America's Forests host Chuck Leavell is one of a kind. Often on tour with The Rolling Stones, he’s both acclaimed as a rock-and-roll piano player AND as a conservationist tree farmer. The Executive Producers of America's Forests are Bruce Ward and Kate Raisz. Bruce is the founder and President of Choose Outdoors. Kate has known Bruce for years! Go to www.americasforestswithchuckleavell.com In this episode of Talking Forests, Kate has made it her goal to help the people who do not always get out into the forests to have a way to connect with them through television and documenting them around the world. In the Oregon episode of America's Forests they filmed a great piece about cross-laminated timber, in Colorado they filmed about the ways forests benefit the city of Denver's drinking supply of water, and the episode premiering this Winter will give a great overview in South Carolina of the Sustainable Land Retention Program. She discussed Climate Change in Forests and we talked about the newest generation coming out with a big voice to help our forests. Part of what Kate does is talking to different people around the world to gain insights and a new perspective to put in a film or TV show. She loves making people feel comfortable so that they can tell their story in a meaningful way. Building a community is huge. How do we connect those humans in cities to connect them to the forests around them? Air, water, and recreation keep people alive. Kate Raisz is an award-winning media producer, director, and writer with thirty years of experience making films, websites, and interactive experiences for museums and broadcast television. Her expertise lies in translating complex ideas from science and natural history into compelling and dramatic media pieces for the general public. Clients include Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Utah Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, Biomuseo Panama, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Inner Space Center, NOAA, New England Aquarium, the Aquarium of the Pacific, History Channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel. Additional skills: fluent Spanish, conversational French, skiing, hiking, camping, and kayaking!
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