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Ben Read reads "The Tradition" by Jerico Brown

Ben Read lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works in research services at the Reed College Library and teaches at Catlin Gabel School. He received his BA in comparative literature from Reed College. He has also worked as a literary production intern at Spokane Public Radio and an editorial intern at Scablands Books, and he received the Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize in 2020. Outside of his work, he plays basketball and dances tango.

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.
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