On The Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 26, 2019
  • Can you bring your gun to the County Fair?
  • A chat with the NEA President.
  • A year in movies and the Toronto Film Fest.

-County fairs have become Idaho's latest gun rights battleground. Canyon County and Twin Falls have been the focus of disagreements over whether guns are allowed at county fairs in the Gem State. Now the battle has moved to the Festival at Sandpoint. Idaho Matters takes a deep dive into the subject.

-The National Endowment for the Arts was created by Congress in 1965. The organization doles out grants to arts groups across the country, including in Idaho. Over the past five years the NEA has awarded more than two million dollars to schools and organizations in Idaho – groups like Ballet Idaho, Idaho Writers Guild and the Sun Valley Film Festival. The head of the NEA stops by Idaho Matters for a chat.

-It's been a banner year in film. From the Avengers to the Lion King, the movies have been non-stop. George Prentice takes a look back at the year in film. He'll also look forward, with a preview of the Toronto Film Festival.