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Pivot January 2024: "Firsts"

A live recording of the January 25, 2024 main-stage storytelling event in downtown Spokane

This is an edited live recording of a Pivot main-stage event that took place on January 25, 2024 at the Washington Cracker Building in downtown Spokane.

The theme of the evening was "Guilty," and there were a total of six storytellers: Tyler Coopman, Brad Hauge, Ammi Midstokke, Gerri Newell, Michael Schneider and McKenzie Woolley.

The storytellers and the timestamp of their appearances in this episode are as follows:.

  • Tyler Coopman (1:30)
  • Gerri Newell (12:10)
  • Ammi Midstokke (20:54)
  • Brad Hauge (30:55)
  • Michael Schneider (43:05)
  • McKenzie Woolley (1:00:00)

Interstitial music was provided by DJ Normo. The emcee for the evening was James D. “Bean” Johnston.

Pivot is a live storytelling event that features a series of speakers riffing on a particular theme. The stories are all true and delivered without the help of notes.

Pivot's main stage events are held quarterly. It also has open-mic-style events called Pivot Slam. For more information, visit the Pivot Spokane website.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director