Chris Maccini

Production Director & Morning Edition Host

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.

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Mark Boyd is the Managing Director at N-Sid-Sen Camp & Retreat Center on Lake Coeur d'Alene. He has written poems, stories, sermons and songs in his varied careers. He has been writing ever since he could hold a pen to paper. He has been nervously sharing his poetry with the public only recently and is working on getting his first book of poetry published. He has been writing stories for his  (now adult) children since they were young . Mark and his wife live on site at the camp year round. 

Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014). Her poems have been published in The South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Review, The Cimarron Review, POEM, and others. She spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Her latest passion is working with shelter dogs. She splits her time living on Vashon Island and in Spokane, Washington. 

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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014). Her poems have been published in The South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Review, The Cimarron Review, POEM, and others. She spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Her latest passion is working with shelter dogs. She splits her time living on Vashon Island and in Spokane, Washington. 

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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014). Her poems have been published in The South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Review, The Cimarron Review, POEM, and others. She spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Her latest passion is working with shelter dogs. She splits her time living on Vashon Island and in Spokane, Washington. 

adventistbookcenter.com

African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014). Her poems have been published in The South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Review, The Cimarron Review, POEM, and others. She spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Her latest passion is working with shelter dogs. She splits her time living on Vashon Island and in Spokane, Washington. 

adventistbookcenter.com

African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014). Her poems have been published in The South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Review, The Cimarron Review, POEM, and others. She spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Her latest passion is working with shelter dogs. She splits her time living on Vashon Island and in Spokane, Washington. 

Dean Davis

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collections Self-Portrait with Cephalopod (Milkweed Editions, 2021) and Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017), and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin (Open Country Press, 2019). She lives in Spokane.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

Dean Davis

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collections Self-Portrait with Cephalopod (Milkweed Editions, 2021) and Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017), and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin (Open Country Press, 2019). She lives in Spokane.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

Dean Davis

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collections Self-Portrait with Cephalopod (Milkweed Editions, 2021) and Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017), and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin (Open Country Press, 2019). She lives in Spokane.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

Dean Davis

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collections Self-Portrait with Cephalopod (Milkweed Editions, 2021) and Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017), and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin (Open Country Press, 2019). She lives in Spokane.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

Dean Davis

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collections Self-Portrait with Cephalopod (Milkweed Editions, 2021) and Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017), and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin (Open Country Press, 2019). She lives in Spokane.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

Tracy K. Smith's poetry collection, Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry and from 2017 to 2019, she served as Poet Laureate of the United States. She has also published a memoir, Ordinary Light, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her newest collection of poetry is Wade in the Water, published in 2018. Public Radio listeners may also recognize her voice as the host of The Slowdown, a radio program and podcast which invited listeners to see the world in a different way, through poetry. 

Smith is a professor at Princeton University and on Wednesday, March 10th, she'll be hosting a virtual event with Spokane Community College’s Hagan Center for the Humanities speakers series “Diversity Dialogues, Conversations About Race and Equity."

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

Dr. Anu Taranath is a professor at the University of Washington where she teaches on global literature, identity, race, and equity. She is the author of the book, Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, as well as a consultant for schools, colleges, libraries, community organizations, and government agencies on social justice and global issues.

Taranath hosted a virtual event as part of Spokane Community College’s Hagan Center for the Humanities Speaker Series "Diversity Dialogues: Conversations About Race and Equity" for which Spokane Public Radio is a media partner. The title of her talk is "Tangled: Why Your Hair Matters to Society."

Melanie Dunea

Kevin Young is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and poetry editor of The New Yorker. From 2016-2020 he served as the director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, most recently, the poetry collection Brown and the nonfiction book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts & Fake News. He is also the editor of the anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song.

Young was a featured in the Spokane Community College’s Hagan Center for the Humanities  "Diversity Dialogues: Conversations About Race and Equity."

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