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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.

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."...

May 1, 2022

Marcia Franklin talks with Judge Joan E. Donoghue of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court. Donoghue is the first female American judge to sit on the court, which is in The Hague, Netherlands, and is only the third female judge to be seated in that
court's history.

She discusses the...

Oct 11, 2020

In his book, Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer lays out his judicial philosophy, that judges should decide cases in a way that allows the public to maximize participation in government through what he calls "active liberty."

Marcia Franklin talks with...