Steve Jackson

News Assignment Editor; Morning Edition Host

Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999.  His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR.  “It was a different world on the weekends at night here.  There was a lot of interplay between shows and producers, and live jam sessions on the air.”  Now, Steve is the voice of local weather and news during Morning Edition, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC.  He also makes the morning coffee.  Aside from SPR, Steve is a simple, dirt farmer who enjoys gardening, chickens, music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping.  He plays acoustic and electric guitar and is proud to say that his mom listens to him every day.

Ways to Connect

Idaho officials want to hear public input on a proposal that could help bring health coverage to many state residents that are currently in the so called “coverage gap.”

The coverage gap refers to some 78 thousand state residents who make too much to qualify for Medicaid coverage, but too little to qualify for subsidized care under the state’s insurance exchange.

Liquor and Cannabis Board

In the states that have legalized marijuana, Washington is the only one that does not allow recreational users the freedom to grow their own cannabis. Now the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board is offering the legislature some home grow options.

GET Program Returns

Dec 7, 2017

Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition program, or GET, is back after a 2 year hiatus.

The GET program allows parents to prepay the cost of college tuition. Account-holders are offered a guarantee that 100 GET units will cover the tuition and fees of the most expensive public university in the state, the University of Washington.

photo by Jane fritz

 

 

An Idaho nonprofit has received a $5000 matching grant to restore and archive recorded interviews done with the regions tribal elders.

The Idaho Mythweaver organization has worked to record oral histories of several regional tribes, including the Nez Perce, Coeur D Alene, Kalispel, and Kootenai .

In the states that have legalized marijuana, Washington is the only one that does not allow recreational users the freedom to grow their own cannabis.

Now the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board is offering the legislature some home grow options.

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