Past Events

KPBX Folk host Carlos Alden and Verne Windham helped the Fall Folk Festival celebrate its 20th year with another live broadcast, Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Audience members watched the great performances in the Lair Auditorium, on the campus of Spokane Community College.

Our radio performers were Two Bit Jugband, the Afterthoughts Legacy, Blue Night, Daniel Hall, Liz Rognes, N. Sherman, and Los Vigiles.

The live broadcast is presented thanks to event donors The Cleaning Authority, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, and the Spokane Folklore Society.

Photos of the broadcast will be up soon. Listen to the broadcast below.

Janean Jorgensen / Spokane Public Radio

More than 700 people laughed along with comedian Paula Poundstone on her visit to the Bing Crosby Theater on October 15, 2015.

Onstage with just the microphone, a stool, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula chatted about politics, education, her teenage son and electronics, her two daughters, and more than a dozen cats.

There's something satisfying about sitting in a darkened theater, hearing the 200 people around you suck in a breath -- anticipating the moment the egg breaks open and an alien 'facehugger' latches onto John Hurt's character.

The 1979 film "Alien" inserts horror into gritty science fiction, and Spokane Public Radio brought it back to the Bing Crosby Theater's big screen for one night on October 8.

The smell of 'Pumpkin Spice' wafted through the Nordstrom corridor during the KPBX Kids' Concert celebrating Autumn on Oct. 3. String quartet Tedesca performed fall favorites at River Park Square in Downtown Spokane from 1-2 p.m. to the delight of concertgoers and shoppers alike.

Tedesca performs at festivals, concerts and private performances across the region. At the Kids’ Concert played music for the string quartet appropriate for fall including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Autumn by Astor Piazzola, and TV theme songs including Addams Family and The Munsters.

David Armstrong is assistant principal second violin for the Spokane Symphony. A former resident of Kirkland, WA, he earned a Bachelor of Music Performance from Michigan State University and a Master of Music Performance from Northwestern University. While a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he was awarded a Civic Fellowship. Before coming to Spokane, David played for the Bellevue Philharmonic.

SPR Reporter and regional Morning Edition Host Steve Jackson moderated a special community forum about the state of our region's water supply on Thursday Sep. 24 at the Spokane City Hall Council Chambers.

Questions were fielded by the following panelists:

  • Guy Gregory, Washington Dept. of Ecology Water Resources Program
  • Rob Lindsay, Spokane County Water Resources Manager
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Center for Environmental Law Senior Policy Adviser
  • Rick Romero, City of Spokane Utilities Director
  • Jon Snyder, Spokane City Councilman

The forum was funded by event donor Sayre, Sayre & Fossum, Attorneys at Law and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to producing partner CityCable5.

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