Chris Maccini

Program Production Director

Chris grew up in Spokane and has many fond childhood memories of being subjected to the voices of SPR while in the backseat of his parents' car.  After moving to Upstate New York and graduating from Colgate University with a degree in Economics, he spent six years living in Seattle working for non-profit organizations and sailing around the Puget Sound with his wife, Tracie, and their boat-dog, Mollusk. He returned to Spokane to attend graduate school at Eastern Washington University and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing. 

With Spokane Public Radio as an intern since May 2017 and as an employee since June 2018, helps produce arts and special programming such as "The Bookshelf," "Poetry Moment," "Northwest Arts Review," special features and more. 

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Chris Maccini

It's nine o'clock on a Friday morning and I'm sitting with a group of Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff in a room ringed by colorful flags from around the world. They’re here to take place in a Refugee Simulation put on by World Relief Spokane and led by simulation coordinator Dick Mandeville. 

Chapter 6

Aug 8, 2019

Miller Cane: A True and Exact History is a novel by Samuel Ligon. It's the story of a fraudulent historian who makes his living conning the victims of mass shootings. He returns home to save the young daughter of the woman he loves, taking her with him on his roadshow across the worn-out heart of America, staying one step ahead of what’s after them. The story is by turns hilarious, unsettling, bizarre, and fearless. Buckle up and come along for the ride!

Members of EWU's Smithsonian World Music Pedagogy class performed live in the KPBX Studio, as well as performers from the Salish School of Spokane. Watch the full video below.

Calista Kazuko is in Spokane to promote her recently released album "Empress." She stopped by the SPR studio to talk with Verne Windham in advance of her performance on Saturday, August 3rd, 7:30 p.m. in the McNally Recital Hall at Holy Names Music Center.

For more  information, find Calista Kazuko on Facebook and Instagram.