“Sawtooths on My Mind” Screening in Ketchum

**Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (the coronavirus), all public screenings and events, including this one, will be canceled. We’re hoping to reschedule the events for later in the year. Thank you for understanding.**

Please join Idaho Public Television staff as we present a free screening of the Outdoor Idaho film “Sawtooths on My Mind.”

Sunday, March 22, at 3 PM (doors open at 2 PM)

The Community Library in Ketchum

John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall

The event is free but please register here.

Who can forget their first view of the Sawtooth Mountains — one of the West’s most iconic landscapes. During the summer months, it is not unusual to find hikers from all over the world utilizing the 350 miles of trails that connect many of the 400 lakes scattered throughout the distinctive granite peaks.

Sawtooths on My Mind examines the allure of this remarkable mountain range, from the point of view of people who are seeing it for the first time and folks who have worked to preserve the unique flavor of the region.

The Outdoor Idaho crew hikes deep into the Sawtooth National Recreation Area to capture the magic of one of the West’s youngest batholiths. The extremes of weather, including relatively recent glacial activity, have earned the Sawtooths their distinctive name.

“This is The People’s Wilderness, so accessible and so beloved,” says producer Bruce Reichert. “Visitors who are content to spend their time at Redfish Lake and lifetime caretakers who worry about the fragility of this area — they all speak from the heart about one of Idaho’s truly inspiring landscapes.”

Screenings and Panel Discussions Reveal Idaho’s Restored Constitution

**Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (the coronavirus), all public screenings and events, including those for Idaho’s Constitution, will be canceled. We’re hoping to reschedule the events for later in the year. Thank you for understanding.**

The original pages of the Idaho State Constitution were created in 1890 when Idaho became our nation’s 43rd state.

The document recently returned to Idaho after an extensive multi-year restoration and preservation project at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. According to the Idaho State Historical Society’s website, “The 130-year-old constitution had several issues to address: the animal-glue adhesive binding had failed and most of the text block had detached from the spine; an outdated lamination treatment had been applied to the first two pages and caused warping, distortions, and red ink to bleed due to humidity; and grime and tears appeared on pages throughout the text block.”

To commemorate the return of the restored document to Idaho and to celebrate its importance as our state’s founding document, Idaho Public Television is partnering with the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Commission for Libraries to present a series of events around the state. Each presentation will include a panel discussion with legal scholars, historians, archivists and others, as well as a screening of the latest documentary from Idaho Experience, “Idaho’s Constitution Revealed.”

The events are free, but registration is required here. Dates and times of each event will be updated on the ISHS website as they become available.

Schedule of Screenings and Panel Discussions

March 20 | Idaho State Museum, Boise [more info]

March 30 | Coeur d’Alene Public Library [more info]

March 31 | Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, Moscow [more info]

Date TBD | Twin Falls [more info]

Date TBD | Idaho Falls [more info]

Date TBD | Pocatello [more info]

Date TBD | Ketchum [more info]

Date TBD | Salmon [more info]

Festival 2020 Offers Concert Specials and Idaho History

Here are just a few of the musical performances, arts and entertainment programs, and Idaho documentaries we will feature during Festival 2020 (Feb. 28-March 15). Find our online schedule at idahoptv.org/festival to discover even more specials on our Idaho, Plus and Create channels — and to find out how you can support Idaho Public Television and get tickets to live performances coming to Idaho in 2020.

Join hosts Rhonda Vincent and Jim Lauderdale for a grand celebration of bluegrass music in Bluegrass Now! (March 1 at 8:30 PM). Performers include Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Dan Tyminski, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Larry Sparks and others.

Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement (March 2 at 7 PM) celebrates the centennial of women’s right to vote through popular music, including anthems by Aretha Franklin, Lesley Gore, Helen Reddy, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton and Joan Jett.

Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (March 2 at 10 PM) captures Mitchell’s emotional performance with just her acoustic guitar, dulcimer and piano set against that year’s tumultuous backdrop at the annual British music festival.

Chuck Berry: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (March 4 at 9:30 PM) celebrates the father of rock ’n’ roll with artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt and others performing favorite songs by the rock icon.

Who can forget their first view of the Sawtooth Mountains — one of the West’s most iconic landscapes. During the summer months, it is not unusual to find hikers from all over the world utilizing the 350 miles of trails that connect many of the 400 lakes scattered throughout the distinctive granite peaks. Sawtooths on My Mind on Outdoor Idaho (March 5 at 8 PM) examines the allure of this remarkable mountain range, from the point of view of people who are seeing it for the first time and folks who have worked to preserve the unique flavor of the region. The Outdoor Idaho crew hikes deep into the Sawtooth National Recreation Area to capture the magic of one of the West’s youngest batholiths. The extremes of weather, including relatively recent glacial activity, have earned the Sawtooths their distinctive name.

Recorded before a live audience in November 2018 at the famed New York City venue they had not played in 25 years, Doobie Brothers Live from the Beacon Theatre (March 6 at 8:30 PM) features songs from two landmark albums: Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me.

In John Tesh: Songs and Stories from the Grand Piano (March 7 at 7 PM), the pop music composer, pianist, and radio and TV host looks back on his life and career. The concert special includes performances by Tesh, his daughter Prima and son Gib.

Lionel Richie at Glastonbury (March 7 at 8:30 PM) captures the singer’s 2015 performance at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival. The concert includes solo and Commodores favorites including “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “All Night Long” and “Three Times a Lady.”

When the Idaho Constitution was written in 1889, it helped propel Idaho to statehood. It created our government and established our rights as citizens. But the constitution is showing its age: its binding is breaking, its pages are torn or loose, and its lamination is peeling. Idaho’s Constitution Revealed on Idaho Experience (March 8 at 8:30 PM) examines the Idaho Constitution in its time and ours — and reveals how the Idaho State Historical Society is preserving the constitution for future generations. “When the Historical Society invited us to document the conservation of the Idaho Constitution, I had no idea how much new information we’d reveal, the characters we’d encounter or the mysteries we’d investigate,” says producer Bill Manny. “It’s a real treat to be able to take viewers along this path of discovery.”

Il Divo: Timeless – Live In Japan (March 8 at 10 PM) celebrates the 15th anniversary of the classical crossover group with a 2014 concert filmed at Tokyo’s Budokan Stadium. Il Divo delights fans with pop favorites and traditional standards in four languages.

Michael Kaeshammer: Boogie on the Blues Highway (March 9 at 10 PM) features the fiery-fingered pianist/vocalist and his band creating a joyous groove with songs that mix blues, boogie woogie and other musical styles.

In the intimate 1997 concert performance Fleetwood Mac: The Dance (March 10 at 7 PM), bandmates Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks perform songs from their best-selling album, Rumours, including “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” “The Chain” and more.

Experience the first authorized version of Pink Floyd’s legendary 1989 “Night of Wonders” concert in Pink Floyd: Live in Venice (March 10 at 9 PM). Over 200,000 fans gathered in St. Mark’s Square to hear them perform their greatest hits from a floating platform in the Venetian lagoon.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul: Soulfire Live (March 10 at 10:30 PM) features Little Steven and his 15-member band blasting through an arsenal of songs that span rock, pop, soul, blues, funk and everything in between. Songs include “Sweet Soul Music,” “Soulfire” and “Angel Eyes.”

In Sesame Street: 50 Years & Still Sunny! (March 11 at 7 PM), join host Gloria Estefan for a 50th anniversary celebration of the iconic children’s series. This new documentary includes celebrity appearances, interviews with puppeteers and video clips of Sesame Street’s most unforgettable moments.

Science Trek Sampler (March 11 at 8:30 PM) gives viewers a visual taste of some of the fun, educational videos they can find on the Science Trek website. Learn about things like dinosaurs in Idaho and the fundamental forces of nature. Explore the lives of mountain goats, and find out why it is so hard to classify living creatures.

In Flight: The Art of Ice Dance International (9:30 PM) gives viewers a front-row seat to a creative new American art form — a combination of figure skating and dance. Recorded at the outdoor ice rink in Sun Valley, this dynamic performance special features top skating talent from Ice Dance International, a ballet company on ice.

Mumford & Sons – Live From South Africa: Dust and Thunder (March 13 at 8:30 PM) captures the energetic folk rock songs that get to the very heart of what makes Mumford & Sons such a special act, with the stunning beauty of the Pretorian outback as their backdrop.

Tribute band Brit Floyd return with their new stage production, Echoes 2020. The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show (March 13 at 10 PM) includes a show-stopping 23-minute performance of the song “Echoes” along with other classic Pink Floyd tunes.

Celtic Thunder Ireland (March 15 at 8:30 PM) combines 10 years of Celtic Thunder hits, focusing on their Irish and Celtic fan favorites. Enjoy Irish classics “Danny Boy,” “She Moved Through the Fair” and “Caledonia,” and the inspiring anthems “Ireland’s Call” and “My Land.”

Enter the 2020 PBS KIDS Writers Contest

For the 26th year, Idaho Public Television is hosting the PBS KIDS Writers Contest. IdahoPTV’s three regional stations — KUID/Moscow, KISU/Pocatello and KAID/Boise — encourage children in kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate their own imaginative story and submit it by Saturday, March 21, for a chance to win prizes and have their work published online.

Entry forms, rules, FAQs and teacher tips are available at idahoptv.org/kids/writers.  The contest is open to children in kindergarten through third grade residing within IdahoPTV’s over-the-air service area, which includes all of Idaho and parts of Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon and Nevada.

Regional volunteer panels will judge the entries on creativity, originality, language skills and illustrations. Winners in each grade level from each region of Idaho will be selected and will receive prizes including toys, books, and a $100 contribution to an IDeal Idaho College Savings account. Winners will be announced on or around May 1, 2020.

In May, an awards ceremony will be held in each region of Idaho to celebrate the winners and their stories. By June 1, the winning books will be uploaded in full color onto the IdahoPTV website: idahoptv.org/kids/writers.

IdahoPTV thanks the sponsors of this year’s contest: The F.M., Anne G. & Beverly B. Bistline Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation and IDeal – Idaho College Savings Program.

Former US Treasurer Discusses Honoring Historical Women on ‘Dialogue’

In a new Dialogue interview that premieres Friday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m., host Marcia Franklin talks with former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios about her mission to honor more American women in history. Her effort included the attempt to put a woman on U.S. Federal Reserve notes for the first time.

After a public process, the Department of the Treasury chose Harriet Tubman to appear on the $20 bill. That project is now stalled, but Rios, who served in office from 2009-2016, has developed Notable Women, which allows users through virtual reality to superimpose an image of a famous woman in history onto a bill.

Rios is also working on a women’s history curriculum in schools, and is spearheading a project to honor more women in history with statues in major cities around the country. 

‘Idaho Reports’ Returns for New Season Covering Idaho Politics

Keep up-to-date on Idaho’s government with Idaho Reports and Idaho in Session.

Idaho Reports returns for a new season Friday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 PM. Beginning Jan. 17, the show moves to 8 PM. Reporters and pundits bring you highlights from the statehouse every week in the Northwest’s longest-running public policy show. During the 2020 legislative session, lawmakers will tackle funding for Medicaid expansion, shrinking state agency budgets, higher education funding and more. Each episode will be available for same-day streaming through the PBS Video app and online at video.idahoptv.org/show/idaho-reports.

Idaho Reports will provide special coverage of Governor Brad Little’s State of the State and Budget Address 2020. On Monday, Jan. 6, at 1 PM Mountain/noon Pacific, Gov. Little will share his vision for Idaho, along with his proposed budget for the coming year, with the Idaho Legislature and the state’s citizens. Idaho Reports coverage of the address will air live and repeat at 8 PM Mountain/Pacific. It will also stream live on YouTube and the Idaho in Session website, where it will be archived for viewing on demand.

Idaho in Session is IdahoPTV’s gavel-to-gavel service that includes live on-air and online coverage of the Idaho Legislature. Coverage of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC), the Lincoln Auditorium WW02 and East Wing 42, as well as the eight committee legislative hearing rooms can be viewed online at idahoptv.org/insession. Coverage of the House and the Senate can be viewed live on our CREATE and WORLD channels, as well as online.

IdahoPTV thanks the sponsors who make Idaho in Session possible: Idaho State Broadcasters Association, Union Pacific Foundation, Boise State School of Public Service, Idaho Cable Broadband Association, Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, Association of Idaho Cities, University of Idaho James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, and the Idaho Public Television Endowment.

Idaho’s Governor, College and University Presidents Discuss the Future of Education

According to public surveys, education is the key to economic success and the most important issue facing Idaho. But what changes need to be made to ensure every child gets the education he or she needs?

Education 2020 (Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 8 PM) takes an in-depth look at proposals for reforming K-12 education and plans to better integrate Idaho’s universities and colleges. The program repeats Monday, Jan. 27 at 6/5 PM and 10/9 PM MT/PT on our PLUS Channel. The discussion will be available for free streaming at video.idahoptv.org.

Guests for this hourlong discussion include Governor Brad Little and the presidents of Idaho’s four-year colleges and universities: C. Scott Green, University of Idaho; Kevin Satterlee, Idaho State University; Marlene Tromp, Boise State University; and Cynthia Pemberton, Lewis-Clark State College.