up with the outdoors. They also share tips on using the bathroom in the woods, how to deal with car sickness, and what to bring on your next nature trip with your family. Plus, looking for some great camping spot recommendations? Sarah and Rob have you covered: tune in for details! Crib Notes: http://joovy.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

America's National Parks Podcast
Mary Kwart: Wildland Fire Pioneer

America's National Parks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 11:55


  As fires rage across the west in what will likely be the worst year for wildland fires on record, brave people face them head-on, to save our structures and our lives. The fraternity of American firefighters has always been a boys club — today only about 4% are women. And wildland firefighters even more so. In the early 1980s, one woman was among the first to join the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots, an elite National Park Service crew, stationed at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in California.  The text of today's episode comes from Women's Voices: Women in the National Park Service Oral History Project and the audio comes from an oral history interview conducted by Lu Ann Jones and Leah Baer of the National Park Service Park History Program earlier this year. 

Providence College Podcast
Bill Burke '84 - Keeper of Time

Providence College Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 21:08


For more than three decades, Bill Burke '84 has worked for the National Park Service, serving as a park ranger at historic sites such as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pa., as well as parks in New Jersey, Virginia, and Wyoming. Most of his career has been spent as the cultural resources program manager for the Cape Cod National Seashore, where a local reporter dubbed him the "Keeper of Time." In this episode, Burke discusses life as a field historian, his favorite items in the National Seashore's collections, and the PC faculty who influenced him the most. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube.  Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn. 

On Point
What Climate Change Means For America's National Parks

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 47:26


Conserving America's most precious public lands. It's the founding duty of the National Park Service. But what does conservation mean with accelerating climate change? In this rebroadcast, Patty Glick, John Clayton and Abe Miller-Rushing join Meghna Chakrabarti.