National Parks

The head of the nation's parks says "the welcome mat is out" for summer visitors. At the same time, a new report from retired park employees argues that budget constraints mean the park experience will be diminished. Join host Neal Conan for a check-up on America's National Parks.

Guests:

Bill Wade
*Spokesperson for the Coalition of Concerned National Park Service Retirees
*32 years career in the National Park Service — retired as Superintendent at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia

J.T. Reynolds
*Superintendent of Death Valley National Park, California

James Vlahos
*Contributing editor, National Geographic Adventure
*Wrote cover story, "The Best National Parks," for May 2004 issue

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