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.

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

In an effort to keep their food local, some city-dwellers have taken to raising chickens in their backyards. As urban farming remains trendy, an unintended consequence of keeping chickens as pets is a rise in salmonella cases. It’s led to an outbreak of the illness that’s impacting Idaho and the nation.

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Summer in Idaho means escaping town for the state’s abundant backcountry offerings. One popular destination is Stanley. Campsites near the small town in the Sawtooths are getting upgrades.

The growth gripping Idaho isn’t contained to the Treasure Valley and the state’s biggest cities. Housing crises are impacting the Gem State far and wide.

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Marijuana is strictly prohibited in Idaho. One Oregon city a stone’s throw from the heart of the Treasure Valley could soon be a destination for cannabis enthusiasts.

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Federal officials say 13 people affiliated with two well-known gangs have been indicted. The suspects face a host of charges.

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A Monday night city council meeting in the Treasure Valley sealed the fate of a local landmark thousands drive past every day.


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Retired Boise priest Father Thomas Faucher is in jail awaiting trial on numerous charges stemming from child pornography. Months after being served eviction papers by the local archdiocese, the church has sold the house after performing a famous ritual.


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Earlier this week, the Trump Administration threatened China with $200 billion in new tariffs as trade relations between the superpowers continue to fray. The tit-for-tat has some communities in Idaho concerned and looking for answers.

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Yogurt giant Chobani is at odds with Twin Falls over the assessed value of its facilities in the Magic Valley. While both sides describe the tiff as amicable, the dollar amounts involved are huge.

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A huge warehouse development in Nampa is one step closer to being built. Dubbed “Project Bronco,” the more than 850,000 square foot facility was given a conditional use permit this week by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

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New trespassing laws went on the books at the start of July. They were intended to provide clarity and unify provisions that stretched across three separate codes. Rather than simplify things, some in law enforcement say they’re causing headaches.

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Wealthy titans of industry and power brokers are set to descend on Sun Valley this week for the 36th annual Allen & Co. conference.

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Fireworks are an integral part of the 4th of July. While an important part of the festivities, fire officials in Boise say they’ll maintain a hardline with those caught breaking laws and shooting off illegal fireworks.


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The 4th of July falling in the middle of the week allows for a range of travel options. Experts predict a record number of people will be on the move for Independence Day.

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On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the Table Rock Fire, officials with a host of firefighting agencies held a press conference outlining the dangers of the 2018 wildfire season.

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