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Yosemite Valley Peaches with Kevin Jorgeson
Kevin Jorgeson spent his 16th birthday in Yosemite Valley trying to master the Midnight Lightning. He was not successful on that day but returned for his 17th birthday to achieve that goal and has never looked back. For the fifth Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season Two, John DeGrazio interviews accomplished Yosemite rock climber and boulderer, Kevin Jorgeson. Kevin recalls his memorable journeys through Yosemite from the higher cliffs in this interview from Yosemite Valley. He...
Cook's Meadow Peaches with Penny Otwell
Penny Otwell fell in love with Yosemite the first moment she visited Yosemite National Park. Her artistic talents were borne from her love of adventure. For the third Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season Two, John DeGrazio interviews Yosemite Artist Penny Otwell. Join Penny and John as they stroll through Cook's Meadow to recount Penny's wild Yosemite adventures. Listen as she relates to past artists like Chiura Obata and shares his humilty. Penny also explains her process as she...
Merced River Peaches with Kim Lawson
From running the trails of Yosemite Valley as a member of a local high school track team to driving for a competitive race car team, Kim Lawson has led an extraordinary life in Mariposa County. For the third Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season Two, John DeGrazio interviews Kim Lawson of Lawson Studios. Join Kim and John as they sit on a log over the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. They chatted about Kim's many Yosemite adventures that helped shape her entrepreneurial spirit.
El Capitan Peaches with Kathleen Morse
Learn how to make a difference in our national parks while meandering through El Cap Meadow in Yosemite National Park with Kathleen Morse. For the second Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season Two, John DeGrazio interviews Kathleen Morse, Yosemite National Park Chief of Planning. Join Kathleen and John as they strolled through the meadow in the shadows of the great monolith. They discussed Kathleen's many Yosemite adventures as well as the significant impact she has made in minimizing...
Half Dome Peaches with Mark Petersen
Happy New Year from the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. For the First Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season Two, John DeGrazio interviews Mark Petersen, a longtime friend and geologist from Twain Harte, CA. John and Mark were each accompanied by their daughters Mia and Sarah for a very special family adventure. Join Mark as he shares his memories from past Yosemite adventures as well as his secrets to nutrition and packing light for backpacking adventures.
Holiday Can O Yosemite Peaches with Lisa Cesaro, Yosemite Hospitality
Happy Holidays from Yosemite National Park. For the eight Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season one, John DeGrazio interviews Lisa Cesaro, Yosemite Hospitality. Lisa made an amazing journey and took a tremendous leap of faith to arrive in Yosemite National Park. She also describes what it's like to live in Yosemite Valley and wake up to freshly fallen snow in her favorite meadow. Join Lisa as she shares many holiday tips about activities and events in Yosemite National Park during the...
Yosemite Can O Peaches with Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park
For the seventh Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season one, John interviews Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park Ranger and Public Affairs Officer. Jamie shares many safety tips and other valuable information for Yosemite visitors including how visitors can help protect bears in Yosemite. She also describes the feeling of working in such a beautiful park and how important it is to be a positive role model for young girls who see a woman in the park ranger uniform.
Yosemite Can O Peaches with David Page, Winter Wildlands Alliance
For the sixth Yosemite Can O Peaches show, John interviews David Page, Advocacy Director of the Winter Wildlands Alliance in Mammoth Lakes, CA. David is also Senior Correspondent for Powder Magazine, author, and a national award winning journalist.David has authored the Explorer's Guide Yosemite and the Southern Sierra Nevada.
Yosemite Can O Peaches with James McGrew, NPS Interpretive Ranger, Yosemite National Park
For the fifth Yosemite Can O Peaches show, John interviews Yosemite Park Ranger and award winning painter, James McGrew of the National Park Service. James is an inspiration to all who know him. He has been coming to Yosemite since he was a young boy and he describes how those early visits to Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite Valley helped shape his life as an artist and interpretive ranger whose dedication to wildland stewardship is unmatched.
Yosemite Can O Peaches with Christine White Loberg, NPS Interpretive Ranger, Yosemite National Park
For the fourth Yosemite Can O Peaches show, John interviews another good friend and adventure companion Christine White Loberg of the National Park Service. Christine discusses how every day in Yosemite National Park provides fulfillment in her life. She finds inspiration in every walk whether a simple walk through Cook's Meadow (her favorite spot) or a multi day backpack trip into Yosemite's wilderness.
Yosemite Can O Peaches with Kirk Keeler, Staff Photographer at the Ansel Adams Gallery
For the third Yosemite Can O Peaches show, John interviews another good friend and adventure companion Kirk Keeler of the Ansel Adams Gallery. Kirk discusses a wide range of topics from the influence Ansel Adams had on his life and career as a professional photography instructor in Yosemite National Park to his true love for music. Yosemite has helped Kirk heal from his biggest disappointment to regain his passion to perform for all the right reasons.
Yosemite Can O Peaches with Les Marsden, Mariposa Symphony Orchestra
This is the world premiere of the Yosemite Can O Peaches radio show. John DeGrazio interviewed the founder & conductor of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, Les Marsden. Les shared his love of Yosemite National Park with many recollections of his best moments in the the park. He also spoke about his gift to Yosemite, a four movement musical composition titled "Our Nation's Nature" and performed by The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra at Glacier Point in Yosemite on August 21, 2016.