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Our Purpose: Be at the civic, cultural and intellectual forefront of our community to create an informed, engaged public.
 

Our Mission: Produce, acquire and distributes distinctive programs and services that stimulate, educate, inform, and entertain those we serve using all appropriate media. Reach out to the community through strategic partnerships. Enables listeners to learn about issues and ideas that affect our communities, our nation and our world.
 

Our Vision: We will build a stronger community-centered broadcasting organization by focusing the station's new and existing resources where our listener and membership base is the strongest. Our goal is to build a more effective service emphasizing national and local programming that deepens the relationship between us and our listeners.
 

Our Values: Integrity, tolerance, professionalism, transparency, respect of our co-workers and respect for our audience

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

You’re invited to a free talk at the Modern Hotel in downtown Boise. KBSX reporter Frankie Barnhill and Boise State Public Radio "Some of the Parts" podcast host Adam Cotterell will talk about storytelling for broadcast and podcast.

AP

Date: Thursday, August 3

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor

Unusual times call for unusual actions. Such as a City Club summer political pundits forum!

 

Let’s face it. It’s been an uncommonly hectic few months on Capitol Hill, and it doesn’t look like things are likely to quiet down any time soon. And the 2018 Idaho elections are starting to get crowded, and a little bit chippy.

 

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Hiking the Sawtooths. Camping near Stanley. Rafting the Salmon. With summer just around the corner, these are hot topics for Idahoans planning their next seasonal adventure.

 

We've opened the next question round of our "news experiment" and we want to know what you want to know about summer in the Gem State.

 

Shaimaa Khalil / Twitter

On April 24, 2017, Shaimaa Khalil of the BBC hosted her segment of the "Newsday" program live from downtown Boise. Below are the audio files for each hour of the show, all of which feature local Idaho voices.

Jim Jones

This City Club of Boise Forum took place on Tuesday, June 27th and The Grove Hotel in downtown Boise.

Former Idaho Chief Justice, Jim Jones, shares his perspective on ways to treat the world’s ‘huddled masses’.

 

Jim Jones became acquainted with the plight of war victims --refugees and orphans -- during his tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army in 1968-69.

 

This forum was recorded on June 15, 2017 at the Student Union at Boise State University.

Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard, and PERSI's team of investment managers discuss the global and national state of the economy, and take questions from the audienceduring the forum.

Stealth Drive 2017

May 5, 2017

Welcome to Boise State Public Radio's Stealth Drive. That meme on the left is funny, but it's also the exact feeling we're trying to emulate over the next few weeks.

A "stealth drive" is different than the other membership drives you hear throughout the year because during a stealth drive, we have zero intentions of fundraising on air. Yep, that's right – we don't want to interrupt a single moment of your shows, music or news.

Laurie Stern / APM

The BBC/APM co-production, The Response - America's Story, shares listeners' unique stories about the lives they lead, and their hopes for the next four years. The four-part monthly series has offered Americans a chance to share their realities and reflections with the world, using the technology in their pockets.

The fourth and final episode was produced with 91.5 KBSX and explored the intersection between the personal and political. It features stories of contributors’ first 100 days of the new administration, and their place in society. 

The face of cannabis – medical miracle or gateway drug?  Will it create crime or promote prosperity? Or something in-between?  In this City Club forum you will hear three very different points of view on the business of cannabis. Panelists, Shellie Nash-Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Bill Gardiner- ISP, and Wayne Hoffman- Idaho Freedom Foundation, will speak on the business of cannabis and what it might mean to Idaho.

Chair: Terri Ottens

Moderator: Kevin Richert

 

RTDNA

Boise State Public Radio's KBSX newsroom has won six regional 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Murrow Awards, presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNA, announced winners of the regional contest Tuesday.

Boise State Public Radio's entries were judged alongside submissions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Medical, Health Care
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obama Care) became law in 2010, states were given the option to expand Medicaid up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level for able-bodied adults ($16,643 individual $33,948 for a family of four in 2017) without children in the home. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have chosen to expand Medicaid. Idaho is one of 19 states that chose not to. Idaho currently provides no insurance coverage for adults without children.

AP

Date: Thursday, April 6

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Inn at 500 (500 S. Capitol Blvd.)

Are you ready?! #treefort2017 is here!

Boise's Treefort Music Fest runs March 22-26, and Boise State Public Radio is more involved than ever this year. We're partnering with Storyfort (the literary portion of the festival) on three different events and with The Record Exchange on another. 

All of these events are free and open to the public (you do not need a Treefort ticket to attend any of these, though you should consider it given the awesome lineup). Can't wait to see you there!

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