The Bookshelf

KPBX: Monday-Thursday 6:30pm-7pm

The Bookshelf presents daily serialized half-hour book readings, featuring local and national authors and read by local Spokane voices. The Bookshelf, a celebration of the spoken word, is produced by Spokane Public Radio.

"Take the Old Road" Episode 4: Dayton

Aug 14, 2018
Phyllis Silver interviews members of the Latah Men’s Coffee Club during Take the Old Road‘s visit to the town of Latah in Spokane County, Washington.
Beth Carsrud

It started, as many good things do, with a road trip.

Phyllis Silver, an independent producer and storyteller, rode with a friend through the back roads of the Inland Northwest on a day trip. Everyplace she went, she says, small towns dotted the landscape, seeming to sleep among the open pastoral landscape.

As a city dweller, Phyllis says she marveled at these communities. How do people make a living here? What encourages people to live here? Those questions inspired Take the Old Road, a program she produced for Spokane Public Radio in 2007.

"Take the Old Road" Episode 3: Soap Lake

Aug 14, 2018
Phyllis Silver interviews members of the Latah Men’s Coffee Club during Take the Old Road‘s visit to the town of Latah in Spokane County, Washington.
Beth Carsrud

It started, as many good things do, with a road trip.

Phyllis Silver, an independent producer and storyteller, rode with a friend through the back roads of the Inland Northwest on a day trip. Everyplace she went, she says, small towns dotted the landscape, seeming to sleep among the open pastoral landscape.

As a city dweller, Phyllis says she marveled at these communities. How do people make a living here? What encourages people to live here? Those questions inspired Take the Old Road, a program she produced for Spokane Public Radio in 2007.

"Take the Old Road" Episode 2: Republic and Curlew

Aug 14, 2018
Phyllis Silver interviews members of the Latah Men’s Coffee Club during Take the Old Road‘s visit to the town of Latah in Spokane County, Washington.
Beth Carsrud

It started, as many good things do, with a road trip.

Phyllis Silver, an independent producer and storyteller, rode with a friend through the back roads of the Inland Northwest on a day trip. Everyplace she went, she says, small towns dotted the landscape, seeming to sleep among the open pastoral landscape.

As a city dweller, Phyllis says she marveled at these communities. How do people make a living here? What encourages people to live here? Those questions inspired Take the Old Road, a program she produced for Spokane Public Radio in 2007.

Phyllis Silver interviews members of the Latah Men’s Coffee Club during Take the Old Road‘s visit to the town of Latah in Spokane County, Washington.
Beth Carsrud

It started, as many good things do, with a road trip.

Phyllis Silver, an independent producer and storyteller, rode with a friend through the back roads of the Inland Northwest on a day trip. Everyplace she went, she says, small towns dotted the landscape, seeming to sleep among the open pastoral landscape.

As a city dweller, Phyllis says she marveled at these communities. How do people make a living here? What encourages people to live here? Those questions inspired Take the Old Road, a program she produced for Spokane Public Radio in 2007.

Chris Maccini concludes his reading of "A Country Called Home" by Kim Barnes

Chris Maccini continues his reading of "A Country Called Home" by Kim Barnes

Chris Maccini continues his reading of "A Country Called Home" by Kim Barnes

Chris Maccini continues his reading of "A Country Called Home" by Kim Barnes

Chris Maccini continues his reading of "A Country Called Home" by Kim Barnes

Chris Maccini continues his reading of "A Country Called Home" by Kim Barnes

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