Dragonflies on Thin Air

Genre:

  • Locally Produced
  • Music
  • Public Affairs

“Dragonflies on Thin Air” is one of the few elementary age children’s radio shows produced by kids for kids in the country. The program is fun and educational for children and adults, and includes a mix of jokes, music, guests, stories, poetry, trivia and more.

The kids have interviewed Mobius Science Center educator Don Riefler, Eva Silverstone & Sally Chilson from Spokane Public Libraries, folks from CHAS Outrech Services, former Spokane City Councilmember Richard Rush, artist Kit Jagoda, Lisa Woodard from Spokane Clean Air, children’s authors like Claire Rudolph Murphy, Kenn Nesbitt, Sarah Conover & Janet Wong. They interviewed Dawes Eddy and Mary Kay Eddy (Dawes was the oldest US American ever to summit Mt. Everest). Musical guests have included FolkInception, Recess Monkey, LaRae Wiley, the Sherfey Family Band, and Melanie Luedders. They’ve also interviewed Taylor Weech from the Youth Sustainability Council, Argyle Baukol from Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs’ Living Green program, Angus Nunes, the local elementary school orchestra teacher and former member of Harry Belafonte’s band, and staff from the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

The Dragonflies cover topics as wide-ranging as birding for kids, farm schools, Haiti relief, biking for kids, the Dream Act, sustainable farming, and the Recess Before Lunch concept.

The troupe includes Tula, Theo, Koshi, Cecelia, Kayleigh, and Zoe.  They all go to Public Montessori elementary school in Spokane, WA

On March 11th, 2010 “Dragonflies on Thin Air,” won the “Spirit of Jim Chase” Group Award and the Judge’s Choice for Creativity at the annual Chase Youth Awards in Spokane, WA. Also, Reyna Flores, founder of the Dragonflies program, won the Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted “2012 Distinguished Student Award,” in part because of her work on the radio program.

Send your story ideas, jokes, trivia, etc. to dragonflies@kyrs.org.  Check out the facebook page at www.facebook.com/dragonflieskyrs

Schedule

  • Sunday - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm