NHC Director Ken Graham

Another great show with the NHC Director Ken Graham

Tomorrow, June 1st, marks the first day of the 2019 Hurricane Season, so on this special episode of Friday Happy Hour we welcome Ken Graham, Director of the National Hurricane Center, to the show to talk about the upcoming season and how his agency is working hard to keep us all informed. Then, Peter and Tyler have a round (or two) discussing Ken's remarks and look at the some of the interesting stories that have passed over the Coastal News Today desk this week.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.