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From the Studio: Dr. Jody Graves

Dr. Jody Graves visited the KPBX performance studio for music and a chat with Jim Tevenan. Jody recently was honored by Steinway and Sons, inducted into their Music Teachers Hall of Fame. The conversations ranges across many topics, and is punctuated by Jody's playing of pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff and George Gershwin.

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December Membership Drawing: Tickets to An American in Paris AND Escape to Margaritaville

December Membership Drawing - December 5 – 31 SPR presents FOUR STCU BEST OF BROADWAY packages: Four People will each receive: A pair of tickets to An American in Paris – tickets are Opening Night January 14, 7:30 pm. A pair of tickets to Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville – tickets are Opening Night January 21, 7:30 pm. Both shows are part of the 2019-2020 STCU Best of Broadway season.

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British voters have delivered a stunning victory to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party, giving the champion of Brexit a large majority in the House of Commons and the support he needs to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union in January.

Spokane EMT Promotes Diabetes' Blue O

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It has been a busy year for Spokane area emergency medical technician Kris Maynard. Last summer he and his wife opened a new company, Glucose Revival, and began selling the necklaces for diabetics that Maynard invented. Those necklaces contain glucose that diabetics can ingest when they feel the need.

In addition to his business, Maynard is working to elevate the public profile of diabetes, so that it’s on par with diseases such as breast cancer.

Mike Aleman reads two stories from his 2019 collection, Adios Mi Abuela

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Dr. Jody Graves visited the KPBX performance studio for music and a chat with Jim Tevenan. Jody recently was honored by Steinway and Sons, inducted into their Music Teachers Hall of Fame. The conversations ranges across many topics, and is punctuated by Jody's playing of pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff and George Gershwin.

Major League Baseball announced changes to its drug use and testing policies on Thursday, removing marijuana from its "drugs of abuse" while announcing mandatory tests for cocaine and opioids. The policy will be effective starting in 2020 during spring training.

Players who test positive for prohibited substances, which include fentanyl and LSD, will be evaluated and prescribed a treatment plan. Those who don't obey the league's plan may be punished.

Congressional negotiators have reached tentative agreement on a package of bills to fund the government through the end of September 2020. Lawmakers have until the end of next week to approve spending legislation to avert a government shutdown. The White House has not publicly weighed in on the agreement.

The deal covers all 12 regular spending bills, which total $1.3 trillion. This figure was agreed to in a bipartisan budget package that was enacted by the president this summer.

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