Idaho Matters

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 Mar 11, 2021
Such a liberal source they're indistinguishable from national NPR. Don't bother


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Episode Date
Idaho Matters Explores Accountability Versus Justice After Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of Murder
After former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd Tuesday, Idaho Matters checks in with two people engaged in racial justice work in Idaho. We talk about what this moment means, and why they say there's still a long way to go to attain justice in America.
Apr 21, 2021
Idaho Doctors Talk COVID Vaccines And Variants
Idaho Matters poses your questions to two doctors about weighing risks with summer travel, how variants may affect vaccination efforts in the future, and why people who have had COVID-19 should still get the jab.
Apr 21, 2021
New Idaho Group Aims To Counter Far-Right Politics
As far-right extremism moves more and more into the mainstream of Idaho politics, Idaho Matters hears from one group working to garner support from moderates — on both sides of the aisle.
Apr 20, 2021
Boise City Councilperson Lisa Sanchez Talks Police Oversight
Boise City Council Pro Tem Lisa Sanchez is taking a leading role in the conversation around police accountability and trust. Idaho Matters shares an interview with Sanchez from Morning Edition host George Prentice.
Apr 20, 2021
How Idaho Beekeepers Are Working To Save A Critical Part Of Our Ecosystem
Idaho Matters learns about the importance of bee pollinators from Melanie Kirby, a queen bee breeder with Zia Queenbee Company and biologist and farmer Katrina Blair.
Apr 20, 2021
As Idaho Lawmakers Focus On Curriculum Concerns, Teacher Pay Raises Are On Hold
Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert tells Idaho Matters what to watch for as the legislature continues its work this week when it comes to education bills.
Apr 19, 2021
Podcast Explores Bird Population Decline In Idaho
Idaho Matters is featuring a special episode of the “Threatened” podcast from our friends at Bird Note, all about the struggling long-billed curlew.
Apr 19, 2021
Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: April 16, 2021
Our Friday reporter roundtable discusses the various efforts to legislate content in schools, other statehouse news, street parking changes in Boise and more!
Apr 16, 2021
How Boise Could Meet Its Goal Of Ending Family Homelessness In Five Years
The city of Boise has set a goal of eliminating family homelessness in five years. How will it reach that goal?
Apr 16, 2021
ENCORE - Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Idaho
Idaho Matters spoke with Ashley Kirzinger from the Kaiser Family Foundation to understand how vaccine hesitancy could affect Idaho.
Apr 16, 2021
Ensuring Bilingual Idaho Kids Aren't Left Behind After The Pandemic
Learning to read is a foundational skill critical to success in school and life. Idaho’s Lee Pesky Learning Center created a pilot program to address students with bilingual learning needs at risk of being left behind as the pandemic altered education this year.
Apr 15, 2021
HumaNature Episode 86: A Vegan's Guide To Eating Chicken
Muyambi loved biking, so when his friends asked him to plan a cycling trip across his home country of Uganda he was thrilled. But challenges arose one late night when they had to get creative for dinner.
Apr 15, 2021
Idaho Doctors Address What's Next With J&J Vaccine On Pause
Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended “pausing” distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Johnson and Johnson as the agency investigates unusual blood clots in six women who had the shot. One woman died. More than seven million doses of that vaccine have been given in the United States, and more than 30,000 in Idaho according to state Health and Welfare. Our panel of medical experts answers your questions about this pause, its impact on vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19.
Apr 14, 2021
ENCORE: A Look At Burnout During The Age Of Coronavirus
This interview originally aired Jan. 26, 2021.
Apr 13, 2021
ENCORE: Toxins At Bottom Of Lake Coeur d'Alene Prompt Review
This interview originally aired Jan. 21, 2021.
Apr 13, 2021
ENCORE: Bestselling Author Talks To Idaho Matters About Grief Of Miscarriage
This interview originally aired March 9, 2021.
Apr 13, 2021
ENCORE: Boise Anthropologist Studies How Cat Photos Influence Online Dating Success
This interview originally aired Dec. 3, 2020.
Apr 12, 2021
ENCORE: Idaho Nonprofits Collaborated To Survive The Pandemic
This interview originally aired March 15, 2021.
Apr 12, 2021
ENCORE: A Conversation With Poet Jasmine Mans
This interview originally aired March 11, 2021.
Apr 12, 2021
Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: April 9, 2021
The Idaho Legislature reconvened earlier this week after a two-week break due to a COVID-19 outbreak among members. What bills have advanced this week, and what might they mean for your life? Idaho Matters digs in to the legislative news of the week. Plus: how COVID-19 variants could affect the state's fight against the virus.
Apr 09, 2021