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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
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
2020 marks the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, and the world is saluting him with festivals, concerts and exhibitions all year long. Vienna and his birthplace - Bonn - are at the center of the festivities, but the Northwest is also celebrating the great composer, humanist, visionary and nature lover. Here are a few concerts you can look forward to in 2020. 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
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
Left: Ailsa Chang will be the newest host of All Things Considered. Right: Noel King will join Morning Edition as a new host. Listen You’ll be hearing the voices of Ailsa Chang and Noel King more often, as the newest hosts of All Things Considered and Morning Edition, respectively. Noel King got her start in radio as a foreign correspondent in Sudan a… Read More
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