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Tahoe is a jewel in the Sierra Nevada, but climate change threatens to transform the region by the century’s end. CapRadio’s Ezra David Romero explores this petri dish for scientific research to see how Tahoe can help us confront the global climate crisis.

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TahoeLand: TahoeLand Live!

October 10th, 2019

This is our last episode of TahoeLand. I know, it’s really sad. But this season has come to an end. And to celebrate, we hosted a live podcast taping in South Lake. This is a shorter version of that 90-minute event.

We …

TahoeLand: The Political Climate

October 3rd, 2019

A common theme CapRadio’s Ezra David Romero hears while hanging out in Tahoe is residents disappointed that their elected official in Congress does not believe in human-caused climate change. If 97 percent of climate …

TahoeLand: Final Two Episodes Coming Soon!

September 26th, 2019

The podcast team was in Tahoe this week doing a special live taping of our final episode, so we won’t have one for you this week. Ezra asked many of the people you’ve heard throughout the podcast: what’s next? What …

TahoeLand: ‘Locals Season’

September 12th, 2019

Climate change is impacting everyday life for Lake Tahoe’s locals: Rich and poor, old timers and newcomers. These year-round residents, whose jobs …

TahoeLand: Episode 5 Coming Soon!

September 5th, 2019

The TahoeLand team is busy working on the next episode which is all about Tahoe’s tourist economy. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming next week.

TahoeLand: Bad News, Bears

August 29th, 2019

Climate change isn’t just altering how people experience Lake Tahoe, it’s also impacting animals. And perhaps the most prominent victim are the kings of the forest: bears. 

Part of the problem is there is not a …

TahoeLand: Bye, Bye Snow

August 22nd, 2019

Tahoe’s identity as a winter wonderland is in jeopardy. One of the most noticeable signs of warming temperatures in Tahoe are changes to the snowpack. Specifically, researchers forecast a lot less of it some years and a …

TahoeLand: The Shrimp Problem

August 15th, 2019

Invasive shrimp are threatening Lake Tahoe. These are not the big white and orange crustaceans you get in a taco or on top of pasta. They’re called Mysis shrimp, and they’re voracious invaders that threaten Tahoe’s …

TahoeLand: That Blue Hue

August 8th, 2019

Lake Tahoe is perhaps the most popular lake in the West. It sits at around 7,000 feet and attracts some 29 million visitors a year — more than three …

TahoeLand: Welcome To TahoeLand

July 25th, 2019

Lake Tahoe is a jewel in the Sierra Nevada that attracts more visitors annually than Disneyland. But climate change threatens to transform the region by the century’s end.

In Capital Public Radio’s TahoeLand podcast, …

YosemiteLand: Final Episode - Answering Your Questions

October 1st, 2018

In this final episode of YosemiteLand, Ezra answers listener questions! He follows up with characters from previous episodes, and talks about …

YosemiteLand: The Air Up There

September 19th, 2018

Like many major U.S. tourist destinations, Yosemite is dealing with a housing-affordability problem and the arrival of short-term rentals like Airbnb. Many people are turning their homes into vacation rentals. It’s good …

YosemiteLand: We Want To Hear From You

August 31st, 2018

We won’t have an episode on Labor Day, but we want to hear from you! Why? For our final episode, which will drop in a couple weeks. Is there a issue we neglected to discuss? Or did you want to hear more about a …

YosemiteLand: Green Dragon

August 29th, 2018

We’ve explored Yosemite Valley a lot — for good reason. It’s an outdoor wonderland where people raft, hike and climb cliffs. In this episode, Ezra tours Yosemite Valley on a "green dragon" — an open-air tour bus — and …

YosemiteLand: Coming Soon: YosemiteLand Episode 6

August 28th, 2018

Hey everyone, Episode 6 will be out Tuesday. In the meantime, here's a taste.

YosemiteLand: Wahhoga

August 20th, 2018

For more than four decades, the Ahwahneechee people — the Native Americans with ties to Yosemite Valley — had no place to call home. Now, one of their villages is being resurrected.

In this episode, Ezra meets with …

YosemiteLand: Coming Soon: YosemiteLand Episode 5

August 14th, 2018

Hey listeners, we’re still hustling away on Episode 5. In the meantime, check out this teaser.

YosemiteLand: Yosemite On Fire

August 7th, 2018

It's peak tourist season, but the most popular spot in Yosemite is eerily quiet. There are no hikers on trails or climbers on cliffs in the Valley. …

YosemiteLand: On The Rock

July 30th, 2018

A new culture of rock climbers is overtaking Yosemite, including rock stars like Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell, who are pushing the sport to the …

YosemiteLand: Take Me Away

July 23rd, 2018

Traffic in Yosemite during peak tourist months is often compared to rush hour in Los Angeles. Some visitors will often drive around for hours and never find a parking spot. The bottleneck is so bad, it’s now part of …

YosemiteLand: Selfie Trap

July 16th, 2018

As tourism increases in Yosemite, how is the park’s identity — its sense of place — changing? In YosemiteLand’s debut episode, Ezra orders Starbucks while taking in majestic waterfalls, meets researchers studying how …

YosemiteLand: Welcome To YosemiteLand!

July 10th, 2018

YosemiteLand is about how decisions made today in Yosemite National Park will impact millions of visitors in the years to come. It's a region learning how to deal with a changing environment and increased tourism. …

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