A Conversation and Call-In with Rick Steves - Thank You!
Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved SPR Presents A Conversation With Rick Steves hosted by Doug Nadvornick.
A special Thanks to Rick Steve who graciously agreed to do this special program just for our listeners. You can hear his weekly program: Travels with Rick Steves every Saturday morning at 8 AM.
We also would like to thank:
Event donors: Strong Solutions, Hamilton Studio, MTR Communications and Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters.
Spokane Public Radio members and Doug Nadvornick, Peter Glarborg, Stephanie Ingoldby, Beth Severn-Johnson, Jerry Olson, and other SPR staff.
Rick Steves program was recorded and will be broadcast again on KPBX Tuesday, March 23 at noon and KSFC March 27th at 8am.
About Rick Steves:
Rick Steves is a popular public television host, a best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel. But above all else, Rick considers himself a teacher. He taught his first travel class at his college campus in the mid-1970s — and now, more than 40 years later, he still measures his success not by dollars earned, but by trips impacted.
Rick is the founder and owner of Rick Steves' Europe, a travel business with a tour program that brings more than 30,000 people to Europe annually. Each year, the company contributes to a portfolio of climate-smart nonprofits, essentially paying a self-imposed carbon tax. He also works closely with several advocacy groups and has been instrumental in the legalization of marijuana in states across the US.
Rick spends about four months a year in Europe, researching guidebooks, fine-tuning his tour program, filming his TV show, and making new discoveries for travelers. To recharge, he plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. He lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington, where his office window overlooks his old junior high school.