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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The sky across much of Idaho is noticeably diminished as smoke from a range of wildfires hovers in the atmosphere. As firefighters continue to battle large fires in the western and central regions of the state, meetings to keep area residents up to speed are planned.


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A one-of-a-kind house sits on what was once a barren promontory in Idaho’s Hagerman Valley. In the mid-1950s, landscape painter Archie Teater and his wife commissioned arguably the world’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design a studio for them. 


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We want to hear YOUR questions about wildfire. Scroll to the bottom to submit your question to the Wanna Know Idaho podcast.

The Sharps Fire, burning near Bellevue in the Wood River Valley, spread into the Sawtooth National Forest.

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The heat has been on for a while, but over the next few days, much of Idaho will bake with extreme temperatures. An excessive heat watch goes into effect Tuesday at midnight for the Treasure Valley.

Boise National Forest Fire Prevention Technician Jessica Kearney-Reeves

7/31 UPDATE: Several large fires continue to burn across Idaho. Firefighters are hoping to get a handle on them ahead of change in the weather expected to set in Wednesday. The forecast indicates temperatures will cool slightly, meaning more bearable conditions for firefighters as they battle blazes. However, the cooling will bring a chance of thunderstorms and winds which could help spread flames and spark new fires.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week to shed light on the recent meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. While some Republican senators pressed Pompeo for answers, Idaho Senator Jim Risch didn’t ask about the controversial summit.


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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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