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2011 at SPR


Scott Kirby performs at the KPBX Kids’ Concert on January 22, in celebration of the Roots of Ragtime.

The Recording and Video Sale takes place at the Masonic Center Auditorium.



Jack Wigen of British Columbia joins the SPR board. 

Jessica Robinson joins SPR as the Northwest News Network Correspondent and North Idaho Bureau Chief.

Mary Harvill joins the staff.

Carl Kassell with Amanda Loder

Carl Kassell comes to Spokane for an evening of conversation at The Bing Crosby Theater on May 9.

Other performance events include Too Slim Unplugged and a tribute to Django Reinhardt with The Hot Club of Spokane.

The Health Forum on April 12 is concerned with The Evolution of Alternative Medicine.

SPR launches a new website designed by underwriter Design Spike.


An Evening Under the Stars


Several new programs are introduced: LA Theaterworks, No Song is Safe From Us, 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, andWhat I Found.

“An Evening Under the Stars” event is held at Arbor Crest, celebrating the life of Katherine Gellhorn, with a silent auction, picnic buffet by Catered for You, and music by The Spokane Wanderers, The Brian Flick Trio with Ann Fennessey, and star gazing with the Spokane Sidewalk Astronomers.


Cokie Roberts with Verne Windham


A new on-line community calendar is launched, allowing listeners to check events even if they missed the on-air announcements, and streamlining the submission process.

Cokie Roberts comes to Spokane, in celebration of NPR’s 40th anniversary, with a presentation at The Bing Crosby Theater.

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