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The final Northwest Passage aired on September 30, 2011.  Thank you for a great 26 years!


Aired Monday - Friday  4:00-4:30 PM from 1985 through September, 2011.

Hosted by Tripp Sommer

Award-winning local and regional newsmagazine, offering newscasts, feature reports, arts and book reviews, interviews, commentary, and analysis of local and regional issues.



Northwest Passage Weekly Features:

MONDAY: Every other Monday - Good Gardening with Renate Tilson. Last Monday of month - Mixed Voices, short prose and poetry pieces on a particular topic from local writers of all ages. The works are collected by Young Writers Association (YWA). 

Note:  YWA was named the 2008 recipient of the Walt Morey Young Readers Literacy Legacy Award, presented to a person or organization in recognition of contributions to young readers literature. Congrats to our young writers!

TUESDAY: During the month of March - Ashland Review by Dorothy Velasco [enter "Ashland Review" into the Keyword searchbox of our Audio Archives page] 

WEDNESDAY: Every other week - VizCity Arts Reviews with Lotte Streisinger and Terry Way.

THURSDAY: Natural World, with host John Cooney creating an evocative radio pastoral guaranteed to transport you into the wilds of Western Oregon. (Natural World also airs after the 7:30 a.m. news update on Thursday's Morning Edition.)



PROGRAM NOTES - Guests, topics, rundowns by program date


SPECIAL ISSUES - KLCC News periodically explores a topic in-depth during a week-long series

AUDIO ARCHIVES - Listen to past shows or segments

CAPITOL CURRENTS - Blog from Chris Lehman, Salem correspondent for the Northwest News Network

WASHINGTON LEDGE - Blog from Austin Jenkins, Olympia correspondent for the Northwest News Network



The theme music for the Northwest Passage is composed and performed by Art Maddox.



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