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National Park explorations

Ms. Robin White NPS Superintendent Little Rock Central High with fellow park rangers
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A trip to Arkansas results in an emotional conversation about racism

The human side of Civil War soldiers, from dress, diet to disease and letters home

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NPS Ranger Lee White talks about the human element in the Civil War, From what the soldiers ate, the clothes they wore, to the diseases that killed them by the thousands. Listen to Ranger White on the NPR.ORG podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer produced by KCBX.

National Park Ranger, Lee White, in period Civil War costume at Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
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National Park Ranger, Lee White, in period Civil War costume at Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.

The National Park's Chickamauga Battlefield in Georgia with NPS Ranger Christopher Young

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National Park Service Resource Education Specialist Christopher Young at Chickamauga National Military Park at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia talks about the Civil War battle in the fall of 1863 on the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Listen to Ranger Young on the NPR.ORG podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer produced by KCBX.

NPS Resource Education Specialist, Christopher Young at Chickamauga National Battlefield
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NPS Resource Education Specialist, Christopher Young at Chickamauga National Battlefield

A visit to Pinnacles National Park

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A visit with Park Ranger, Lupe Zaragoza at Pinnacles National Park where exotic fingerlike volcanic spires and domes serve as the namesake for the amazing geologic volcanism occurred 23-million years ago. Listen to Ranger Zaragosa on the NPR.ORG podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer produced by KCBX.

Pinnacles National Park's dramatic landscapes
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Pinnacles National Park's dramatic landscapes

A visit to Chaco Canyon in Northern New Mexico with archeologist Larry Baker

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Archeologist Larry Baker takes on an auditory journey through Chaco Culture National Historic Park in Northern New Mexico. Listen to Larry Baker on the NPR.ORG podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer produced by KCBX.

Archeologist Larry Baker at an outlier rock art site near Chaco Canyon
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Archeologist Larry Baker at an outlier rock art site near Chaco Canyon

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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