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From the Studio: Aspire Community Theatre

Spokane Public Radio

The music of the timeless classic "42nd Street" filled the studio on Wednesday, October 17, when Aspire Community Theatre paid a visit.  Verne interviewed Callie McKinney-Cabe, director, Jessie Hampsch, musical director, and Jenny Twitchell, accompanist. The singers you heard were Jonah Taylor as Julian Marsh, Kiara Klinkefus as Peggy Sawyer, Amy D'Orazi as Dorothy Brock, and David Eldridge as Billy Lawlor.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.