Brian Lindsey

Weekend Edition Host; Operations & Production Assistant

Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.

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February Programs

Feb 2, 2018

February 24, 2017

Truth, Politics and Power: Gun Rights and Gun Control

As the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, reignites the debate on guns, we've updated our “Gun Rights and Gun Control” episode of Truth Politics and Power.  The program was produced after a gunman murdered dozens in Las Vegas last fall.  Host Neal Conan delves into the history of the debate between gun rights and gun control with UCLA constitutional law specialist Adam Winkler, author of “Gun Fight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.”  The Founding Fathers required every adult white male to own a musket, and bring it to musters where it was inspected and registered.  On the next Truth Politics and Power, how a duty for community self defense evolved into an individual right to bear arms and how the laws changed with both weapons technology and the rise of the National Rifle Association.  Plus a conversation on restrictions on research into guns and gun deaths.

January Programs

Jan 11, 2018

January 27, 2017

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Unresolved: America's Economic Outlook

By most accounts, the American economy is booming, but just what is driving this upturn? And can Americans trust that current economic conditions will hold up in the months ahead? In our season premiere, five esteemed economic thinkers debate the state of the American economy, from tax cuts to trade policy. At the conclusion of the Trump administration’s first year, we’ll ask: Is deregulation driving the booming economy? Can the Republican tax bill spur economic growth? And is the stock market too high? The debaters are: Jason Furman, Simon Johnson, Stephen Moore, Dambisa Moyo, and Gillian Tett.

December Programs

Nov 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

Best of the Best: The 2017 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Part Two

This week we hear the second half of the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival as they present the winners of the 17th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. With more than 600 entries, eleven were chosen as winners. Meticulously crafted and lovingly produced, these stories intrigue, inform and inspire.

November Programs

Nov 2, 2017

November 25, 2017

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Is Western Democracy in Danger?

Do populist and nationalist uprisings signal Western democracy’s certain decline? Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerative antidote to policies that have challenged liberal institutions and marginalized the middle class? Some predict that a resilient liberal world order will rally to triumph over fear, xenophobia and fractured political parties – others say that support for autocratic alternatives is on the rise. Four leading thinkers debate the future of Western democracy.

October Programs

Oct 6, 2017

October 28, 2017

His Blue Heaven: A Fats Domino Appreciation

Fats Domino, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89.  Music historian and documentarian Paul Ingles brings us this special that showcases Fat's legendary performances.  It is a music-intensive hour with heart-felt and informational commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Scott Freiman, Nick Spitzer, Ben Sandmill, Rick Coleman and others.

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