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About RANGE Media

Spokane, meet RANGE
A podcast and newsletter for people who love the Inland Northwest and want to make it better

Spokane is at a pivotal moment. We need tough, open-hearted conversations and analysis to expand what we all think is possible in this place we love.

Subscribe and let’s imagine the future together.

Hey, I’m Luke Baumgarten. I’ve lived in Spokane County almost my entire life, and I’ve dedicated my career to making it better.

I told our stories for nearly a decade as a writer and editor at the Inlander, and when my friends and I noticed our most creative peers moving away, we founded Terrain to grow community and help people build a creative life here. I’ve helped launch other things since -- Fellow Coworking, Treatment Creative and Feast World Kitchen -- each an attempt to help people and solve local problems.

Now I’m returning to journalism because I believe we need to push the envelope of what’s possible and start building a better world right here, right now.

Spokane is changing faster than I think most of us ever imagined it could. The choices we make today will impact the region for generations.

I’m not trying to replace the Inlander, the Spokesman or anything on AM radio (as much as I’d like to).

RANGE is a supplement to the great reporting done in local newsrooms and an anti-venom for the reactionary poison spewed on editorial pages and certain slices of the radio and tv dial.

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