March 2019 Connect
Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs)
Meryl Streep And Tina Fey Feature In Women's History Programs
Four programs examine myriad aspects of women’s history, from poetry to aviation. Tina Fey takes you into the Hidden World of Girls around the world, Meryl Streep narrates a program about how women poets radically changed American poetry, and you’ll hear a riveting documentary about the women pilots of World War II.

Brian Bowers-Photo credit: Matt Kawamura
Jam With Dan Season Two
The 6-episode series, starring Dan Maher of NWPB Radio’s Inland Folk , premiered its second season March 3 with autoharp legend, Bryan Bowers. Other guests this season include Buffi Baffi, Greg Spatz, Wes Weddell, Brad Keeler, Heidi Muller and Bob Webb. Jam With Dan airs on NWPB Television on Sundays at 4pm and 11pm.
Monday, March 18 join NWPB staff and Suzanne in Moscow at a classical music fundraising lunch.

Wednesday, March 20 , Suzanne performs with classical guitarist James Reid at the University of Idaho.

Thursday, March 21, Suzanne will be live with Anjuli Dodhia on NWPB's classical music service.

Enjoy one, enjoy them all!
Suzanne Bona, Host Of Sunday Baroque, Visits The Palouse
Sunday Baroque has been called “fresh and inviting, upbeat and inspiring” – due in no small part to Suzanne Bona. When asked about her upcoming concert with James Reid, Suzanne wrote, "Guitarist James Reid is a superb musician, and I am over-the-moon delighted to be collaborating with him on this concert! We’ve chosen a broad variety of interesting music for our program. James introduced me to some spectacular flute and guitar music by contemporary composers including Bryan Johanson and Gwyneth Walker. The music illustrates what a rich and varied combination guitar and flute can be."

This month, you have several opportunities to meet her, listen to her speak and perform as a classically trained flutist.

Austin Schlichting-Photo credit: Joe Dyvig
A Chat With Visiting Artists And Exploring Northwest Music
How do you make music sound like the Pacific Northwest? Classical music host Anjuli Dodhia recently sat down with composer Austin Schlichting to talk about his music and his new work with a decidedly Northwest sound, to be premiered by the Olympia Symphony this month. That interview will air Tuesday, March 12 on Morning Edition . Anjuli also interviewed the acclaimed ensemble Trio Solisti about their March 5 concert as part of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series at the University of Idaho. Both interviews will be on our website after broadcast.
Dalia Guizar, a senior, is the first to graduate high school in her family. She credits the math program at New Horizons in Pasco for changing the course of her education.
American Graduate Champs:
Pasco And Walla Walla
Northwest Public Broadcasting celebrates community-based solutions to the dropout crisis with new highlights of American Graduate Champions. This year’s Champions include Horizon High School in Pasco which provides alternative education, community service and training for trades, New Tech Skills Center in Spokane with programs in construction and hospitality, and the wildly successful FORWARD after school program at Walla Walla High School.
Watch and listen for our local American Graduate Champions on Northwest Public Broadcasting.
Melissa Block Receives Murrow Award In Pullman
NPR’s award-winning correspondent and host Melissa Block will be in Pullman Wednesday, April 3 to receive the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. She delivers the keynote speech of the 44th Murrow Symposium at 7:30pm in the Senior Ballroom at the Compton Union Building on the WSU campus .

Block’s 30-year career at NPR spans domestic and international news. She reported on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and was in the middle of an interview in Chengdu, China when a massive 7.9 earthquake struck. Her reporting and compelling storytelling have earned her several honors including a Peabody Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend , as seating is limited.
Watch on Northwest Public Broadcasting’s television service:

KTNW, March 11, 10pm
KWSU, April 3, 9pm
Independent Lens –
“My Nazi Legacy: What
Our Fathers Did”
During WWII, Hans Frank and Otto von Wachter were Nazi governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself. The two were collectively responsible for thousands of deaths. While researching the Nuremberg trials, Philippe Sands came across two men who re-focused his studies: Niklas Frank and Horst von Wachter. The men hold polar opposite views on the men who raised them. Sands and director David Evans explore the character lying underneath the infamous criminals, their patriarchal influence, and the price of forgiveness.
James Peterson (center) pictured with the Hanford Highschool pole vaulters
Classical Music Fan Wins Getaway To Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Long-time member James Peterson of Richland is the winner of the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort package. His name was pulled from thousands who entered the drawing during our pledge drive. James loves the NWPB classical music and has supported it since 1989. He is looking forward to spending a couple of nights at the resort when he is able. He does coach a track team, so he will be busy with that for the next couple of months. A big thank you to Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort for supporting NWPB, and congratulations James!
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