Two hours east of Los Angeles, a vast blanket of white hangs heavy over the San Bernardino National Forest. Rolling clouds of moisture and mist cloak the treetops and can be seen for miles. The aroma of the beautiful trees surrounds us and the air is ice cold,...Read more →
American Spirit with Mary Parks.
A passion for storytelling
Television journalist and communications professional Mary Parks is perhaps best known for her many years of Los Angeles news reporting.
Today, not only does she write for WestCoast Magazine, but Mary is creator and host of the weekly PBS television series American Spirit with Mary Parks. American Spirit is distributed on a variety of television outlets, including the California Channel (which reaches over 6 million homes), Charter Channel 188, and PBS affiliate KVCR. Individual stories are also seen via the web and television on Voice of America in nearly 100 countries worldwide.
To watch American Spirit anywhere in the nation, you can subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC55OQX0igaOIPIBCbqLjchQ
On a warm summer afternoon, we made our way down a crowded, pothole-laden street in Havana toward a restored red and white building. Wild ficus tree roots buckled the pavement leading up to the colonial-era building that was surely once home to a well-to-do fa...Read more →
Just before summer vacation, an invitation arrived to travel to Cuba with a group known internationally as NAME – National Association for Multicultural Education. NAME is a nonprofit organization with a mission of social justice and equity in education. This ...Read more →
Cancer flat-out stinks. Most people who receive a diagnosis of the “C” word spend a fair amount of time crying, and who could blame them? Yet after the tears dry, there is often an overwhelming desire to stand up to cancer and rally for patient support and com...Read more →