David Page Yosemite Peaches

David Page Yosemite Peaches

The podcast for the David Page Yosemite Peaches show is available on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

David Page Yosemite Peaches

Places like Yosemite need good stewards. David Page is an outdoor enthusiast who has dedicated his life to stewardship of wild lands. David is Advocacy Director at Winter Wildlands Alliance, Senior Correspondent for Powder Magazine, author, and a national award winning journalist.

David Page Yosemite Peaches

David Page has been visiting Yosemite National Park since he left Colorado as a young adult.  He is often mesmerized by the landscape on each visit to the park. David and I hiked through Yosemite Valley together discussing our roles as stewards to help protect the places we love. David is an award winning journalist who has authored the Explorer’s Guide Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada which can be purchased on Amazon. You can also visit the Winter Wildlands Alliance Facebook Page to see the work he does to protect the Sierra Nevada. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands through education, outreach and advocacy.

The David Page Yosemite Peaches show was originally broadcast on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

David Page Yosemite Peaches

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

I learned a lot about the power of Yosemite on my March 31, 2017 interview with Kirk Keeler. Kirk is is a teaching staff photographer and workshop coordinator of the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. We walked along the Merced River on the Yosemite Valley Loop trail with his colleague Evan Russel. After Evan’s interview ended, Kirk and I escaped to Leidig Meadow to enjoy a conversation and some peaches under the stars as we were serenaded by hundreds of frogs in Yosemite Valley. The broadcast of the Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches show will be Sunday April 16, 2017 at 1 pm PDT on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

Kirk and I have shared many meaningful conversations in the past year, and I feel I have earned his trust. He was able to share one of his biggest disappointments in our interview together. Kirk also explained how Yosemite has healed that wound which begs the question ‘What does Yosemite move you to do?’. Learn more about Kirk and find out if he really does like the taste of canned peaches and see what he has in common with Austin Plaine.

The podcast of the show with Kirk will follow shortly after that broadcast on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

On March 31, 2017, I had the privilege to interview Evan Russel, the curator for the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. Evan and I walked along the Merced River on the Yosemite Valley Loop trail with his colleague and fellow staff photographer, Kirk Keeler, in search of photographic opportunities and tasty peaches. The broadcast of the Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches show will be Sunday April 2, 2017 at 1 pm PDT on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California. The show with Kirk will follow in two weeks.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan, Kirk, and I have been friends for several years, and we have shared many Yosemite adventures together.  In the interview we discuss some of Evan’s most memorable journeys through the Yosemite Wilderness, including the day he literally risked his life to save a bird known as a sooty grouse from likely execution at the hand of an animal abuser. Evan also shared some valuable information where he likes to to take friends and family members to escape the crowds and heat of Yosemite Valley in summer.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan Russel is local to the Yosemite region and grew up in the Sierra foothill town of Sonora, California in Tuolumne County. He left for school at UC Santa Cruz but returned to follow his passion to be a Yosemite photographer. He now lives in Yosemite National Park in an historic home in Yosemite Valley. Evan  has been working at the Ansel Adams Gallery for over a decade since June 2006. He is a fine art photographer who has produced a brilliant portfolio of black and white photography. His website is evanrussel.com, and he also has a Facebook Page Evan Russel Photography.

In the interview, Evan shares the process of how he makes a fine art photographic image while sprinkling in some of his biting humor along the way. Don’t miss the Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches show Sunday April 2, 2017 at 1 pm PDT on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM. The podcast will be released in the week after on the Yosemite Can O Peaches Podcast Page.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches
Evan Russel Interviewed by John DeGrazio (Photo by Kirk Keeler)

The Ansel Adams Gallery is located in Yosemite Valley, between the Visitor Center and Post Office.  The gallery offer hundreds of Ansel Adams images and other artwork for sale. They hold the largest collection of authorized Ansel Adams photographic images available. The gallery also hosts shows and other activities including camera walks. You may visit their website at anseladams.com.

John P. DeGrazio had his first Can O Peaches on the summit of Mt. Rainier back in 1997. John founded YExplore Yosemite Adventures in 2006 has shared the sweet rewards of many adventures as a result of that life changing moment. The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Show was developed throughout the years as an idea to share stories of adventurous spirits whose lives have been shaped by their connection to the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast

Yosemite CanOPeaches DeGrazio

The Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help promote local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast

You may also subscribe directly to the RSS feed on the official Yosemite Can O Peaches Podcast Page at Libsyn.

The Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast debuted on KAAD-LP 103.5 FM, a local community radio station in Sonora, CA,  Sunday March 19. It will be rebroadcast today at 7 pm PDT. Please help support local radio by listening on your FM dial or streaming at KAAD-LP.org.

For the world premiere Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast, John P. DeGrazio interviewed Les Marsden, the Founder and Conductor for the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra under the booming Yosemite Falls. Les is a retired actor who now brings his musical gifts to the world via Yosemite National Park. They discussed the gift Les shared with the world, his symphonic masterpiece, “Our Nation’s Nature”, on a summer evening at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park in 2016. Les also shared his love and devotion to Yosemite as well as his favorite swimming holes in the interview.

Here is a little more background on “Our Nation’s Nature” from Les Marsden.

“It’s an honor to be the premiere guest on this great new show! And it may be helpful for listeners to understand what “Our Nation’s Nature” is all about. There’s more information, as well as our mini-documentary and links to the music’s program notes right here: http://www.mariposaartscouncil.org/mariposa-symphony-orchestra/

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of Yosemite from local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell.  The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show.