RC Cone took his midwest roots to Montana at 18 . . . found rivers and never looked back. Taking a degree in environmental studies and a concentration in photojournalism he sought to share the impact the west had on him but discovered in the stories that he unveiled, the true beauty lies in the peoples’ connection to the outdoor world. That task has taken him to rivers around the world, talking to people who cherish and defend the tributaries that connect us all in the end.
We will hear the story of the good people of the paradise river valley in Montana bound together in their fight for the Yellowstone River. RC invites us to join a third generation Paradise Valley Montanan, BBQ and bakery owners freshly transplanted from Georgia, a lodge owner, a naturalist, a fly fishing guide, a sitting U.S. senator, and an iconic musician as they come together to protect the Yellowstone River ecosystem from a proposed gold mine. In the end, we finish with the curious but inspirational predicament of a miner finding his path in protecting his sacred refuge.
To learn more about the fight for the Yellowstone:
To learn more about RC’s work:
Thanks to our partners at the Wilderness Society
Theme Music: Broke for Free, “Night Owl”
Free Music Archive
Background Music: Evan Phillips
Courtesy Evan Phillips. http://evanphillips.bandcamp.com