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July 1, 2020  

Episode 33 - Curt Sumner interviews author John Berlau to discuss his new book about George Washington.

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We all know about George Washington’s exploits as surveyor and President, but did you know about his business side? Curt recent sat down with author John Berlau to discuss his new book, “George Washington, Entrepreneur – How Our Founding Father’s Private Business Pursuits Changed America and the World” and how his time as a surveyor enhanced other phases of his life. John shares many great tidbits of Washington’s life that most people do not know.

Thanks for joining us for this historical yet unique look at a well-known surveyor here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

May 27, 2020  

Episode 29 - Join Curt Sumner as he has a discussion with Kyle Schultze, a licensed surveyor from IL. Kyle will be serving as the Surveying Merit Badge coordinator for the 2021 Boy Scout Jamboree.

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Our latest edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Kyle Schultze, a licensed surveyor from Illinois. Kyle will be serving as the Surveying Merit Badge coordinator for the 2021 Boy Scout Jamboree, held every four years in West Virginia. Curt and Kyle discuss all the work, time and support that goes into a typical Jamboree including hands-on with some of the high-tech equipment used by today’s profession. Interested in volunteering? Email us at info@nsps.us.com.

 

May 20, 2020  

Episode 28 - This week’s podcast is a discussion with Chris Jepson, Vice President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW).

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Our latest edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Chris Jepson, Vice President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW). Curt and Chris got together recently to talk about growing up a son of a surveyor, working his way through the ranks and what he sees for the future of surveying associations. (Spoiler: it will include more technology, social media and lots of mentoring!) Thanks for listening!

May 15, 2020  

Episode 27 - Join host Curt Sumner’s informative discussion with John Hohol, NSPS FIG Chair, to catch us up on the history of NSPS with FIG.

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Hello and welcome to “Surveyor Says!” the podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors. This past week, the annual FIG (Federation of International Surveyors) Working Week was to be held in Amsterdam but was cancelled as another victim of COVID-19, so we asked John Hohol, NSPS FIG Chair, to catch us up on the history of NSPS with FIG. Our latest edition in our “Future Focus” series captured his conversation with Executive Director Curt Sumner. John shares about his involvement with young surveyors worldwide and how he sees their involvement as our profession’s future. An informative discussion, so join us in this “Future Focus” here on “Surveyor Says!”

May 6, 2020  

Episode 26 - On this “Point of Order” episode Curt Sumner is joined by JB Byrd and John Palatiello, about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time.

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This “Surveyor Says!” podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors pulls the curtain back on how Washington D.C. is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Curt Sumner is joined by NSPS Lobbyist John “JB” Byrd and our legislative consultant, John Palatiello, for conversation about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time. Lots of great insight from our legislative group on this “Point of Order” episode. Thanks for listening!

April 29, 2020  

Episode 25 - Join Curt Sumner and Gary Kent bring you the first installment of “Table A Talk” in the age of quarantine, “shelter-in-place” and COVID-19.

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Today's episode join Executive Director Curt Sumner and Gary Kent, chair of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Committee bring you the first installment of “Table A Talk” in the age of quarantine, “shelter-in-place” and COVID-19. They talk about how communication with surveyors help the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey committees shape additions, deletions and revisions to the standards. Thanks for joining Curt and Gary discussing how standards are decided and settling uncertainty with the standards on this edition of “Table A Talk” here on the “Surveyor Says!” Podcast.

April 22, 2020  

Episode 24 - This “Point of Order” episode captured a conversation with Jon Warren and Pat Beehler, both former NSPS Past President, and long-time participants in NSPS legislative efforts.

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This “Point of Order” of the “Surveyor Says!” podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors. captured a conversation with Jon Warren and Pat Beehler, both former NSPS Past President, and long-time participants in NSPS legislative efforts. Jon also serves as the NSPS Political Action Committee Chair. They help describe our specific focus on how NSPS is an advocate to not just its members, but to all surveyors nationwide. Thanks for listening!

April 15, 2020  

Episode 23 - Join host Tim Burch and Jim Coan, NSPS Director (WA) and Past President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington talk about his surveying journey and mentoring others.

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Our latest edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Jim Coan, NSPS Director for Washington and Past President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW). Jim and Tim Burch, NSPS Vice President sat down recently to talk about Jim’s introduction to surveying on the East Coast, the transition to the West Coast and how he’s helped many great young surveyors along the way. A refreshing interview to inspire the mentors in all of us, so thanks for listening!

April 8, 2020  

Episode 22 - This podcast features a discussion with Brian Anderson, “The Tick Terminator”.

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In a follow-up discussion to a popular article in 2019 in NSPS “News & Views,” this installment of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Brian Anderson, “The Tick Terminator” and how to protect yourself from ticks while surveying. Brian shares his knowledge on the variety of ticks, how and where they populate, and the best practices for prevention. He also explains various techniques for removing ticks and symptoms for Lyme disease onset. For more information about The Tick Terminator, visit their website at https://www.thetickterminator.com/.

April 1, 2020  

Episode 21 - Today’s discussion is with Anna Rios, RPLS and organizer of the Women’s Surveyor Summit.

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Our latest Young Surveyors Network edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Anna Rios, RPLS and organizer of the Women’s Surveyor Summit. Anna and Tim Burch, NSPS Vice President recently discussed the how Anna found her way into surveying, what motivates her to dedicate loads of energy into her work and where she sees the profession going. Great conversation with an inspiring young surveyor!