Brian Lindsey

Weekend Edition Host; Operations & Production Assistant

Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.

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December Programs

Dec 1, 2016

December 31, 2016

Best of the Best: The 2016 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Part Two

For 2016, the Third Coast Festival is back with our annual "Best of the Best" broadcast featuring the winners of our annual documentary competition. In this two-part special, host Gwen Macsai, presents the top radio stories of the year!

November Programs

Nov 4, 2016

 November 26, 2016

2016 Re:sound Specials, from the Third Coast Audio Festival
The Imposter Show -
This hour on Re:Sound, what do we really know about other people’s lives? Double lives, double binds, double trouble.

October Programs

Sep 30, 2016

October 29, 2016

Intelligence Squared U.S. 
Are the Elites to Blame for the Trump Phenomenon?


The elites of both parties have expressed contempt for Donald Trump, and Trump has succeeded in part by channeling his voters’ contempt for the elites. Does support for Trump reflect an uninformed populism and misplaced anger by a large swath of the American electorate? Or have the elites failed to empathize with their struggles, and failed to craft effective policies to help them cope? The debaters are Timothy Carney, Jennifer Rubin, Ben Domenech, and Bret Stephens.

September Programs

Sep 1, 2016

September 24, 2016

The Making of Clinton and Trump: Character in the 2016 Election

This special examines the characters of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are the most unpopular candidates since modern polling began. Why is that the case? Over the course of the hour, we will revisit their personal histories and explore episodes in which their characters were forged.

August Programs

Aug 17, 2016

August 27, 2016

America Abroad - Espionage in the Age of Terror
In this episode of America Abroad, we discuss the current state of human intelligence gathering and its future. We explore how encryption affected the nature of spying, how the challenge of recruiting has changed, and what techniques do agencies at home and abroad feel will give them the edge for the future.

July Programs

Jul 28, 2016

 July 30, 2016

National Magazine - Climate One Radio: "Doubt, Deception, Defiance"

This week, we’re going to extreme ends of climate change debate... and action. While most of us are still comfortable sitting in the center – perhaps accepting the science, but not doing much about it – there are some organizations and individuals who are willing to jump off a bridge to convince us of the peril we face. And there are others who are using misinformation and deception to try to sow doubt in our minds about whether there is any problem at all.

June Programs

Jun 4, 2016

June 25, 2016

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Has the President Usurped the Constitutional Power of Congress?

The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it had deadlocked in a case challenging whether President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions usurped Congress’s power and flouted his duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” But some argue that the President was not exercising legislative power; he was simply exercising his well-established executive discretion. Has the President usurped Congress’s legislative power? The debaters are Michael McConnell, Adam Cox, Carrie Severino, and Eric Posner.

May Programs

May 5, 2016

May 28, 2016

The Silent Generation: From Saipan to Tokyo
The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

April Programs

Apr 29, 2016

April 30, 2016

Purple Reign: The Life, Music, and Legacy of Prince

December Programs

Dec 17, 2015

December 5, 2015

America Abroad - How Drones are Reshaping the World
Drones are becoming the must have gadget for everyone from hobbyists to humanitarians.   On a global level they're being used to deliver aid to the world's most challenged regions and to find and kill the worlds most wanted terrorists without putting US soldier's lives at risk.  In this hour-long program, we look at how drones are revolutionizing the skies, and how this technology has so quickly moved from science fiction to ubiquitous reality.