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From the Studio: Tod Marshall, Poet Laureate & Donivan Johnson, Musician

Today in the studio Verne talked with Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and musician Donivan Johnson. They explored how music and poetry can emulate each other beautifully in equally reciprocal ways.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.