Past Events

Jun. 6, 2019   A Changing Climate: Risks and Opportunities in Idaho
    Kate Gordon, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
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May 23, 2019   Brexit
    Xavier R. Rolet KBE, CEO of CQS Management Ltd., and Former CEO of London Stock Exchange Group
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May 6, 2019   An Evening with Greg Carr
    Our Gorongosa
    Our Gorongosa Trailer from Gorongosa National Park
Apr. 25, 2019   The U.S. Senate: From Deliberation to Dysfunction
    Marc Johnson, Author, Historian and Political Analyst, Served as Press Secretary & Chief of Staff for Gov. Cecil Andrus
Feb. 21, 2019   2019 Recipient of The John D. Hansen Civility Award
    The Honorable Jim Jones, former Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court & Idaho Attorney General
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Jan. 24, 2019   Local Journalism and the Fight Against Fake News
    Travis Quast, President & Regional Publisher Adams Publishing Group – East Idaho & Utah
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Dec. 5, 2018   A Farewell Address
    Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter
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Oct. 18, 2018   Lieutenant Gubernatorial Forum
    Democratic Candidate, Kristin Collum
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Oct. 5, 2018   Superintendent of Public Instruction Forum
    Democratic Candidate, Cindy Wilson
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Sept. 25, 2018   Election 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial Candidates
    Republican Candidate, Brad Little
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Sept. 20, 2018   Election 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial Candidates
    Democratic Candidate, Paulette Jordan
Aug. 22, 2018   Innovation, Investment, and Education: Opportunities in Idaho and Beyond
    A. Scott Anderson, President & CEO of Zions Bank
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Jul. 11, 2018   Hunting for Hamilton: The Man, The Myth, The Musical
    Dr. Joanne Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University
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Jun 7, 2018   Salmon and Steelhead: Lost Cause or Reason for Hope?
    Mark Davidson, The Nature Conservancy, Director of Conservation Initiatives
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May 24, 2018   A Perspective on the World’s Huddled Masses
    Jim Jones, Former Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice
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Apr. 19, 2018   2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Forum
    A.J. Balukoff, Boise School Board & St. Luke�s Hospital Board Member
    Paulette Jordan, Former Member, Idaho House of Representatives
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Mar. 15, 2018   Securing the Nation’s Energy Future
    Dr. Mark Peters, Director, Idaho National Laboratory
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Feb. 23, 2018   Reweaving the Social Fabric of America
    Dr. Thomas L (Les) Purce, President Emeritus of The Evergreen State College
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Jan. 11, 2018   Civility and Empathy: How the Humanities Feed Democracy
    Rick Ardinger, Idaho Humanities Council, Executive Director
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Dec. 14, 2017   John D. Hansen Civility Award
    Honorees: Jim Francis, Holly Kartchner, Lynn MacAusland, Debbie Woodard
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Nov. 16, 2017   Donald Trump, the Presidency and the Constitution
    Dr. David Gray Adler, President, The Alturas Institute
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Oct. 17, 2017   Following the Money: The Federal Appropriations Process
    U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson, U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho, District 2
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Sept. 21, 2017   Disrupting the Electric Grid
    Jackie Flowers, General Manager of Idaho Falls Power
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Aug. 24, 2017   2018 Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Panel
    Tommy Ahlquist, M.D., Businessman
    Raúl Labrador, U.S. Representative
    Brad Little, Lieutenant Governor
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June 29, 2017   Making Democracy Great Again
    Thomas E. Mann - Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution; Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, U.C., Berkeley
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May 18, 2017   Downtown Development and Civic Participation
    Arthur F. (Skip) Oppenheimer, Chairman/CEO, Oppenheimer Companies, Inc.
    Douglas F. Oppenheimer, President, Oppenheimer Companies, Inc.
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May 3, 2017   The Future of Higher Education in Southeast Idaho
    Kelly Burgener, Academic Vice President, Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Dr. Rick Aman, President, Eastern Idaho Technical College
    Dr. Jeff Fox, President, College of Southern Idaho
    Dr. Lyle Castle, Interim Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Idaho State University
    Dr. Marc Skinner, Executive Officer Southeast Region, University of Idaho
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Apr. 13, 2017   The Age of Trump and Brexit: The US, Britain, and the World after Brexit
    Dr. Martin Farr, Foreign Policy Expert, Senior Lecturer at University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom
    Listen Now & supplimental documents PDF
Feb. 24, 2017   Idaho Agriculture: Building Our Economy and Shaping Our Values
    Celia Gould, Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Jan. 26, 2017   National Security Mom
    Gina Bennett, CIA Senior Counter Terrorism Expert
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Dec. 16, 2016   Idaho Medicaid Expansion, Will it Happen?
    Dr. Kenneth Krell, Intensivist and former Director of Critical Care at EIRMC
    Rep. Thomas F. Loertscher
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Nov. 11, 2016   A Historic Election in Review
    Dr. David Gray Adler, President, Alturas Institute
Oct. 20, 2016   Eye on Idaho: A Look at Current Idaho Politics
    Betsy Russell, Boise Bureau Chief for The Spokesman-Review
    Listen to our forum
Sept. 23, 2016   Decision 2016: Idaho Supreme Court Candidates
    Robyn Brody, Attorney
    Curt McKenzie, State Senator
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Jun. 16, 2016   Islamic History and Modern Islamic Movements in the Middle East
    Dr. Zackery Heern, Assistant Professor at Idaho State University
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May 19, 2016   The Case for a Community College in Eastern Idaho
    Dr. Rick Aman, President Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC)
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Apr. 22, 2016   Health Care Reform: One Physician’s “Adventure”
    Michael H. Baumann, MD, MS, Division Chief Medical Officer, Mountain Division, Hospital Corporation of America
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Mar. 11, 2016   The 21st Century Citizen
    Mayor Rebecca Casper, Idaho Falls
    Mayor Dana Kirkham, Ammon
    (No audio available), but supplimental documents PDF
Feb. 18, 2016   What's Up with Wages?
    Mary Daly, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Senior Vice President, Associate Director of Research
    Listen Online & supplimental documents PDF
Jan. 15, 2016   We Get the Media We Deserve
    Roger Plothow, Editor and Publisher of the Post Register
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Dec. 10, 2015   2016 Legislative Session Insights
    Senator Brent Hill, President Pro Tempore
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Nov. 6, 2015   Are We Ready for Madam President?
    Caroline Heldman, Professor of Politics, Author, National Television Commentator, Film Actress
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Oct. 8, 2015   Prosperity, Priorities and Promises: The Path to INL’s Future is Linked to the Decisions We Make Today
    Lawrence Wasden, Idaho Attorney General
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Sept. 24, 2015   A Bold Approach: The Future of INL
    John Grossenbacher, Laboratory Director of Idaho National Laboratory
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Aug. 7, 2015   The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square
    William "Bro" Adams, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman
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Jun. 18, 2015   Saloon Keepers and Sunday School Teachers: The People Who Built Idaho Falls
    Paul Menser, Author of Legendary People of Idaho
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May 18, 2015   Nuclear Research & Waste: The Path Forward
    Beatrice Brailsford, Nuclear Program Director, Snake River Alliance
    John Grossenbacher, Director, Idaho National Laboratory
    John Kotek, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy
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May 1, 2015   Legislative Leadership in Idaho: Challenges and Opportunities
    Bart Davis, Senate Majority Leader
    John Rusche, House Minority Leader
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Mar. 27, 2015   The Future of Healthcare in Idaho
    Dr. Ted Epperly, President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho; Chairman, Idaho Healthcare Coalition
    Download now & supplimental documents PDF1 & PDF2
Feb. 20, 2015   Changes, Challenges and Uncertainties in the Energy Industry
    Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
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Jan. 23, 2015   Presidential Power Under a Microscope: Use and Abuse by Democrats and Republicans
    Dr. David G. Adler, Author and Constitutional Scholar
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Dec. 19, 2014   Boulder-White Clouds, Monument or Wilderness?
The Impact on State of Idaho
    Rocky Barker, Reporter for the Idaho Statesman
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Oct. 23, 2014   Decision 2014: State Superintendent Debate
    Jana Jones vs. Sherri Ybarra
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Oct. 10, 2014   Two Days…Two Debates!: 2nd Congressional Seat
    Mike Simpson vs. Richard Stallings
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Oct. 9, 2014   Two Days…Two Debates!: Governor’s Office
    C.L. “Butch” Otter vs. AJ Balukoff
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Jun. 27, 2014   Unfasten Your Seatbelts: An Astronaut’s Guide to Space
    Barbara Morgan, Astronaut & Teacher
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May 15, 2014   Legislative Leadership in Idaho: Challenges and Opportunities
    Michelle Stennett, Senate Minority Leader
    Bart Davis, Senate Majority Leader
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May 2, 2014   Climate Change
    Russ Brown, Scientist
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Mar. 14, 2014   Education– Our Economic Foundation
    Rod Gramer, President & CEO of Idaho Business for Education (IBE)
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Feb. 13, 2014   The State of the State
    AJ Balukoff, Democratic Candidate for Governor
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Jan. 24, 2014   Why money, banking, & the Federal Reserve matter to you
    Park Price, CEO Bank of Idaho
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Nov. 21, 2013   Idaho Falls City Council Runoff Debate
    Paul D. Menser, Jilene Burger, Karen Cornwell, Dee David Whittier, Ed Marohn, Barbara Dee Ehardt
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Nov. 15, 2013   Between Iraq and A Hard Place: Modern Iran and Its International Relations
    Michael Zirinsky, Emeritus Professor of History, Boise State University
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Oct. 18, 2013   Democracy’s Foundation: The Rule of Law
    Lawrence G. Wasden, Idaho Attorney General
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Sept. 25, 2013   Meet the Idaho Falls Mayoral Candidates
    Rebecca Casper, Tim Downs, Brian LaPray, and Sharon Parry
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Sept. 19, 2013   Idaho’s New Health Insurance Market Place
Your Health Idaho: Shop, Compare, Choose
    Stephen Weeg, Board Chair, Idaho Health Exchange
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Aug. 26, 2013   Question Hour: City Club’s Unique Q&A-Only Forum
    Senator James E. Risch, United States Senator for the State of Idaho
June 13, 2013   Ties that Bind: Abraham Lincoln and the Birth of Idaho
    David Leroy, Lincoln Scholar, former Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General
May 9, 2013   Are We Making the Right Investments in Education for Idaho?
    Emma Atchley, Vice President of the Idaho State Board of Education
Apr 26, 2013   A Veteran and a Rookie: Perspectives on the 2013 Legislative Session
    Brent Hill, State Senator District 34 & President Pro Tempore
    Wendy Horman, State Representative District 30B
Mar 8, 2013   A Time of Testing: Non-Discrimination and Civil Rights
    Monica D. Hopkins, Executive Director, ACLU of Idaho
Feb 15, 2013   Idaho’s Nuclear Future
    Lane Allgood, Executive Director, Partnership
for Science and Technology
    Jackie Flowers, General Manager, Idaho Falls Power
Jan 18, 2013   Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities of the 2013 Legislative Session
    Lieutenant Governor Brad Little
Dec 7, 2012   Natural Gas: Realizing the Potential
    Dan Kirschner, Executive Director, Northwest Gas Association
    Scott Madison, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Intermountain Gas Company
Nov 16, 2012   Making Sense of the 2012 Election
    Thomas E. Cronin, McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College
Oct 12, 2012   The Making of “The Color of Conscience”: A Documentary about Human Rights in Idaho
    Marcia Franklin, Host and Producer of Idaho Public Television
Sept 21, 2012   Idaho Public School Funding 1980 to 2013
    Michael Ferguson, Director of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy
    podcast & View Presentation
Aug 24, 2012   Question Hour
    Senator Mike Crapo, United States Senator for the State of Idaho
June 28, 2012   Grand Teton National Park: Connections and Challenges
    Kevin Schneider, Deputy Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park
May 18, 2012   Charting a New Course for Nuclear Waste Management: An Overview of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America�s Nuclear Future
    John Kotek, Partner with Gallatin Public Affairs
Apr 19, 2012 Fukushima: One Year Later, Impacts on Nuclear Energy
    John Grossenbacher, Director of the Idaho National Laboratory
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Mar 30, 2012 Moving at the Speed of Business
    Jeffery Sayer, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce
Feb 24, 2012 The United States Attorney's Office, Independent Prosecutorial Discretion and the Need to Eliminate Political Influence
    Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney for the District of Idaho
Jan 20, 2012 25 Years of Idaho Politics: What's happening now and what's changed?
    Dan Popkey, Political Columnist for the Idaho Statesman
Dec 16, 2011   Holding Government Accountable
    Dr. David Adler, Director of The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at University of Idaho
Nov 18, 2011   New Perspectives on Justice
    Chief Judge Roger S. Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court
Oct 21, 2011   A Washington Update
    Mike Simpson, United States House of Representatives
Sept 29, 2011   The Impact of 9/11 and the Response of Citizen Soldiers
    Major General Gary L. Sayler, Adjutant General Commanding General Idaho National Guard
Sept 23, 2011   Schools Cannot Do It Alone: Building Public Support for America's Public Schools
    Jamie Vollmer, President of Vollmer, Inc.
July 21, 2011   Citizen Participation in Civic Dialogue: Members' Night to Speak
    5th Anniverary - Annual Meeting
    No audio available
May 20, 2011   Education: How to Move Forward in the 21st Century
    Tom Luna, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction
April 22, 2011   Wolves, Bison & Climate Change: What's The Future of Greater Yellowstone?
    Mike Clark, Executive Director of Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Mar 25, 2011   Education Reform: A Teacher's Perspective
    Robin Nettinga, Executive Director of the Idaho Education Association
Mar 4, 2011   An Update from Washington, DC
    Senator Jim Risch
Feb 25, 2011   The Future of Idaho Falls
    Mayor Jared Fuhriman
    podcast and additional Q&A's
Jan 14, 2011   The 2011 Business Outlook in Idaho
    Alex S. LaBeau, President of the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry
Dec 17, 2010   Legislative Preview
    Senator Bart Davis (District 33), Representative Dennis Lake (District 28), and Representative Janice McGeachin (District 32)
Nov 18, 2010   The Crisis in Higher Education
    James Rogers, Founder and owner of Intermountain West Communications Company (formerly Sunbelt Communications Company) and Nevada System of Higher Education's ninth Chancellor
Oct 14, 2010   Observations on Current Public Policy and Commentary on the 2010 State and National General Elections
    Dr. James B. Weatherby, a Boise State University emeritus professor and a public policy consultant
Sept 17, 2010   Come Celebrate Constitution Day with Us
    Dr. David Adler, Director of The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at University of Idaho
Aug 19, 2010   Otter vs Allred
    Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Democratic candidate Keith Allred met for their first gubernatorial debate
June 16, 2010   From War Zone to The White House: An Evening with Rachel Martin
    Rachel Martin, NPR National Security Correspondent and former ABC-TV's World News with Diane Sawyer Correspondent.
May 21, 2010   Realities of the New Russia: Why the Russians Hate Gorbachev
    Dr. Karen Leibert, Adjunct Professor of History at ISU, and
ISU Program Coordinator for the Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering
    podcast & View Presentation
May 7, 2010   Q&A: Judical Elections & Water Law
    Jim Jones, Supreme Court Justice
Apr. 30, 2010   What was Old is New Again: The Future of Nuclear Energy & the INL
    John Grossenbacher, Director of the Idaho National Laboratory and President of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA)
Apr. 2, 2010   A Washington Update
    Mike Crapo, United States Senate
Mar. 26, 2010   Moving Student Achievement Forward
    Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Feb. 19, 2010   The Future of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
    Rocky Barker, Author and Reporter
Jan. 22, 2010   Globalization and American Economics
    Dr. Kim B. Clark
Dec. 11, 2009   Update on Our State
    Senator Bart Davis
Nov. 13, 2009   Should the National Electoral College be Abolished?
    Larry Sokol, California legislature expert
Oct. 16, 2009   The Relationship between Mexico and the United States: The New Consul-General of Mexico in Idaho
    Ricardo Pineda,Consul-General of Mexico
Sept. 25, 2009   Healthcare: Where are we going?
    Ray Flachbart, President and CEO of the Blue Cross of Idaho
Aug. 20, 2009   Update on Washington
    Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho
June 26, 2009   Ernest Hemmingway in Idaho
    Marty Peterson, Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Hemingway's arrival in Idaho
    podcast (Part 1)     podcast (Part 2)
May 21, 2009   Journey of a Nuclear Pioneer
    Warren Nyer, was a member of the Manhattan Project (1st Nuclear Pile).
Feb. 27, 2009   Preserving Judicial Independence
    Judge N. Randy Smith is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Jan. 23, 2009 2009 Legislative Outlook
    Dan Popkey, Political Reporter for the Idaho Statesman
Corey Taule, Political Reporter for the Post Register
Dec. 18, 2008   Globalization and American Economics
    Dr. Kim B. Clark, President of Brigham Young University-Idaho, Economics doctorate from Harvard University
Nov. 14, 2008   Presidential Elections and Presidential Failures with insights into the 2008 election
    Professor Richard Pious, Ph.D., is an eminent presidential scholar and author, most recently of "Why Presidents Fail"
July 2, 2008 The state of affairs in Washington, D.C.
    United States Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
June 20, 2008   Restoring the Presidency of the United States
    Dr. David Adler, Professor of Political Science at Idaho State University
May 30, 2008 Our future dependence on a limited energy supply - OIL
    Russell A. Brown
Apr. 18, 2008   2008 Legislative Session
    Idaho State Senate Majority Leader, Bart Davis
Mar. 28, 2008 The Economic Impact of Idaho State University
    Dr. Aurthur Vailas, ISU President
Feb. 19, 2008 The State of Affairs in Washington
Senator Mike Crapo
Jan. 25, 2008   How the state plans to deal with one of our greatest resources - Water
    David Tuthill, Idaho's director of Water Resources
Dec. 14, 2007 Update on Washington
    Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho
Nov. 15, 2007 "Unchecked and Unbalanced", a look into presidential power in a time of terror
Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr. Frederick Schwarz, an eminent lawyer, author, and constitutional scholar
Audio not available
Oct. 19, 2007 Growth opportunities and challenges in our region
Ammon Mayor Bruce Ard
    Idaho Falls Mayor Jared D. Fuhriman
    Bonneville County Commissioner Roger S. Christensen
    Audio not available
Sept. 28, 2007 Recommendations from the Healthcare Summit
    Governor "Butch" Otter
Jun. 22, 2007   Pressing Issues in the State and Country: Q & A
    Former U.S. Senator James McClure
    Former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus