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April Neale

April Neale

April Neale is an entertainment writer and film and television critic. Neale is a member of the Hollywood Critics Association, Television Critics' Association, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and Critics' Choice Awards – Film, Documentaries, and Television. Neale has read her original work for NPR and 'Spoken Interludes', and has previously worked at industry trade Below The Line. Neale also writes for Monsters & Critics, TV Shows Ace, MSN, Cheapism, MSN Canada, Yahoo, Country Music Alley, Alliance of Women Film Journalists blog, and AOL.

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Children encouraged to pen unique story for Idaho Public Television’s KIDS Writers Contest

By: - January 24, 2022

Kids in Idaho have a chance to pen a story to be judged for uniqueness, language skills, creativity and even illustrations in a contest announced last week by Idaho Public Television. For the 28th year, Idaho Public Television is hosting the Idaho PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The three regional stations across the state — KUID […]

Marcia Franklin interviews author Tayari Jones

Idaho Public Television’s ‘Dialogue’ returns with interviews from Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

By: - December 1, 2021

Conversations From the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference on “Dialogue” is back with six new interviews from the acclaimed event. The Idaho Capitol Sun spoke to producer and host Marcia Franklin and the conference’s associate director Carrie Lightner about the upcoming event airing on Idaho Public Television. “I’m enthusiastic about our lineup of guests,” says Franklin, […]

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‘Salmon Reckoning’ investigates Congressman Simpson’s plan to save salmon, breach Snake River dams

By: - October 12, 2021

Idaho Public Television brings a timely documentary, “Salmon Reckoning,” to Outdoor Idaho, which will air Thursday, Oct. 14. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, an Idaho Republican, wants to dismantle four Snake River dams while compensating farmers and businesses with taxpayer funds and financially bolster the Lewiston, Idaho, and Tri-Cities, Washington, areas. Simpson’s district encompasses the Sawtooth […]

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‘Nothing but the Truth’ examines two Idaho murder cases, 100 years apart

By: - October 11, 2021

Idaho Public Television’s “Nothing but the Truth” on Idaho Experience will examine two sensational Idaho murder cases set 100 years apart and what they reveal in the evolution of DNA science in exoneration — especially when a person’s life is on the line in a capital murder case. And Hollywood couldn’t write this script any […]

Author Ernest Hemingway is buried in Ketchum, Idaho.

Idaho PBS shares an Ohio connection to Hemingway’s years in Idaho

By: - June 8, 2021

Idaho Public Television has a new online event celebrating the “Idaho roots” of author Ernest Hemingway. “Papa” was a worldly rolling stone who wound up in Ketchum, Idaho, and lived there until he died in 1961. Now, an Ohio University alumnus who lived in Idaho and became involved in preserving Hemingway’s legacy continues curating more information about […]

Online auction fundraiser for Idaho Public Television begins June 1

By: - May 27, 2021

Offering unique items and experiences from around the Gem State, an online auction benefiting Idaho’s PBS stations is planned for June 1-13. Participants will be able to bid on original artwork from Idaho artists, wine events, a hot-air balloon flight, tickets to arts and cultural events, an aerial flight across North Idaho, hotel packages, many […]

General Manager Ron Pisaneschi

Longtime Idaho Public Television leader to retire

By: - May 21, 2021

Idaho Public Television announced today General Manager Ron Pisaneschi will retire June 30. The Idaho State Board of Education, which oversees the operation of Idaho Public Television, will form a committee to conduct a nationwide search for Pisaneschi’s replacement, according to a press release from IPT. “After more than 35 years at Idaho Public Television […]

Idaho State Capitol building in Boise.

Idaho Public Television announces programs on women hunters, Idaho Capitol

By: - May 6, 2021

Idaho Public Television announced Wednesday that two new productions are coming to the network. One will feature female hunters across Idaho, and the other will celebrate the fascinating 100-year history of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise. Outdoor Idaho will air “Women Who Hunt.” Hunting is a pastime many enjoy and take advantage of when […]

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Reclaim Idaho organizers traveled through the scenic Gem State in a funky 1977 green painted RV.

‘Reclaim Idaho’ may dominate 2021’s documentary awards race. Film debuts at Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

By: - April 12, 2021

Idaho’s Medicaid expansion fight may be next year’s award darling for best documentary.  New Yorkers and first-time filmmakers Laura-Wing Kamoosi and Jim Kamoosi, the married team behind “Reclaim Idaho,” entered the documentary into the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and so far the reception has been resoundingly positive.  “Reclaim Idaho” tells the story of […]

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Author Ernest Hemingway is buried in Ketchum, Idaho.

Ken Burns: Idaho house was both ‘wonderful place,’ ‘final prison’ for Hemingway

By: - April 5, 2021

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest documentary series for PBS features one of America’s most famous authors, Ernest Hemingway. The film ‘Hemingway” is divided into three chapters and covers Hemingway’s early days as a boy in Michigan, to young adulthood carving out a journalism career before becoming America’s most famous and world-traveled, modern 20th century author. […]