Inland Journal

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Inland Journal is a half-hour public affairs program that includes news features and interviews produced by SPR staff, reporters from the Northwest News Network (N3) and others.  The program has a regional focus that reflects the broad listening area of Spokane Public Radio.

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Inland Journal, Feb. 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Inland Journal for February 22, 2018

    ▪    We’ll hear excerpts from a Congressional town hall meeting in Spokane. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been invited; we’ll see if she participates.
    ▪    The Spokane City Council will soon consider an ordinance that puts restrictions on TV production companies for reality-based crime programs. We’ll hear from the council president and police chief.
    ▪    We’ll hear about two films that will be screened in Spokane this week for fundraising events. One focuses on the homeless population in Spokane; the second looks at the amount of food we waste.
    ▪    Tom Banse reports on the one area in the Northwest where you can practice big hill ski jumping.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Congressional members are back in their districts this week, reconnecting with voters. Today (Wednesday), for example, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited Spokane Community College and Gonzaga.

One place she was not was at a town hall meeting organized for congressional candidates by the progressive group Fuse Washington.

Cameron Day

On Wednesday, a new film about Spokane’s people in poverty will get a public screening at the Magic Lantern Theater in downtown Spokane. It’s a fundraiser for A Cup of Cool Water, a non-profit that helps homeless youth.

“A Walk Through Poverty” is a half-hour documentary that was commissioned by John J. Hemmingson Philanthropy. Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs (SNAP) was also involved.

Inland Journal, Feb. 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Inland Journal for February 15, 2018

    ▪    We’ll review the results of this week’s school levy and bond election in Spokane County.
    ▪    We’ll explore plans for a so-called eco-district in Spokane’s University District. Buildings in the neighborhood would share energy and work to use it more efficiently.  
    ▪    We’ll talk with a state representative from Coeur d’Alene who wants to make the Gem State a little more friendly for nursing mothers.
    ▪    We’ll hear a take on the current immigration debate with Ali Noorani from the National Immigration Forum, who spoke this week at Whitworth University.

Paul Amador

Rep. Paul Amador (R-Coeur d'Alene) is a new father. So it makes some sense that he’s also the prime sponsor of a bill that would shield mothers from arrest or ticketing when they breastfeed their children in public. Amador first told Doug Nadvornick about his bill last summer, before his wife gave birth, and he recently wrote to tell Doug his bill will get a hearing Monday in Boise.