August 2018 Connect
A Familiar Voice To Start Your Day
Sueann Ramella is returning to Morning Edition Aug. 13. She’s no stranger to NWPB listeners, having been on our airwaves for more than 18 years. She started while still a student at WSU’s Murrow School of Communications. She began hosting All Things Considered in 2000 and took over Gillian Coldsnow’s morning hosting duties in 2008, so this handoff from Gillian to Sueann is a repeat. Sueann stepped away from the bruising morning shift in 2014 to meet the needs of her young children. As they’ve grown, Sueann realized she never lost her love for announcing and looks forward to once again helping you start the day.
Connecting Classical Music and PBS’s Great American Read
What do Moby-Dick , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Color Purple have in common? They are books on PBS’s Great American Read 100 best-loved books list . They’re also the inspiration for NWPB’s Aug. 16 classical music playlist. Join hosts Steve Reeder, Anjuli Dodhia and Gigi Yellen for musical and literary inspiration related to the Great American Read Day.

Credit: WBUR
On Point Debuts New Hosts August 20
The new hosts of On Point are no strangers to public radio. Meghna Chakrabarti often guest hosts Here and Now and David Folkenflik has been NPR’s media correspondent for 14 years (a position he will continue to hold). They will continue On Point ’s tradition of inspired conversation and respect for a wide range of opinions. Meghna will host Mondays-Thursdays and David will take over Fridays - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. starting Aug. 20 on the NPR News service. 
The first known photograph of Leonard Bernstein (left) as a conductor, taken at a summer camp in 1937. 
Credit: Library of Congress, Music Division
'Noise That Keeps People Awake At Night' Ignited A Brilliant Career
Leonard Bernstein, arguably the most versatile and influential American musician of the twentieth century, was born one hundred years ago this month. His life in the theater effectively began in his teens, with at-home stagings of "The Mikado" and "Carmen" (in which he played the title role).

It's About The Human Experience
When leaders of Humanities Washington visited NWPB this summer, members of their board of trustees and staff took a turn behind the microphone to talk about their experiences with public radio. Trustee Colleen Rozillis, a senior manager at Moss Adams in Seattle, discovered public radio as a teenager and supports it because it teaches “about the human experience.”

Austin Jenkins. Credit: Paul Loofburrow
Why Are Washington’s Brain Injury Patients In Oklahoma?
Brain injuries can be devastating. Sometimes people’s behavior, and even personalities, change. From 2014 to 2017, the state of Washington sent 16 patients with brain injuries and extreme behavioral issues to a treatment facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Instead of getting treatment and returning home, most of them stayed for years, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. How did the patients end up at the facility and why wasn’t there a plan to get them home? Austin Jenkins investigated the issue and reported his findings in a five-part series that will have an encore broadcast during All Things Considered the week of Aug. 13.
Thank You, Central Washington
Radio hosts rarely get to leave the studio to meet the listeners they talk to every day. But Gillian Coldsnow and Anjuli Dodhia broke free in July to host concerts at the Lake Chelan Bach Fest and Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival. The music was great! The best part was meeting and chatting with NWPB listeners. All the NWPB hosts look forward to the next road trip to an event near you.

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