Gem State Roundup

Online auction fundraiser for Idaho Public Television begins June 1

By: - May 27, 2021 12:06 pm

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 locally sourced gift baskets and more. You can shop and browse available items online at

Purchases will help fund Idaho Public Television, including original series such “Outdoor Idaho” and “Idaho Experience,” and uphold the ongoing access for public media while encouraging lifelong learning and enriching the lives of all Idahoans.

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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.