As housing crisis deepens, local author explores how trailer parks might be “last affordable option”
The Appaloosa Community mobile home park outside Moscow, Idaho. Professor Leontina Hormel’s new book explains how trailer parks are some of the last affordable housing options left for people across… Continue Reading As housing crisis deepens, local author explores how trailer parks might be “last affordable option”
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and here is a story about how music programs and certificates are expanding Mariachi knowledge among younger generations in Washington. Continue Reading Educators share mariachi knowledge
All Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner, and the home of the Washington State Governor has some mysteries of the mansion to unveil — just in time for spooky season! Continue Reading Mysteries of the Governor’s Mansion: A spooky audio tour
“Radio Free Olympia” is a book about a handful of characters, one of whom, Petr, is raised on the Olympic Peninsula. Without traditional parents, he’s also raised by the landscape. Petr guides readers through folklore of the peninsula by broadcasting spirits on a homemade radio. Reporter Lauren Gallup sat down with Jeffrey Dunn to discuss what inspired this surreal story about the Pacific Northwest. Continue Reading Q&A: Northwest writer Jeffrey Dunn on his novel “Radio Free Olympia”
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and NWPB tells us about Lupita Infante, a prominent American singer and heir of the Infante’s legacy. She recently visited Central Washington and inspired younger mariachis. Continue Reading Lupita Infante, the living legacy of classic, regional Mexican music
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and it is a story on how the Mariachi Culture has settled into Central Washington and how different organizations are helping grow this tradition. Continue Reading Mariachi culture’s deep roots in Central Washington
The 2023 Washington State Book Awards were announced Tuesday, Sept. 26. (Courtesy: The Washington Center for the Book) Listen (Runtime 3:57) Read By Johanna Bejarano and Lauren Gallup The Washington… Continue Reading Washington State Book Award winners talk lineage, generational storytelling
Director Dan Merchant signals to actors on set during a “Going Home” scene filmed in Rosalia, Washington. (Credit: D.S. Schaefer / Outlier Imaging) Listen (Runtime 1:02) Read While the writer’s… Continue Reading As the money grows, Washington’s film and TV industry is taking root
Welcome back to the Multiverse. If the most recent Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Everything Everywhere All at Once, stoked your interest in compelling alternate realities, then the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe merits your attention, too. This movie has intelligence, humor, relatable themes and dazzlingly crafted animation. Continue Reading Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Northwest artists have drawn inspiration from salmon as long as people have walked along the running streams. But, the movement to close four dams on the lower Snake River has some artists, activists and naturalists hopeful that their pieces will not only tug at heartstrings, but also move forward the conversation of salmon conservation and restoration.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed budget bills to study removal of the four dams. Activists have been calling for the dam removals in order to preserve and restore salmon populations.
Continue Reading PNW artists’ work evokes salmon to educate, inspire change
A new documentary, Healing US, premieres in Tacoma at the Grand Cinema on May 19. The documentary tells the story of the national movement for Medicare for All, where folks are advocating for an universal healthcare system. One of the key players in that story is Laura Fielding, founder of the Red Berets for Medicare for All coalition in Tacoma.
Continue Reading Tacoma ‘craftivist’ featured in documentary on ‘health care for all’ movement
Badger Mountain Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQTyTxkMOS0&list=PL6pHcbVJ2q0GlWFInFMhze7AALPhxA-zs&index=42The annual Badger Mountain Challenge brings together an extraordinary community of people who celebrate running and support each other on this unique, treasured and threatened ultramarathon course… Continue Reading Badger Mountain Challenge: A unique running community, a changing landscape