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Sarah Elmeligi, a PhD bear researcher from Canada, talks with Spokesman-Review Outdoors Editor Eli Francovich about her book about bears, how people interact with wild bears and how we can make life better for wild bears that live near humans in a livestream interview from the Northwest Passages Book Club.
The result of more than 20 years of research, biologist Sarah Elmeligi’s “What Bears Teach Us” explores the complex behavioral patterns of bears and examines the dynamics of bear-human interactions from the “ursine” perspective. Elmeligi will discuss the special wisdom of bears and the value of incorporating the human dimension.
Author Edward Humes talks with Nick DeShais about his 2012 book "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash." Humes showed how recycling, at least as done by most people, barely makes a dent in the volume of trash produced and that people should strive for a less disposable lifestyle.
As the former Outdoors Editor of The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers has spent more than four decades exploring the region, and the world, as he hiked, fished, skiied, hunted, paddled and explored. He has published a handful of hiking and paddling books about the Northwest and recently published "Urban Trails: Spokane and Coeur d'Alene." He speaks with current Outdoors Editor Eli Francovich about the book on the Northwest Passages Book Club livestream originating in Spokane, Washington.
A discussion about Washington's statewide races hosted by Spokesman-Review Government Editor Jonathan Brunt with Olympia correspondents Jim Camden and Laurel Demkovich gives a preview on the upcoming election. Governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and several other offices are up for grabs Nov. 3rd.
Novelist Jess Walter’s latest book was driven, in part, by the “horror of the inequality in income and wealth in America,” both now and when the story is set, he told the Northwest Passages Book Club Monday.
Spokane author Jess Walter releases his latest book, "The Cold Millions", in a live interview streamed from Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, Washington Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Spokesman-Review Senior Editor Carolyn Lamberson interviews Jess about his new book and about writing in general, fielding many questions from readers. Watch the promotional video, produced by Rajah Bose of FactoryTown, made about Walter's new book.
It’s a turbulent time, driven by a stark, ridged divide in wealth. Peaceful protests erupt in the street, disrupted by violent agitators and police brutality. Women struggle to be treated as equals. Those who feel oppressed by the selfishness of injustice want social change now.
Local and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter had always dreamt of becoming a novelist, but journalism came to him first. He couldn’t have asked for a better detour, he said. “It was a great thing for me, to find that sense of curiosity and the deadline chops you get as a writer,” Walter said.
Because his opponent, Rep. Jenny Graham refused to participate, legislative candidate Tom McGarry, a Spokane attorney, is interviewed in place of a debate on the Northwest Passages Virtual Forum. Spokesman-Review reporter Adam Shanks poses the questions about state and regional issues.
State Rep. Mike Volz, of the sixth legislative district, and challenger Zack Zappone debate in advance of the 2020 election on the Northwest Passages livestream with Spokesman-Review reporter Adam Shanks posing the questions about taxes, school funding, COVID-19 funding and more.
Who says you can't stay home? It's a modification of the Bon Jovi hit, but the bottom line is that Jess Walter has enjoyed a great deal of success as a writer without leaving his hometown of Spokane. Here's a few fun facts about the East Valley High School alumnus.
Author Anne Helen Petersen (who grew up in Lewiston) and her new book, "Can't Even: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation, is presented in the Northwest Passages livestream with Spokesman-Review writer Arielle Dreher posing the questions.
Spokesman-Review Olympia bureau reporter Jim Camden moderates the debate between Rep. Denny Heck and state Sen. Marko Liias as the two vie for the seat left by former Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib this year. The debate was organized by the League of Women Voters of Washington.
For more than 30 years in Spokane, Friday in the fall has meant two things: high school football and “Friday Night Sports Extra” on KXLY-TV.
For author and journalist Anne Helen Petersen, writing was not a career she consciously pursued from childhood, but it nonetheless came to her. Petersen will discuss her book, “Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation,” in a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Mostly retired now, Dennis Patchin, Bud Nameck and Rick Lukens tell stories about their early days in local TV sports, their work at KXLY-TV and their enduring legacy, Friday Night Sport Extra, a late night high school football wrap-up show that most TV stations have copied in some way. Spokesman-Review columnist Vince Grippi interviews these Spokane sportscasting veterans for the Northwest Passages livestream.
High school football in Eastern Washington and North Idaho forever changed in the fall of 1986.
Today, the Spokane Symphony celebrates its 75th anniversary. And, although this past year has been less than kind to the symphony, its members continue to draw hope from the countless other trials and tribulations over which they have triumphed during the previous 74.
Author and historian Jim Kershner talks about his recently completed book, "The Sound of Spokane - The history of the Spokane Symphony" with Spokesman-Review writer Stephanie Hammett on the Northwest Passages Book Club livestream from Spokane, Washington. Principal trumpet Larry Jess joins the conversation to talk about his more than 50 years with the orchestra.