Category: Family Stories

Conservation Biologist Jim Tolisano

Conservation Biologist Jim Tolisano worked on nature conservation projects in more than 50 countries, ranging widely and wildly through such experiences as Grizzly Bear conservation work in Colorado, to forest conservation work with remote communities in Papua New Guinea, chimpanzee conservation work with Jane Goodall’s Institute in West Africa, nature-based business development with Afro-Ecuadorian communities…
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Latino Outdoors’ José González

Latino Outdoors’ José González is an experienced educator in formal and informal education settings with an array of associated interests in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment. He has broad experience as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He received his B.A. at…
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Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson

Yosemite Ranger, Shelton Johnson, shares his stories as a Buffalo Soldier re-enactor. In addition, Shelton will talk about his experience hosting Oprah Winfrey and a group of her friends on their first camping experience at Yosemite. Shelton’s experience as a four year old standing in the Berchtesgaden Alps in Germany planted the seed leading him…
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New Trailer For Life Is A Story We Tell Ourselves

Our new trailer for Life is A Story We Tell Ourselves highlights up coming podcasts.  We interview Yosemite Ranger and Buffalo Soldier Re-enactor, Shelton Johnson.  Shelton appeared on the Ken Burns documentary on National Parks.  Next up will be award winning environmental journalist, Paul Rogers. In August former National Park Service director Jon Jarvis and his…
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Father’s Day Remembrance

On this Father’s Day remembrance, host Don Murphy and his co-host daughter, Anna reminisce and share stories about their father daughter adventures. From the time she was a seven years old Anna helped her father with construction projects and the two of them often went shopping together. Anna even invited her father to help shop…
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Alphonzo Wesson

Twenty-six Time Emmy Award Winning Director and Master Storyteller Alphonzo, known to his friends as Zo, will share stories with us about directing giant entertainment personalities like Oprah Winfrey; and a life changing encounter with famed photographer and director, Gordon Parks.  Zo tells some personal anecdotal stories about Oprah and how a movie based on an…
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Stories Of My Father And The Universe

Stories of my Father and the universe began with stories that my father told us as children that could be both comical and terrifying.  However, the stories that fascinated me the most were true stories about the sun the moon and the stars.  I would often ask my father unending questions about the wonders that…
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Van Gogh and Kissing Cousins

After reading a biography of Vincent Van Gogh and learning of his unrequited love for one of his cousins, our storyteller recalls the deep and painful love he had for one of his cousins that was revealed during a Tom Thumb Wedding.  In part two of the episode Don Murphy tells the story of Baby…
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