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January 25, 2024: RUMBLE and the Human Rights Task Force

Linda Navarre, Co-President of the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force, joins Jim and Jack to discuss the upcoming presentation of RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World and other events the task force has coming up.

January 24, 2024: LPOSD Superintendent Dr. Becky Meyer

Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent, Dr. Becky Meyer, talks of the school year, facility needs and the Long-Range Facility Planning Committee, school security and other topics, with hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler.

January 23, 2024: Pack River Delta Restoration Update

With Pete Rust, Mitigation Staff Biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Panhandle Regional Office.

January 17, 2024: The Paradise Paradox film

Hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler speak with Taylor Prather of Schweitzer about the film the ski mountain is presenting at the Panida, titled "The Paradise Paradox," plus talk about the mountain town mental health issues it portrays, with Dawn Mehra of NAMI Far North.

January 17, 2024: Forrest Bird Charter School

Hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler interview Forrest Bird Charter School Principal Eric Fulgenzi.

January 16, 2024: Idaho Conservation League

Host Julie Kallemeyn speaks with three Sandpoint staffers with the Idaho Conservation League: Jennifer Ekstrom, North Idaho Lakes Conservation Associate; Karissa Huntsman, North Idaho Community Engagement Assistant, and Brad Smith, statewide Conservation Program Director.

North Idaho News of the Week for January 12, 2024

Jack and Chris break down the week in news for the first full week of 2024.

January 11, 2024: FBCS Interact Club

Members of the Forrest Bird Charter School Interact Club join Jim and Jack to talk about the club and their ongoing fundraiser to help vaccinate children overseas for Polio.

January 10, 2024: Pam Duquette and Kyle Schreiber

The newest members of Sandpoint's City Council, Pam Duquette and Kyle Schreiber.

January 10, 2024: Jennifer Stapleton

Former City Administrator of Sandpoint Jennifer Stapleton.

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Community Conversations on 88.5 KRFY radio in Sandpoint, Idaho

These recorded interviews aired during KRFY’s live-broadcast Morning Show. The Morning Show airs each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., and its recorded interviews are subsequently available here as podcasts. For an archive of older podcasts go to the All Podcasts page.

  • Aug 30, 2023: A big masterplan project is under way for Sandpoint’s waterfront and downtown, and that’s one of several topics as host Chris Bessler interviews Mayor Shelby Rognstad and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Also discussed: Recently approved FY 2024 city budget, infrastructure improvements, the James E. Russell Sports Center and upcoming city elections. Click to listen.
  • Aug 23, 2023: With the new school year coming Sept. 5, Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Dr. Becky Meyer gives info parents need to get kids back to school, and much more on other LPOSD topics, with host Chris Bessler. Click to listen.  Click to listen.
  • Aug 22, 2023: Host Julie Kallemeyn interviews John Totten with Dog Smile Adventures, a sailing non-profit for people with special needs. Click to listen.
  • Aug 16, 2023: Host Chris Bessler talks of events and issues with speakers from two nonprofit organizations:
    Katie Cox and Marcy Timblin of the Kaniksu Land Trust, on the upcoming Aug. 26 Sled Fest, raising funds for the historic sled hill. Click to listen.
    Mandy Evans of the Better Together Animal Alliance about a campaign to gather cat food for felines in need, and other happenings at the animal shelter. Click to listen.
  • Aug 9, 2023: Hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler talk with Jean Gerth and John Edwards of the Rock Creek Alliance about its work to protect Lake Pend Oreille and the Cabinet Wilderness from proposed mining, plus the RCA’s upcoming annual party on Aug. 18. Click to listen.
  • Aug 8, 2023: Host Phil Hough talks trail with speakers from three different trail-building and trail-loving groups: Tom Dabrowski of the Idaho Trails Association; Jason Welker of Pend Oreille Pedalers; and Rose Olson of Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Click to listen.
  • Aug 1, 2023: Hosts Julie Perchynski and Julie Kallemeyn air their monthly Garden Life show, this week with University of Idaho extension agents Jennifer Jensen and Amy Robertson. Click to listen.
  • July 26, 2023: Festival at Sandpoint Executive Director Ali Baranski and Production and Education Manager Paul Gunter tell host Chris Bessler of the upcoming concert series, with a review of the acts and need-to-know info for festival goers. Click to listen.
  • July 25, 2023: Host Phil Hough talks with Dawn Mehra of NAMI Far North, local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Click to listen.
  • July 20, 2023: Host Suzy Prez interviews with members of the band band BonBon Vivant, as well as Mattox Farm Production’s Robb TalbottCick to listen.
  • July 19, 2023: Host Suzy Prez talks of a range of current city happenings and issues with City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton, Mayor Shelby Rognstad and City Planner Amy Tweeten. Click to listen.
  • July 18, 2023: Host Julie Kallemeyn speaks with guest Dan Smith, Regional Air Shed Coordinator with Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, about current air quality – and potential for wildfire smoke. Click to listen.
  • July 12, 2023: Host Chris Bessler talks of swimming, personal challenges and details of the Long Bridge Swim, coming August 5, with Race Director Jim Zuberbuhler. Click to listen.
  • July 11, 2023: Host Julie Kallemeyn and guest Rich Del Carlo talk about birds with a focus on Idaho hummingbirds. Click to listen.
  • July 5, 2023: Host Chris Bessler interviews Luke Mayville of Reclaim Idaho, about a pending lawsuit by the coalition of groups behind the Open Primaries Initiative, in which they are asking the Idaho Supreme Court to rule on ballot language for the initiative. Click to listen.
  • June 28, 2023: Host Chris Bessler interviews new Bonner County Assessor Dennis Engelhardt. Click to listen.
  • June 27, 2023: Hosts Phil Hough and Julie Perchynski present an interview with Karen Bennett, president of the Bonner County GardenersClick to listen.
  • June 21, 2023: Host Chris interviews Kaniksu Land Trust Director of Communications Marcy Timblin plus interns Jenn Manelski and Caitlyn Embree about KLT summer activities, happenings at Pine Street Woods, and KLT’s management of cougar activity and potential trail closures at the woods.  Click to listen.
  • June 14, 2023: Host Suzy interviews Sandpoint Rotary Club members Mel Dick and Mariah Williams about the Rotary-presented CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo bike ride coming June 17. Click to listen.
  • June 13, 2023: Host Phil discuss the Rural Thrive Education Summit coming June 15, with Dr. Liz Wargo of the University of Idaho College of Education Health and Human Services. Click to listen.
  • May 31, 2023: Hosts Chris and Suzy talk with Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent, Dr. Becky Meyer, about the end of the school year, upcoming graduations, facilities assessment, new legislation affecting funding, recent ISAT testing and more. Click to listen.
  • May 24, 2023: Hosts Suzy and Chris present two interviews on different subjects:
    Ryan Fiske and Andrea Lyman tell about the upcoming June 2-3 retrospective of artworks by the late Stephen Lyman. Click to listen.
    Jerry Luther, sponsor, tells about the New Old Time Chautauqua coming to the Panida Theater on June 10. Click to listen.
  • May 23, 2023: Host Phil talks summer trails with Jason Welker of Pend Oreille Pedalers and Rose Olson of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Click to listen.
  • May 10, 2023: With Idaho elections coming Tuesday, May 16, host Chris interviews the two candidates for the East Bonner County Library board of trustees, incumbent Susan Shea and challenger Stacy Rodriguez:
    Stacy Rodriguez interview. Click to listen.
    Susan Shea interview. Click to listen.
  • May 9, 2023: Host Phil interviews Brad French, stewardship forester for the National Deer Association. Click to listen.
  • May 3, 2023: Hosts Chris and Suzy conduct interviews on two topics:
    Pend Oreille Economic Partnership Executive Director Brent Baker tells about the group and its What’s Happening Up North economic summit coming on May 11. Click to listen.
    – Local proponent Nancy Gerth tells about the Open Primary Initiative drive that, if successful in placing the issue on the ballot, would provide Idaho voters with open primaries and ranked-choice voting. Click to listen.
  • May 2, 2023: Garden Life for May features members of the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society John Hastings and Bob Wilson. Click to Listen.
  • April 27, 2023: First, an update on the goings-on over at Sandpoint Area Seniors, inc., with board member Nikki Klein and site manager Matt Thompson. Click to listen.
    then, a word on the upcoming Cinco de Mayo fundraiser for UCAN, from Leadership Sandpoint. Click to listen.
  • April 26, 2023: Talking about the 3/4 Minus Cykeltur with Charles Mortensen and Jason Welker. Click to listen.
  • April 26. 2023: The West Bonner County School Distict‘s proposed Levy for the May 2023 election, with Margy Hall. Click to Listen.
  • April 19, 2023: Host Chris Bessler conducts reviews of bills approved, or not, in the recently concluded 2023 session of the Idaho Legislature with First District legislators:
    State Rep. Sage Dixon. Click to listen.
    State Sen. Scott Herndon. Click to listen.
  • April 18, 2023: Host Julie Kallemeyn interviews Rachel Dunham, community engagement coordinator for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, in a talk about bees, bugs and the importance of insects to the world ecology. Click to listen.
  • April 13, 2023: Jim Healey and Jack Peterson host a musical hour with the band Global Gumbo, consisting of Truck Mills, Ali Thomas and Denis ZwangClick to listen.
  • April 12, 2023: Two interviews on varying topics:
    – Host Suzy Prez speaks with instructor Lisa McElroy from the Lake Pend Oreille School District about the Dyslexia Roadshow. Click to listen.
    – Host Chris Bessler interviews First District Idaho Rep. Mark Sauter about the recently concluded 2023 session of the Idaho Legislature, covering a range of bills. Click to listen.
  • April 11, 2023: Host Phil Hough discusses forestry and public lands with Liz Johnson-Gephardt of the Panhandle Forest Collaborative and Jon Songster and Ed Wingert of the Idaho Department of Lands’ Good Neighbor Authority. Click to listen.
  • April 6, 2023: SHS Girls’ Basketball head coach Will Love and assistant coach Maddy Schoening recount their experience during the 2022-23 Championship season. Go Bulldogs! Click to listen.
  • April 5, 2023: A bountiful three interviews aired today! Click to hear them:
    – The recent decision by Bonner General Hospital to discontinue its labor and delivery services is the focus of an interview by host Chris Bessler with Bonner General Health CEO Sheryl Rickard and Public Information Officer Erin Binnall. Click to listen.
    – Host Suzy Prez talks with Bob Aldrich, host of the KRFY Blues Hour, about the genesis of his show, and the music he plays. Click for interview.
    – With the KRFY Annual Meeting coming up Friday, April 7, Suzy talks with Charlie Parrish, president of the KRFY Board of Directors about station history, purpose and operations. Click to listen.
  • April 4, 2023: April’s edition of Garden Life features an illuminating chat with Frank and Karen Oleson, owners of Aster Garden Design Center and Siteline Design. Click to listen.
  • March 30, 2023: Jack hosts Lauren Sanders, managing director of the Panida Theater, for a preview of what’s coming up on stage and screen in town. Click to listen.
  • March 29, 2023: Suzy Prez sits down with Karin Wedemeyer, director of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, and pianist Levi Hill to preview the upcoming KRFY Annual Corporation Meeting and talk about what else is gong on at the Music Conservatory. Click to listen.
  • March 28, 2023: Dig Chrismer, North Region Rural Engagement Officer for the Innovia Foundation, joins Phil to talk about the newly launched Community Book Club series and other upcoming community events. Click to listen.
  • March 23, 2023: Andrea Evans, Outreach Coordinator for the East Bonner County Library, talks with Jim and Jack about the EBCL’s Bookmobile and resources they provides outside the library walls. Click to listen.
  • March 22, 2023: Two interviews, first on an upcoming event and then on City of Sandpoint matters:
    – Author Ammi Midstokke and Katie Cox of the Kaniksu Land Trust, speaking on the book launch event and fundraiser for KLT coming March 23. Click to listen.
    Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton on the proposed Highway 2 couplet, the comprehensive plan and downtown design competition, and more. Click to listen.
  • March 21, 2023:Julie Kallemeyn sits down for a chat with CDA Project Manager Erin Plue and board member Walt Growes of Trout Unlimited. Click to listen.
  • March 16, 2023: Bonner County Historical Society and Museum Director Hannah Combs and architect Reid Weber join Jim and Jack to explore the history of one changing slice of Sandpoint, the site of the Elsasser Homestead. Click to listen.
  • March 15, 2023: Better Together Animal Alliance Executive Director Mandy Evans joins us to discuss our furry, four-legged friends. Click to listen.
  • March 14, 2023: Throwing Stones in a Glass House author Liam Fitzgerald and Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center forecaster Jeff Thompson join Phil Hough to explore the excitement and dangers of avalanche management. Click to listen.
  • March 9, 2023: Sandpoint Area Seniors, inc. Board Chair Nikki Klein and  Sandpoint Senior Center site manager Matt Thompson talk about what’s coming up and what’s needed by the senior citizens in our community. Click to listen.
  • March 8, 2023: Julie Kallemeyn chats with Idaho Master Naturalists Pat Meyers and Perky Hagadone. Click to listen.
  • March 7, 2023: Daniel Guillory and Mia Wanstrom of the University of Idaho Hydroponics Club join Julie K and Julie P for the March edition of Garden Life. Click to listen.
  • March 2, 2023: Kate McAlister and Dorothy Prophet of the Angels Over Sandpoint discuss the organization and the big show coming up this weekend, The FolliesClick to listen.
  • March 1, 2023: Julie Kallemeyn chats with Community Assistance League president Beth Drain and Bizarre Bazaar manager Sherry Warber. Click to listen.
  • February 28, 2023: Julies Kallemeyn and Perchynski discuss the Special Olympics program in North Idaho with Bonner’s Ferry team coach John BeckClick to listen.
  • February 23, 2023: Hosts Jim Healey and Jack Peterson talk about the Panida Theater with new Managing Director Lauren Sanders. Click to listen.
  • February 22, 2023: Host Phil Hough talks about the Forrest Bird Charter School with Principal Jennifer Greve. Click to listen.
  • February 21, 2023: Host Phil Hough talks on two upcoming film festivals: with John Hasting, coordinator of the Sandpoint Area Students Outdoor Adventure Club, on the International Wildlife Film Festival; and Dr. Mark Cochran, board chair of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Click to listen.
  • February 16, 2023: Hosts Jack Peterson and Jim Healey are treated to a wided ranging conversaton with Jazz legend  Diane Schuur, in advance of her upcoming Pend O’reille Arts Council show at the Panida Theater. Click to listen.
  • February 15, 2023: Host Suzy Prez presents two varying topics:
    – An interview by host Chris Bessler with new Bonner County Commissioner Asia Williams. Click to listen.
    – A talk with KRFY associate station manager Jack Peterson on the KRFY Little Live Radio Hour upcoming at 8 p.m. February 21 with musicians Mike Wagoner and Utah John, bringing great picking, original songs and sweet harmonies to this live broadcast concert. Click to listen.
  • February 14, 2023: Host Phil Hough talks on two varying topics with Austin Terrell, project manager for terrestrial species in the Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation … and also an owner of Dub’s Drive-In, which is undergoing changes in operations and eventually, location. Click to listen.
  • February 8, 2023: Host Suzy Prez talks about the East Bonner County Library with Library Director Viktor Sjöberg and Youth Services Coordinator Suzanne Davis. Click to listen.
  • February 7, 2023: Hosts Julie Perchynski, Julie Kallemeyn and Suzy Prez share the mic for a Garden Life program with two separate interviews:
    David Keys of the Newport Mushroom Co. Click to listen.
    Kyle Nagy of the UI Organic Agriculture Center in Sandpoint. Click to listen.
  • February 2, 2023: Janice DeBaun and Robin Campbell of the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society. Click to listen.
  • February 1, 2023: Hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler interview Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Dr. Becky Meyer on the school year, the new draft five-year strategic plan and other topics. Click to listen.
  • January 31, 2023: Host Julie Kallemeyn interviews North Idaho Philharmonia conductor Jan Pellant and orchestra manager Marcy Hogan. Click to listen.
  • January 25, 2023: Host Suzy Prez interviews Eric Brubaker, parks and community development director with the City of Ponderay. Click to listen.
  • January 24, 2023: Host Phil Hough discusses sustainable farming with Trina and Kyle Johnson from Makers Long Acres Farm. Click to listen.
  • January 18, 2023: Hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler have a Year In Review for the City of Sandpoint – plus a preview of some coming actions in 2023 – with Mayor Shelby Rognstad and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Click to listen.
  • January 11, 2023: Host Chris Bessler interviews newly elected Bonner County Commissioner for District 3, Luke Omodt, who was sworn into office on January 9. Click to listen.
  • January 4, 2023: With the 2023 session of the Idaho Legislature beginning on January 9 in Boise, host Chris Bessler has separate interviews with the three legislators representing District 1:
    Rep. Sage Dixon. Click to listen.
    Rep. Mark Sauter. Click to listen.
    Sen. Scott Herndon. Click to listen.
  • December 29, 2022: Hosts Jim Healey and Jack Peterson catch up with James Benoit, host of the returning KRFY reggae music program Inland Island, now airing on Mondays at 8 p.m. Click to listen.
  • December 28, 2022: Host Chris Bessler and Sandpoint Reader Publisher Ben Olson look back on the biggest news stories of the past 12 months in a local news Year in Review. Click to listen.
  • December 27, 2022: Host Julie Kallemeyn discusses winter in the woods with Dennison Webb and Jillian Vanderbeek of SOLE, Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education. Click to listen.
  • December 22, 2022: Hosts Jim Healey and Jack Peterson look ahead to a big holiday weekend with the host and organizer of a Festivus Celebration at the Panida, Kaleb Keaton. Click to Listen
  • December 21, 2022: Hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler host their annual “Reason for the Season” show, discussing the meaning of Christmas with pastors Cartherine Lyle of the United Methodist Church and Steve Heinsen of Christ our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Click to listen.
  • December 20, 2022: Host Phil Hough talks snow, trails and grooming for skiers with the Sandpoint Nordic Club, with club board members Renee Nigon, Rick Price and Dig Chrismer. Click to listen.
  • December 7, 2022: Host Chris Bessler discusses the proposed vacation of Camp Bay Road by Bonner County with Project 7B co-founder Susan Drumheller. Click to listen.
  • December 6, 2022: Hosts Julie K and Julie P host a wintry edition of Garden Life, with Sandpoint Reader “Dirt-y Secrets” columnist Ranel Hanson. Click to Listen.
  • December 1, 2022: Host Jack Peterson interviews the full staff of the Bonner County Historical Society and Museum: Jennifer Plummer, Executive Director; Hannah Combs , Museum Administrator; and Olivia Fee, Outreach Coordinator. Click to listen.
  • November 30, 2022: Hosts Suzy and Chris talk about Lake Pend Oreille health and environmental issues with Brad Smith, North Idaho director of the Idaho Conservation League, and Jennifer Ekstrom, ICL’s new lakes conservation associate. Click to listen.
  • November 29, 2022: Host Phil interviews Jon Totten, on his dual roles with Dogsmile Adventures and with the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche CenterClick to listen.
  • November 22, 2022: Host Julie talks with Taylor Prather, new marketing and communications manager for Schweitzer, about her background, the mountain and upcoming ski season. Click to listen.
  • November 16, 2022: Host Suzy Prez interviews Lena Haug, local competitor in the 1,000-kilometer Mongol Derby horse race across the steppes of Mongolia. Click to listen,
  • November 15, 2022: Host Julie Kallemeyn interviews T.J. Ross of Idaho Fish and Game about status of hunting and fishing seasons. Click to listen.
  • October 26, 2022: Host Chris Bessler discusses the upcoming Nov. 8 elections with journalists Zach Hagadone and Ben Olson. Click to listen.
  • October 19, 2022: Host Chris Bessler interviews District 1 Idaho Senate write-in candidate, Independent Steve Johnson. His opponent, Republican candidate Scott Herndon, declined to participate. Click to listen.
  • October 18, 2022: Host Julie Kallemeyn interviews Kyle Nagy of the University of Idaho organic agriculture research center. Click to listen.
  • October 11, 2022: Host Phil Hough interviews Amy Anderson, executive director, and Jon Quinn Hurst, board member of the Priest Lake-based Selkirk Conservation Alliance on SCA’s programs to keep the lake-and-basin ecosystem healthy. Click to listen.
  • October 5, 2022: Two interviews on community topics:
    Community Resource Envision Center‘s upcoming “New Face of Veteran’s Services” event, with Executive Director Linnis Jellinek and Program Coordinator Katie Begalke. Click to listen.
    Better Together Animal Alliance Executive Director Mandy Evans, on the BTAA’s Home-Home service at work to help pets and families in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Florida. Click to listen.
  • October 4, 2022: It’s Garden Life on the topic of native plants in the garden, with hosts Julie and Julie interviewing Preston Andrews of Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Bob Wilson of Cedar Mountain Perennials. Click to listen.
  • September 29, 2022: A mid-run update on the Lake Pend Oreille Repertory Theater‘s production of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, with Director (and LPO Rep founder) Keely Gray. Click to listen.
  • September 28, 2022: A pre-KRFY Fall Auction talk with KRFY broadcasters who have donated some great items for the auction: Jackie Henrion, Bernie Moser, Julie Kallemeyn and Don Childress. Click to listen.
  • September 27, 2022: The topic is air quality and wildfire smoke, in an interview with Shawn Sweetapple, regional air quality manager for Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Click to listen.
  • September 21, 2022: An interview with City of Sandpoint Art and Historic Preservation Officer Heather Upton, on a $100,000 grant program for local art and culture groups, now available for application. Click to listen.
  • September 20, 2022: The topic is National Public Lands Day coming September 24, with a roundtable of speakers from local land-oriented organizations: Kelly Hewes, Idaho Trails Association; Jason Welker, Pend Oreille Pedalers; Joel Thompson, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness; and Katie Egland Cox, Kaniksu Land Trust. Click to listen.
  • September 13, 2022: Discussion of new book “Enlightening America: Forging a New America With Political Civility, Universal Equality and Genuine Patriotism” with author Dick Sonnichsen and publisher Sandy Compton. Click to listen.
  • September 7, 2021: An interview with Boundary County Library Director Kimber Glidden discussing the confrontational group pushing to ban books at her library, that precipitated her recent resignation and has gained international news coverage. Click to listen.
  • August 31, 2022: Two interviews on upcoming events, and the campaign to acquire advanced technology to help those who have lost the ability to walk:
    – The Find Your Strength Fun Run, coming Sept. 24 to raise fund for the Bonner General Health Foundation to purchase an Exoskeleton, with BGH Community Development Coordinator Molly Behrens, Foundation board member Patty Hutchens and Chris Owens, who is paralyzed and has used the Exoskeleton. Click to listen.
    – A Geezer Forum coming to Pine Street Woods Sept. 7, and other happenings with the Kaniksu Land Trust, with Elder Advocate Paul Graves and KLT’s Katie Cox. Click to listen.
  • August 30, 2022: Late summer and fall fishing, with TJ Ross and Rob Ryan from Idaho Fish and Game. Click to listen.
  • August 24, 2022: Schools and the upcoming school year, with Lake Pend Oreille School District’s new superintendent, Dr. Becky Meyer, plus LPOSD board of trustees chair Geraldine Lewis. Click to listen.
  • August 17, 2022: The 25th anniversary (and upcoming celebration) of the Rock Creek Alliance, with co-founders of the group, Mary Costello and Diane Williams. Click to listen.
  • August 16, 2022: Talking wildlife topics, with Idaho Department of Fish and Game reps Carson Watkins, new Panhandle Regional Supervisor; and T.J. Ross, Regional Communications Manager. Click to listen.
  • August 10, 2022: Festival at Sandpoint Executive Director Ali Baranski and President Bob Witte give a recap of the just-ended 2022 concert series. Click to listen.
  • August 9, 2022: Post-season interview with Karie Lee Knoke, finalist on History Channel’s Alone reality series. Click to listen.
  • August 3, 2022: Interview with Heather Upton, the City of Sandpoint’s new Art and Historic Preservation Officer. Click to listen.
  • July 27, 2022: The contested Camp Bay Road access to Lake Pend Oreille, with two advocates to retain public access, Jennifer and Fred Arn. Click to listen.
  • July 26, 2022: It’s turkey talk, featuring an interview by host Phil Hough with Kurt Dyroff of the Wild Turkey Foundation. Click to listen.
  • July 13, 2022: Two interviews on community topics:
    Envision Community Resource Center‘s Linnis Jellinek and Sara Hensel on the upcoming Power Up Opportunities Nonprofit and Volunteer Expo coming July 28. Click to listen.
    – A discussion on how Sandpoint businesses are faring this summer, with Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce President, Kate McAlister. Click to listen.
  • July 12, 2022: The topic is bear awareness and safety, with Jeremy Gaffield, of the Idaho Fish & Game Bear Enforcement and Education Project; and Kim Annis, grizzly specialist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Click to listen.
  • July 6, 2022: Two interviews on the topic of education:
    – Retiring Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Tom Albertson looks back at his years as teacher and super in Bonner County schools. Click to listen.
    Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville tells of the successful initiative campaign to put the Quality Education Act on the November 8 ballot. Click to listen.
  • June 16, 2022: Two interviews on upcoming events to raise money for local causes:
    CHAFE 150 and Family Fun Ride, coming June 18, with sponsoring Sandpoint Rotary members Mel Dick, Eric Donenfeld and David Keyes. Click to listen.
    Schweitzer Community Day coming June 19 benefit the Bonner Human Rights Task Force, plus the summer launch, with marketing manager Dig Chrismer. Click to listen.
  • June 3, 2022: A preview of the upcoming June 9 public discussion at Columbia Bank Community Room, “How workforce housing can be delivered through collaboration with community land trusts,” with Kaniksu Land Trust Executive Director Katie Cox. Click to listen.
  • May 24, 2022: Preview of the play coming to the Panida May 27-29, Exit Pursued by a Bear with director Dorothy Prophet and actor Meredith Field. Click to listen.
  • May 17, 2022: Interview with Kari Lee, founder of Sacred Cedars Wilderness School and primitive skills instructor, who participated in Season 9 of the “Alone” survival challenge that will air on History channel beginning May 26. Click to listen.
  • May 12, 2022: KRFY’s Local Decision 2022 series for the May 17 primary concludes with this final set of interviews with the five candidates for District 1 Idaho Representative, Seat A.
    – Candidate Adam Rorick. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Mark Sauter. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Travis Thompson. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Cynthia Weiss. Click to listen.
    Candidate Spencer Hutchings did not respond to invitations to interview.
  • May 10, 2022: Summer trail programs and activities, with Cori Callahan of Friends of Scotchman Peaks, Tom Dabrowski with Idaho Trails Association, Jason Welker of Pend Oreille Pedalers and Marcy Timblin of Kaniksu Land Trust. Click to listen»
  • May 5, 2022: KRFY’s Local Decision 2022 series continues, with interviews for the District 1 Representative for Seat B, race. There are two Republican candidates in this race, but challenger Todd Engel declined the invitation to interview; only incumbent Sage Dixon is interviewed. Click to listen.
  • April 26, 2022: Garden Life for May is the program today, with a focus on the Farmer’s Market. Click to listen.
    Bonus Interview with representatives of Sandpoint Leadership about their upcoming Cinco De Mayo event. Click to listen.
  • April 28, 2022: KRFY’s Local Decision 2022 continues, featuring interviews with the five Republican candidates for Bonner County Commissioner in District 3:
    – Candidate Dave Bowman. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Richard Harter. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Ron Korn. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Luke Omodt. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Brian Riley. Click to listen.
  • April 26, 2022: Two interviews on varying topics:
    – Syringa Cyclery’s Charles Mortensen tells about the upcoming May 7 gravel bicycling event, 3/4 Minus Cykletur 2022. Click to listen.
    NAMI Far North happenings and programs, with Dawn Mehra, president, and Amber Snoddy, past president. Click to listen.
  • April 21, 2022: KRFY’s Local Decision 2022 continues, featuring interviews with the two Republican candidates for Idaho State Senate:
    – Candidate Scott Herndon. Click to listen.
    – Incumbent Jim Woodward. Click to listen.
  • April 19, 2022: Separate interviews to take it outdoors:
    – Becca Rodack of Idaho Conservation League on upcoming Earth Day events. Click to listen.
    – All about Dogsmile Adventures with Executive Director John Totten. Click to listen.
  • April 14, 2022: KRFY’s Local Decision 2022 continues this week, featuring interviews with the three Republican candidates for District 1 Bonner County Commissioner:
    – Incumbent Commissioner Jeff Connolly. Click to listen.
    – Commissioner Candidate Randi Flaherty. Click to listen.
    – Commissioner Candidate Asia Williams. Click to listen.
  • April 12, 2022: Two interviews on varying topics:
    – A conversation about Disc Golf with Paul Stiller, designer of nationally-ranked Caliber Disc Golf. Click to listen.
    – A conversation about  Project 7B, with  Carol Curtis. Click to listen.
  • March 29, 2022: Two interviews on Lake Pend Oreille:
  • April 7, 2022: KRFY’s Local Decision 2022 kicks off for the May 17 primary, with interviews of candidates in contested county and legislative races. This week, interviews with the the three Republican candidates for Bonner County Assessor:
    – Assessor candidate Grant Dorman. Click to listen.
    – Assessor incumbent Donna Gow. Click to listen.
    – Assessor candidate Jessi Webster. Click to listen.
  • April 5, 2022: Garden Life, a monthly broadcast co-hosted by the Two Julies, and featuring Dianne Green from Green Tree Naturals giving tips on seed starts. Click to listen.
  • March 31, 2022: Two interviews on current local topics:
    – Hiring of a new superintendent of schools for Lake Pend Oreille School District, with Board of Trustees Chair Geraldine Lewis. Click to listen.
    – The historic $7.5 million gift to the city for the new James E. Russell Sports Center, with City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Click to listen.
  • March 29, 2022: Two interviews on Lake Pend Oreille:
    – Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper transition to the Idaho Conservation League, with Steve Holt and Carolyn Knaack of LPOW and Brad Smith and Becca Rodack of ICL. Click to listen.
    – A “state of the lake” talk with Andy Dux, IDFG fisheries manager. Click to listen.
  • March 24, 2022: Two interviews on varying topics:
    –  Kaniksu Land Trust with exec director Katie Cox. Click to listen.
    KRFY’s youth program CP@3, with host Will Clark and Cedar Post advisor Will Love. Click to listen.
  • March 22, 2022: Tales from the Schweitzer ski patrol with patrol director Arlene Cook and assistant director Greg Gibson. Click to listen.
  • March 17, 2022: Preview of Idaho’s May 17 primary election with info on candidates, plus two interviews:
    – Chief county election officer, Clerk Michael Rosedale. Click to listen.
    Diana Dawson of new North Idaho Voter Services group that has formed to provide nonpartisan information for voters. Click to listen.
  • March 15, 2022: COVID and wildlife with Dr. Nicole Walrath, DVM and wildlife veterinarian; and Bruce Smith, science writer and wildlife biologist, retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click to listen.
  • March 10, 2022: Two interviews with local groups:
    – Community Assistance League‘s current community grants, with Jan Harrison. Click to listen.
    – North Idaho Philharmonia upcoming concert series, with Jan Pellant, artistic director, and Margy Hogan, artistic orchestral manager. Click to listen.
  • March 8, 2022: Idaho Master Naturalists Dan Hailey and Patrick Meyers join Julie Kallemeyn to talk about the Master Naturalist program, upcoming classes, and the flora and fauna of North Idaho. Click to listen.
  • March 3, 2022: Update from First District legislators on the Idaho Legislature currently in session with, in sequence, Rep. Sage Dixon (initial interview); Rep. Heather Scott (interview starts at 20:15); and Sen. Jim Woodward (interview starts at 37:10). Click to listen.
  • March 1, 2022: Introducing a brand-new recurring segment called Garden Life, with hosts Julie Kallemeyn and Julie Perchynski. Click to listen.
  • February 22, 2022: Upcoming events for Friends of Scotchman Peaks, with Kelsey Maxwell, and the Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper with Carolyn Knaack. Click to listen.
  • February 17, 2022: A rebroadcast of the February 10 panel discussion on Bonner County planning and zoning with Milton Ollerton, county planning director; Don Davis, county P&Z commissioner; Susan Drumheller with Project 7B; and Susan Bowman of Keep Bonner County Rural. Click to listen.
  • February 15, 2022: Avalanche awareness, with Ryan Matz, director of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center. Click to listen.
  • February 10, 2022: Panel discussion on Bonner County planning and zoning with Milton Ollerton, county planning director; Don Davis, county P&Z commissioner; Susan Drumheller with Project 7B; and Susan Bowman of Keep Bonner County Rural. Click to listen.
  • February 8, 2022: The season to date for the skinny skiers of the Sandpoint Nordic Club, with Executive Director Leanna Lynch. Click to listen.
  • February 3, 2022: Two interviews on performing and cinema arts comping to the Panida Theater:
    – The Lake Pend Oreille Repertory Theater upcoming production of Young Frankenstein, with director Keely Gray.  Click to listen.
    – Cinematographer Jimmy Matlosz, on upcoming showing of the film F.E.A.R. Click to listen.
  • February 1, 2022: A Schweitzer Mountain winter update with marketing manager Dig ChrismerClick to listen.
  • January 27, 2022: The topic is Sandpoint City planning, with newly named city planner Amy Tweeten and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Click to listen.
  • January 25, 2022: A winter wildlife update for our region, with T.J. Ross of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Click to listen.
  • January 18, 2022: American Heritage Wildlife Foundation, with Executive Director Kathleen St. Claire McGee and volunteer Diane Newcomer. Click to listen.
  • January 13, 2022: A look ahead to the just-begun 2022 session of the Idaho Legislature, with District 1 Sen. Jim Woodward and Reps. Heather Scott and Sage Dixon. The separate interviews run about 18 minutes each:
    Sen. Jim Woodward. Click to listen.
    Rep. Heather Scott. Click to listen.
    Rep. Sage Dixon. Click to listen.
  • January 11, 2022: The Lands Council, with Public Lands Program Director Adam Gebauer and Restoration Program Director Kat Hall. 36 minutes. Click to listen.
  • January 6, 2022: Discussion of the documentary showing at the Panida, “Reclaim Idaho,” with filmmakers Laura Wing-Kamoosi and Jim Kamoosi, plus the group’s co-founder Luke Mayville on the current Quality Education Act initiative. 38 minutes. Click to listen.
  • January 4, 2022: Interview with Round Lake State Park Manager Mary McGraw and Ranger Bart Gutke. 50 minutes. Click to listen.
  • December 30, 2021: Our annual recap of the biggest local news stories of the year, with journalists Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey of the Sandpoint Reader and Annisa Keith of the Bonner County Daily Bee. Click to listen.
  • December 28, 2021: Interview with new Program Coordinator Cori Callahan of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Click to listen.
  • December 23, 2021: KRFY’s annual Reason for the Season edition of the Morning Show, with two interview segments:
    – Interview with Cedar Hills Church Pastor Eric Rust and First Presbyterian Church Pastor Andy Kennaly. Click to listen.
    – Mini-interviews with nine others giving their Christmas thoughts … including how the idea of Chrisolhanzaadanterluciagiving originated. Click to listen.
  • December 21, 2021: Interview with local author Sharon Kreider about her new novel, “Sylvie.” Click to listen.
  • December 16, 2021: Interview with Jan Pellant of the newly formed North Idaho Philharmonia, which performs Friday at the Panida. Click to listen.
  • December 14, 2021: Interview with Lions Club President Janice Radar on the Toys for Tots Christmas campaign. Click to listen.
  • December 9, 2021: Two interviews as part of KRFY’s 10th anniversary special broadcasts:
    Jeff Poole, part of the original circle that founded this community radio station, and also its first station manager. Click to listen.
    Charlie Parrish, an original supporter through Evergreen Realty, and current board president. Click to listen.
  • December 8, 2021: Two interviews as part of KRFY’s 10th anniversary special broadcasts:
    – Interview with KRFY underwriters and local brewers David Kosiba and Christina Stecher of Utara Brewing Company. Click to listen.
    – Interview with KRFY underwriters and local coffeemen Rick and Randy Evans of Evans Bros Coffee. Click to listen.
  • December 6, 2021: Interview with Ursula Ruedenberg, member coordinator for Pacifica Foundation and Community Radio Network. Click to listen.
  • December 3, 2021: Interview with KYRS Thin Air community radio personnel, Station Manager Michael Moon Bear, and Program/Production Manager Dana Matthews. Click to listen.
  • December 2, 2021: Interview with new East Bonner County Library Director Viktor Sjöberg. Click to listen.
  • November 18, 2021: Two interviews on Panida happenings:
    – New Panida personnel, managing director Veronica Knowlton and facilities manager Josh Meagher. Click to listen.
    Shook Twins Laurie and Katelyn on their upcoming Giving Thanks Concert. Click to listen.
  • November 16, 2021: Justine Murray and Matt Connery, who hiked the 900-plus-mile Idaho Centennial Trail to raise awareness for the Ethan Murray Fund, in memory of Justine’s son, who was tragically shot by law officers while suffering a mental health crisis. Click to listen.
  • November 11, 2021: Observing Veterans Day, with Bonner County Veterans Service officer Bryan Hult. Click to listen.
  • November 9, 2021: The new Kaniksu Land Trust Folk School, with school coordinator Hilary Petterson and instructor Chloe Davis. Click to listen.
  • November 4, 2021: Two interviews on varying subjects:
    Music Conservatory of Sandpoint‘s new filmmaking program and coming open house, with executive director Karin Wedemeyer and program coordinator Tim Bangle. Click to listen.
    Daughters of the American Revolution‘s coming Veteran’s Day program, with Julie Klerck of  the local DAR chapter. Click to listen.
  • November 2, 2021: The Deervember fundraiser with Cory Donenfeld of Northwest Autobody and Debbie Love of the Bonner Community Food Bank. Click to listen.
  • October 28, 2021: Pro and con discussion of the proposed Sandpoint 1% Local Option Tax, with city residents Clay Hutchison in support and Helen Newton opposing. Click to listen.
  • October 21, 2021: KRFY’s Local Decision 2021 coverage continues, with interviews with the two candidates for Lake Pend Oreille School Board Zone 2 trustee:
    – Candidate Jalon Peters. Click to listen.
    – Incumbent Gary Suppiger. Click to listen.
  • October 19, 2021: New staff and upcoming programs from the Idaho Conservation League, with Ellie Hudson-Heck, conservation assistant, and Becca Rodack, community engagement assistant. Click to listen.
  • October 14, 2021: KRFY’s Local Decision 2021 coverage continues, with interviews with three of the eight candidates for Sandpoint City Council:
    – Candidate Wayne Benner. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Arthur Bistline. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Frytz Mor. Click to listen.
  • October 12, 2021: Elections and election security, with Idaho Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck. Click to listen.
  • October 7, 2021: KRFY’s Local Decision 2021 coverage continues, with interviews with three of the eight candidates for Sandpoint City Council:
    – Candidate, incumbent John Darling. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Justin Dick. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Luke Omodt. Click to listen.
  • October 5, 2021: The International Selkirk Loop with Executive Director Stephanie Sims. Click to listen.
  • September 30, 2021: KRFY’s Local Decision 2021 coverage kicks off its series with interviews the first two of the eight candidates for Sandpoint City Council;
    – Candidate Joel Aispuro. Click to listen.
    – Candidate Jason Welker. Click to listen.
  • September 28, 2021: The proposed 1% Sandpoint Local Option Tax for parks and sidewalks, up for vote on Nov. 2, with city parks staffers Kim Woodruff and Maeve Nevins-Lavtar and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Click to listen.
  • September 23, 2021: Two interviews on different topics:
    – Erin Binnall of Bonner General Health with a community COVID-19 update. Click to listen.
    – Cory Donenfeld of Northwest Autobody and Towing on customer appreciation. Click to listen.
  • September 21, 2021: IDFG biologist Ken Bouwens and Bill Love Jr., president of Trout Unlimited Panhandle Chapter, discuss “strategic mess” on Trestle Creek to improve fish habitat. Click to listen.
  • September 14, 2021: UI organic research center update, then apple mysteries of the Northwest with Kyle Nagy of University of Idaho, and David Benscoter, apple detective and discoverer of previously lost Northwest apple varieties. Click to listen.
  • September 9, 2021: Two interviews on art happenings:
    – The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint’s upcoming Songfest, with Thom Shepherd. Click to listen.
    – The Pend Oreille Arts Council’s upcoming Performing Arts Series with POAC board member Dyno Wahl. Click to listen.
  • September 7, 2021: Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild‘s
    upcoming Convergence, with event host Ken Casler and Jason Smith, guild board member. Click to listen.
  • September 2, 2021: Two interviews on state and local issues:
    Luke Mayville of Reclaim Idaho on the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the state’s initiative process. Click to listen.
    – Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad, City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton and Parks and Rec Director Kim Woodruff on a possible resort city 1% local option sales tax proposal to fund city parks, to vote on in the November 2 election. Click to listen.
  • August 31: Interview with Brad Williams, ride director for the Sandpoint Rotary’s CHAFE 150 bike ride coming September 11. Click to listen.
  • August 26, 2021: Two interviews on events coming up this weekend:
    Ron Ragone from “Night of the Bards” at the Panida Friday-Sunday. Click to listen.
    Mary Costello of Rock Creek Alliance on annual party Friday at Matchwood. Click to listen.
  • August 24, 2021: Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, with new associate director, Carolyn Knaack. Click to listen.
  • August 19, 2021: Two interviews on schools and education:
    – Upcoming 2021-22 school year with LPOSD Superintendent Tom Albertson and Trustee Lonnie Williams. Click to listen.
    Panhandle Alliance For Education with new Executive Director Amy Longanecker. Click to listen.
  • August 17, 2021: Late summer/fall bird migration with Rich Del Carlo, local birder. Click to listen.
  • August 12, 2021: Three interviews on wildfire:
    Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho Extension Service forestry educator. Click to listen.
    – Eric Morgan, United State Forest Service area fire management officer. Click to listen.
    – Josh Harvey, Idaho Department of Lands fire management bureau chief. Click to listen.
  • August 10, 2021: Firespotting, with Idaho Department of Lands Lookout Coordinator Pam Aunan. Click to listen.
  • August 5, 2021: Two interviews on artful happenings in our town:
    – Claire Christie of the Pend Oreille Arts Council on this weekend’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair. Click to listen.
    – Rob Talbott with Mattox Farm Productions about the Sandpoint Summer Music Series. Click to listen.
  • August 3, 2021: Wildlife rescue with Kathleen St. Claire McGee of the American Heritage Wildlife Foundation and Janie Veltkamp of the Birds of Prey Northwest. Click to listen.
  • July 29, 2021: The Festival at Sandpoint 2021 season, with  Executive Director Ali Baranski and Board President Bob Witte. Click to listen.
  • July 22, 2021: Two interviews on literary and music topics:
    – Former mayor Paul Graves about his new children’s book, “Sox Looks for Home.” 21 minutes. Click to listen.
    Music Conservatory of Sandpoint co-founder and executive director, Karin Wedemeyer. 22 minutes. Click to listen.
  • July 15, 2021: Two interviews, on topics related to education:
    – Debbie Critchfield, Republican candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, during her swing through Sandpoint this month. Click to listen.
    – Mel Dick and David Keyes of Sandpoint Rotary on the upcoming CHAFE 150 bike ride that raises money for education, plus other Rotary Club projects. Click to listen.
  • July 13, 2021: Panhandle fisheries report, with Luz Chase Bayless, Panhandle Trout Unlimited Bull; Tom Benson, fly fisherman and Master Naturalist; and Andy Dux, Idaho Fish and Game Fisheries manager. Click to listen.
  • July 8, 2021: Two interviews on different subjects:
    Jeff Bohnhof with PFLAG, telling about the organization and their upcoming Pride Festival. 17 minutes. Click to listen.
    Dr. Julie Gagnon, KRFY broadcaster and host of Gospel Music Mix – as well as owner of Eye Care For You, a KRFY Underwriter. 18 minutes. Click to listen.
  • July 6, 2021: Extinction of North Idaho’s mountain caribou, with UI graduate students Chris Lamb and Jack Kredell. Click to listen.
  • July 1, 2021: Two interviews on different subjects:
    Ryanne Pilgeram, SHS grad and UI associate professor of sociology, discusses her new book, “Pushed Out: Contested Development and Rural Gentrification of the U.S. West,” an account of the development that’s occurred in Dover as a case study for other towns in the West. 40 minutes. Click to listen.
    Jim Zuberbuhler, director of the Long Bridge Swim on the upcoming, 26th annual swim coming August 7. 10 minutes. Click to listen.
  • June 29, 2021: Fourth of July events, with De Trenbeath of the Bonner County Gardeners Association and Tom Dabrowski, past president of the Sandpoint Lions Club. Click to listen.
  • June 24, 2021: It’s “brothers in business” with two interviews:
    Cory and Eric Donenfeld of Northwest Autobody. Click to listen.
    Rick and Randy Evans of Evans Bros Coffee. Click to listen.
  • June 22, 2021: Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, with new NW Montana Coordinator Amy Pearson and Summer Programs Coordinator Henry Jorden. Click to listen.
  • June 17, 2021: Two segments, first an update recent court decisions on the proposed Rock Creek Mine with Mary Costello, the executive director of the Rock Creek Alliance; and support for individuals and families dealing with mental health issues, with Dawn Mehra, president of NAMI Far North, and Catherine Perusse, a certified counselor and treasurer of NAMI. Click to listen.
  • June 15, 2021: Outdoor recreation as therapy for veterans, with Kristi Bahr Ruben, recreation therapist at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center and writer on suicide prevention among veterans. Click to listen.
  • June 10, 2021: Review of 2021 Idaho Legislative session, with Sen. Jim Woodward, Rep. Sage Dixon and Rep. Heather Scott. Click to listen.
  • June 8, 2021: The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative and other programs, with Cara Nielsen and Kristi Scott of the Idaho Community Foundation. Click to listen.
  • May 20, 2021: Local employers face critical shortages in hiring, exacerbated by the housing market. Roundtable discussion with Russ Bowen of Kodiak Aircraft; Justin Dick of Trinity at City Beach; Jill Bentley of Kochava; and Kate McAlister, president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber. Click to listen.
  • May 18, 2021: A hike on the Centennial Trail to benefit the Ethan Murray Fund, supporting mental health, homeless and addiction services, with Justine Murray and Matt Connery. Click to listen.
  • May 13, 2021: Candidates for the Pend Oreille Hospital District Board of Trustees, with the two incumbents, Helen Parsons and Dr. Tom Lawrence, and the three challengers for those seats, Julie Berreth, Dodie Glass and Jessie Peters. Click to listen.
  • May 11, 2021: Kids’ outdoor programs, with Gail Bolin, Waterlife Discovery Center; Bill Love, chapter president of Panhandle Trout Unlimited; and Luz Chase, TU Bull Trout Coordinator. Click to listen.
  • May 6, 2021: Library trustee candidates in upcoming May 18 election; separate interviews with Jeanine Asche, Amy Flint, Jalon Peters and Kathy Rose. Click to listen.
  • May 4, 2021: The Not One More Vet organization and the epidemic of suicides among veterinarians, with Dr. Celeste Boatwright and Dr. Laura Talaga. Click to listen.
  • April 29, 2021: It’s a two-topic show, first with Keely Gray of the LPO Rep theater group; and then at the 20-minute mark, West Bonner County Schools Superintendent Paul Anselmo and Financial Manager Jennifer Anselmo on the upcoming West Bonner levy vote. Click to listen.
  • April 27, 2021: Fighting addiction, and treatment options, with Dr. Bob Rust and patient and friend, Allison. Click to listen.
  • April 22, 2021: It’s a two-subject show: First segment is with Linnis Jelinek and Denise Stewart of the Sandpoint Community Resource Center; then Teresa Pesce and Keely Gray telling of the Art as Theater auditions. Click to listen.
  • April 20, 2021: Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper guests Steve Holt and Carolyn Knaak talk about LPOW’s current happenings. Click to listen.
  • April 15, 2021: Aaron McMurray and Amy Voeller of the Innovia Foundation discuss the nonprofit group’s grants to local organizations, plus Innovia’s new 5% Transfer of Wealth campaign. Click to listen.
  • April 13, 2021: ‘Tis the time of year when phenology takes front and center – that is, the “science of the seasons,” observing the seasonal changes we can see in our plants and animals – and Erin Posthumus of the USA National Phenology Network gives a primer. Click to listen.
  • April 8, 2021: Going behind the scenes of the popular Songs Voices Poems show that airs weekly on KRFY, with show host Jackie Henrion. Click to listen.
  • April 6, 2021: City Nature Challenge and other upcoming offerings from the East Bonner County Library, with Mike Bauer from EBCL. Click to listen.
  • April 1, 2021: Panida Theater board member Jim Healey on free Easter films; plus local issues of growth, wise planning and the Zoom Boom with Project 7B advocates Susan Drumheller and Carol Curtis. Click to listen.
  • March 30, 2021: Trail Projects and the Idaho Trails Association, with ITA President Tom Dabrowski and new Executive Director Mel Vining. Click to listen.
  • March 25, 2021: Elder care during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Executive Director Suzanne Vega LPN, Resident Care Director Terri Gardner, and Resident Care Nurse Jennifer Adamson of the Bridge at Sandpoint Assisted Living. Click to listen.
  • March 23, 2021: Trout and their habitat, with Trout Unlimited Chapter President Bill Love, and new TU National Project Manager Erin Plue. Click to listen.
  • March 18, 2021: POAC and the Panida Theater, with Tone Lund, director and Dyno Wahl, production administrator for the Pend Oreille Arts Council, and Keely Gray from the Panida. Click to listen.
  • March 16, 2021: Winter Wildlands Alliance Programs, with Hilary Eisen, policy director and David Page, advocacy director of the Winter Wildlands Alliance. Click to listen.
  • March 11, 2021: Idaho Legislature, with District 1 Rep. Sage Dixon and Sen. Jim Woodward. Click to listen.
  • March 9, 2021: Spring fishery management update with Andy Dux, Idaho Fish and Game regional fishery manager. Click to listen.
  • March 4, 2021: Author and publisher Sandy Compton discusses his new book “The Dog With His Head on Sideways,” and other topics. Click to listen.
  • March 2, 2021: Pend Oreille Chapter Idaho Master Naturalists, with board members Patrick Meyers and Mary Haley. Click to listen.
  • February 25, 2021: KRFY live broadcasts begin anew after pandemic hiatus, with show hosts Jim Healey, Mike Bauer, Don Childress and John Rohyans. Click to listen.
  • February 24, 2021: Senate Bill 1110 to stiffen requirements for state initiatives and referendums, with former Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones and Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville. Click to listen.
  • February 23, 2021: Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and City Nature Challenge, with Preston Andrews of KNPS and Mike Bauer and George Gehrig, organizers of the Nature Challenge. Click to listen.
  • February 18, 2021: City of Sandpoint projects and news, with Mayor Shelby Rognstad and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Click to listen.
  • February 16, 2021: Round Lake State Park and “Mustelids and More,” with Park Manager Mary McGraw and Ranger Bart Gutke. Click to listen.
  • February 11, 2021: Community Assistance League and the Bizarre Bazaar, with CAL President Toni Sommer. Click to listen.
  • February 9, 2021: Bonner and Boundary County UI Extension programs, with Bonner Extension Educator Jennifer Jensen, Horticulture and Small Acreage Farms; and Boundary Extension Educator Kate Painter, Agriculture. Click to listen.
  • February 4, 2021: The Better Together Animal Alliance, aka the former Panhandle Animal Shelter – with Executive Director Mandy Evans, VP Board of Directors Kelli West and Storytelling Specialist Lisa Gerber. Click to listen.
  • February 2, 2021: Sandpoint Nordic Club, with president and head race team coach Ross Longhini, and board member and youth coach Renee Nigon. Click to listen.
  • January 28, 2021: The BGH COVID-19 Response Team, with  Director of Diagnostic Imaging Daniel Holland; and Trisha Mayhew, registered nurse for risk management. Click to listen.
  • January 26, 2021: Wildlife, with Kara Campbell, wildlife biologist and IDFG Panhandle regional communications manager. Click to listen.
  • January 21, 2021: COVID-19 and vaccine rollout, with Panhandle Health District public information officer, Katherine Hoyer. Click to listen.
  • January 19, 2021: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and Vital Ground Foundation, with Jessie Grossman of Y2Y and Mitch Doherty if VGF. Click to listen.
  • January 14, 2021: Lake Pend Oreille School District, with Superintendent Tom Albertson and Chief Financial Officer Lisa Hals. Click to listen.
  • January 12, 2021: Kaniksu Land Trust, with Executive Director Katie Egland, Conservation Director Regan Plumb and new Director of Communications Marcy Timblin. Click to listen.
  • January 7, 2021: District 1 legislators discuss the upcoming 2021 session, with Sen. Jim Woodward, Rep. Heather Scott and Rep. Sage Dixon. Click to listen.
  • January 5, 2021: Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness 16th anniversary, with Kelsey Maxwell, FSPW Communications and Outreach Coordinator and Henry Jorden, FSPW Lincoln County Outreach Coordinator. Click to listen.
  • December 31, 2020: For the last day of the year, a fond (or not-so-fond) Year in Review with local journalists, Keith Kinnaird of the Daily Bee, and Ben Olson and Lyndsie Kiebert of the Sandpoint Reader. Click to listen.
  • December 22, 2020: Nonprofit funding partners for North Idaho, with United Way of North Idaho Executive Director Mark Tucker and Innovia Foundation Regional Engagement Manager Amy Voeller. Click to listen.
  • December 17, 2020: Our annual Reason for the Season show, examining the meaning of Christmas, this year with Pastor Lori Morton of First Lutheran Church, Father Sleeva Raju of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Pastor Eric Rust of Cedar Hills Church. Click to listen.
  • December 15, 2020: Round Lake and Farragut state parks, with managers Mary McGraw and Liz Palfini. Click to listen.
  • December 10, 2020: Music Conservatory and its Fall Serenade radio show, with Karin Wedemeyer and John Fitzgerald. Click to listen.
  • December 8, 2020: Annual Audubon Christmas bird count with local coordinator Rich Del Carlo and Jon Isacoff, birder and Gonzaga University professor.  Click to listen.
  • December 1, 2020: Toys for Tots and Giving Tuesday, with Janice Radar of Sandpoint Lions Club, Steve Holt of Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers and Britta Mireley of Friends of Scotchman Peaks. Click to listen.
  • November 24, 2020: Schweitzer Mountain with Dig Chrismer, marketing manager. Click to listen.
  • November 19, 2020: Bonner Community Food Bank with Debbie Love, executive director. Click to listen.
  • November 17, 2020: Women who fight fires with Deb Flowers, USDA Zone Fuels assistant fire management officer, and Megan Saylors, Redmond Hotshots squad leader. Click to listen.
  • November 12, 2020: Gateway and Natural Amenity Region Initiative, or GNAR, with founder (and SHS grad) Danya Rumore. Click to listen.
  • November 10, 2020: Thru hiking, with author and hiker Derick Lugo, and Britta Mireley of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Click to listen.
  • November 5, 2020: Election recap and analysis of results in local races, with Zach Hagadone of the Sandpoint Reader and Bill Davis of the Bonner County Daily Bee. Click to listen.
  • October 29, 2020: Halloween special radio show and production, with Ricci Witte, Kate McAlister and Jack Peterson. Click to listen.
  • October 27, 2020: Public Lands 101, with Holly Weiler of the Washington Trails Association and writer for Out There Outdoors magazine. Click to listen.
  • October 22, 2020: Pine Street Woods nordic event, with Allison France of the Sandpoint Nordic Club and Rick Price, Pine Street Woods Outdoor Center Coordinator. Click to listen.
  • October 20, 2020: Fall fisheries update, with Andy Dux, Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional fishery manager. Click to listen.
  • October 15, 2020: Idaho House Seat B candidates, with incumbent Republican Sage Dixon, Democrat Stephen Howlett and write-in candidate Dan Rose. Click to listen.
  • October 13, 2020: Feral cats, with Devin Laundrie and Dr. Emily Pellatt of Panhandle Animal Shelter, plus Sandpoint animal control officer Angela Tennison. Click to listen.
  • October 8, 2020: District 1 Bonner County Commissioner candidates, incumbent Republican Steven Bradshaw and Democratic candidate Steve Johnson. Click to listen.
  • October 6, 2020: Panida Theater with Foster Cline, Panida board secretary; Teresa Pesce, board member; Patricia Walker, executive director. Click to listen.
  • October 1, 2020: Bonner County Sheriff candidate interviews, with Democratic candidate Cindy Marx. Incumbent Republican Daryl Wheeler did not participate. Click to listen.
  • September 29, 2020: Fall recreation with Tammy Campbell, Gary Scruggs and Charles Mortensen. Click to listen.
  • September 24, 2020: District 1 Legislature candidate interviews, with Senator Jim Woodward and Representative Heather Scott; their opponents declined to participate. Click to listen.
  • September 23, 2020: Special edition on the 2020 Census, provided with support from the LOR Foundation. Interviews with Misty Slater of U.S. Census Bureau; Ponderay Mayor Steve Geiger; Dover Mayor Mike Davis; and Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad. Click to listen.
  • September 22, 2020: Adventure Cats, with editor Laura Moss. Click to listen.
  • September 17, 2020: Veterans Services with Bonner County Veteran Services Officer Bryan Hult. Click to listen.
  • September 16, 2020: Special edition on the 2020 Census, provided with support from the LOR Foundation. Interviews with Misty Slater of U.S. Census Bureau; County Commissioner Dan McDonald; LPOSD Superintendent Tom Albertson; and State Senator Jim WoodwardClick to listen.
  • September 15, 2020: Cross-country bike ride, with rider Mel Dick on the road. Click to listen.
  • September 10, 2020: How, when and where to vote for the November 3 election, with Bonner County election officers Michael Rosedale and T.J. Eidler; and National Voter Registration Day September 22 with East Bonner County Library’s Mike Bauer. Click to listen.
  • September 8, 2020: Leave No Trace outdoor practices, with Ben Lawhon of the Center for Outdoor Ethics. Click to listen.
  • September 3, 2020: Proposed changes to the Bonner County mining ordinance that would eliminate public hearings on certain mining-related operations, with Carol Curtis of Project 7B and Jonna Plante of Citizens Against Linscott Interstate Asphalt Plant. Click to listen.
  • September 1, 2020: Gardening and plant ideas from Janae Dale of Bonner County Gardeners and Preston Andrews with Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society. Click to listen.
  • August 27, 2020: Local COVID 19 update, with nurse practitioners Nichole Grimm and Cynthia Dalsing, and Erin Binnall of Bonner General Health. Click to listen.
  • August 25, 2020: Online trail mapping resources, with Joshua Simpson, the Wilderness, Trails and Recreation Manager for Payette National Forest; and Pam Bond, Idaho Trails Association. Click to listen.
  • August 20, 2020: Local author Mindy Cameron on her new book “Leaving the Boys.” Click to listen.
  • August 18, 2020: Local Wildlife Management Areas with Idaho Fish and Game’s Kiira Siitari and Robert Akins. Click to listen.
  • August 13, 2020: Lake Pend Oreille School District reopening plan, with Tom Albertson and Andra Murray. Click to listen.
  • August 11, 2020: East Bonner Library, with Judy Meyers and Kimber Glidden. Click to listen.
  • August 6, 2020: Rock Creek Mine, with Mary Costello and John Edwards of Rock Creek Alliance. Click to listen.
  • August 4, 2020: Precious pollinators, with Xerces Society conservation biologist Rich Hatfield. Click to listen.
  • July 30, 2020: Behind the scenes at KRFY, with broadcasters Jim Healey and Bernie Moser. Click to listen.
  • July 28, 2020: Wildlife research technology, with PhD’s Sophie Gilbert of University of Idaho and Mark Ditmer, University of Michigan. Click to listen.
  • July 23, 2020: Invest in Idaho initiative, with Luke Mayville and Rebecca Schroeder of Reclaim Idaho. Click to listen.
  • July 21, 2020: Summer reads, with Marcia Vanderford of Vanderford’s Books and Vanessa Velez from East Bonner County Library. Click to listen.
  • July 16, 2020: Community COVID response and status with nurse practitioners Nicole Grimm and Cynthia Dalsing. Click to listen.
  • July 14, 2020: North Idaho wildlife with Brian Brooks from the Idaho Wildlife Federation. Click to listen.
  • July 9, 2020: Behind the scenes at KRFY, with broadcasters Jackie Henrion and John and JoAnn Rohyans. Click to listen.
  • July 7, 2020: Panhandle Forest Collaborative, with Ben Irey of the National Forest Foundation and Liz Johnson-Gebhardt, Priest Community Forest Connection. Click to listen.
  • July 2, 2020: Downtown since COVID-19, with Deanna Harris of Sharon’s Hallmark; Justin Dick of Trinity at City Beach and Jalapeño’s Mexican Restaurant; Lindsey Larson of Larson’s Department Store; Shery Meekings of Creations and Carousel on the Cedar Street Bridge; and Claire Christy of POAC. Click to listen.
  • June 29, 2020: Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, with Steve Holt and Travis Dickson. Click to listen.
  • June 25, 2020: Ospreys and raptors with Janie Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest. Click to listen.
  • June 23, 2020: Trail talk with Tom Dabrowski of Idaho Trails Association plus Britta Mireley and Autumn Lear of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Click to listen.
  • June 16, 2020: Summer camps, with Cami Murray of Kaniksu Land Trust and Tim Corcoran of Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Click to listen.
  • June 11, 2020: Panhandle Animal Shelter with Mandy Evans. Click to listen.
  • June 9, 2020: Upper Pack River Market with Barbara Nunke; and Gear Talk with Liz Thomas and Naomi Hudetz. Click to listen.
  • June 4, 2020: Primary election results, with Bonner County chief election officer Michael Rosedale; Sandpoint Reader editor Zach Hagadone; and Bonner County Daily Bee publisher Bill Davis. Click to listen.
  • June 2, 2020: Hiking and biking trails, with Herbert Klein of Monday Hikers; and bicyclists Mel Dick of CHAFE 150, Charles Mortensen of 3/4 Minus Cycletur; and Jason Welker, Pend Oreille Pedalers. Click to listen.
  • May 26, 2020: Open for Business segment with Charles Mortensen of Syringa Cyclery; Round Lake State Park Manager Mary McGraw and Ranger Bart Gutke. Click to listen.
  • May 21: City matters, with Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Click to listen.
  • May 19: Open for Business segments with Diane Green of Greentree Naturals, Kathy Osborne of Co-op Country Store. Click to listen.
  • May 14: State Representative District 7 primary candidates, Republican, Cornel Rasor and Charlie Shepherd. Click to listen.
  • May 12: ‘Open for Business‘ talk with Sandpoint Chamber President Kate McAlister; International Selkirk Loop director Stephanie Sims. Click to listen.
  • May 7: State Representative District 1 primary candidates, Republican, incumbent Sage Dixon and challenger Gary Suppiger. Click to listen.
  • May 5: Mental Health Awareness Month, with Amanda Thomas of Integrative Approach; Joy Jansen, Lake Pend Oreille School District; Dion Heller, Bonner County Youth Mental Health Collaborative. Click to listen.
  • April 30: Bonner County Commissioner primary candidates, Republican, incumbent Steven Bradshaw and challenger Butch Horton. Click to listen.
  • April 28, 2020: Growing season with Dennis Moore of The Flower Farm and Kellie Burt from the Sandpoint Farmers Market. Click to listen.
  • April 23, 2020: Economic impacts of COVID-19. Kate McAlister of the Sandpoint Chamber; Andrea Marcoccio of Bonner County EDC; Brad Williams of WSS CPAs; Aaron McMurray, Innovia Foundation. Click to listen.
  • April 21, 2020: Recreation options in the age of COVID. Katie Egland Cox of Kaniksu Land Trust; Jeff Thompson of North Idaho Trails Coalition; Jennifer Stapleton, City of Sandpoint. Click to listen.
  • April 16, 2020: Dr. Hans Hurt of Bonner General Health; Bonner County Clerk Michael Rosedale and Elections Supervisor Charlie Wurm. Click to listen.
  • April 14, 2020: Kiira Siitari of Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Click to listen

On Living and Dying Well: Series presented by Lissa DeFreitas from Bonner Community Hospice.

Special event podcasts: KRFY broadcasters occasionally get out into the community for remote live broadcasts at events, for which we provide the reported podcasts here.

Water Is Life: A four-part series dedicated to “water”.  Listen and explore the many aspects of “water” featuring interview with experts in science, health, and environment  –  locally and globally.

Between the Notes: In this series, host Suzy Prez dives into the lives and minds of musicians, featuring live interviews and original music with songwriters and singers locally, and from across the country.

KRFY’s Live & Local: Airing Tuesdays 7-8 p.m., host Suzy Prez explores the North Idaho music scene in open mic style, with interviews and live songs from local and visiting musicians.

KRFY Interviews: Our broadcasters often welcome community figures, musicians, artists and guests into the station for live interviews. We post the podcasts for listeners to hear at their convenience. Click to listen:

Thinking Outside the Box: Sandpoint’s Ken Casler produces this original show airing Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Ken and guests explore topics on holistic living, healing and health, with discussions that “go beyond the norm and into the unknown.” Click to visit his website, or click to hear podcasts:

 

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