PreserveCast Ep. 09: A Friend of Maryland is a Friend of Mine

March 6, 2017

1000 Friends of Maryland is not an actual tally of the Old Line State's friends. It's an advocacy group dedicated to helping Maryland communities develop in ways that we can afford - socially, economically, and environmentally. Dru Schmidt-Perkins, the Presdient of 1000 Friends of Maryland, is on this week to talk to Nick about smart growth and sustainable technology in Maryland's agricultural communities and beyond. Come make a new friend, on PreserveCast.

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PreserveCast Ep. 08: Lend Your Ear to a Preservation Engineer

February 27, 2017

This week Nick sits down with a bonafide preservation engineer, Mat Daw of Keast and Hood. Mat has done critical building preservation work on all different scales and all over the world, from an annual trip to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse here in Maryland to doing disaster relief work saving buildings in Haiti. Lend us your ear as PreserveCast learns what a day in the life of a preservation engineer is like

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PreserveCast Ep. 07: Laser Scanning: From a Fingerprint to a Whole Town

February 21, 2017

Podcast me up, Joe! This week's episode is all about lasers. Our guest, Joe Nicoli, works with Direct Dimensions to create valuable 3-dimensional scans of historic sites and a wide variety of items. Listen and learn more about how lasers are used in the everyday work of historic preservation, and how laser scanning may be about to revolutionize how we document sites and artifacts. 

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PreserveCast Ep. 06: The Art of 3D Modeling

February 13, 2017

This week, Nick sits down with a Preservation Maryland staff member, Michelle Eshelman. Michelle is a frequent user of 3D modeling software and discuss how she has been able to use her skills for the benefit of preservationists. Of particular note is her work in Ellicott City, a historic town that was hit by a devastating flood in July of 2016. Grab your finest 3D modeling software while you listen to this week's PreserveCast.

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PreserveCast Ep. 05: It’s Easy Being Green

February 6, 2017

We're not talking about painting a roof green! Listen to Nick talk to preservationist and architect Nakita Reed about how sustainable technologies like roof top solar panels are finding their way into the world of historic preservation. Plus Nakita talks you through some of the basic how-tos of making your historic property more sustainable, and we learn some of the challenges of straddling the two worlds of architecture and historic preservation.

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PreserveCast Ep. 04: Yearnin’ for Mount Vernon

January 30, 2017

Would George Washington enjoy surfing the web? Would he enjoy the idea of people touring his home? Would he prefer a virtual tour? This week, Nick sits down with Rob Shenk, the Senior Vice President for Visitor Engagement at Mount Vernon. They discuss using new technologies to enhance the visitor experience and bring the story of George Washington to all. You'll also learn about how Mount Vernon is the root of all historic preservation in the country. This is PreserveCast.

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PreserveCast Ep. 03: Drowning in a Sea of Archaeology

January 23, 2017

Archaeology that's nautical? Highly illogical! In this episode Nick gets to know Dr. Susan Langley, THE Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist. Nick and Susan discuss her work at Mallows Bay, the Maryland bay that is home to the largest ship graveyard in the Western Hemisphere, as well as plenty more as PreserveCast takes a trip under the sea!

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PreserveCast Ep. 02: A Window Into the Mind of a Historic Preservationist

January 5, 2017

Historic windows may not sound that exciting, but when Nick sat down with Doug Claytor, a tried and true historic preservationist, he peeled back the curtain on a whole world of ways to look at historic buildings. Nick and Doug have a conversation that stretches from Maryland history legends like Barbara Fritchie (whose Civil War-era house Doug worked on preserving) to his work on buildings at Camp David. This is PreserveCast.

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PreserveCast Ep. 01: Welcome to the Drone Zone

January 5, 2017

Ever wonder how drones and historic preservation intersect? Back in December Nick sat down with Belinda Kilby of Elevated Element to find out where this new technology fits in the world of historic preservation. Get ready to take flight as we enter the Drone Zone.

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PreserveCast Ep. 00: What is Preservation Maryland Anyway?

January 5, 2017

Hello new listener! Welcome to PreserveCast, the place where historic preservation and technology meet. In this, our very first episode, one of our producers sits down to interview the Executive Director of Preservation Maryland, Nick Redding, to get the low down on historic preservation and what exactly that term means to Preservation Maryland. Plus you can learn a little bit about where Nick's boundless love for history comes from. 

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