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From the Studio: Steve Gibbs, Charles Buck, Art Spirit Gallery

Today in the studio, Verne talked with Steve Gibbs, owner of The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene, as well as Charles Buck, Associate Vice President of the University of Idaho - Coeur d'Alene.  They discussed a new collaboration between the two entities to stabilize, grow, and enhance the gallery, embracing the for-profit gallery and adding an educational component.  This educational component might include a new degree program, arts entrepreneurship and business focuses, art classes, and new ways for students to engage with the Coeur d'Alene community.

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.