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July 16, 2020
Composing music, living with wasps, and relishing Rainier cherries
Composer and Washington State University music professor Greg Yasinitsky hears a band in his head when he’s creating music. In the premiere episode of Washington State Magazine’s podcast, Yasinitsky dives into the art and craft of composition…and why writing music for kids requires special attention.

Also in this episode:

  • Megan Asche, a WSU entomology doctoral student, wants us to better understand—and be less fearful of—those frequent barbecue visitors, wasps and yellowjackets.
  • Rainier cherries, developed at Washington State in 1952, offer a delectable summer treat. WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison serves up some ways to enjoy them in your meals.

Read more about WSU’s music studio, wasp research, and Rainier cherries.


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