ASPN Community Continues to Grow with Two New Shows: "Going Coastal" and "Rising Sea Voices"

May 4, 2021

ASPN expands voices of the coastal dialogue with 2 new pods

This week, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham have the pleasure of welcoming the hosts of the newest shows to the American Shoreline Podcast Network:  "Going Coastal" and "Rising Sea Voices."  Co-hosted by Marissa Torres, Heather Wade, and Dr. Jon Miller, the Going Coastal podcast is the official pod of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association's Student and New Professional Chapter. In this episode, we get to know these three great co-hosts and learn what Going Coastal will be all about.

We also thrilled to introduce the ASPN community to Dr. Felicia Olmeta-Schult, host of the new "Rising Sea Voices" podcast.  Felicia is Resiliency Fellow with the Oregon Sea Grant program.  Felicia's show will focus on the stories, viewpoints, and coastal research of minority and under-represented coastal professionals, bringing an essential perspective of the American shoreline to our listeners. Stay tuned for these two great new podcasts coming soon to ASPN!

Show Transcription
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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.