Holidays

Suicide Rates
6:00 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Why George Bailey’s Suicide Attempt Is A Statistical Outlier

George Bailey, played by Jimmy Stewart, rethinks a plan to kill himself in “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
Credit National Telefilm Associates

Portland and Spokane have been trying to prevent people from jumping off the cities' iconic bridges. In the last few weeks, police in both cities have responded to suicides or attempted suicides.

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From Northwest Public Radio’s staff to you
2:15 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

'Tis the Season: favorite holiday recipes

Fragrant and buttery almond cookies

Add one of Northwest Public Radio’s favorite recipes to your holiday baking and entertaining traditions. Here are recipes Gillian Coldsnow, Robin Rilette, Thom Kokenge and the rest of us suggest for celebrating the season.

Cheesecake Bars
Contributed by Kerry & Lisa Swanson

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Holiday Trash
6:42 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Signs Of The Times Buried In Holiday Trash Heaps

Vince Peterson is the operations manager of Shoshone County waste disposal. Photo by Jessica Robinson
Credit Photo by Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

Now that presents have been opened, it's time for another tradition of the holiday season: bags upon bags of trash. Jessica Robinson talked with one garbage collector in north Idaho about what he can tell from this year’s haul.

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Corinna Nicolaou
10:43 am
Tue November 22, 2011

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Facing the prospect of a turkey-less Thanksgiving?  Northwest Public Radio commentator Corinna Nicolaou was too when she became a vegetarian. She wondered how the meal could be delicious without meat infused gravy. Then she discovered the secret: vegetarian doesn't have to mean healthy...

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
8:31 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Gifts And Letting Go: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Have you ever struggled with finding the perfect gift for that special someone? For NWPR commentator Corinna Nicolaou one gift offered a lesson in letting go.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
7:03 am
Tue April 19, 2011

New Year's Clutter: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Many people have a New Year's resolution to de-clutter their lives. That's not the case for Northwest Public Radio commentator Corinna Nicolaou. Custom shelves were needed to store her husband's things from childhood.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog