Ep. 103: Paddling For All – Interview with Adam Edwards

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Ep. 103: Paddling For All - Interview with Adam Edwards
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This week we chat with Adam Edwards about paddling, the Just Add Water Project and Melanin Base Camp.

Adam is a person of many talents – photographer, videographer, model, adventure kayaker, writer, diversity and inclusion advocate, arborist, climber, among many other things.  Adam is now engaging in efforts to launch a program to get more people outside and paddling.

Adam Edwards
Adam Edwards

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River of Return Video

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Ep. 88: Oregon Fires and West Virginia Rescue

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Ep. 88: Oregon Fires and West Virginia Rescue
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In this episode we talk about the Oregon wildfires and a recent rescue in West Virginia.

Weekly Articles/Topics We Discussed

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Ep. 86: Klamath Dam Removal and Flow Studies

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Ep. 86: Klamath Dam Removal and Flow Studies
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This week we are joined by Tom O’Keefe and Bill Cross who discuss the Klamath Dam removal and recent flow studies for paddling new sections of the Klamath River.

Relevant Links about Klamath Dam Removal

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Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker

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Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker
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This week we talk with Lee Baker about South Eugene High School’s Integrated Outdoor Program (IOP) that serve underrepresented youth in Eugene.

News of the Week

Lee Baker
Lee Baker

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Ep. 81: Let’s get an EXPERT opinion don’t you think!?

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Ep. 81: Let’s get an EXPERT opinion don’t you think!?
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In today’s episode Erik and Zach respond to recent listener emails. They pontificate about expert opinions, diminishing tubes, rescue harnesses, and SOTAR vs Wing for 16 rafts.

News of the Week

16' Wing Raft on the Illinois River
16′ Wing Raft on the Illinois River

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Ep. 78: Talking with Tom O’Keefe from American Whitewater about River Closures and Openings

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Ep. 78: Talking with Tom O'Keefe from American Whitewater about River Closures and Openings
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This week Tom O’Keefe from American Whitewater joins us to talk about river closures and river openings. Tom is the Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director with American Whitewater and a hero for whitewater paddlers who enjoy access to rivers.

News of the week

SOTAR Inflatables – Featured Advertiser

Thank you SOTAR for sponsoring another episode!

Gear of the week

We're all looking forward to getting back on the river soon!
We’re all looking forward to getting back on the river soon!

Ep. 77: Paddle or Watch Magnum, P.I. During Stay At Home Orders?

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Ep. 77: Paddle or Watch Magnum, P.I. During Stay At Home Orders?
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In this episode we have a discussion about whether or not it’s a good idea to paddle during the stay at home orders.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.

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Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season

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Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season
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This week we talk with Aaron Lieberman from IOGA and Aaron Bannon from America Outdoors about the effects of COVID-19 on the whitewater paddling season.

SOTAR Inflatables – Featured Advertiser
SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River
SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River

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Ep. 73: The Coronavirus Episode

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Ep. 73: The Coronavirus Episode
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This week we talk with Steve Welch of ARTA River Trips about recreation and the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a rapidly changing situation and our thoughts reflect our opinions today knowing that our medical systems are about to be overwhelmed in the coming week. We ask that everyone recreate responsibly out of respect for our our medical system that is about to be overwhelmed.

Steve Welch guiding on his backyard run, the Tuolumne
Steve Welch guiding on his backyard run, the Tuolumne

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Ep. 65: Mr. Lieberman and the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association

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Ep. 65: Mr. Lieberman and the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association
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This week we talked with Aaron Lieberman the Executive Director of the Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association.

IOGA supports Idaho's Outfitting Industry
IOGA supports Idaho’s Outfitting Industry

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Gear of the Week

Thank you to Casey Garland aka Dr. Whitewater for the great song at the end of the podcast.