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February Programs

February 7, 2015
Public radio's regular program showcasing investigative stories, brought to you by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. In this episode, hear stories including a look at the surrogacy industry, how Americans may not be protected from many toxic chemicals, loopholes in daycare data, and much, much more.

February 14, 2015
With Good Reason – “The Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll”
Sister Rosetta Tharp electrified 1930s audiences with her singing and guitar playing. "The Godmother of Rock and Roll" influenced the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Johnny Cash. Plus, a celebration of the "Affrilachian Poets". And, accents can be endearing but southern and African American students often pay a price in the classroom for their dialects.

February 21, 2015
On Being – “The American Consciousness – The Fabric of Our Identity”
“The Fabric of Our Identity,” a special series from “On Being”: Krista Tippett explores the wisdom of Nathan Schneider, a millennial generation public intellectual, who is chronicling the world he and his compatriots are helping to make — spiritual, technological, and communal.

February 28, 2015
Climate One Radio National Magazine – “Fueling Wealth”
Wild weather is impacting Main Street. It’s also trickling onto Wall Street. The nasty polar vortex of 2014 compelled Wal-Mart and other retailers to close stores, hitting sales and disappointing Wall Street. Disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, which was amplified by climate disruption, can hurt tourism and property values for years. As those costly disasters accumulate, there’s increasing rumbling that stocking your portfolio with fossil fuels may come with hidden risks. Pension funds and insurance companies are trying to understand those risks in a hot and crowded world.

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.