Tue, Apr 21, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
Diversity and National ParksDownload audio (MP3)
On the eve of Earth Day, we talk with filmmaker Ken Burns and other participants in this week's Parks for All Conference in San Francisco. The conference explores the role of our diverse population in the creation and protection of America's national parks. The first episode of Burns' six-part series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" airs September 27, 2009 on PBS.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Bill Gwaltney, workforce specialist for the National Park Service responsible for building relationships with diverse communities and diversifying the workforce in one of the park service's largest regions
- Gerard A. Baker, superintendent of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial
- Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker whose award winning public television series include "Baseball" and "The Civil War"
- Rose Ochi, attorney and director of community relations services at the Department of Justice who helped establish Manzanar National Historic site, a memorial to Japanese-American internment in World War II