Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Sep 25, 2022

Host Marcia Franklin interviews Phil Klay, an author and veteran of the war in Iraq. Klay’s first work, "Redeployment," won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014.

The 12 short stories in "Redeployment" draw on Klay’s experiences as a U.S. Marine Corps Public Affairs Officer in the Anbar province of...


Sep 18, 2022

Host Marcia Franklin interviews a lawyer who believes America's legal system is strangling what's best about our country.

Philip Howard is an attorney based in New York City and the author of books about legal reform, including "The Rule of Nobody," "The Death of Common Sense" and "Life Without Lawyers."...


Sep 11, 2022

Marcia Franklin talks with Idaho author Anthony Doerr about his bestselling novel, "All the Light We Cannot See," which took ten years to research and write. The book debuted at #10 on the New York Times' Best Sellers list and received glowing reviews around the country. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction...


Sep 4, 2022

On this edition of Dialogue, Marcia Franklin talks with Idahoan Esther Emery, who wrote a book about her year off the internet called “What Falls From the Sky.”

Emery talks about the crisis in her life that made her decide to unplug from the web, the challenges she encountered, and how the experience...


Aug 28, 2022

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Marcia Franklin talks with historian Douglas Brinkley, Ph.D., about his 2012 biography of iconic CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, who famously announced Kennedy's death to a national TV audience on November 22, 1963.

In...