On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had about the film Rebels with a Cause. It’s about a group of citizens starting in the 50s through the 70s who fought to preserve open space next to the big city. What’s important about our wild lands? How would our urban areas feel different without wilderness around them? And how can we keep those areas protected for the future? That’s on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and You.
If someone told you they wanted to open a commercial business in a national park, your answer might be obvious—Who wants a McDonalds when you’re out in nature? But it can be more complicated than that.
Lorenzo Bynum has the “baller" build you might see on the cover of GQ, without the swagger. He’s clean-cut, 5’10”, wears two small earrings and has a muscular frame. It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Marin City, and the 23-year-old is digging frantically through a 10’ by 10’ closet. He’s hunting for a parachute large enough for a game with 15 third graders.
Wednesdays are busy days for Bynum. He clocks in at three part-time jobs: two hours directing elementary school children, two hours coaching track and field, and two hours coaching middle school boys basketball.