Spring 2017 Pledge Drive Behind The Scenes

SPR thrives thanks to the generous support of volunteers and donors like you. After you've taken a couple of minutes to make your pledge , stop by to check out some pictures from the first couple days of our drive.

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Garrison Keillor retired from his long-running radio show, but he still loves the audience AND Spokane. His Prairie Home 'Love and Comedy' Tour comes to the Fox Theater on August 16.

During the Sunday 6 p.m. broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, KPBX will give TWO listeners each a pair of tickets to this upcoming live event!

Tickets are provided by Emporium Events. SPR has no affiliation with this tour.

Tour guests include his longtime band leader Rich Dworsky and the Roadhounds, sound effects master Fred Newman, and singer Aiofe O'Donovan.

During the show's two-hour broadcast, SPR will collect the names of all people who call our Pledge Drive Phone at 328-5729, 1-800-328-5729, or contact us online. Two names will be chosen at random.

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Growing up the son of a coal miner in southern West Virginia, David Wiley saw the downside of the profession up close. His father had been injured in the mines, lost several fingers and damaged his knees and back. "He was just really beat up," Wiley says.

So when it came to find his own line of work, Wiley says he had no desire to work in the coal mines. For a couple of years after high school, Wiley tried his hand at manufacturing and welding jobs in the neighboring state of North Carolina.

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A couple of years ago, Kiev business journalist Yuliya Savostina decided to try an experiment: to spend a year living off food and other goods produced exclusively in Ukraine.

Inspired by the local food movement in the United States, Savostina started a blog to document her experience. She didn't expect it to last very long.

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