George Prentice

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George Prentice is a host on KBSX. He was the station's Morning Edition host between 2006 and 2010. He also serves in the role as news editor at Boise Weekly.

An Army brat, George lived in several locations and began a career in print, radio and television news operations including ABC, the Associated Press and United Press International. George moved to Idaho in 2000, presumably to retire.

Bill Miles

In her new book, Elizabeth Smart returns to her horrific ordeal when, at the age of 14, she was abducted at knifepoint and held captive for nine months. Nearly 16 years later, she's writing about how she and other people find the power to never give up, heal and move forward.

Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport will be a bit busier than normal this week as actors, writers and producers wing their way to the valley of the sun to showcase their latest movies and work alongside the next generation of filmmakers on works still-in-progress.

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Idaho screenwriter and director Samantha Silva has just completed her film, The Big Burn, the winner of the One Potato screenwriting competition.

Kate Bosworth has starred in every possible genre of film -- big budget superhero films, romantic comedies, thrillers, independent projects. She has portrayed everyone from Lois Lane to Sandra Dee.

Opera Idaho

Opera Idaho is putting the finishing touches on its next big production: Puccini's classic "Madama Butterfly."

Sun Valley Film Festival

The seventh year of the Sun Valley Film Festival is two months away, but organizers are already busy putting together a slate of award-worthy films and a roster of top stars.

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Idaho health officials continue to warn of what they call a "severe" year for flu in the Gem State. More influenza-related illnesses and deaths have been reported this season than in any other season in the past seven years.

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Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Office in Boise are busy putting together their forecast models for the all-important Thanksgiving holiday outlook.

Glenn Landberg

Screenwriter, film director and Idaho resident Samantha Silva has just completed her debut novel, "Mr. Dickens and His Carol," a fictional account of Charles Dickens and the birth of A Christmas Carol. But the book is weaved with threads of true accounts of Dickens' real life.

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The 34th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs comes to Boise State Monday, October 24. Through the years, the Frank Church Institute has hosted a former U.S. president, vice presidents, cabinet secretaries and a long list of international scholars.

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Boise Contemporary Theater launches its 22nd season next week, with performances of Hand To God beginning October 18.

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Daniel Benaim served as a speechwriter and policy planner in the U.S. State Department during the Obama Administration. He's a distinguished speechwriter, scholar and visiting lecturer at New York University.

Isabella Boylston is one of the most celebrated dancers in the world. A principal with the American Ballet Theatre, she ignited New York City in 2015 in an ABT production of Giselle, and earlier this summer she was the star attraction of the ABT production of Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Blood Road / Josh Letchworth

Update: "Blood Road's" Boise premiere is planned for Saturday August 5 at the Egyptian Theatre downtown at 7 p.m.

The original version of this story ran on March 15, 2017:

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Sweet dreams should fill the amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, beginning next week. A Midsummer Night's Dream is the festival's fourth production of the 2017 season.

Two of its stars, Jillian Cates and David Anthony Smith, visit with Weekend Edition host George Prentice to talk about theatrical chemistry, unconventional love and a whole lot of fairy dust.

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