Appalachian Trail http://wunc.org en Appalachian Trail Turns 75 http://wunc.org/post/appalachian-trail-turns-75 <p>The Appalachian Trail turns 75 this week. The nearly 2,200-mile route runs from Georgia to Maine.<br><br>Steve Paradis is the Chief Operating Officer of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. He says the trail serves much the same purpose today as it did when it was completed in 1937.<br><br><strong>Steve Paradis:</strong> It was proposed as a footpath that would connect small working communities and provide an opportunity for people to essentially escape the, if you will, the rat race along the east coast and to rejuvenate their spirit and refresh their souls.<br> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 1892 at http://wunc.org Appalachian Trail Turns 75 Meet Joe Liles http://wunc.org/post/meet-joe-liles <p>On the Appalachian Trail, there’s a phenomenon that hikers call “trail magic.” It refers to acts of kindness and generosity that take place between strangers on the trail. Joe Liles was the happy recipient of many forms of trail magic when he hiked in 2009. It was a sort of karmic return for his lifelong work as an educator, an artist, an activist, and a curious traveler. Liles, a retired teacher, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his career in the classroom and his efforts to promote local art and preservation of American Indian culture.<br> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4254 at http://wunc.org Meet Joe Liles http://wunc.org/post/meet-joe-liles-0 <p>On the Appalachian Trail, there’s a phenomenon that hikers call “trail magic.” It refers to acts of kindness and generosity that take place between strangers on the trail. Mon, 07 May 2012 15:07:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4824 at http://wunc.org Meet Joe Liles