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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Tibetan Monk Offers Buddhist Teaching in Spokane

Dec 7, 2017
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

’Tis the season and people celebrate it in different ways. Christmas is, of course, December 25, the day Christians celebrate Christ’s birth. Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday celebrating the Maccabees’ victory over the Greek army about 22-hundred years ago. This year, Hanukkah begins at sunset December 12 and runs for eight days.

On Friday, some Buddhists around the world celebrated Bodhi Day. It’s the day on which Buddhists celebrate the man now known as the Buddha as he gained enlightenment while sitting under a Bodhi tree, 2600 years ago. Some celebrate it in December. But because, historically, different cultures have lived by different calendars, others, such as Thupten Phelgye, celebrate it in on a day with a full moon in May.

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

For years, students who wanted to go to medical school in Washington and Idaho had only one choice, the University of Washington’s WWAMI program, which serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Now they have four choices. They include a private medical school in Yakima that opened in 2008 and the new Washington State University College of Medicine, which opened in the fall. And now Idaho’s first medical school has received permission to begin begin recruiting students.

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.

Spokane Regional Health District

Today (Thursday), the board of directors for the Spokane Regional Health District is considering a resolution related to smoking and vaping. The measure asks the Washington legislature to raise the minimum age for buying and selling tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. It also encourages other local governments, businesses and non-profit agencies to adopt similar resolutions.

Inland Journal, Dec. 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

Inland Journal for December 7, 2017

This week on Inland Journal:

    ▪    Spokane County Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz talks about a health district resolution that would support a change in Washington’s minimum legal smoking age from 18 to 21.
    ▪    Steve Jackson reports on Washington state legislation to allow people to grow a small number of marijuana plants.
    ▪    We’ll talk with the founding dean of Idaho’s new medical school, which recently received permission to recruit students for its first class.
    ▪    And we’ll meet a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Spokane who served with the Dalai Lama at the Tibetan government in exile in India.