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OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

With Doug McConnell

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 12:11 PM PDT

Climate Change Essay

Climate Change Essay

Doug's thoughts on climate change.

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:49 AM PDT

Yosemite Mariposa Grove

Yosemite Mariposa Grove

Journey to the first nationally protected lands in our country’s history, Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, both preserved in perpetuity by Abraham Lincoln more than 150 years...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:15 PM PDT

Yosemite Bears

Yosemite Bears

Follow park rangers in Yosemite Valley monitoring the behaviors of bears and people to make sure the bears stay wild and everyone stays safe.

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:24 PM PDT

Yosemite Adventures

Yosemite Adventures

Get a taste of outdoor adventures in Yosemite… accessible to us all.

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:46 PM PDT

Yosemite Essay

Yosemite Essay

Doug's thoughts on the value of Yosemite National Park.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM PDT

Portola Expedition Anniversary

Portola Expedition Anniversary

We’ll follow the route of the first Europeans to lay eyes on San Francisco Bay 250 years ago this November.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:03 AM PDT

Portola-Sighting the Bay From Sweeney Ridge

Portola-Sighting the Bay From Sweeney Ridge

We’ll climb a high ridge above Pacifica and San Bruno where the Bay was first spotted by the Spanish expedition.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:22 AM PDT

Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail

Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail

We’ll learn about the long and sophisticated cultures of the Ohlone who welcomed the first visitors but were devastated and nearly eradicated by immigrants who soon followed and stayed.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:23 AM PDT

Ohlone Culture Lives

Ohlone Culture Lives

Doug's thoughts about the importance of understanding the history and legacy of the Ohlone people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:41 PM PDT

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Meet a farming family that continues its cherished way of life and provides us delicious products we can all enjoy.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

OpenRoad with Doug McConnell takes viewers on journeys to explore the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the Bay Area and Northern California focusing principally in parks and open spaces protected by the public and made accessible to all people for all time.

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MEET DOUG MCCONNELL

Doug McConnell has hosted and produced many series, specials and news reports on commercial and public television since moving back to the Bay Area in 1983. Among his series was the legendary, "Bay Area Backroads," the longest-running television series in Bay Area broadcast history.

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OUTDOOR VOICE

Parks, trails and open spaces don't just happen. They need you. Discover ways to take care of the natural places you love.

OUR UNDERWRITERS

OpenRoad is made possible in part by support from these public and non-profit institutions that are committed to caring for our special environmental and historical legacies and inviting us to join them.