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Children's Author Carmen Agra Deedy Visits St. George's School


A well know author of children’s books visited Spokane Public radio Monday.

Carmen Agra Deedy is known for her award-winning books that include 14 Cows for America and The Cheshire Cheese Cat.

She has also worked as a commentator on NPR’s Weekend Edition and is a performing storyteller.

Deedy, whose family fled Cuba in the 1960’s for a life in Georgia, shared one of her stories with us about growing up in that era with her immigrant family.

Deedy was in Spokane to speak at St Georges school about childhood literacy.

Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999. His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR. Steve has done various on air shifts at the station, including nearly 15 years as the local Morning Edition host. Currently, he is the voice of local weather and news during All Things Considerd, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC. Aside from SPR, Steve ,who lives in the country, enjoys gardening, chickens, playing and listening to music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping.