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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
Northwest Public Broadcasting’s Gillian Coldsnow was fortunate to spend quality time with Robert Siegel on March 26 when he was in Pullman to accept the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. Coldsnow interviewed Siegel about his fascinating journalism career, the preparation required to host a daily news program and his long view of history. Siegel… Read More
Independent Lens Presents “Dolores” on KTNW-TV One of the most important, yet least known, activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Fighting for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century and she continues… Read More
Good music and good food: two indulgences that go well together. Composers have been writing music to accompany banquets, dinners and parties for centuries. Think of Telemann’s Tafelmusik (“Table Music,” in English), or the Divertimenti Mozart wrote for the wind band hired to play during the Emperor’s lunch. But one composer stands out as someone who created both the music Read More
According to the nationally distributed documentary Elder Abuse & Exploitation, more than five million people are victims of elder abuse in the United States – an estimated one in 10 adults over age 60. Learn more this February, when Northwest Public Broadcasting’s television service airs Elder Abuse & Exploitation, paired with a local forum, Combating Elder Read More
After 30 years hosting All Things Considered, NPR’s Robert Siegel signed off January 5 to accolades from listeners and fellow staff members. His retirement plans include a trip to Pullman, WA where the tribute continues: he’ll receive The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Lifetime Achievement Award. Siegel will receive the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award… Read More
The Retro Cocktail Hour may be moving from Northwest Public Broadcasting’s NPR and Classical Music service, but it already has a well-established second home on the NWPB Jazz station, KJEM 89.9FM. For fans of the funky, vintage-futuristic show who live outside of KJEMs terrestrial signal, catch it on our NWPB App through a smartphone, or… Read More
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