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News, analysis, and conversations for people who love the Inland Northwest and want to make it better. Thinking about how to imagine and build a significantly better world than the one we live in. Equal parts mad & funny.
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RANGE Range

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

News, analysis, and conversations for people who love the Inland Northwest and want to make it better. Thinking about how to imagine and build a significantly better world than the one we live in. Equal parts mad & funny.
www.rangemedia.co

    Agreeing to Be in Community

    Agreeing to Be in Community

    We’re back with the third installment in our RANGE of Care miniseries on productive disagreements at an interpersonal level and a societal level through the lens of family therapy and restorative justice.
    This began as a conversation about how to have productive disagreements and quickly became a discussion about how do we change our criminal legal system, and maybe on our way to that needing to change our entire society and how we relate to each other—a small order, right?
    Meg and Luke are joined again by Inga Laurent, Professor of Law at Gonzaga who studies, theorizes and helps implement restorative justice practices in court systems and schools.
    Inga and Meg talk about tools we can use in order to reconcile with one another and keep ourselves mentally safe.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    North Idaho is both a place, and an idea w/ Daniel Walters

    North Idaho is both a place, and an idea w/ Daniel Walters

    Today on the pod, we have the second part of our conversation with Daniel Walters.
    https://www.rangemedia.co/far-right-pride-couer-d-alene/ (Last week) we spent a lot of time breaking down the chronology of how the June 11 anti-Pride event was conceived and initially promoted locally, but how “local” in the case of North Idaho now includes an increasing number of far-right celebrities.
    This week we discuss how, just as the pot seemed likely to boil over, all sides took a step back — tweaking their plans to de-escalate — and how that might have been the difference between what actually happened and something deadlier.
    We also discuss the way these things get covered by the media: does the far-right get over-covered? Or do larger outlets only pay attention to the Inland Northwest when people like Matt Shea are involved?
    Read Daniel’s story https://www.inlander.com/spokane/why-coeur-dalenes-pride-in-the-park-became-the-target-for-white-supremacist-groups-like-patriot-front/Content?oid=24009613 (here).

    • 39 min
    A PR Push for Cd’A’s Anti-PRIDE - Pt. 1

    A PR Push for Cd’A’s Anti-PRIDE - Pt. 1

    Today on the pod, The Inlander’s Daniel Walters joins us to talk about the many groups, YouTube celebrities, and far-right hype people who brought the June 11 counter-demonstration against Coeur d’Alene’s Pride in the Park near to a boiling point. This event led to 31 Patriot Front members getting arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to riot, including at least two men with ties to far-right pastor Matt Shea.
    There’s A LOT to unpack here, so we’re cutting the discussion up into two parts.
    We wanted to go through it methodically as an opportunity to document not just the people actively shaping politics in Kootenai County and the broader Inland Northwest, but the people who are promoting the region to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.
    So buckle up for part one of a discussion of all the connections, alliances and squabbles of a region that has real importance for many different ideologies and groups across the spectrum: from conservative to libertarian to far-right.
    Read Daniel’s story https://www.inlander.com/spokane/why-coeur-dalenes-pride-in-the-park-became-the-target-for-white-supremacist-groups-like-patriot-front/Content?oid=24009613 (here).

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Don't Got the Beat

    Don't Got the Beat

    At a lot of media companies, the crime beat is new reporter purgatory. This is probably your first job out of college: listen to scanner traffic and when something newsworthy happens, you run out and report it.
    In one sense, it’s journalism on easy mode — the stories literally come to you — and in that sense, it’s understandable to put a young reporter on it. But that inexperience creates a real imbalance between the journalist and power, asking the least experienced writers to hold their own against career law enforcement bureaucrats and professional communicators. And because there’s so much to cover, new reporters often only have time to get the police account of things, and rarely get a chance to actually follow up to see if the person arrested actually ends up facing trial.
    You’re going to hear from two different young reporters, Rebecca White from KPBX and Valerie Osier, on the effects of this, and why, for the health of our communities and the mental health of young reporters, the crime beat has to go.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    America, Overturned

    America, Overturned

    The Inland Northwest offers a unique glimpse into the future of the rest of the US in light of the expected overturn of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, two landmark Supreme Court decisions that codified the federal right to an abortion.
    This is because there already aren’t any abortion clinics in North Idaho, so many abortion-seekers as far away as western Montana need to go over the border to Eastern Washington clinics. For years, over 40% of patients seeking abortions at border clinics run by Planned Parenthood have been from out of state. Recently, that number has jumped to over 50%.
    We talked to friend of the pod and Inlander reporter Samantha Wohlfeil about her recent cover story, "https://www.inlander.com/spokane/washington-state-prepares-for-an-influx-of-patients-if-abortion-regulation-is-handed-over-to-the-states/Content?oid=23883242 (My Body, State's Choice?)" what additional work Washington abortion clinics are preparing for the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
    Follow Samantha on https://twitter.com/SAWohlfeil (Twitter).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Art of Play

    The Art of Play

    Video games obviously don’t just come into being. Like any piece of art, they have creators. And we happen to know one right here in Spokane.
    A couple weeks ago we talked to Justin Baldwin, Creative Lead and Cofounder at http://moonlightkids.co (Moonlight Kids). He’s one of the creators of a pretty popular indie game called The Wild at Heart. It’s described as cute and cozy, but it introduces important themes to kids and other users, like working through childhood trauma.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBryItoGzxE (Trailer)
    Follow Justin on Twitter: @butttoots
    Or Instagram: @themoonlightkid
    Follow Moonlight Kids: https://twitter.com/moonlightkids_?lang=en (@moonlightkids_)

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Basketball007 ,

Must listen for Spokane

Luke is real. A rare podcaster who cares solely about what he’s covering, not self-promotion or hyped media persona, and yet he gets deeply personal at times. Well done.

Riverlawyer ,

Intelligent commentary, insightful guests

Smart, thoughtful commentary. Relevant and timely guests. Spokane's best podcast . I'll keep coming back.

Michael Townshend ,

Relevant Even beyond the Spokane Area

I have lived in Spokane most of my life and I am grateful to have a news source that gets deep into the issues that are central to our town and region. Although the specific topics mainly focus on the Inland Northwest and Spokane I imagine that listeners will find the stories relevant in communities all over the place. Thank you Luke, nice work!

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