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Looking Forward: NRPA’s Strategic Plan with Kristine Stratton — Episode 070

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on July 28, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we’re speaking with NRPA President and CEO Kristine Stratton about what NRPA wants to achieve in the months and years ahead and how we’re going to get there.

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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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Breaking Down Barriers with Abundant Life Adventure Club — Episode 069

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on July 14, 2020

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we’re thrilled to be joined by Dr. Kim and Claude Walker — the founders of the Nashville-based Abundant Life Adventure Club.

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How Are You Safely and Creatively Engaging Your Community This Summer? — Episode 068

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on June 30, 2020

On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we hear from some of our Instagram followers to learn about some of the creative ways park and recreation professionals are safely engaging the people they serve.

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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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Podcast Blackout — Black Lives Matter

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on June 3, 2020

As part of the #podcastblackout, we stand firmly with all who seek justice and reform for senseless acts of racism and violence and are using our platform to protest the tragic killing of Black people and people of color across the country.

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Why We’re Celebrating Park and Recreation Professionals This July — Episode 066

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on May 19, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by Tim Herd, CEO of the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, to talk about two very important upcoming celebrations: Park and Recreation Professionals Day and Park and Recreation Month.

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Parks and Recreation’s Next Generation — Episode 065

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on May 5, 2020

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by Mary Elise Conzelmann and Sean Fitzpatrick, two inspiring students who are pursuing their degrees in fields related to parks and recreation and will be graduating this year.

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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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Safely Celebrate Earth Day with Parks and Recreation — Episode 064

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

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by three dedicated and creative staff members of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department in Ohio to talk about the virtual Earth Day celebrations they have planned so their community can safely learn more about the environment around them and how to protect it.

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Celebrating 150 Years of Golden Gate Park, Virtually — Episode 063

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on April 7, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by Phil Ginsburg, general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, to talk about how his agency had to get creative in order to bring Golden Gate Park's 150th birthday celebration to people virtually.

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How Parks Can Ensure Fireflies Continue to Shine Bright — April Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on March 26, 2020

The April issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re diving deeper into the feature article, “Can Parks Help Save Fireflies?”

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The Importance of Mentoring in Parks and Recreation — Episode 062

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on March 24, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we discuss how park and recreation professionals are serving as mentors and the one caring adult for children who experience adversity and trauma in their households or community.

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How Park and Recreation Leaders are Addressing Coronavirus — Episode 61

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on March 10, 2020

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by three park and recreation leaders from across the country who are actively addressing issues related to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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A Blueprint for Social Equity and Economic Prosperity — March Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 27, 2020

On this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re talking with Susan Trautman, CEO of Great Rivers Greenway, about the Chouteau Greenway in St. Louis — a $250 million greenway development project that spans 15 miles and 20 neighborhoods, with the goal of connecting communities and unifying different populations.

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Cultivating a New Generation of Diverse Environmental Leaders — Episode 060

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 25, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Angelou Ezeilo, founder and CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, about her lifelong pursuit of inclusion and equity in conservation and environmental stewardship, and the need to cultivate the next generation of diverse environmental leaders.

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How Park and Recreation Professionals Are Agents of Change — Episode 059

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 10, 2020

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we sit down with Kristine Stratton, NRPA President and CEO, and Neelay Bhatt, Vice President at PROS Consulting Inc, to discuss their presentation at the Agents of Change Summit this week.

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Turning Impossible Situations Into Opportunities — Episode 058

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 28, 2020

What started as a way for Jessica to cope with her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has turned into multiple programs and cross-department partnerships that are enriching an entire community and making it safer.

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