National Parks


Hal Espen
*Editor, Outside magazine

Kyle Johnson
*Wilderness Manager, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ron Tipton
*Senior Vice President for Programs, The National Parks Conservation Association (national advocacy organization for parks)

Donald Murphy
*Deputy Director, National Parks Service

Pattiann Rogers
*Reads poem about nature
*Author, Song of the World Becoming: New and Collected Poems 1981-2001(Milkweed Editions, 2001)

Major John Woodard
*Atlanta Police Department
*Discusses Atlanta Police Department's adoption of the Segway Human Transporter or "Ginger"

On the next Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan explores America's national parks, from Yosemite to Glacier. The parks are major summer destinations. But how are they faring? That's on Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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