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33 minutes | May 27, 2019
West Coast Crabs Are the Next Climate Fight
An Amy & Julia reunion! Julia joins to talk about a complicated web of issues facing West Coast crab fishermen, driven primarily by warming oceans and unprecedented changes to ocean conditions. To hear the rest of the story, check out fanlink.to/drilled
4 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Introducing Peace of Mind
While we work on episodes for another season of Range, check out Peace of Mind with Bhi Bhiman, launching January 18th on the Critical Frequency network. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/peace-of-mind-with-bhi-bhiman/id1442629466?mt=2
3 minutes | Jan 5, 2019
Today we bring you a quick preview of another Critical Frequency podcast: Drilled, a true-crime podcast about climate change. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/drilled/id1439735906?mt=2
19 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
An Old West Take on Grass-Fed Ranching
Meet Norris Albaugh, whose Old Testament-inspired ways have him ranching more sustainably than most, and keeping the family ranch afloat doing it. (more info: www.albaughranch.com) Episode sponsor: Zola - visit zola.com/range to start your FREE wedding website and get $50 off your wedding registry.
16 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Hot nights, massive fires, and the wildland-urban interface
On the heels of yet another catastrophic fire season in the West, we take a look at why fires are worsening, from climate change to forest management practices, development, and more. Episode sponsor: Zola - visit zola.com/range to start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola
29 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
Caleen Sisk, the Run4Salmon and the Relationship between Water, Salmon, and Native American History in the West
Now in its third year, the Run4Salmon is a 300-mile trek on foot, motorboat, bikes, horses and kayaks from the mouth of the Sacramento River, north to Shasta Lake, to send out prayers and raise awareness about their fight. It’s led by Winnemem Wintu chief Caleen Sisk, and is meant to be a spiritual journey to stop the Shasta Dam heightening, and bring back nearly extinct salmon.
32 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
Nevada's Legal Brothels, and a New Effort to Shut Them Down
An initiative on the ballot in Lyon County, NV this November will ask residents to vote on whether or not they want to revoke the county's brothel licenses. All of the county's brothels were owned by Dennis Hof, who died on October 16th. In this episode we talk to one of Hof's working ladies and visit The Mustang Ranch to get a better sense of Nevada's legal brothels and their history. Episode sponsor: Casper Mattresses -- For $50 off select mattresses visit casper.com/range and use Range at checkout.
21 minutes | Oct 6, 2018
HipCamp CEO Alyssa Ravasio on Her Mission to Get People Outside
Frustrated with the online camping registration process, Alyssa Ravasio taught herself to code at 26, then launched HipCamp to streamline the process. She quickly realized the camping system had another problem: not enough sites, and state and national parks were losing more all the time. She came up with a solution that is revolutionizing American camping. Learn more about The North Face She Moves Mountains initiative: https://www.thenorthface.com/featured/she-moves-mountains.html
11 minutes | Oct 6, 2018
Photographer Laurel Golio on Running an All-women Outdoor Photo Crew
For The North Face She Moves Mountains campaign, photographer Laurel Golio put together an all-women team to shoot some of the company's amazing women athletes. It's an unusual thing in photography and here she tells us how it worked and why it matters. For more on She Moves Mountains, visit: https://www.thenorthface.com/featured/she-moves-mountains.html
16 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Brown Girls Climb Founder Bethany Lebewitz on Who Gets to Be an Explorer, Why, and How to Expand that Universe
In the 3rd installment of The North Face She Moves Mountains series, we profile Bethany Lebewitz, founder of Brown Girls Climb. Bethany found rockclimbing while traveling, but back home in the U.S., she realized that most climbers didn't look like her. When she started tagging her photos #browngirlsclimb she found and connected a large and growing community of WOC climbers. For more on the She Moves Mountains campaign: https://www.thenorthface.com/featured/she-moves-mountains.html
43 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
Ski Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson on Defeating Everything from Everest to Doubt, Depression, and Mom Guilt
The list of "first woman to"s following Hilaree Nelson's name are too many to fit in a podcast description. Just this month, at 45, she became the first person to ski down Mount Lhotse, a sister peak to Everest & the 4th highest mountain in the world. The woman is a machine. She's also a person who thinks deeply about what it means to be human. In the 2nd The North Face's She Moves Mountains episode, we get deep and go big. For more info visit: https://www.thenorthface.com/featured/she-moves-mountains.html
26 minutes | Sep 26, 2018
Rock Climber Emily Harrington on Embracing Fear, Giving Up, and Freeclimbing El Capitan
Presented by The North Face as part of its She Moves Mountains series, in this episode we profile rock climber Emily Harrington. Harrington spent the first decade or so of her career trying not to be afraid because she thought it was girly. Now one of the best climbers in the world, Harrington has learned to see fear and doubt as driving forces. They've propelled her to summit Everest, freeclimb El Capitan, and more. More from The North Face: https://www.thenorthface.com/featured/she-moves-mountains.html
18 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
The Role of Ethnic Markets in Addressing Food Insecurity
Introducing The Fifty One! In this episode we give Range listeners a little preview of The Fifty One with a West Coast episode on how San Diego's ethnic markets are helping to solve the food desert problem, but are often ignored in policy discussions about how to improve access to healthy food. You can see more here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fifty-one/id1361701448?mt=2
13 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
Mauna Kea and the Fight for Hawaiian Sovereignty
The Hawaiian sovereignty movement has been picking up steam the past few years, catalyzed in part by a protest to protect the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea from development. In this episode, we speak to one of the leaders of that movement about what's behind it, and ahead of it.
14 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
Three Women Hope to Swing a Republican Stronghold in the Mountain West
The Democrat primary in California District 4 has become fairly dramatic in recent months as three first-time candidates, all women under 40, vie for a shot to take on incumbent Tom McClintock in one of California's reddest districts.
31 minutes | May 30, 2018
The Real CIs of Nevada County
We're headed into election season and in the Mountain West that means dramatic races for things that we sometimes forget are even elected offices. In this episode, Sarah Miller, a writer and editor with Popula magazine, joins us to dig deep into the story of two would-be DAs, a cop known for bad warrants, and how shifting cannabis laws are changing the political and legal landscape in this part of the country.
18 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
Introducing ... Bearcat!
In this special crossover episode, we introduce you to Bearcat, a new podcast distributed by our network, Critical Frequency. Bearcat's debut episode features someone Range listeners might appreciate: Rita Collins, the Montana-based purveyor of the country's first traveling bookstore.
13 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Bonus Episode - A Western Hydrologist on the Politicization of Climate Science
Brian McInerney, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Utah, traces the politicization of climate change, how surprised scientists were to see people accusing them of bias, and what the difference is between climate and weather.
29 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
The Fascinating (and Toxic) History of Ski Resorts
When millions of people hit the slopes each year at ski resorts throughout the West, they probably don't realize that, nine times out of ten, they're skiing on abandoned mine sites. In this episode we look at the fascinating intersecting history of mining and skiing in the West, and how resorts are handling their past and preparing for their futures today. Note: When contacted for comment on the case pending against United Park City Mines, the EPA said it does not comment on active litigation.
31 minutes | Dec 31, 2017
Are Californians Being Priced Off the Beach?
The California Coastal Commission was formed in the 1970s to balance development goals with public rights to the beach. In recent decades, as our guest host Jill Replogle discovered, public access to the beach has moved beyond development questions. A recent survey found that 90% of Californians love the beach and want access to it, but more than 60% also said there are various economic and class barriers to getting there.
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