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Introducing NRPA’s Equity in Practice Program – October Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on September 29, 2022

On the October bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by NRPA Vice President of Education and Chief Equity Officer Autumn Saxton-Ross and NRPA Director of Learning Philip Silva to discuss NRPA's new Equity in Practice initiative.

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Providing Opportunities for Those Who Think Differently — September Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on August 18, 2022

On the September bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're chatting with 2022 NRPA Annual Conference speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned scientist, animal behaviorist, advocate for autism and author.

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West Lafayette’s Mission to Make Wellness More Inclusive – June Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on May 19, 2022

The June issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s feature stories titled, “Making Wellness More Inclusive.”

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Making Water Safety More Inclusive in Prince George’s County, Maryland — May Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on April 21, 2022

On the May bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re talking about centering equity and inclusion in water safety programs with Tara Eggleston Stewart, CPRE, division chief for aquatics and athletic facilities for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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Five Takeaways for Parks and Recreation from the Just Released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on March 16, 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations has issued an updated report, which contains several implementable strategies to improve the climate resilience of people and nature that park and recreation professionals may find insightful.

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Celebrating Parks & Recreation’s 30 Under 30 — February Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on January 20, 2022

On the February bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re having a conversation with two of this year's 30 Under 30, Rosie Santos and Hashim Taylor, as well as NRPA Volunteer and Awards Manager Michael Biedenstein.

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Enhancing Stewardship and Access to the Tennessee River — August Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on July 15, 2021

The August issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of the podcast, we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s feature stories, titled, “A River Runs Through It.”

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Our Park and Recreation Story: How One Family Finds Peace in Parks — July Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 17, 2021

On the July bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're chatting with Jenna Brinkman and Craig Pattenaude of Cosumnes Community Services District and David Phommavong, the father of the child in the cover photo of the July issue of Parks & Recreation magazine.

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Caring for the Mental Well-Being of Our Staff and Communities — June Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on May 20, 2021

The June issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s feature stories, “Mental Health Care in a Pandemic.”

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Equity-Centered Planning Is About More Than Just Metrics — May Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on April 15, 2021

On the May bonus episode of the podcast, we’re talking with Clement Lau, AICP, a departmental facilities planner for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, about park and recreation planning with equity at the center.

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The Importance of Amplifying Contemporary Indigenous Voices — April Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on March 18, 2021

The April issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of the podcast, we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s cover stories, “Protecting the Land and Its History.” We're joined by Sara Sinclair and Stephanie Lozano about the importance of land acknowledgment and amplifying Indigenous voices.

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Building ‘An Equal Future’ with TEDxCollegePark — March Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 18, 2021

On the March bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by Neelay Bhatt, vice president of PROS Consulting, and Roslyn Johnson, director of Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, to talk about TEDxCollegePark’s event, ‘An Equal Future,’ which is taking place virtually on March 19.

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Celebrating Parks and Recreation’s Inaugural 30 Under 30 — February Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 21, 2021

On the February bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by Michael Biedenstein, past chair of the NRPA Young Professional Network, and Hayley Herzing, NRPA’s senior member of membership, to talk about the inaugural 30 Under 30 program, which recognizes the 30 best and brightest park and recreation professionals under 30 years old.

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Emerging Trends in Parks and Recreation — January Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 17, 2020

On the January bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re replaying the full session of our “Emerging Trends in Parks and Recreation” Coffee Talk from the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual) this past October.

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Building Better Communities Through Water and Nature-Based Play — August Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on July 23, 2020

On this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're diving deeper into one of the features of the August issue of Parks & Recreation magazine, "Restoring Nature's Playground."

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How We’re Celebrating YOU This July — July Bonus Episode

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on June 25, 2020

The July issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re diving deeper into the cover story, “Celebrating YOU This July” and talking all things Park and Recreation Month.

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Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness in L.A. During COVID-19 — June Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on May 21, 2020

On this month’s bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with AP Diaz, Executive Officer & Chief of Staff at L.A. City Department of Recreation and Parks, about how he and his staff are supporting people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Importance of Collaboration During COVID-19 — May Bonus Episode

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on April 23, 2020

On this month’s bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with three park and recreation leaders from the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., about their collaborative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they’ve navigated the tough decisions they’ve had to make.

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