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6:34 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Challenge ‘Based on Fears’ Reversed, Bill of Rights Back on Ballot

Spokane voters could see the Community Bill of Rights on ballots as soon as April or November. Yesterday (Thursday) Washington’s court of appeals turned down a lower court ruling that banned the measure from a public vote.

Kai Hushke, organizer for Envision Spokane, says his group nearly saw the bill pass in 2011.

Huschke: “We’re very, very excited about the prospect of being able to campaign for this again.”

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Fish Tales
12:49 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Tribes Hope to Reintroduce Salmon in Upper Columbia

A bold project to try to reintroduce salmon in the upper reaches of the Columbia River is being announced by Native American tribes. While salmon runs seems to be making a gradual comeback in the Columbia river, no Salmon have been able to make it past the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams since 1942.

A new paper from the Columbia basin tribes and Canadian First Nations lays out a phased approach that would first assess the viability of reintroduction.

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Regional News
9:49 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Marr speaks out on lawmakers efforts to deal with medical marijuana program

Law makers in Olympia are hoping to find a way to bring the grey-area medical marijuana dispensaries into the current legal recreational system. Outgoing liquor control board member Chris Marr is offering his opinion on some aspects of what needs to be done.

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COWS
3:42 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Concerts of the Week: February

February 2, 2015 
Boise Philharmonic Classics Concert: Timpani
Sings
Music of Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss and Russell Peck

February 9, 2015
Spokane Symphony Classics Concert: Tchaikovsky

Music of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Theofanidis

February 16, 2015
Methow
Valley Chamber Music Festival
Winter Concert highlights

February 23, 2015
Spokane Symphony's Chamber Soirée
at the Spokane Club
Selections TBA

Wednesday, January 28 2015
12:15 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

From the Studio: Reasons to be Pretty at The Modern Theater

Ryan Shore and Jennie Oliver

    Ryan Shore and Jennie Oliver stopped by the studio to chat with Verne about Reasons to be Pretty, which opens this Friday at The Modern Theater - Spokane.

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Moving to a Sound Future
8:00 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Thank You for Contributing to a Sound Future

Thank You for your donations! The volunteers celebrate at 6p on Thursday, Jan. 22

“Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We are Going” was the theme of SPR's 35th Anniversary, which included a full-day pledge drive to raise $170,000 towards unlocking a State of Washington grant. The grant and donations combined will pay for the construction already underway, turning Fire Station No. 3 into a historic home for KPBX, KSFC, and KPBZ's studios and operations. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
4:19 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Browne's Addition: The Age of Elegance

From Spokane Public Radio's archives, this program was produced in 1984 by Mary Mitiguy Miller to celebrate The Age of Elegance in Browne's Addition, Spokane.

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Moving to a Sound Future
1:57 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

'New Era of Public Radio Service'

The old dividing door that firefighters used to separate trucks from the rest of the building. The door will remain on the wall in the performance studio.
Paige Browning Spokane Public Radio

SPR General Manager Cary Boyce says moving into the newly renovated building will bring the "beginning of a new era in public radio service to the region."

In these special interviews, Boyce explains three ways the building will serve the Inland Northwest.

Copyright 2015 Spokane Public Radio.

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Moving to a Sound Future
1:00 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

The Builder: On SPR's Fire Station Remodel

A worker cuts metal in what will be the front office of Spokane Public Radio.
Credit Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

Walker Construction is the primary construction company working on the remodel, along with several sub-contractors. Ed Walker spoke with us about why this is more than your average bid job for the crew.

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Moving to a Sound Future
12:36 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Our Rep: On SPR's Fire Station Remodel

Owner's representative Harvey Morrison in the new performance studio.
Credit Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

Spokane Public Radio's owner's representative, Harvey Morrison, has worked on the building project since the beginning. He helped scout out possible locations, and ultimately walked us through the plan to remodeling the old fire station.

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