First Monday: Idaho State University Forum, a 30 minute public affairs program, airs on KISU-FM on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Hosted by longtime southeastern Idaho radio personality Jerry Miller, the interview program examines a wide array of contemporary subjects.

First Monday: Idaho State University Forum

Tracy Farnsworth

This Month: Tracy Farnsworth

The May FIRST MONDAY FORUM features Dr. Tracy Farnsworth discussing ISU's various health care services and clinics.

Air Date: May 6, 2013

Runtime: 30:16

File Size: 12.1 MB

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Next Month

The June program, which will conclude the current season, will focus on the ISU Alumni Association. Guests will include Teresa Borrenpohl, K.C. Felt, Rory Knight and Casey Thompson.

Past Programs

Matt Kroeger, Laura Woodworth-Ney

April 2013: The ISU Student Experience

April's FIRST MONDAY FORUM is a special 1-hour edition, "The ISU Student Experience." The program focuses on admissions, student experience, financial aid, housing, student activities, and academics.

Air Date: April 1, 2013

Runtime: 1:01:30

File Size: 21.1 MB

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Herb Maschner

March 2013: Herb Maschner

March FIRST MONDAY FORUM features Dr. Herb Maschner talking about the Idaho State University Museum of Natural History.

Air Date: March 4, 2013

Runtime: 32:00

File Size: 10.9 MB

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Dick Fosbury, Rick Phillips

February 2013: Dick Fosbury, Rick Phillips

February FIRST MONDAY FORUM features Olympic high jump gold medal winner Dick Fosbury and Simplot Games Board member Rick Phillips discussing the 2013 Simplot Games at Idaho State University.

Air Date: February 4, 2013

Runtime: 26:33

File Size: 12.1 MB

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Paula Phelps

January 2013: Paula Phelps

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 212,000 physician openings by 2014 given the growth of an aging population requiring more medical services and the number of older physicians approaching retirement age.

How will the country meet the increasing demand for medical services? One answer lies in the training of physician assistants. On a special edition of FIRST MONDAY FORUM our guest, Paula Phelps, will discuss the problem and look at solutions.

Air Date: January 7, 2013

Runtime: 28:54

File Size: 13.2 MB

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Robin Cowling, Mark Levine

December 2012: Robin Cowling, Mark Levine

December's FIRST MONDAY FORUM explores how ISU is going green by converting used cooking oil to power vehicles and equipment. Robin Cowling explores "what's cooking" at ISU. In addition Mark Levine, ISU's licensing director, discusses Giving The Gift of ISU this holiday season. From jewelery to gourmet popcorn, Bengal gear to Meesh & Mia women's apparel, there's something for everyone this holiday season.

Air Date: December 3, 2012

Runtime: 32:10

File Size: 12.8 MB

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Ron Hatzenbuehler, Scott Turner, Linda Hill

November 2012: Ron Hatzenbuehler, Scott Turner, Linda Hill

The November FIRST MONDAY FORUM celebrates Veterans Day with guests Dr. Ron Hatzenbuehler and Scott Turner. They discuss "The Way We Were: ISU's Military History."

In addition Linda Hill discusses the 2012 ISU Women's Club Holiday Fair.

Air Date: November 5, 2012

Runtime: 33:16

File Size: 11.4 MB

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Kevin Cleveland

October 2012: Kevin Cleveland

The October FIRST MONDAY features Dr. Kevin Cleveland, associate professor of pharmacy and ISU pharmacy students McKinzie Singleton and Jesse Buford.

Air Date: October 1, 2012

Runtime: 30:10

File Size: 10.3 MB

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Arthur C. Vailas

September 2012: Arthur C. Vailas, KC Felt

The September program features ISU President Arthur C. Vailas discussing the upcoming academic year while KC Felt stops by to discuss this year's I Love ISU campaign.

Air Date: September 4, 2012

Runtime: 37:21

File Size: 14.9 MB

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George Casper

August 2012: George Casper

George Casper discusses the 2012-13 ISU Season of Note. The hour long special highlights music from this year's program artists.

Air Date: August 6, 2012

Runtime: 59:11

File Size: 20.3 MB

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Donna Hays

May 2012: Donna Hays, Matt Steuart and Kaela Oakes

The May edition of FIRST MONDAY FORUM examines the life of ISU student-athletes from the academic perspective with Matt Steuart, assistant athletic director for academics. How do students athletes balance their academic requirements with game and practices? Also, Donna Hays, executive director of the Bengal Athletic Boosters talks about the important role BAB plays in providing scholarship support to ISU athletes.

Air Date: May 7, 2012

Runtime: 29:39

File Size: 13.5 MB

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Julie Wright

April 2012: Julie Wright

ISU Women's softball coach Julie Wright discusses the rebuilding of the ISU women's softball team and the excitement of dedicating Miller Ranch Stadium, the exclusive home of the Bengal's softball program.

Air Date: April 2, 2012

Runtime: 30:45

File Size: 10.5 MB

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Skip Lohse

March 2012: Skip Lohse

Dr. Skip Lohse, professor of anthropology at Idaho State University discusses his research and fieldwork from the internationally known Texas Gault site.

The site was occupied intensively during all major periods of the prehistoric era and is particularly well known for large quantities of Clovis materials.

Clovis is the name archaeologists have given to the earliest well-established human culture in the North American continent. Clovis were the first big game hunters of the PaleoIndian tradition, although they were probably not the first people in the American continents.

Air Date: March 5, 2012

Runtime: 27:52

File Size: 12.7 MB

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Paul Cady

February 2012: Paul Cady

Dr. Paul Cady, distinguished and nationally recognized health professional and dean ISU's College of Pharmacy discusses contemporary issues in pharmacy that affect every one of us.

Air Date: February 13, 2012

Runtime: 37:35

File Size: 12.9 MB

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Herb Maschner

January 2012: Herb Maschner

Dr. Herb Maschner, a distinguished, internationally recognized researcher specializing in interdisciplinary studies discusses his current research, creating virtual museums that can be visited on-line by anyone at anytime.

Air Date: January 2, 2012

Runtime: 24:35

File Size: 8.4 MB

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Laura Vailas and Steve Lawyer

December 2011: Laura Vailas and Steve Lawyer

Dr. Laura Vailas is a registered dietitian and her area of specialization is clinical trials related to atherosclerosis. The average American will pack on nearly 3-5 pounds during the holiday season. Dr. Vailas offers insight and tips on how to enjoy the holiday season without adding to your waistline.

Dr. Steve Lawyer, associate professor of psychology at Idaho State University, is a licensed clinical psychologist with specific expertise in treating anxiety, trauma and depression. Although the holiday season is generally marked with happiness, for many it is a time of the year filled with sadness, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Dr. Lawyer offers advice on how to "combat the holiday blues."

Air Date: December 5, 2011

Runtime: 30:11

File Size: 19.5 MB

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Linda Hill, Mark Levine, Steve Schaack, Kalee Kopp

November 2011: Linda Hill, Natosha Holmes, Mark Levine, Steve Schaack, Kalee Kopp

It's the holiday season again, and this three-part episode starts out with Linda Hill and Natosha Holmes to discuss the ISU Women's Club Holiday Fair. Mark Levine joins us in the second segment to introduce the Collegiate Licensing Program, and finally, Steve Schaack and Kalee Kopp will talk about the ISU winter sports schedule and promotions.

Air Date: November 7, 2011

Runtime: 24:18

File Size: 11.1 MB

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Caroline Fauré

October 2011: Caroline Fauré

Dr. Caroline Fauré, Idaho State University sports science professor and a nationally recognized researcher in the field, discusses the danger of athletic concussions. The majority of Idaho schools do not have a designated athletic trainer at events, thus placing the decision regarding concussion management on the shoulders of coaches. If your child or grandchild plays a sport you won't want to miss this program.

Air Date: October 3, 2011

Runtime: 31:22

File Size: 10.7 MB

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Chung Park

September 2011: Chung Park

Join Maestro Chung Park as he leads a world-wide musical tour. Concert goers will "visit" Vienna, New York City, Hawaii for a celebration, tropical style, Russia and The British Isles. From Gershwin to Mozart, Beethoven to Prokofiev, the Idaho State Civic Symphony along with an impressive array of guest artists, will light up the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Air Date: September 6, 2011

Runtime: 26:37

File Size: 17.0 MB

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Steve Lawyer and Laura Vailas

August 2011: Warren Willey, Steve Lawyer and Laura Vailas

An estimated 25 million children are overweight or obese. In fact, some health experts believe that if obesity continues to increase, our current generation of children will become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.

A special one hour edition of FIRST MONDAY FORUM examines Childhood Obesity from three different perspectives: medical, psychological and nutritional. Please join our guests, Dr. Warren Willey, Dr. Steve Lawyer and Dr. Laura Vailas as they examine Childhood Obesity in America.

Air Date: August 1, 2011

Runtime: 59:17

File Size: 27.1 MB

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Sandra Shropshire and Kenneth Trimmer

June 2011: Sandra Shropshire, Kenneth Trimmer and Tracy Farnsworth

The June FIRST MONDAY program features Sandra Shropshire, dean of the Oboler Library and Dr. Kenneth Trimmer and Tracy Farnsworth from Idaho State University's Health Information Management program.

Air Date: June 6, 2011

Runtime: 24:20

File Size: 10.0 MB

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Student Leadership

May 2011: Student Leadership

The May 2 FIRST MONDAY examines student leadership at Idaho State University from multiple perspectives. Student-athletes Erica Wendt-Richardson, track and field and basketball star Mike Lacey discuss the demands of maintaining classroom achievement while balancing practice and game schedules. Casidy Jahnke, president of ASISU shares her experience balancing married life, academics and her role as President of the Student Senate. Princess Young, editor-in-chief of The Bengal, the student newspaper describes her leadership role in meeting the deadline demands of publishing a weekly newspaper with the academic requirements of her major.

Scott Turner, acting Executive Director of Student Affairs, discusses the unlimited leadership opportunities available for Idaho State University students.

Air Date: May 2, 2011

Runtime: 26:43

File Size: 18.6 MB

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Paula Phelps

April 2011: Paula Phelps

The April edition of FIRST MONDAY FORUM features Paula Phelps, director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University.

The United States is facing a physician shortage. Estimates are that by 2014 there will be 212,000 physician openings because of the growth of an aging population and the number of older physicians approaching retirement age.

How will the country meet the increasing demand for medical services? One answer lies in the training of physician assistants.

Air Date: April 4, 2011

Runtime: 32:40

File Size: 19.8 MB

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Maria Wong

March 2011: Maria Wong

Sleep problems are a major public-health issue. Studies reveal that more than half of 6th to 12th graders reported feeling tired or sleepy, and more than 40 percent reported having problems remaining asleep during the night. On this edition of FIRST MONDAY FORUM Dr. Maria Wong, Idaho State University associate professor of psychology and the author of a landmark study will discuss the problem.

Air Date: March 7, 2011

Runtime: 30:32

File Size: 19.3 MB

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Lyle Castle and Lindsi Bennett

February 2011: Lyle Castle and Lindsi Bennett

The February 7th program features Dr. Lyle Castle, Dean, Idaho State University—Idaho Falls campus and Lindsi Bennett, a counselor in the ISU Career Center.

The Idaho Falls campus of Idaho State University is the largest provider of higher education opportunities in one of the state's most dynamic cities. Dr. Castle discusses the exciting academic programs and opportunities available at ISU-Idaho Falls.

If you made New Year's resolutions this year you're not alone. About two-thirds of us have made some sort of resolution to change our habits. By now you may have already given up on those resolutions. Lindsi Bennett discusses the reasons why so many resolutions fail and ways to set realistic, achievable goals.

Air Date: February 7, 2011

Runtime: 21:11

File Size: 16.0 MB

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President Arthur C. Vailas

January 2011: President Arthur C. Vailas

The January 3rd program features Idaho State University President Dr. Arthur C. Vailas. President Vailas will discuss "ISU New Frontiers" as the university continues to build upon its foundation of education, research and service. Learn how Idaho State University is positively impacting the lives of our global population.

Air Date: January 3, 2011

Runtime: 26:51

File Size: 19.2 MB

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Laura Vailas and Steve Lawyer

December 2010: Laura Vailas and Steve Lawyer

Dr. Laura Vailas is a registered dietitian and her area of specialization is clinical trials related to atherosclerosis. The average American will pack on nearly 3-5 pounds during the holiday season. Dr. Vailas offers insight and tips on how to enjoy the holiday season without adding to your waistline.

Dr. Steve Lawyer, associate professor of psychology at Idaho State University, is a licensed clinical psychologist with specific expertise in treating anxiety, trauma and depression. Although the holiday season is generally marked with happiness, for many it is a time of the year filled with sadness, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Dr. Lawyer offers advice on how to "combat the holiday blues."

Air Date: December 6, 2010

Runtime: 30:11

File Size: 19.5 MB

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Ann Kirkwood and Casey Santee

November 2010: Ann Kirkwood and Casey Santee

The November program features Ann Kirkwood, director of ISU's Awareness to Action Youth Suicide and Prevention Project, and Casey Santee, director of ISU's Veterans Sanctuary Program.

Air Date: November 1, 2010

Runtime: 23:18

File Size: 18.3 MB

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Chung Park

October 2010: Chung Park

Our inaugural broadcast features Maestro Chung Park, assistant professor of music at Idaho State University and director of the Idaho State Civic Symphony, discussing the forthcoming Idaho Civic Symphony season.

Air Date: October 4, 2010

Runtime: 21:41

File Size: 17.4 MB

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