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The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone looking for ways to entertain and calm themselves at home and find joy in the stay-home-stay-safe pattern of life. Gardening provides entertainment, relaxation, and satisfaction every day. It’s prime gardening time right now, so use this article as your motivation to get gardening - it’s not too late to start! Read More
As the world has shifted, so has education. Teachers and schools have risen to the occasion to deliver lessons and learning from afar. They have moved classes online, and some schools are checking out computers to families as needed–like in Troy, Idaho. Some educators are pre-recording their lectures, others create work packets for students at… Read More
For nearly 25 years, Sue has represented WSU’s public media to thousands of donor-members as a key part of the two-person Member Relations staff. Her role is key to everything Northwest Public Broadcasting does, and she performs functions that are essential, routine, and jam-packed with activity: daily check and credit card processing, member record updates.… Read More
Potatoes were once considered aphrodisiacs. Photo Credit: Hannah Whisenant When you think of aphrodisiacs, what images come to mind? An oyster on the half shell? A glass of wine? A chocolate-dipped strawberry? Let’s release the performance pressure valve right now: there really is no magical food ingredient for a romantic dinner. So don’t feel the… Read More
Are you required to take a minimum distribution from your IRA? Would you benefit from a lower income on your tax filing? If you answer “YES” to both of these, consider making your donation to Northwest Public Broadcasting through a charitable IRA rollover. Giving this way means donating all or part of your required minimum… Read More
As we enter a new year, there are two fairly frequent occurrences: 1. The inner argument about whether or not to leave holiday decorations up through January. 2. Setting New Year’s resolutions. The staff of Northwest Public Broadcasting is no exception when it comes to the latter annual tradition and share the goals they have… Read More
Special programs examine different aspects of the quintessential American holiday this month: scientific, culinary, musical and literary. Meantime, how’s your holiday prep going? If you don’t know what to do or where to start, here’s a guide to keep you on track for the perfect Thanksgiving meal. Bring on the turkey and pie! The Pulse:… Read More
Photo Credit: Hannah Whisenant. Only a very small piece of the NWPB system for audio delivery. If you were listening the first week of August, you may have heard the audio dropouts that were plaguing Northwest Public Broadcasting. Here is a recap of what happened. At the bottom of this recap is a list of… Read More
New program schedules take effect July 1, 2019. These are the programs joining the lineup: Newshour brings global news to NWPB at 1 PM weekdays. BBC Newshour: The BBC World Service’s flagship program comes to weekday afternoons, live from London with the latest news, and conversations with newsmakers, eyewitnesses, correspondents and analysts. PRI’s The World… Read More
Celebrate Black History Month every Friday  on the NPR News service. We pay tribute to the struggle of generations of African Americans with special programs: Friday, February 1, 7 PM, NPR News service: The Freed People In one of the most fascinating chapters of American history, Congress established The Freedmen’s Bureau as the Civil War drew… Read More
On November 14, KTNW, the PBS station for the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla will switch to a new transmitter and antenna. Viewers who watch the station using cable or satellite will not see a change. However, KTNW will be broadcasting on a new frequency which will require people who watch free using an antenna to rescan their TV to be able to see the channel. Read More
Consider this year’s apples: Born from the seeds of an earlier generation’s trees, the fruit you hold in your hand this fall will allow you “to shake hands with a good friend over the centuries.” That’s how the composer and antiquarian Gerald Finzi put it. As your apples ripen, with the sweet strains of classical music… Read More
The first known photograph of Leonard Bernstein (left) as a conductor, taken at a summer camp on 1937. CREDIT: Library of Congress, Music Division “Moynik!” (“Music!”), the young Leonard Bernstein would exclaim, even before his second birthday. He was clearly fascinated by the sounds emanating from his parents’ Victrola at home in Lawrence, Massachusetts and… Read More
This month, we say goodbye to our Music Director, Jessie Jacobs. You’ve heard Jessie on-air Friday afternoons on NWPB, and her contributions and dedication behind the scenes have made NWPB into a vital music resource for listeners and communities across the region. Jessie Jacobs sat down with Anjuli Dodhia to reflect back on her time with NWPB. Read More
1A host Joshua Johnson had big shoes to fill: his show was the replacement for the Diane Rehm Show, which built a very loyal following over its 37-year run. But it didn't take long for him to go from “Joshua who?” to a very recognizable and popular host, at turns enthusiastic, expressive, and self-deprecating - and a bastion of "relentless civility." Read More
The Great American Read is in full swing. Since it's premiere in May, PBS has received over 1,000,000 votes. NWPB is doing its role to get the word out there. We have a dedicated page on our website, nwpb.org/GAR, where you can: watch the premiere episode, vote for your favorite book and look over the list to discover new books you can read over the summer. Join us in Read More
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