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Traffic Director Brian Lindsey chooses relevant and informative public affairs programs for the noon hour. Selections are chosen from programs such as: Alternative Radio, Cambridge Forum, City Arts & Lectures, Commonwealth Club of California, and the World Affairs Council.

StoryCorps Recordings Become Spokane-Centric Programs

Jun 20, 2016

When StoryCorps brought their portable recording booth to Spokane in 2015, the organizers asked specifically for two categories of interviews: tales of being in the Military, and stories related to gender identity.  SPR volunteer producer Emmet Stackelberg has taken those SFCC recordings and turned them into two separate half-hour programs that aired June 21, 2016.

Prepared forum view
Janean Jorgensen

Between last summer's fires, winter's Wind Storm, and the Michigan water disaster, this past year showed us the importance of being prepared for emergencies. How can we truly prepare for the types of disasters -- natural or man-made -- on the horizon? SPR helped answer some questions at the free forum held March 16, 2016 at Spokane City Hall.

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Presented by Spokane Public Radio and City Cable 5, admission was free thanks to event donors Journal of Business, Numerica Credit Union, Providence Health Care, and the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Broadcasts of the forum are planned as follows:

KPBX 91.1: Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 12 p.m.; Thursday, Mar. 24 at 6 p.m.
KSFC 91.9: Sunday, Mar. 20 at noon; Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 10 p.m.;
Thursday, Mar. 24 at 11 a.m.
City Cable 5: Saturday, Mar. 26 at 9 p.m.; Sunday, Mar. 27 at noon;
Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

Audio of the two-hour discussion is posted below, separated into Hour 1 and Hour 2.

A panel of state and local experts sat on the dais in the Spokane City Council Chambers to answer questions. Steve Jackson, SPR host of Morning Edition, guided the discussion towards how prepared we are on a state, regional, local and personal level for natural and man-made disasters. Thanks to Jaye Nordling, John Delay, Spokane City Cable 5, and SPR Volunteers for making the forum possible.

Dan Pashman, host of Cooking Channel's Your Eating it Wrong, expands his Sporkful podcast, allowing guests to share useful (and funny!) dos and don'ts for the eating season.

Tuesday at Noon on KPBX, the Moth presents four personal stories of military service, from WWII to today. Stories include:

Timothy Behrens, Senior Director, Human Genetics, Genentech

Francis deSouza, President, Illumina Corporation

Robert L. Nussbaum, Chief, Department of Medicine & UCSF Institute for Human Genetics, UCSF

Tuesday, October 14:
It’s Your World: Responding and Adapting to a Changing Climate
Kent Caldera from the Carnegie Institute for Science and Noah Diffenbough from the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University describe the state of climate change science.

Cambridge Forum welcomes renowned art critic Sebastian Smee and art history professor of the University of Massachusetts Boston Paul Tucker for a discussion of their respective works Lucian Freud and Kenneth Noland: Paintings, 1958-1968, plus considering art what art reveals about itself and how art becomes meaningful for the observer.

Zorba Paster will be LIVE in the KPBX studio this Thursday, Oct. 9, at noon. Verne Windham will interview Zorba on his Longevity Code and how he keeps up on the latest medical advances so he can give the best advice possible on his weekly show, Zorba Paster On Your Health.

The price of marijuana is still higher in legal retail stores than on the existing black market, but by this time next year, growers and the state regulatory officials expect the price to drop and supply to grow, said panelists on KSFC Talks: The Budding Business of Marijuana, held live on 91.9 FM on September 23.

A panel of experts discusses the global implications of the latest IPCC assessment.