America Reimagined

Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Hosted by Dr. David Adler

“America Reimagined” affords our guests, experts drawn from the four corners of the nation, to take stock of America and to contemplate or imagine what the nation might look like under different circumstances, policies and programs.

The Alturas Institute is a 501 c 3, non-profit educational organization created to defend American Democracy by advancing the Constitution, civic education, gender equality and equal protection of the law.

Our rendition of “America the Beautiful,” is a new arrangement created by the talented musician, Steve Eaton, and sung by Idaho State Senator Cherie Buckner Webb and 8 year- old Charlotte Levall.

Production assistance is provided by Taylor Nadauld and Mandi Gardner.

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Dr. David Adler welcomes Gemma Gaudette, prize-winning journalist and host of Boise State Public Radio’s popular program, “Idaho Matters.” She joins us to discuss her career in journalism, the challenges in hosting “Idaho Matters” in the Covid era, at a time when journalists have been characterized as “enemies of the people” by President Donald Trump.

John Radford, General Manager of the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Idaho Falls for the past 26 years, a member of the Idaho Falls City Council, and recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, talks about the historical importance of booksellers in America, including their role in the American Revolution, their status in our culture and their future.

America Reimagined: The Role of Women in National Security, the first of a two part conversation with Gina Bennett, Senior Counterterroism Analyst at the CIA. An author of three books, she was the first American to warn of the menace of Osama bin Laden in 1993. She has been featured in numerous documentaries, and newspaper and magazine articles.

Dr. Caroline Heldman, a renowned scholar in the area of the presidency and gender, explores the historic implications of President-Elect Biden’s appointment of women to leadership positions in his administration.

Dr. David Adler examines the status of the post-election efforts and maneuvers employed by President Trump to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.