Friday, February 27 2015
3:02 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

From the Studio: The art of Joe Feddersen

 Cecile Ganteaume, Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Washington, DC and Multi-Media Artist and Colville Confederated Tribal Member Joe Feddersen spoke with Verne Windham on Friday morning about the Museum of Arts and Culture's three-days of special programs focusing on American Indian Basketry.

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Episode 6
1:14 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Bootlegged Holiday Special

Tony and Kevin discuss ways for you to give them your money; Cornelius Faust, Mad Scientist with an MFA, remembers his first great fictional love; Paradise Lost author John Milton discusses ways for broadcasters to give him more money; a live broadcast of a private therapy session with Dr.

5:10 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

March Programs

March 7, 2015
Forster &
A survey of the solo careers of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan from Australia's great pop band of the 1980's, the Go-Betweens, from Brisbane.

March 14, 2015
The Ike & Tina Turner Review
Powerful rhythm & blues and soul from what was called by many the best live attraction of their era.

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Saturdays at 2pm
4:49 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Next on Take 5: Men in Charge

The next session on the docket for Take 5 is another group of five episodes from Spokane locals Tony Flinn and Kevin Decker.  Men in Charge is an unpredictable radio show sharing adventures, misadventures, and the many uses of bacon in radio.  If you missed the first five episodes, you can get caught up by checking out the podcasts below.

3:43 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Concerts of the Month: March

March 2, 2015
Spokane Symphony Classics Concert
Featuring Symphony violinists Mateusz Wolski and Amanda Howard-Phillips, in music of Franz Schubert, Arvo Pärt and Ludwig van Beethoven

March 9, 2015
Northwest Bach Festival Finale Concert

Music of J. S. Bach, Wolfgang Mozart and the Beethoven “Triple” Concerto with violinist Soovin Kim, cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Awadagin Pratt

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Politicians Today
11:58 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Commission Stuck on STA Plan When Deciding Own Tax Needs

Spokane County’s sales and use tax, which funds the jail, expires this year. The board of county commissioners plans to renew the tax through a ballot measure, but is stuck in debate over when to introduce it. The disagreement may hinge on commissioner opinions of STA’s tax proposal, set for April.

Commissioner Shelley O’Quinn said this week she supports putting the tax on the April ballot. But colleague Al French advocated for the August ballot, citing cost reasons.

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Regional News
11:46 am
Thu February 26, 2015

'Kettle Falls Five' Case in Trial, Now Only Three

The trial began Wednesday in federal court in Spokane for a group of people accused of growing marijuana near Kettle Falls in northeast Washington. The case is seen as a test of federal drug laws, in a state that has legalized recreational and medical marijuana.

In the case known as the Kettle Falls Five, there are now only three defendants. Charges were dropped (earlier this month) against 71 year old Larry Harvey, who has been diagnosed with stage five pancreatic cancer. Miller's family members are accused of growing marijuana, which they say was for medicinal purposes.

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Regional News
11:34 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Gonzaga Students Lead in Porous Paving Study

Gonzaga's student union building. Students will research porous pavement using a street adjacent to campus.
Credit Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

Some Gonzaga University engineering students won't have far to go to do field testing in an unusual new lab. The experiments will be conducted right outside the university's front door, on Sharp Avenue.

The City of Spokane and Gonzaga have hooked up to test porous pavement as a way to limit storm water runoff which finds its way into the Spokane River at the university's back door.

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Regional News
6:19 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Tar Sands Film Comes To GU Thursday

Tar sands documentary photo.
Credit Last Rush for the Wild West - Facebook

A film that takes a critical look at tar sands and oil shale mining will screen at Gonzaga University Thursday. The film “Last Rush for the Wild West” take a look at a project that the director says is the most critical environmental problem facing the US today. It is a proposed strip mine that would cover a million acres near the headwaters of the Colorado River in Utah.

Director Jennifer Ekstrom, who was formerly the Pend O'reille water-keeper, says the mining process will pose a direct threat to millions of people downstream.

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Wednesday, February 25 2015
2:42 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

From the Studio: My Name Is Rachel Corrie

Erin Fitzgerald talks about the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie​ based on the writings of the Olympia, Washington born activist who died defending a Palestinian home in 2003. The play will be presented on March 2 and Gonzaga University's Magnuson Theater at 7 p.m.

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