Judd Gee, Project Healing Waters, Healing Saturday!



The Charlotte area is made up of a ton of people that make the world a better place.  Our next guest is no exception.  Judson Gee is the program lead for Project Healing Waters in our area and we’re going to find out how this organization got its start.


Charlie Morgan



North Carolina has not one but TWO state fish! Name ONE of them:
A) Red Drum Channel Bass 
B) Southern Appalachian Brook Trout 
We’re talking Brook Trout with TN based writer Charlie Morgan about his recent article in BRO about what seems as a resurgence of this native fish. When did these species meet?
https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/fly-fishing/the-brookies-are-back/

Ben Lawhon, MS | Education Director of Leave No Trace, Center for Outdoor Ethics



Those of us that have pets, especially dogs, that need walking may learn a little bit about the importance of disposal with our next guest.  He’s the Education Director of Leave No Trace, Center for outdoor ethics, & often times can be found traveling, studying & teaching us humans how to act & react with nature in the woods.  
https://www.outsideonline.com/2292736/its-time-talk-about-dog-poop

Jeff Wise — Storyteller’s Night Preview



A cross-country trip might seem like a dream vacation for lots of us. But a trip that takes on the Rockies, grizzly bears, unpredictable weather, and unpaved roads… well, that might change things. And did we mention this trip’s done by bike? No medals, no sponsors, no TV coverage. Jeff Wise tells us what it’s like to take on 2,700-plus miles from Banff to the US-Mexico border. Listen in, then hear the entire tale on September 20 at Jesse Brown’s Storyteller’s Night.


Classroom Central



Did you know? More than half of students in schools served by Classroom Central come to school without the tools to get the job done? Pens, pencils, notebooks, and more — it’s a year-round effort to keep these kids and teachers supplied. Karen Calder is Executive Director of Classroom Central. She explains how easy it is to be part of these kids’ success stories.


Open Streets 704



If two is company and three’s a crowd, then what do you call 30,000 spread from South End to West End? On September 30, call it Open Streets 704. That’s when nearly four miles of city streets will close to traffic and open for people. It’s a Sunday Funday that’s really got something for everyone. John Short joins the conversation to explain this street festival get-together that’s free and fun for everyone.


Are you ready for this?



Yes, you’re in the right place! DC Lucchesi and Christoper Lawing guest-host the Carolina Outdoors podcast this week. They’re talking hurricane preparations, of course. And there’s plenty of great stuff on the calendar to talk about — including Storyteller’s Night at Jesse Brown’s (September 20) and the fall iteration of Open Streets 704. (September 30) Settle in, friends. It’s going to be a great show!


Land Cruiser



So many times at Jesse Brown’s & in gear stores across America, we personify the equipment & allow it to trigger memories.  Our next guest is going to be sharing his love for Land Cruisers at our Storyteller Event on September 20th.  But in the meantime, we are going to have a bit of a preview from Josh Jones, a Land Cruiser aficionado.


Are Duke Energy & the Catawba Riverkeeper Friends or Adversaries?



Em Syrewicz, Catawba Riverkeeper Executive Director, answers that Carolina Outdoor question as she visits with Don & Bill.  For over 20 years, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been educating & advocating to protect the Catawba while Duke Energy manages water flow, lake levels & our power. Let’s learn about the growth of this area & the stresses it brings to our main waterways.  Plus, learn Em’s other talents & her pick when the Panthers play her hometown team, the Detroit Lions.