On The Thursday, October 11, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Oct 11, 2018
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan discusses Idaho's top political race
  • Boise Startup Week connects tech entrepreneurs with capital investors
  • Special Olympics Idaho building a new events center with a unique construction crew
  • Boise State Public Radio addresses Medicaid expansion with the HuffPost

- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan could break political paradigms as Idaho's first female governor and the nation's first Native American state executive. She joins Idaho Matters to parse out her platform and share her vision of the Gem State's future.

- Each year, Boise Startup Week invites top tech entrepreneurs to the Treasure Valley to share ideas, pitch wares and seek startup capital. This year's begins on October 17 and Vynyl's Nick Crabbs and Trailhead's Tiam Rastegar join Idaho Matters to touch on upcoming tech trends and the value of drawing the contributions to the region's growing tech sector.

- Special Olympics Idaho recently broke ground on a new 'Training for Life' facility that would provide state-of-the-art amenities for the Gem State's most special athletes. The construction is being undertaken by participants of Nampa's Community Reentry Center, providing occupational training for people transitioning from incarceration to freedom. Idaho Matters looks at both sides of this story with Laurie La Follette of Special Olympics Idaho and Rachael Masmatias of IDOC's Nampa CRC.

- Idaho Matters previews an upcoming panel discussion about Proposition 2 - Idaho's Medicaid expansion proposal. The conversation will take place Thursday, October 11 at 6pm at the Yanke Family Research Building and will include Panelists will include state Rep. Christy Perry, the co-chair of Idahoans for Healthcare; House Majority Caucus Chairman John Vander Woude; community member Donna Scranton; and HuffPost senior reporter Jonathan Cohn. The discussion will be moderated by James Dawson of Boise State Public Radio. The discussion is part of Huffpost's 'Listen to America' RV tour.