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Two SPR programs win national awards from Public Media Journalists Association

Spokane Public Radio won two awards in the recent Public Media Journalists Association contest for local public radio news departments.

On Asian America, an hour-long program that explored violence against Asian-American people in Washington, placed second in the long documentary category for small news departments. It was produced by Rebecca White, Doug Nadvornick and Cary Boyce and was one of three programs in a series produced in partnership with KUOW, Northwest Public Broadcasting and Humanities Washington.

The second entry looked at 2021 changes in minor league baseball, including for the Spokane Indians baseball club. It also featured part of an interview with Jim McCurdy, the commissioner of the Pioneer League, a minor league comprised of teams from the Inland West. McCurdy lives in Spokane. Doug Nadvornick's feature took second place in the sports feature category for small news departments.

It was the fifth consecutive year SPR has won at least one national PMJA award.