Stephen Jenkinson is an activist, teacher, author, social worker, farmer, and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School. He is also the host of A Night of Grief & Mystery, a musical, poetic, ceremonial evening which he describes as “devoted to the ragged mysteries of being human.” The tour will be in Spokane on Wednesday, November 13th, 7 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater. Jenkinson joined Chris Maccini via phone to talk about his work and upcoming performance.

Columbia Fire & Iron is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission it is to cultivate and serve the growing community of blacksmiths and metal artists in Central and Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana. They host a variety of events, demonstrations, classes and "hammer-ins," and are the recent recipient of a $10,000 grant from Spokane Arts to expand their outreach and education programs. More information about Columbia Fire and Iron can be found on their website:

Larry Ellingson is a visual artist, musician, and composer whose collaboration with painter and printmaker Timothy C. Ely is currently on display at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery in downtown Spokane (115 South Adams Street). The show is based on Ely’s original “graphic scores,” abstract drawings which Ellingson used as the basis for musical compositions representing each piece.

2 Simmons

The artists known as 2 Simmons are Bill and Karma Simmons. Their sculptures, architectural designs and furniture can be seen throughout the Inland Northwest including public artwork along the Spokane River near the Spokane Convention Center, in Coeur d’Alene’s Johnson Mill River Park and in Jeff Jones Square in downtown Sandpoint. Their newest sculptural installation titled "Opening Act” is featured prominently in the recently reopened and renovated First Interstate Center for the Arts (formerly known as the INB Performing Arts Center) in Spokane.

Willow Springs Books is publishing an anthology of community poetry called Hair of the Dog, inspired by the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog. 

Willow Springs Books is a small press associated with Eastern Washington University. Associate Director Lauren Hohle and Graduate Student Daniel Spiro stopped by the SPR studio for a conversation with Chris Maccini.

Members of the artist collective "Emerge CDA" in Coeur d'Alene spoke visited the SPR studio to speak with Chris Maccini.

Emerge CDA is a collective art experience engaging all members of the community in a variety of high quality creative outlets, while offering a platform for emerging artists to cultivate their careers as professionals.

We spoke with founder and Executive Director Jeni Hegsted along with artists Reinaldo Gil Zambrano and Alexandra Iosub.

Letterpress printmaker and artist Bethany Taylor joined SPR's Chris Maccini for a conversation on her process and running an arts-centered business.

 Composer Tom Cooper and actresses Anika Bryceson and Stacia Bruner visited the station today to talk with Verne about the upcoming performance of their musical production The Clink. The Clink is showing for one day only on Saturday, August 29, 2015 with two performances at 2:00pm and 7:30pm at the The Bing Crosby Theater.

Jerry Sciarrio, from the cast of Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre's production of "Shrek The Musical," came to the studio today to talk with Verne. "Shrek" has been running this month and will continue until  August 23rd at The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

Tim Campbell and Linda Siverts of Northwest Opera speak with Verne about the upcoming show, Barn Aid 2014

Violinist Kurt Nikkanen, in anticipation of his October 13 appearance with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Listen to his conversation with Verne Windham during From the Studio.

Jane Fritz of The Idaho Mythweaver speaks with Verne Windham about the American Indian Film Festival in Sandpoint, Idaho on October 11, 2014 at the Panida Theater. 

  Chris Kopzynski talks with Verne Windham about mountaineering and his documentary film, "Wisdom Earned."

Verne Windham interviews Spokane Civic Theatre Artistic Director, Keith Dixon, and cast members Patrick McHenry-Kroetch (Tevye) and Mary Starkey (Yentel) from the season opening production of Fiddler On the Roof.

Verne talks with the cast of "Broadway Bound," the Neil Simon sequel to "Brighton Beach Memoirs," which was produced at Interplayers Theater last season.