Matt Guilhem

Morning Edition Host/News Reporter

Matt Guilhem is the Morning Edition host and a reporter for Boise State Public Radio. He came to Idaho by way of southern California where he was a reporter and host for the NPR affiliate in the Inland Empire region.

 His reporting has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Here & Now. During the December 2ndterror attack in San Bernardino, Matt was the first reporter on the scene for NPR. This year, he's one of about 25 reporters from California to be a 2016 Reporting on Health Fellow through USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

 Matt got into radio while getting his master's degree abroad at the London School of Economics; he hosted a weekly talk show and immediately knew radio was something he wanted to pursue. After returning to southern California from London, he started volunteering at his local NPR station and eventually was hired. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
 

When he's not behind a microphone, he's probably out exploring Idaho or pretending to be a mixologist.

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A Utah-based developer is looking to build an industrial park in the southeast of Boise near the sprawling Micron campus. The region is already home to several distribution centers, but area residents worry this proposed development could impact their quality of life.

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The city of Nampa is bracing for what’s become something of an avian invasion. Thousands of crows will soon visit the Treasure Valley city and bring a mess of feathers and droppings. Nampa is trying to get ahead of the influx by building a volunteer corps.


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Lawyers sparred Monday, September 17 over an abortion reporting law that passed earlier this year and went into effect July 1. It mandates health providers hand over information to the state about women receiving abortions – including if they have any of 37 so-called complications named in the law.

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The case of a Preston science teacher who allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle got international attention. The eastern Idaho town is bracing for a trial next month.


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Several tall residential buildings are planned for downtown Boise as living space in the city’s core is at a premium. The growth is expanding beyond downtown to a long neglected site on the bench.


New numbers from Boise Regional Realtors are out detailing the Treasure Valley’s housing market for last month. The rising cost of a house is proving a consistent trend.

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With fall approaching and the weather starting to change, many of the big wildfires across the West are being tamed. 


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Fall is just around the corner, and – according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac – a wet winter will follow.

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Those with an interest in cryptozoology should mark their calendars. A conference focusing on Bigfoot is coming to Pocatello.

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The state’s Department of Environmental Quality issued advisories for harmful algae blooms at two more Idaho lakes. The DEQ put out alerts for both Lake Cascade and Lake Lowell. The department is using technology to try and catch blooms early.

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Idaho’s largest school district and a housing developer are at odds over land in Meridian near the site of a proposed new high school.

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Proposition 1 – the measure to again legalize so-called “historical horse racing” in Idaho is getting attention this week. Opponents and advocates are speaking up about the ballot initiative voters will decide on in November.

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The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is holding a large rally this weekend in downtown Boise. The firearms group is looking to hold one of the biggest gatherings in support of gun rights in state history.

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Trade talks between the U.S. and Canada are down to the wire. The Trump Administration set the final day of August as a deadline for our northern neighbor to sign on to a tentative agreement with Mexico and the U.S. Idaho dairy farmers are paying attention.

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School is back in session, temperatures have mellowed and Labor Day is Monday. It’s only a matter of time before we’re firmly back in sweater weather territory. As summer ebbs, the final three-day weekend of the season offers the chance for a last little trip.

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