Past SPR Events

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NPR political commentator and best-selling author Cokie Roberts returned to Spokane's Bing Crosby Theater on May 14, 2015 with the latest chapter in her series on women in our nation's history.

Musicfest Northwest has spent the last 70 years celebrating the students of classical music and ballet. KPBX was proud to feature many 2015 participants  on the radio.

Photos of each performer are on SPR's Flickr page.

Podcasts of the students' performances are being uploaded to the internet today (Friday May 22) and will be available through SPR's From the Studio.

May is National Bike Month with cities around the country encouraging two-wheeled commuting to work, school and everything else.  This May, Spokane Public Radio is proud to once again serve as a Gold Wheel Sponsor for Bike to Work Week, our local initiative from Spokane Bikes.  If you've ever considered joining the ranks of bike commuters, this week provides several opportunities for group rides, information gathering, and commuter camaraderie.  Check out the events below, and we'll see you there!

SPR took kids of all ages back in time to the old west at the April 11 KPBX Kids' Concert with Western Reunion. The four-piece band played a variety of great cowboy songs and western swing numbers.

The concert started at 1 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater. The small screen at the top of the stage showed a slide show of images from the Old West, including Hollywood portrayals and sheet music of the classic songs. 

SPR spent an evening discussing treatment developments for Multiple Sclerosis, or MS. Doug Nadvornick hosted a public health forum on March 19 in the Spokane City Council Chambers. Audience members brought questions and engaged in a helpful discussion about living with this disease, an unpredictable assault on the central nervous systems of more than 2 million people worldwide.

The forum is occasionally televised on City Cable 5.

The forum was FREE thanks to event donors Horizon Hospice, the Journal of Business, Providence Medical Services, and Washington State University Spokane.

Young and Auld alike had a grand time at the March KPBX Kids' Concert, the Celtic Dance Party with Floating Crowbar. Three of the band's members -- James Hunter, Don Thomsen, and Rick Rubin -- kept the jigs, reels, and hornpipes coming from the stage of the Riverside Place Auditorium.

Thank you to all who came to the Recordings & Videos Sale on Feb. 21 and 22. The sale proved to be one of our biggest yet, with hundreds of collectors shopping through hundreds of thousands of LPs, CDs, DVDs and more. All proceeds will go to programming on KPBX, KSFC, and KPBZ.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Spokane Public Radio
Donate your gently-used records, CDs, and DVDs for the annual Recordings and Videos Sale to take place February 21 & 22. SPR staff and volunteers will be standing by to help you unload your albums and provide refreshments plus tours of the station and studios.



Four members of the violin family took the spotlight on Saturday, January 17 for the KPBX Kids' Concert with Sixteen Strings. The FREE, all-ages concert started at 1 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

SPR and Friends of the Bing presented a special one-day-only double feature of Coen Brothers movies on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  An enthusiastic crowd watched “Raising Arizona” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” on the big screen of the Bing Crosby Theater with the Movies 101 crew.