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The Nature of Idaho
Thursday from 8:30am to 9:00am

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The half-hour program features Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent, and Dr. Leif Tapanila, Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, highlighting how the Gem State’s wild places have shaped Idaho’s past, present and future. The show features segments on nature news and a fun fact.

“Idaho has so much to offer in terms of varied landscapes, habitats, geology, and people,” said Peter Pruett. “ ‘The Nature of Idaho’ is about sharing our excitement for all that is wild Idaho - the places and the faces.”

"We hope our listeners will take a little time with us to reconnect with nature, whether we're talking about digging up dinosaurs or listening to crickets in the backyard,” said Dr. Leif Tapanila. “There's always something amazing going on outside."

Those who are unable to catch the airing of The Nature of Idaho can download a podcast of previous episodes at kisu.org/programs/TheNatureOfIdaho.

The Nature of Idaho Season 1 Audio

The Nature of Idaho Season 2 Audio

Latest Episodes
  • On this episode, Dr. Timothy Prayther from the University of Idaho helps stop these invaders (plants) cold. He’s a professor of invasive plant biology and senior associate director of the rangeland center at the University of Idaho
  • Raising cattle is big business in Idaho. This episode of The Nature of Idaho features a conversation with Dr. John Hall about new research from the University of Idaho.
  • Grab your camera, and join us for that perfect shot! This episode of The Nature of Idaho features a conversation with wildlife photographer Devin Hillam.
  • Get out the fry sauce! Leif and Peter are talking taters on this episode of The Nature of Idaho. They welcome Dr. Rich Novy from the USDA Agriculture…
  • Jenny Emery Davidson from the Community Library in Ketchum joins us to talk about Ernest Hemingway and his connection to nature in Idaho.
  • Mike Simpson joins Leif and Peter to talk about dams on the lower Snake River.