Tuesday July 27, 2010 | 75 Years of the Blue Ridge Parkway

July 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

The Blue Ridge Parkway turned 75 this year but the wildly popular scenic drive has endured a number of challenges to its existence. Constant threats from development, infrastructure issues and, more recently, pollution have taken a toll on the parkway. We’ll talk with two men charged with protecting the byway and the land it meanders through. Join us for a scenic tour of the history and the future of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Reid Wilson
– Executive Director, Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Philip Francis – Superintendent, Blue Ridge Parkway

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  1. Hi Mike, You had asked earlier in the program if people take the BRP as a way of going from point A to point B. Every now and then I enjoy going out of my way to make it from Charlotte to Blowing Rock by driving north on 77 to Galax, and then west on the BRP to Blowing Rock (rather than a more direct route) purely for the scenery, lack of congestion and as Phillip had mentioned, the much cooler temps.
    I am also a photographer and have always found the BRP to be a treasure trove of photo opps to stoke my on-line gallery.

    Love your program by the way!

  2. There may be some religious impact in some cases but ultimately bullying is LEARNED from parents. Kids learn ethics and respect (or lack therof) from their parents. Bullies look for targets and it’s easy for them to target someone they think is gay. It’s also common for kids in schools to call things “gay” all the time – a shirt is “gay”, a movie is “gay”, etc.

    The Harris YMCA has a non-bullying program where they are requiring ALL parents of children in the afterschool program to attend mandatory bullying information session with a local child psychologist.

    • Wow, sorry this got attached to the wrong topic.

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