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Last month, Idaho Public Television debuted perhaps its most ambitious episode of Outdoor Idaho ever. In it producers trek alongside a dozen different mountain climbers, some still in elementary school, who have taken on the challene of scaling a mountain of a least 12,000 feet.

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Idaho's State Constitiution was written in 1889 and some of the vital document's history is still unknown.  This year the Idaho State Archives unveiled the Idaho Constitution, newly repaired, rebound and restored after months of conservation work at the University of Utah.

Idaho Public Television documented the restoration, along with the history of the 1889 state Constitution and its authors helping to solve an Idaho history mystery.

Classroom Idaho, starring Idaho elementary school teachers, was beamed into homes across the Gem State beginning Monday.  George Prentice reports the ambitious project was launched by Idaho Public Television.

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K-12 public school students and parents are navigating uncertain territory these days with schools still closed around Idaho. Depending on the district, schools might be better or worse equipped to teach students online. 

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As Idaho schoolchildren find themselves in the unfamiliar education ecosystem of at-home instruction, they’re about to see some very familiar faces – elementary school teachers from across the Gem State – appear in the living rooms, via Idaho Public Television.

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We know about the delegates back in 1889 who wrote Idaho’s constitution. But who actually wrote it down, putting pen to paper to capture it for posterity?

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“We, the people of the state of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution…”


This interview originally aired June 20, 2019. 

Author Ridley Pearson has built a career on writing suspense novels for young adult readers. His latest project is writing a comic book portraying the children of Superman and Batman for DC Comics. Pearson is also a guest author on the PBS television series, Kid Stew, featured on Idaho Public Television. Pearson joins Idaho Matters to talk about his work and what inspires his writing.

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Producer Marcia Franklin joins us to talk about a new documentary that offers a different perspective. “Out of the Shadows” tells the stories of two women – Jane Gay and Benedicte Wrensted - and the photos they took of Native Americans in Idaho. Interviews with Nez Perce and Shoshone-Bannock tribe members take viewers back to the turn of the 20th century and introduce a new wave of indigenous photographers.

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  • Gun violence research.
  • Public TV special on Native American photos.
  • Basque women and resilence.
  • "Remembering how to be human."


Idaho Matters leads a roundtable discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week we speak with Idaho Public Television's Bill Manny and Seth Ogilvie and Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press. This week, we discuss efforts to raise the state's minimum wage, a race for the chairmanship of the state's Republican Party and a funding proposal for a library and stadium in Boise.

On The Friday, June 21, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 20, 2019

  • Our consortium of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • The World Village Fest brings together Treasure Valley communities.
  • This Is My Brave invites people to share experiences coping with mental illness.

On The Friday, May 31, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 30, 2019

  • Our motley crew of reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Charlie Fee previews the 2019 Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

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Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, George Prentice discusses the Boise Weekly’s deep dive into the problems the state is having in working with private out-of-state prisons. Idaho Public Television’s Bill Manny breaks down Canyon County’s failed jail bond measure and updates us on Ada County's case against a Colorado hemp cultivator and the shippers caught transporting the industrial product. Rebecca Boone from the Associated Press explains the necessity of using Freedom of Information Act requests for journalists and cautions of a manhunt for a highway killer in Idaho.

On The Friday, May 17, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 16, 2019

  • Our syndicate of reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Idaho hosts the first state advisory board for the National Institute for Civil Discourse.


Guest host George Prentice leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Don Day of BoiseDev, Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press-Idaho and Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public Television.

On The Friday, April 19, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 18, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Treasure Valley Roller Derby revives a post-war favorite.
  • Ride For Joy combines horses with recovery.

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The Idaho Public Television series Idaho Experience is debuting an episode chronicling Psychiana, a bizarre Depression-era cult that recruited people through mail order ads placed in magazines. We speak with IPTV's Bill Manny about this strange chapter in Idaho history.

On The Thursday, April 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 17, 2019

  • Idaho Matters looks at fresh approaches to pregnancy and birth.
  • IPTV premieres a documentary about an Idaho mail order cult.
  • The Idaho Conservation League names a new director.


Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with George Prentice of Boise Weekly, Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson and Melissa Davlin and Bill Manny from Idaho Public Television.