‘Educate and Celebrate’ at Our Event for Teachers!

Idaho educators, please join us at the Idaho Public Television studios in Boise on Thursday, June 20, as we celebrate YOU!

You’ll meet IdahoPTV’s newest Digital Innovator, Gabriel Garcia; learn about all the quality classroom resources we have for you; and get a tour of the station.

Lunch will be provided, and you might win one of many door prizes!

The event is free, but please register here to reserve your seat. See you then!

Boise Teacher Gabriel Garcia Named ‘Digital Innovator’

Capital High School principal Sandy Winters with teacher Gabriel Garcia

Idaho Public Television is thrilled to announce that teacher Gabriel Garcia has been named the 2019-2020 IdahoPTV Digital Innovator. Garcia teaches video production at Capital High School and computer science at Riverglen Junior High School in Boise.

The Digital Innovator program recognizes Idaho teachers who enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classrooms. Each spring IdahoPTV selects one educator who will serve as Digital Innovator for the following school year.

“Gabriel Garcia was chosen as the 2019-2020 Digital Innovator because he exudes a passion for teaching students about video broadcasting, But Gabe does more than just teach kids how to create quality videos,” says Kari Wardle, IdahoPTV Teacher Ambassador. “He also encourages organization, inspires confidence, helps build leadership skills, and teaches students how to tell important stories, theirs and others’. We are so excited to work with Gabe and look forward to sharing his passion for education!”

Garcia will have many opportunities to explore new teaching strategies and share his knowledge with other Idaho teachers, beginning with IdahoPTV’s Educate and Celebrate event June 20 in Boise. Throughout the year, he will partner with IdahoPTV education staff on professional development trainings for teachers.

Garcia will also receive an expenses-paid trip to the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) conference in Seattle (February 2020) as well as a classroom innovation kit from IdahoPTV.

The IdahoPTV Digital Innovator Program is based on the national PBS Digital Innovators Program. Each Idaho honoree will be considered for the national honor of PBS Digital Innovator All-Star. For more information contact Kari Wardle, IdahoPTV Teacher Ambassador, at kari.wardle@idahoptv.org or (208) 373-7314.

Online Auction & Sweepstakes Offer Idaho Adventures

Between June 1 and 16, visit our Experiencing Idaho Online Auction at idahoptv.afrogs.org. You’ll find opportunities to bid on unique creations by Idaho artisans, wine tasting and fly fishing adventures, tickets to cultural events, and much more. All proceeds support the Friends of Idaho Public Television.

Sweepstakes Offers More Idaho Adventures

Everyone who registers at the auction site (whether or not they place a bid) will be entered into the Experiencing Idaho Sweepstakes. One winner will be selected to go behind the scenes with an IdahoPTV production team for an adventure of their choice between:

  • a visit or outdoor excursion with the Outdoor Idaho crew;
  • an historical reenactment production with the Idaho Experience crew;
  • a visit with Joan Cartan-Hansen to see how a Science Trek 360-degree video is made.

Create an account at idahoptv.afrogs.org, and you’ll be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. Then browse the list of auction items and bid on your favorites! More information is on the auction site.

Keith Allred Talks Common Sense Civility on ‘Dialogue’

Can we all just get along better? Idaho native Keith Allred answers a resounding “yes” to that question, and now has a national platform to try and make that happen.

In a new Dialogue episode that premieres Friday, April 26, at 8:30 p.m., Allred, the new executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), talks with host Marcia Franklin about his vision. The interview encores Sunday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m.

Allred, the Democratic nominee for the Idaho governorship in 2010, is a mediator who founded The Common Interest, a multi-party citizens’ group that studied Idaho legislative issues and came to a consensus on positions. He is taking that model to a national level with a new initiative at NICD called “CommonSense American”.

Although political rancor is high right now, Allred just sees that as an opportunity for positive change. “I have never been more optimistic than I am today,” he tells Franklin.

Allred graduated from Twin Falls High School, and received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from UCLA.

IdahoPTV Honored With Emmy Nominations and WorldFest Awards

Idaho Public Television is proud of our many writers, producers, videographers and directors who were honored this week at the 56th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Nominations and the 52nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

Here are a list of the nominees and winners:

OUTDOOR IDAHO
Special Jury Award – “35th Anniversary Celebration,” Travel/Tourism, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Special Jury Award – “Hops & Barley,” Agriculture, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Gold Award – “Land of the Lost River Range,” Information/Culture, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Gold Award – “Jobs Without Walls,” Lifestyle Programming, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Emmy Nomination – “Hops & Barley,” Business/Consumer, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter 
Emmy Nomination
– “35th Anniversary Celebration,” Environment-Program, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter 
Emmy Nomination
– “Jobs Without Walls,” Informational, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter 
Emmy Nomination –
“Land of the Lost River Range,” Writer-Program, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Emmy Nomination – “Land of the Lost River Range,” Editor-Program, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Finalist – “35th Anniversary Celebration,” Locally Sourced, National Educational Telecommunications Association

IDAHO REPORTS
Emmy Nomination — “Bail Reform,” Investigative Report, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter

IDAHO EXPERIENCE
Platinum Award – “Taking the Reins,” History/Archeology, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Platinum Award – “Pioneers of the Air,” Flight/Space Travel, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Platinum Award – “Forgotten Neighbors,” Ethnic/Cultural, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Platinum Award – “We Sagebrush Folks,” Biographical, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Gold – “A Little Las Vegas in North Idaho,” Information/Culture, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Emmy Nomination – “Pioneers of the Air,” Documentary/Historical, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Emmy Nomination – “We Sagebrush Folks: Annie Pike Greenwood,”  Documentary/Historical, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Emmy Nomination — “Taking the Reins,” Historic/Cultural, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Emmy Nomination — “Forgotten Neighbors,” Historic/Cultural, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Emmy Nomination – Editor-Program, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First Place – Idaho Experience, Promotion-Integrated Media Campaign, National Education Telecommunications Association.

IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION
Emmy Nomination – Station Excellence, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Emmy Nomination – “Lisa’s Story,” Promotion/Single Spot, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Emmy Nomination – “Beyond Civility,” Public/Current/Community Affairs, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Gold – “Educational Overview,” Education, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Gold – “Lisa’s Story,” Institutional Identity, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Silver – “Idaho Pathways: Career Education,” Recruiting/Career Guidance, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival


SCIENCE TREK
Gold – “What’s inside Your Head?” Educational/Instructional, Worldfest, Houstaon International Film Festival
Gold – “Gravity,” NASA Award, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival 
Bronze – “Nuclear Energy,” Nuclear/Energy Issue, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival
Emmy Nomination – Writer-Program, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
Emmy Nomination – “360: Tour of Craters of the Moon,” Health/Science, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NW Chapter
 

IDAHO SCIENCE JOURNAL
Gold – “Treasure Valley Water Atlas,” Science/Research, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival

‘Pend Oreille Country’ Screenings in North Idaho

Viewers are invited to join Idaho Public Television for a free public screening of the Outdoor Idaho documentary Pend Oreille Country. Two screenings will be hosted in North Idaho: May 8 in Coeur d’Alene and May 9 in Sandpoint.

The film explores the history, geology, and recreational opportunities in the area around Lake Pend Oreille, one of the most impressive bodies of water in the Northwest. “We deal in superlatives in this show,” says host and co-producer Bruce Reichert, “from an Ice Age flood of biblical proportions to a fishery that can produce rainbow trout the size of your dog.”

During World War II the U.S. Navy built the largest town in Idaho along the lake’s shores. Almost 300,000 young men learned to be sailors at Farragut Naval Training Station. The Navy still conducts acoustic tests for submarines in the 1,000-foot-deep waters.

Sandpoint is the largest of a handful of towns around the 43-mile-long lake. Today this quintessential “train town” is also the epicenter of a robust artist community. The lake and the surrounding area draw tourists in all seasons, to swim, sail, hike and fish, and in the winter to ski the slopes at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

“Pend Oreille country is unlike any other part of Idaho,” says lead producer Sauni Symonds. “Viewers will not only get a history and geology lesson, they will also discover the rich culture and hardy people who live around the lake.”

The events are free, but registration is required.

Wednesday, May 8, at 7 PM

Kroc Center | 1765 W Golf Course Rd. | Coeur d’Alene

and

Thursday, May 9, at 7 PM

Panida Theatre | 300 N First Ave. | Sandpoint

‘Mail-order Messiah’ Screening and Panel Discussion in Moscow

Viewers are invited to join the Latah County Historical Society and Idaho Public Television for a free panel discussion and public screening of the Idaho Experience documentary Idaho’s Mail-order Messiah: Selling Hope During the Great Depression.

The film explores the history of Frank B. Robinson and his subscription religion, Psychiana. After a revelation from God, Robinson founded Psychiana in Moscow in 1929. He rejected traditional religion and urged his students to tap their inner God Law for health and happiness — a potent message during the tumultuous years of the Great Depression and World War II. Psychiana had no churches, no ministers, no services. But through advertising and mail order, it became one of the largest employers in North Idaho and one of the largest mail-order operations in the U.S.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Thursday, May 2, at 7 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

508 S Main Street | Moscow

For more information contact Latah Historical Society at (208) 882-1004 or Idaho Public Television at (800) 543-6868