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Lively and informal, the series invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates, and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education. These hour-long events will take place over ZOOM and are free and open to the public, with pre-registration required. Only one registration is required per household. Live American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided during the presentation. Support from the Office of the Mayor, Boise State Public Radio, and the Department of History at Boise State University all make the Forum possible. 

Climate Action

The 2022 Fettuccine Forum is organized around climate change and environmental history in Idaho and the West. The City of Boise is committed to taking action to address climate change and be carbon neutral by 2050. To get there, we invite you to learn more about the city's Climate Action Roadmap at cityofboise.org/climate.

Fires, Floods and Melting Ice:  Can't We Talk About Something Nice? 

Feat. Dr. Jen Pierce
February 3, 2022, 6 p.m. (MT)

Dr. Jen Pierce, a professor at Boise State University in the Department of Geosciences, explores the effects of climate change in Idaho and the need for climate conversations around solutions. Dr. Pierce’s talk will investigate records of wildfires, changes in streamflow and snowpack, and discuss solutions to climate change in Idaho from the Idaho Climate Literacy Education Engagement and Research (i-CLEER) network.

Dr. Jen Pierce on Boise State Public Radio's "Idaho Matters" (aired on February 1, 2022) — LISTEN


Idaho's Coeur d'Alenes and the Promise and Perils of Industrial Modernity on a Western Resource Frontier

Feat. Dr. Bradley Snow
March 3, 2022, 6 p.m. (MT)

Dr. Bradley Snow, a teaching professor in Montana State University's Department of History & Philosophy, explores the historic Coeur d'Alenes (aka the Silver Valley), home to one of the most productive mining districts in world history. Dr. Snow’s talk will endeavor to untangle the costs and benefits of a century of mining, milling, and smelting in a once-remote area that modernized with great haste in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and deindustrialized even more rapidly roughly a century later. 

Dr. Bradley Snow on Boise State Public Radio's "Idaho Matters" (aired on March 1, 2022) — LISTEN


The View from the Top: Climate Change in the West and the World 

Feat. Dr. Sara Dant
April 7, 2022, 6 p.m. (MT) 

Dr. Sara Dant, professor and Chair of History at Weber State University, reflects on how a two-week float trip north of the Arctic Circle coupled with a unique encounter with Porcupine caribou migrating north out of the Brooks Range along the Hulahula River to the Beaufort Sea, might inspire a sustainable future for the West and the world. In her talk, Dr. Dant will explore the following questions: Can oil drilling and caribou mix? Is it possible to balance environment and economy? Can we afford not to? 

Dr. Sara Dant on Boise State Public Radio's "Idaho Matters" (aired on April 5, 2022) — LISTEN


The Boise City Department of Arts & History encourages persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please email artsandhistory@cityofboise.org, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the event. To request assistance, you may also dial TTY 1-800-377-3529.