Verne Windham

Program Director

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago.  “I came in to complain and they hired me.”  He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week.  When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible.  For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature.  For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.

Ways to Connect

This morning, members of Stage Left Theater visited the studio to talk with Verne about their upcoming production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.  Directors Jamie Flanery and Kathleen Jeffs and cast members Chris Jensen and Ladonna Wojtowicz shared their perspectives on the show and previewed a couple of scenes.  Arcadia opens at Stage Left on April 21, 2017 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 7. 

Tim Westerhaus, music director and St. John's Cathedral in Spokane, joined Verne in the studio to discuss St. John's Good Friday musical performances.   Seven Last Words in African American Spirituals will be presented at 12:00pm and Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri will be presented at 8:30pm, both on April 14. 

Uncharted is an annual collaboration between Spokane Symphony, Terrain, and local artists. This year's presentation, on April 14th and 15th, will feature a new way to experiencing Vivaldi's classic The Four Seasons

Violinists Mateuz Wolski and Jenny Anne Mannan, Terrain Co-Founders Luke Baumgarten and Ginger Ewing and writer Shawn Vestal spoke with Verne this morning to talk about the innovative program. 

Artist Angela White spoke with Verne this morning about her mixed media exhibition at Spokane Falls Community College in Building 6. As part of that exhibition, she will be performing on Tuesday, at 11:30, and will talk about her art following the performance.

Rohan Flinn reads My Antonia, by Willa Cather.

"In this powerful and astonishing novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning yet thoroughly convincing heroines in American fiction. Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and a failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits."

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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