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The eviction process is certainly stressful for those involved and that stress is compounded by the ripple effects; obtaining work, applying for services and even renting again become Herculean tasks. Idaho Matters speaks with Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, Assistant Director of the Idaho Policy Institute and Assistant Research Professor in Boise State's School of Public Service about breaking the cycle of poverty and home insecurity caused by evictions.

  • Ways to break through the downward spiral following eviction
  • Researchers look at storms on Saturn's moon, Titan
  • Boise State Public Radio's 'You Know The Place' begins Season 2
  • 'Expressive Idaho' examines the art of braiding rawhide

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Salmon native Lance Pekus attacks the American Ninja Warrior courses with the fury and style of a true Idahoan; in blue jeans and a cowboy hat. Pekus, the "Cowboy Ninja," joins Idaho Matters to talk about representing the Gem State in one of the most difficult physical competitions in the world.

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Boise State's Ryan Cannon, a filmmaker and an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, developed the Narrative Television Initiative to match students and professors with industry professionals to make feature films and television programs. We'll speak with Cannon and one of his student filmmakers about the upcoming second season of the initiative's program, "And Beyond."

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As the nation follows the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Americans again find themselves discussing the definition of "sexual consent." Idaho Matters examines changing sexual norms, the definition of "consent" and how the role of body positivity in interpersonal relationships is evolving.

  • Changing Sexual Norms In The 21st Century
  • Learning Effective Advocacy Before Local Government
  • Boise State Students Create A Television Series
  • An Idaho Native Rocks 'American Ninja Warrior'

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Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week we are joined by Betsy Russell from the Idaho Press, Mark Sharp from KIVI-TV and Kevin Richert from Idaho Education News.

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What happens if you're camping or skiing and there's an accident? It can take time to get help and "Stop the Bleed" is designed to teach you how to use a tourniquet and keep the victim alive until professionals arrive.

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Idaho is already pretty kind. Now there's a Community Kindness Day to help instill a culture of kindness in everyone. Idaho Matters takes a closer look.

  • Our team of journalists breaks down the week's headlines.
  • We learn more about the "Stop the Bleed" campaign.
  • Community Kindness Day.

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Animal hoarding is a complex and layered issue. Now a case in Boise is bringing the issue to light. Idaho Matters talks to Dr. Jeff Rosenthal with the Idaho Humane Society about the issue and about the Society's new building.

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It's the time of year where we start seeing ads about upcoming movies that might be Oscar contenders. Boise Weekly Film Critic George Prentice got a sneak peek of some of these films at the Toronto International Film Festival and fills us in on what's worth seeing at the theatre. Will "A Star Is Born" sweep the Oscars?

  • Animal hoarding case sparks discussion with Idaho Humane Society.
  • The Toronto International Film Festival in review. 

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Every year in the U.S. hundreds of babies die from sleep-related causes. That includes everything from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome to soft pillows and blankets. Every year, babies in Idaho die from these causes. Because some of these deaths can be prevented, health providers in the Gem State are putting together programs to make sure babies stay safe when they sleep. Idaho Matters talks with St. Luke's Hospital Director of Advocacy and Community Education Sherry Iverson about this issue. We also talk about National Child Passenger Safety Week. St. Luke's is providing free car seat checks around the state, find a list here.

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