IdahoPTV Screening with Q & A

July 13, 2020
7:00pm Mountain Time
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Welcome

Join IdahoPTV for a special screening of Outdoor Idaho followed by a discussion with the film makers.

As Idaho’s population increases, the space that separates humans from animals continues to shrink, and that has led to problems for wildlife managers as well as moments of wonder. To capture some of these moments, Outdoor Idaho reached out to people across the state for footage of their brief encounters.

“I had no idea we would receive so much video from folks,” says producer Lauren Melink. “I figured we’d get a goose or two, but not mountain lions in the backyard. It’s really been incredible to see urban wildlife through the eyes of the people actually experiencing it firsthand, but it can also be unnerving when a mountain lion is peering through your window.”

According to the show’s host, Bruce Reichert, “In our 37 year history, we’ve never used so much video from other people. So it’s a great program to produce during a pandemic; we can maintain social distancing and still tell an interesting story.”

Video Descriptions

Urban Wildlife Pre-Show

10 minutes of preview view to play before "Urban Wildlife"

Ron Pisaneschi - Welcome Message

Introductory message from IdahoPTV General Manager Ron Pisaneschi.

Bruce Reichert Intro for Urban Wildlife

Urban Wildlife | Outdoor Idaho

Please Stand By - Discussion Beginning Soon

IdahoPTV-PBS Ovee Discussion Beginning Soon

60 minutes

Moderators

Panelists

  • Bruce Reichert, Host/Executive Producer

    Bruce Reichert, Host/Executive Producer Bruce Reichert the host and executive producer of Outdoor Idaho. He has worked hand-in-hand with his colleagues to create quality productions that capture the state's dreams, hopes and concerns, helping to make Outdoor Idaho one of the most celebrated TV series in the west. Bruce.reichert@idahoptv.org

  • Aaron Kunz, Production Manager, editor/videographer/producer

    Aaron was the lead producer on “Idaho's Salmon” and “Idaho Water Handbook” and is also a frequent videographer for many other shows. Over the years, he has won multiple national awards for his work on Outdoor Idaho, including several regional Emmy nominations and the J. Robb Brady Award for Environmental Journalism. Aaron.kunz@idahoptv.org

  • Lauren Melink, Writer/Producer

    Lauren Melink is the newest member of the Outdoor Idaho crew. She comes to the show with a background in news media and a passion for the outdoors in particular trail running. She’s thrilled to be part of such a unique Outdoor Idaho right out the gate. Lauren.melink@idahoptv.org

  • Emily Wakild, Ph.D,. Professor, Boise State University

    Professor Emily Wakild is a historian of Latin America. She earned her Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Arizona. Among other classes, she teaches courses in environmental history including, “Animals in History.” emilywakild@boisestate.edu

  • Mike McDonald, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

    Mike McDonald, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Mike McDonald is the Magic Valley Regional Wildlife Manager for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. His Fish and Game career has spanned more than 31 years and has encompassed a variety of programs, including big game depredation management, wildlife habitat management, technical assistance, and wildlife population management.

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