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2004

The Rule of Law in Times of Terror
David Nevin
Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Growth in Ada County: The Path Forward
Dr. Robert Freilich
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Election 04 – Handicapping the Races
Betsy Russell, Dan Popkey, Bob Fick
Friday, October 29, 2004

The Future of Bosnia and the Rule of Law
David O. Carter
Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The Real Challenge of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Iran and North Korea
Dr. Jay Davis
Wednesday, September 22, 2004

How Does Idaho Stack up?
Dewayne Matthews
Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Seeking a Stronger Central Idaho: Unveiling the New Central Idaho Wilderness Bill
Mike Simpson
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Cool Reads for a Hot Summer
Gary Hunt, Gail Lindblom
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

The Achievement Gap: Choice Not Destiny
Kati Haycock
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Toward a Civic Art
John Mackie
Friday, June 11, 2004

Boise: Making the Best Place Better
David H. Bieter
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Politics, Markets, and American Schools
Dr. Terry M. Moe
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

The Patriot Act and the War on Terrorism
Thomas E. Moss
Thursday, March 11, 2004

The Constitution is Not a Technicality
Tom Nelson
Thursday, February 12, 2004

The New Convention Center – Both Sides of the Story
David Hawk, Bobbie Patterson, Jim Jones
Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Pundits and Politics – our annual no-holds preview of Idaho Legislature
Dan Popkey, Betsy Z Russell, Bob Fick
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

2003

Live rich, die broke, and be happy! Media Giant Gives All to Charity!
James Rogers
Thursday, December 4, 2003

Whose Water is it, Anyway?
Mark Limbaugh
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Boise and Meridian School Superintendents
Olson, Donnell
Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Educational Accountability:
Where are we and where oh where are we going?
Dr. Roy Truby
Wednesday, October 15, 2003

High Expectations for Higher Education
Dr. Robert Kustra
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Leadership in a Time Crisis
Marsha Johnson Evans
Friday, August 22, 2003

Judicial Elections: When Politics Threatens Independence
Alfred P. Carlton Jr.
Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Homeland Security and Individual Liberties
Congressman C.L. “Butch” Otter
Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Boise City Council – New Faces, New Ideas
Maryanne Jordan, Alan Shealy
Friday, June 13, 2003

Observations on the Situation in Iraq
Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar
Thursday, May 22, 2003

Personal and Business Privacy in the Age of Technology
Barry Steinhardt
Friday, May 9, 2003

Regional Medical Centers – How much is enough?
Sandra Bennett Bruce
Thursday, April 17, 2003

Peaceful Tomorrows: Moving Beyond grief and violence after 9/11
Andrew Rice
Thursday, March 6, 2003

Politics – Politics – Politics
Sheila Sorenson, Wendy Jaquet
Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Political Pundits on the 2003 Legislative Session
Dan Popkey, Betsy Z. Russell, Bob Fick
Friday, January 10, 2003

2002

Can the Well-being of Children Truly Become a Political Priority
Jonah Edelman
Thursday, December 12, 2002

The Current and Future State of Higher Education in Idaho
Dr. Robert A. Hoover
Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Proposition One on the November Ballot: The Indian Gaming Initiative
David Matheson, Reverend Tom Grey
Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Pundits Ponder the November Elections!
Dan Popkey, Betsy Z. Russell, Bob Fick
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Ozzie and Harriet Don’t live Here Anymore
Dr. Stephanie Coontz
Thursday, September 19, 2002

Seattle Mariners
No Speaker
Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Water and Idaho: A Time of Change
Karl Dreher
Friday, August 9, 2002

A Call to Vigilance
Anthony D. Romero
Friday, May 31, 2002

A Mid-year Assessment of the Economy and Investment Markets
Panel Discussion of Top Portfolio Managers
Wednesday, May 15, 2002

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
Samantha Power
Thursday, April 18, 2002

Communities, Businesses and Schools – Creativity in the New World
Richard Florida
Thursday, March 21, 2002

Afghan Women’s Lives Before and After the Taliban
Dr. Yasmin Hamidi Aguilar
Friday, March 8, 2002

Body, Mind, Spirit: Skiing in the 2002 Winter Paralympics
Lacey Heward
Thursday, February 7, 2002

Politics and Pundits
Dan Popkey, Bob Fick, Betsy Russell
Thursday, January 24, 2002

The Role and Limitations of the Military in Afghanistan and Beyond
Admiral Archie Clemins
Monday, January 14, 2002

2001

Building Coalitions in an Era of Terrorism
Dr. Robert Donaldson
Friday, December 7, 2001

Motorized Vehicle Bans in National Parks
Sandra Mitchell, Katy Rexford
Wednesday, November 7, 2001

The Power of Interfaith Relationships in the 21st Century
Ray Foote
Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Why Arts Matter! To the World of Business
Jonathan Katz, Dan Harpole, Vince Hannity
Thursday, October 11, 2001

Improving Health through Community Design
Richard E. Killingsworth
Monday, September 24, 2001

The Chicago Cubs and Their Farm Team, The Boise Hawks
Andy MacPhail
Friday, July 20, 2001

Drug Courts: How and Why They Work
Daniel Eismann
Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Why your energy bill is higher than your Mortgage
Jan Packwood
Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Asia and the US Economic & Political Climate
Linda Tsao Yang
Thursday, May 31, 2001

Fate of the Foothills-Panel Discussion
Brent Coles, Mike Simplot, Stephanie Witt, Mike Wardle, Harris Ranch, Marc Johnson
Wednesday, May 16, 2001

The Future of Technology
J. Richard Rock
Thursday, April 19, 2001

The Gobalized Economy
James Williams
Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Salmon Recovery – Untangling the Knot
Mike Crapo
Thursday, February 22, 2001

The Religious Freedom Act
Robert Aldridge, Dr. David Adler
Friday, January 26, 2001

Shakespeare Theater Association of America
Sydney Berger, Tina Packer, Charles Fee
Friday, January 12, 2001

Politics, Pundits and Predictions
Dan Popkey, Betsy Russell, Randy Stapil
Thursday, January 11, 2001

2000

DNA Testing and Actual Innocence: One Man’s Trip to Hell and Back
Kevin Green
Monday, December 11, 2000

Treasure Valley’s Future? Trends From the past and scenarios for the future
Dena Belzer
Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Gasoline at $5 a Gallon?! Energy Prospects for the 21st Century
Denis Hays
Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Early Literacy and Learning Needs
Alan Pesky, Hildegarde Ayer
Thursday, October 19, 2000

Permanent Trade Status for China
Howard D. Clark
Thursday, May 25, 2000

Libraries Build Communities
Sarah Long
Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Duties, Perspectives, Challenges: U.S. Senate Leadership
Larry Craig
Tuesday, April 18, 2000

International Trade & Human Rights around the World
Greg Carr
Thursday, March 30, 2000

The Future of Health Care in America
Dr. Bob LeBow
Monday, March 6, 2000

A Bond of Trust – Reflections on the Relationship between Police and the Community They Serve
Pierce Murphy
Friday, February 18, 2000

Pundits Probing Politics
Bob Fick, Betsy Russell, Dan Popkey
Tuesday, January 18, 2000

Bridging the “Digital Divide”
David Bolt
Thursday, January 13, 2000

1999

What is the Impact of WTO Agreements in Idaho?
Mike Crapo
Friday, December 10, 1999

The Roles and Future of the Boise River
David Dickson
Tuesday, November 2, 1999

Kosovo and East Timor – The U.S. Role in International Interventions
Phyllis E. Oakley
Saturday, October 9, 1999

Why Hemingway Still Matters
Gerry Brenner
Monday, October 4, 1999

Idaho Shakespeare Festival – Past, Present and Future
Charles Fee
Monday, August 16, 1999

Fourth Annual Garden Party
Idaho Botanical Garden
Wednesday, June 23, 1999

The First 140 Days
Dirk Kempthorne
Wednesday, June 16, 1999

Quality Early Childhood Care and Education
Dr. Craig T. Ramey
Tuesday, June 8, 1999

High Level Nuclear Waste Management
Dr. Jean Younker
Wednesday, May 12, 1999

All That Jazz
Gene Harris, Helen Borgers
Tuesday, April 6, 1999

Preserving a Living Museum: The Care of the U.S. Capitol
Herbert M. Franklin
Monday, March 15, 1999

The 21st Century Art Museum
Lucinda Barnes
Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Gearing up for the Digital Workplace
Rich Raimondi
Friday, February 26, 1999

Pundits Probing Politics
Dan Popkey, Jim Fisher, Steve Hartgen
Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Albertsons’ Provide a Foundation for the Future
Sharon Jarvis
Wednesday, January 13, 1999

1998

What is the Future of Agriculture in Idaho?
Pat Takasugi
Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Who will be Idaho’s Next U.S. Senator?
Mike Crapo, Bill Mauk
Thursday, October 22, 1998

Teaching Tolerance – Ending Hate
Bill Wassmuth, Tammy Schnitzer
Friday, October 2, 1998

A Conversation with 3 Presidents
President Robert Hoover, President Charles Ruch, President James Hottois
Thursday, September 17, 1998

Meet the Next Superintendent of Public Instruction
Incumbent Anne C. Fox, Challenger Marilyn Howard
Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Meet the Candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court
Wayne Kidwell, Mike Wetherell
Wednesday, August 26, 1998

The State of the Judiciary Today
Stephen S. Trott
Monday, August 17, 1998

Are you ready for January 1, 2000
David Duffield
Monday, July 27, 1998

What to do With All That Water
Carl L. Cook Jr.
Tuesday, July 21, 1998

What’s the Future of the Bonneville Power Administration?
Judi Johansen
Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Third Annual Summer Garden Party
Garden Party held at the Boise Art Museum
Thursday, June 11, 1998

Sister Helen Prejean
Author of Dead Man Walking
Monday, May 11, 1998

Baseball 1998
Bud Selig
Thursday, May 7, 1998

National Service: An Update on the President’s Summit for Americas’ Future and Idaho’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth Summit
Harris Wofford
Friday, April 17, 1998

The Idaho German Connection
His Excellency Juergen Chrobog
Friday, March 6, 1998

Report from Treasure Valley’s Elected Officials
Vern Bisterfeldt, Brent Coles, Robert Corrie, Ted Ellis, Winston Goering, Laurale Neal, Abe Vasquez, Garret Nancolas, Richard Yzaguirre
Thursday, February 26, 1998

Freedom Instead of Government Control
Jacob Hormberger
Wednesday, February 11, 1998

“Success by Six” Comes to the Treasure Valley
Dr. James Renier
Wednesday, January 21, 1998

What’s up At The State Legislature
Betsy Russell, Mike Wickline, Perry Swisher
Wednesday, January 14, 1998

1997

What’s Happened to Payette Lake?
Peter Johnson, Paul Woods
Wednesday, December 10, 1997

Behind the Scenes of House Committee
Helen Chenoweth
Wednesday, November 19, 1997

The Challenge of the European Monetary Union
The Honorable Antonio Oyarzabal
Thursday, November 13, 1997

Michelman Discusses Reproductive Rights
Kate Michelman
Thursday, October 9, 1997

Visions of Liberty, the Bill of Rights for All Americans
Ira Glasser
Wednesday, August 13, 1997

The U.S. Senate Revises Nuclear Waste Policy
Larry Craig
Monday, August 11, 1997

Preserving Healthy Public Lands in the Northwest
Hal Salwasser
Wednesday, July 9, 1997

Second Annual Summer Garden Party
Garden party featuring art exhibits and performances at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Thursday, June 19, 1997

The Economics of the Environment
Professor Thomas M. Power
Tuesday, June 3, 1997

Report From the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future
Jim Clark, Jim Everett, Kelly Houston, Sharon Jarvis, Connie Weaver, Scott Curtis, Cindy Mesko
Tuesday, May 6, 1997

The Economics of Historic Preservation and urban Design
Donovan Rypkema
Thursday, April 17, 1997

Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Patricia Nelson Limerick, Jamie Sudler III, Ryan Bernard, Tom Precourt
Friday, April 11, 1997

Energy Deregulation – What’s Happening?
Peter Johnson, Todd Maddock, Marsha Smith
Wednesday, March 5, 1997

The Press and the First Amendment
P. Cameron DeVore
Friday, February 21, 1997

Funding the Arts
Bill Strickland
Tuesday, February 4, 1997

Second Annual State Legislative Forum
Betsy Russell, Mike Wickline, Michelle Cole
Thursday, January 9, 1997

1996

The Future of Social Security and Medicare
Alan K. Simpson, (R-Wyo.) cosponsored by the Andrus Center for Public Policy
Friday, December 6, 1996

Behind the Scenes – a Look at Film Making
Michael Hoffman
Tuesday, December 3, 1996

U.S. Senate (All candidates invited)
Walt Minnick
Tuesday, October 29, 1996

First Congressional District
Dan Williams
Tuesday, October 15, 1996

Second Congressional District
Mike Crapo, John Seidl
Tuesday, October 8, 1996

Making Choices – Understanding The Risks
Dr. D. Warner North
Tuesday, September 10, 1996

Breaking Up the Local Telephone Monopoly – What does it mean for the Consumer
Dean J. Miller
Tuesday, July 30, 1996

Celebrating the Arts in the Treasure Valley
Garden party featuring art exhibits and performances at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Thursday, June 20, 1996

City Club Welcomes the New University of Idaho President
Robert Hoover
Thursday, May 16, 1996

Where is Idaho Headed on Welfare and Medicaid Reform?
Phil Batt
Tuesday, April 16, 1996

NeighborNet ’96 – Building a Better Boise
A special forum co-sponsored with the City of Boise and Mayor Brent Coles, Dena Belzer, Dee Sarton
Friday, April 12, 1996

The U.S. in a Global Economy
Bill Eberle
Wednesday, April 3, 1996

Health Care – Understanding the Debate
Steve Arnt
Tuesday, March 19, 1996

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Role in the State of Idaho
The Honorable Dan Glickman
Tuesday, February 20, 1996

First Annual State Legislative Forum
Mike Wickline, Marty Trillhaase, Steven Stuebner
Friday, January 12, 1996

1995

Building Our Civic Capacity
Charles Royer
Tuesday, December 5, 1995

Freedom of Ideas in the Academic World
Dr. Carol Martin
Friday, November 17, 1995

How Safe are the Airways?
Dave Hinson
Tuesday, October 17, 1995

Who Shall Care For the Children?
Najeeb Halaby
Friday, September 22, 1995

What is in the Future of the Endangered Species Act?
Mark L. Plummer
Friday, September 1, 1995

Where Does Urban Design Fit In With Growth Management?
Paddy Tillett
Wednesday, July 12, 1995

The Treasure Valley in the Year 2010 – Can We Manage Our Expected Growth?
James Pallak
Tuesday, June 13, 1995

A Debate on the Boise School Bond Issues
Ann Carol Darger, James Auld
Monday, May 8, 1995

The First 100 Days of the 104th Congress and a Report on the Contract with America
Congressman Mike Crapo
Tuesday, April 18, 1995