Brandon Hollingsworth

News Host and Reporter

Brandon Hollingsworth is your All Things Considered host. He has served public radio audiences for fifteen years, primarily in reporting, hosting and interviewing. His previous ports-of-call were WUOT-FM in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Alabama Public Radio. His work has been heard nationally on Morning EditionAll Things ConsideredHere and Now and NPR’s top-of-the-hour newscasts.

 

When off the air, Brandon geologizes, reads, studies the weather, collects maps and spends quality time with his husband. He is a native of St. Clair County, Alabama, and earned a B.A. in Communications from Jacksonville State University.

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Coeur d'Alene School Board

Two members of the Coeur d'Alene School Board announced their resignations Friday, effective immediately.

The decisions from board chair Jennifer Brumley and trustee Tambra Pickford came a week after a scheduled board meeting that was to have considered a mask requirement for schools. That meeting was cancelled after angry anti-mask protestors showed up. In a September 28 letter to parents, Brumley wrote that she was concerned about her own safety and the safety of others at the meeting.

Idaho Public TV screenshot

Former Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger has yet to turn himself in and no arrest has been announced, fifteen days after a warrant was issued on felony rape charges.

Washington Employment Security Department

16,800 more jobs in Washington were filled in mid-August, a strong showing but a slowdown from June and July. Statistics from the state Employment Security Department also show the state’s unemployment rate has settled around five percent, lower than the peaks of 2020 but slightly higher than pre-pandemic averages.

National Weather Service, Spokane

Much-needed rain is a welcome sight on forecast maps this weekend. It will help quench wildfires and pare back a region-wide drought. But the National Weather Service says it is unlikely a rainfall deficit will be closed by year’s end.