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Movies 101

Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart, Nathan Weinbender

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Movies 101 began mid-1999, as Spokane Public Radio's KSFC started establishing itself as a separate news and information service. As KSFC as matured, so did Movies 101. The show has also been picked up on KPBX and has a loyal fan base, Friday evenings at 6:30pm. Movies 101 is produced by Spokane Public Radio Music and Arts Producer, Jim Tevenan.
 
Inland Journal is a half-hour public affairs program that includes news features and interviews produced by SPR staff, reporters from the Northwest News Network (N3) and others. The program has a regional focus that reflects the broad listening area of Spokane Public Radio.
 
A bi-monthly public affairs radio program that airs live on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Mondays of the month at 3pm (PST), on KYRS Radio, 88.1FM and 92.3FM, in Medical Lake/Spokane, WA. The program educates listeners about the diversity of spiritual and religious views and practices; examines current local, national and international issues through a spiritual lens; and challenges the ways in which organized religion has been, and is currently being, used as a weapon of oppression. www.revolutionar ...
 
An inside look at law enforcement through a civilian’s interviews. These are stories of police told by officers themselves. They talk frankly about what it’s like to be a cop in these volatile times, what drew them to the job, and what the people they serve don’t know about the challenges of their work. It’s a view from the front lines and some very personal and emotional stories, especially about why each of these officers chose to serve. I draw on my 12 years of interviewing, filming and p ...
 
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Ep. 34 Seattle PD SWAT Sgt. Drew Hancock, (retired 2021), discusses his 28-year career with the department working foot patrol, mountain bikes, undercover VICE and Narcotics, and SWAT as a sergeant/supervisor for ten years. In this role, he helped manage the Unit’s response to the 2020 riots that famously shut down a several-block area of the city …
 
Actions, as the great philosophers often preached, have consequences. Some are good, some are bad and others … well, any or all of them can make for great cinema. This week Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart and Nathan Weinbender discuss a trio of films focusing on characters who make decisions and then are forced to endure what comes next. The films …
 
Whether we’re referring to a lust for romantic love, an ardent need for acceptance or the simple quest for a peaceful, happy life, desire is a staple movie theme. This week, Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart and Nathan Weinbender discuss a trio of movies, each of which features characters – in one case real-life people – whose life journey involves o…
 
Ep. 33 I continue my conversation with Spokane PD Officer Stacy Roark. In Ep. 32, we started with an overview of Officer Roark’s 30-year career in law enforcement. We also talked about his current role on the Behavioral Health Unit and as a negotiator. Joining us is Jenny Mandin, a mental health professional with Frontier Behavioral Health. Officer…
 
If you were given a choice between serving 10 years in a minimum-security prison or transferring to a far more dangerous facility to complete a mission that might earn you your freedom, which would you choose? This week, Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart and Nathan Weinbender discuss a based-on-real-events miniseries titled “Black Bird” in which a gu…
 
There have been many golden eras of cinema. One of the most universally recognized eras, though, is the 1950s. And it was out of that decade that the actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward emerged. This week, Nathan Weinbender, Mary Pat Treuthart and Dan Webster discuss Ethan Hawke’s six-part HBO Max series titled “The Last Movie Stars.” Afterward,…
 
Ep. 32 Joining me is Officer Stacy Roark who has been in law enforcement for 30 years. He is currently with the Spokane Police Dept. in the Behavioral Health Unit which uses a co-deployed model for responding to persons in mental crisis. Officer Roark rides with a mental health professional (MHP), Jenny Mandin from Frontier Behavioral Health. We ta…
 
Getting from destination to the next is a staple of existence. And that’s true whether we’re talking about moving literally or figuratively. This week, Mary Pat Treuthart, Nathan Weinbender and Dan Webster discuss two films that represent the two different aspects of movement: “Bullet Train," and “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey a Song.”…
 
Hollywood defines success first and foremost by box-office grosses. But a lot of good films don’t make hardly a mark at the bank. This week, Nathan Weinbender, Mary Pat Treuthart and Dan Webster will discuss three movies that may be small in earnings but are big in quality. First up is the independent feature “Vengeance” followed by the documentary…
 
It’s no secret that we here at Movies 101 central seek out cinema both in theaters and, increasingly, in the comfort of our own homes. On this week’s show, Nathan Weinbender, Mary Pat Treuthart and Dan Webster will be discussing two films that are playing in area theaters and one that is streaming. First up is the latest from Jordan Peele, simply t…
 
No literary genre is more overheated than that of the steamy Southern gothic. And when you combine the essentials of that genre with a plucky character like author Delia Owens’ Marsh Girl … well, you’re likely to end up with a best-seller. This week, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss Olivia Newman’s adaptation of Owens’ …
 
People think, not unreasonably, of critics as … well, people who complain. They forget that, first and foremost, at heart we movie critics are movie fans. This week, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two movies that movie beyond art and fall mostly in the let’s-just-have-fun category. First up is the newest Marvel featur…
 
Ep. 31 Joining me is Andrew Baxter, a.k.a., Drew Breasy, creator and host of the popular social media channel “Drew Breasy Uncuffed” which he launched after retiring a year ago. It is, in his words, “the unapologetically honest opinion of a retired police lieutenant.” First, we look back on Drew’s 29 years with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Off…
 
Every week, Nathan Weinbender, Mary Pat Treuthart and Dan Webster discuss movies that usually, but not always, boast some sort of a common theme. This will be one of those "off" weeks. First up, the coming-of-age study “Cha Cha Real Smooth” then the thriller “Kimi” and finally the drama “The Forgiven.”…
 
No art form is more personal than comedy. Just ask the standup comic Chris Rock. This week, Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart and Nathan Weinbender discuss a couple of comedy studies, both now streaming online. One is the HBO Max two-part documentary “George Carlin’s American Dream,” the other Hulu’s narrative romantic comedy “Fire Island.”…
 
Ep. 30 Teresa Taylor, executive director of WACOPS, the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, shares an update on the wide-ranging police reform legislation that went into law in Washington State in July 2021. Now almost a year later, we look at the impact of the legislation on law enforcement and the community, the revisions that have been ma…
 
Blockbusters come in all shapes and sizes, from action-packed frenzy to upper-crust fantasy. On this week’s show, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two films, each a prime example of frenzy and/or fantasy. First up is “Top Gun: Maverick” followed by “Downton Abbey: A New Era.”…
 
Though overly simplistic, our modern view of stage plays is symbolized by the pair of classic memes, one signifying tragedy, the other comedy. This week, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two movies that, at least at first glance, fall fairly easily into one or the other categories. First up is a curious blend of the ser…
 
Expectations are the enemy of artistic criticism. Why? Because they tend to get in the way of honest appraisal. This week Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two films that carry with them an almost obligatory sense of expectation. First up is the Nicolas Cage vehicle “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” followed by t…
 
Ep. 29 Joining me is New Zealand police officer, Constable James Walkling. James is originally from the UK where he started his career in law enforcement with the Metropolitan Police in London in 2011. We talk about policing in these very different countries, in particular what it’s like to be unarmed in the UK and “semi armed” in New Zealand. We a…
 
Ep. 28 Head of Public Affairs for the Baltimore, Chicago and Fairfax County VA police departments, Anthony Guglielmi talks about advocating for LE while being transparent with and educating the public on what it means to be a police officer. He reflects on the rewards and challenges of supporting police departments in two of the largest and most vi…
 
Ep. 27 John “Jay” Wiley retired police sergeant and host of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast shares his personal story about his time with the Baltimore Police Department from 1980 to 1992, as well as his views on the issues and challenges LEOs are facing in these tough times. Jay details the incidents and resulting injuries that le…
 
Ep. 26 – Retired Southfield PD (MI) police officer Anthony McNeil shares his stories, experiences and insights from 21 years on the department as well as the inspiration behind his podcast “The Off Duty Podcast” and the Everyday Heroes Podcast Network which he created for podcasts about first responders and those who support them. I am pleased to r…
 
Ep. 25 - I am kicking off 2022 on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with a thoughtful and forward-looking interview with Chief Doug Shoemaker with the Colorado Junction Police Department. The Chief shares his passion for the profession, his enthusiasm for its future and his focus on relationship building. Chief Shoemaker has been in law enf…
 
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