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

Teachers: Are YOU a Classroom Innovator?

Calling all Idaho teachers! Do you combine technology and fresh ideas in the classroom to create new ways of learning for your students?

Then enter the Idaho Digital Innovator Contest!

Idaho Public Television is dedicated to supporting teachers throughout the state and fostering collaboration between teachers. One way to do this is by highlighting teachers who are doing amazing things in their classrooms. Our Digital Innovator program recognizes teachers who are pushing the boundaries of teaching to better engage their students and enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classrooms.

Each year we select one Idaho Digital Innovator and offer them opportunities to explore new teaching strategies and connect with other Idaho teachers. This year’s winner will be announced by May 17 and honored at our Educate and Celebrate event (June 20). This person will serve as Idaho Digital Innovator for the school year following the contest period.

The winner will also receive a free trip to the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) conference in Seattle (February 2020) as well as a classroom innovation kit (valued up to $1,000), a promotional spot to be run on air and social media, the opportunity to partner with Idaho Public Television on professional development trainings, and more!

If you’re a current K-12 educator who enjoys professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students, then enter the Idaho Digital Innovator Contest today! The deadline to enter is April 19.

Find the full contest description, application, and more information about the national PBS Digital Innovators initiative here.

IdahoPTV Hosts ‘Edcamp’ for Early Childhood Educators

Early childhood educators, picture this: a room filled with teachers just like you who love children but also understand the real-life challenges of educating them. Now imagine that in this room each of you has the opportunity to explore what you want to learn and to share your best ideas with each other.

That’s right: it’s time to re-imagine professional learning with an experience that is tailor made for you — PBS KIDS Edcamp.

Idaho Public Television is excited to announce that we are hosting an upcoming PBS KIDS Edcamp in the Boise area! Join us for a half day of fun, exploration and discovery with a network of other early childhood educators and caregivers from the local community.

At PBS KIDS Edcamp, you decide what’s important enough to discuss. You are the expert and the learner, and as a participant, a whole new community of friends — who have had work experiences just like yours — instantly becomes your personal network.

This professional learning event is FREE for all early childhood educators and caregivers who would like to attend. We will provide food and refreshments and the space and resources to help you explore and share ideas about the learning topics that are most important to you and your fellow educators.

As an added bonus we will be offering special door prizes and much more.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Idaho Public Television (1455 N Orchard St., Boise)

Cost: FREE

Click here to sign up for the PBS KIDS Edcamp

If you register to attend but realize later that you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation to make room for others to attend.