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For more than 25 years, host Marcia Franklin has recorded "Conversations That Matter" with some of the world's most noted writers and thinkers — from historians to humorists, from politicians to pundits, from jurists to journalists — for her series "Dialogue" on Idaho Public Television.

Jan 29, 2023

In a special one-hour Dialogue, Marcia Franklin interviews Boise singer/songwriter Eilen Jewell.

Jewell, known colloquially as the 'Queen of the Minor Key,' has attracted international kudos and fans for her Americana-style music. She talks with Franklin about why she moved back to Idaho; where she grew up; how...

Jan 22, 2023

Marcia Franklin interviews award-winning author and New York Times columnist Tim Egan. Egan, who was part of a team of New York Times reporters that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001, has covered the American West for more than 20 years. He talks with Franklin about how the region is changing socially and politically....

Jan 15, 2023

Author Terry Tempest Williams talks about her latest series of essays, The Open Space of Democracy, which describe the nexus between the environment and democracy and encourage Americans to become involved in civic life.

Originally aired: 12/28/2006

Jan 12, 2023

Marcia Franklin talks with playwright Samuel Hunter, a native of Moscow, ID. Hunter was the recipient of an Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway works, for his play "A Bright New Boise." Hunter was in Boise to work with actors at the Boise Contemporary Theater who were premiering his play,...

Jan 1, 2023

Host Marcia Franklin interviews Pete Earley, a former Washington Post reporter who has also become a mental health advocate. Earley, who has penned numerous "true crime" books, found one of his most difficult books to write to be Crazy. The book is a memoir about his son, who has a mental illness.

Crazy, a...