Boise State Public Radio At Treefort Music Fest

Mar 17, 2017

Are you ready?! #treefort2017 is here!

Boise's Treefort Music Fest runs March 22-26, and Boise State Public Radio is more involved than ever this year. We're partnering with Storyfort (the literary portion of the festival) on three different events and with The Record Exchange on another. 

All of these events are free and open to the public (you do not need a Treefort ticket to attend any of these, though you should consider it given the awesome lineup). Can't wait to see you there!

THE RISE OF THE PODCAST, Lizzie O’Leary at Storyfort (Thursday, March 23 @ 4:00 p.m., The Owyhee 1109 Main St, Boise, ID 83702). Share the Facebook event here.

Have you heard? We’re living in the Golden Age of Audio. Or maybe it’s more like the Wild West. Podcasts are popping up in all corners of the media landscape, bringing new listeners to audio storytelling through their smartphones. So, what’s sparking this auditory Renaissance? Award-winning journalist Lizzie O’Leary of Marketplace Weekend will host a lively discussion about what makes a compelling radio story – and how podcasts are stretching the boundaries of her craft. This free Storyfort event is sponsored by Boise State Public Radio, which broadcasts Marketplace Weekend.

WEAVES BAND IN-STORE PERFORMANCE, Weaves at Record Exchange (Friday, March 24 @ 4 p.m., Record Exchange 1105 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702). Share the Facebook event here.

Boise State Public Radio Presents Weaves live at The Record Exchange during Treefort Music Fest. Weaves’ official Treefort set is at El Korah Shrine later in the evening (9 p.m.). This is the first collaboration of its kind between the station and our gracious hosts at The Record Exchange.

Check out this energetic NPR Music performance with Weaves!

PODCASTING PLACE, Adam Cotterell at Storyfort (Saturday, March 25 2:00 p.m., The Owyhee 1109 Main St, Boise, ID 83702). Share the Facebook event here.

Can podcasts be a medium for showcasing local stories, the way newspapers and public radio stations do? Adam Cotterell, a BSPR reporter-turned-podcaster, will dive into podcasts that tell the stories of neighborhoods, cities or states on air. Cotterell will play clips from his favorite local story centered podcasts, and he'd love to hear about podcasts you enjoy, too. Come by and bring your questions about podcasting and effective storytelling!

BURY THE LEDE, Idaho Journalists at Storyfort (Thursday, March 23 @ 12:00 p.m., The Owyhee 1109 Main St, Boise, ID 83702). Share the Facebook event here.

From tweets to podcasts, fake news to Facebook algorithms, click bait to Pizza-gate, the modern media landscape can feel like shifting quicksand— where does everything come from and how can we make sense of it? Shawn Vestal (Spokesman Review) is our fearless moderator, and panelists include Frankie Barnhill (Boise State Public Radio), Anna Webb (The Idaho Statesman), Patty Bowen (Boise State Arbiter editor-in-chief), Harrison Berry (Boise Weekly), and Greg Hahn (formerly The Idaho Statesman, and currently an Associate Vice President at Boise State University).

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