Adrian Crookston is an announcer and fill-in host on weekdays whose voice you’ll also hear on the weekend. He grew up on the Palouse in Moscow, Idaho. After several semesters at University of Idaho studying theatre arts, he moved to Austin, Texas to play in a rock ‘n roll band. Several years later he attended University of Texas at Austin, where he completed his bachelor of science in radio, television and film.
Adrian loves the arts, particularly music and film. He’s a semi-professional accordion player and plays gigs regularly specializing in dance grooves and rhythms from Brazil and beyond. He loves writing and illustrating and hopes to one day have a children’s book or two published. Most importantly, Adrian has listened to public radio and watched public television his whole life and says he’s thrilled to be part of Northwest Public Broadcasting.
Wednesday morning, March 14, students at schools across the country — including Washington, Oregon and Idaho — will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That’s one minute for each of the victims in last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The walkout has galvanized teens nationwide and raised questions for schools about how to handle protests. Continue Reading How School Walkouts Test Student Rights And School Responsibilities
A bipartisan measure to crack down on felons, fugitives and domestic abusers who try to buy guns has been revived in the Washington legislature. The Republican-led state Senate voted unanimously Thursday night to approve the bill, even though it had missed a key cutoff earlier this month. Continue Reading Crackdown on Prohibited Gun Buyers Passes Washington Senate
Igor Vorotinov had been living in Moldova after allegedly faking his death there in 2011. He was brought back to Minnesota on Saturday by U.S. law enforcement. Continue Reading Moldova To Minnesota: Man Allegedly Faked Death For $2 Million Insurance Payout