April 29th      (3 segments)   The Complex Nature of Nature

The truth be told, Nature is powerful, beautiful, and filled with wonder. And nature is real, with dangers which we must accept. The challenge is to find the balance, celebrate the wonder, learn from the past and never give up. 

    Segment 1     

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News . . . then 

West Nile Virus:

Pre-Summer Update and some options for prevention.

with Bridget Atkins:  Tender Corp.

  Segment 2     

Dr. John Miles: Director / Graduate Program in Environmental Education / Huxley College

 and  Dr. Ted Whitesell: Geographer / Author -  Faculty of Evergreen State College 

Why So Much Talk About Wilderness?

 A summary of the 2004 Northwest Wilderness Conference

A few photos from the Conference

   2004 is the year of the Wilderness, so the topic will surface regularly, as it should. To many Americans, wilderness is nothing more than a concept. But this relationship between humans and ultimate wildness seems almost at a crossroads. Do we continue to believe that wilderness is possible? Do we change our concepts of what wilderness is? Does Wilderness really matter?
   These topics are being discussed in various events around the nation this year. One of the first occurred this past weekend in Seattle. The 2004 Northwest Wilderness Conference began the deeper debate. We will be talking with two key participants of the event, and hear the nature of this important issue in redefining the meaning of America and the American Wilderness.

  Segment 3    


The National Park Service has a "Park of the Week" feature on its website. Check out this interesting feature and learn about a great American National Park.

Previous Parks of the Week

NPS Park of the Week

Manzanar National Historic Site

9 miles north of Lone Pine, CA

 Frank Hays: Superintendent

Manzanar was the first of ten war relocation centers. In operation from April 1942 through November 1945, it was the largest wartime "city" between Los Angeles and Reno. Manzanar National Historic Site tells the stories of the relocation of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and of the people and cultures who came before.