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Authors Kim Barnes & Robert Wrigley: Writing in Idaho

These two Idaho writers, Kim Barnes and Robert Wrigley, are married to each other. They talk about and read from their works with host Marcia Franklin, and recommend some of their favorite books. Originally aired: 02/24/2000

Author Samantha Power: The Age of Genocide

Host Marcia Franklin speaks with author Samantha Power, who in her book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide” decries U.S. complacency about mass murder and ethnic cleansing in other countries. Originally aired: 04/18/2002

Heather Rae & Russ Friedenberg: Filmmaking in Idaho

Marcia Franklin talks with Idaho filmmakers Heather Rae and Russell Friedenberg. The two produced and wrote “Trudell,” a documentary about Native American poet and activist John Trudell. The documentary aired on Idaho Public Television as part of the “Independent Lens” series. Rae and Friedenberg discuss their film, which premiered at Sundance and has been screened around the world. They also talk about their upcoming works,…

Journalist Martha Raddatz: The Long Road Home

Host Marcia Franklin talks with ABC Chief White House correspondent Martha Raddatz about national politics and the war in Iraq. Although Raddatz could stay inside the Beltway to do her job, she’s made it a priority to go to Iraq, a total of 17 times at this date. She talks with Franklin about why she takes that risk, whether she’s seeing any progress in that…

Author N. Scott Momaday: The West

In this interview from 1996, Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday about his role in commentating on Native American culture in the recently released Ken Burns documentary ‘The West.’ Momaday also talks about how to find your voice as an author and the relationship between Native Americans and American society. Originally aired: 09/25/1996

Documentarian Michael Kirk: Behind the Story

Marcia Franklin continues her conversation with Michael Kirk, a producer and director for FRONTLINE on PBS since its inception in 1983. The two discuss Kirk’s career, including his start in Idaho at KUID, the public television station in Moscow. They also talk about how he chooses the subjects for his documentaries. Kirk discusses his upcoming work, “United States of Secrets,” which will look at secrecy…

Documentarian Michael Kirk: League of Denial

Marcia Franklin talks with FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk about his latest documentary for the series, League of Denial. The program looks at what the NFL knew about the serious and long-lasting effects of concussions on its players. The two discuss why Kirk wanted to produce the film, what he learned, and the future of football. They also talk about the beginning of his career, which…

Documentarian Michael Kirk: The Choice 2008

Host Marcia Franklin talks with Frontline co-founder and producer Mike Kirk. Kirk discusses his upcoming program, “The Choice,” which profiles presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. For 20 years, Frontline has been profiling the major candidates for the American presidency, giving voters a behind-the-scenes look at their backgrounds, values and life decisions. Kirk also talks about his work on ten documentaries about the “war…

Musician Eilen Jewell: Queen of the Minor Key

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 she defines and crafts her music; and what’s next for her and The Eilen Jewell Band, which…


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