Phyllis Silver interviews members of the Latah Men’s Coffee Club during Take the Old Road‘s visit to the town of Latah in Spokane County, Washington.
Beth Carsrud

AIRS: Aug 31-Sept 3, 2015 at 6:35 p.m.

It started, as many good things do, with a road trip.

Phyllis Silver, an independent producer and storyteller, rode iwth a friend through the back roads of the Inland Northwest on a day trip. Everyplace she went, she says, small towns dotted the landscape, seeming to sleep among the open pastoral landscape.

Spokane Public Radio

Now that the air we breathe has become almost opaque over most of eastern Washington, it's not unusual to see people resorting to face masks trying to filter out some of the tiny smoke particles.

 Composer Tom Cooper and actresses Anika Bryceson and Stacia Bruner visited the station today to talk with Verne about the upcoming performance of their musical production The Clink. The Clink is showing for one day only on Saturday, August 29, 2015 with two performances at 2:00pm and 7:30pm at the The Bing Crosby Theater.

Nature will begin to restore fire-blackened acreage next spring, but it will likely use a nasty vegetative troll to do it - cheatgrass.

Carlos Alden Verne Windham
Janean Jorgensen

KPBX Folk host Carlos Alden is already working on the lineup of performers for this year's Fall Folk Festival broadcast, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Audience members are invited to come watch in the Lair Auditorium, on the campus of Spokane Community College. The radio performers for 2015 will be announced soon!

The live broadcast is presented thanks to event donors, including the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.