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As people prepare to spend time in the woods this spring and summer, wildlife officials are warning them to be prepared for encounters with animals, in particular, bears.

Firefighters in one northeastern Washington county received a lesson this week on the virtues of bear spray.

Spokane Public Radio

Verne interviews some cast and crew of "Children of Eden" (Stephen Schwartz, composer). The production opens this Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the KROC center in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

Children of Eden is described as "A joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business". 

More information available at Aspire Community Theatre's website.

Spokane Public Radio

Jeff Vom Saal, Spokane Symphony Executive Director speaks with Verne about the production of West Side Story at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox this weekend, Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 8:00 PM and Saturday, April 21st at 8:00 PM. 

This weekend's production is is a collaborative effort of Spokane Civic Theatre and Spokane Symphony. More information is available at Spokane Symphony's website

Featuring local authors who are participating in this year's Get Lit! Festival. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Get Lit!, Spokane's annual literary festival. The festival takes place April 23rd - 29th at venues around Spokane. Full festival schedule at getlitfestival.org

This episode features readings by Aileen Keown Vaux, Leyna Krow, Fitz Fitzpatrick, and Brooke Matson.

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