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Idaho Artist James Castle's family home has been turned into a museum, shop and a space for an artist in residence. The first such artist, Keiran Brennan Hinton, moved in in May. We chat with him about observational painting.

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Many of our veterans come home from active military service to find a lack of resources to help them get settled back into civilian life. As rental prices soar, many veterans are on the verge of homelessness. We take a look at a new initiative that the City of Boise is putting together to find permanent housing for vets.

  • Idaho Matters looks at veterans and the need for housing.
  • “Can Gen X Women Love Their Bodies?”

We assemble a panel of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we're joined by Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press, Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Sven Berg from the Idaho Statesman.

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Boise bicyclists were disappointed to hear the "Tour de Fat" bike festival would not be returning this year, so area organizers put together their own festival. We speak with Jimmy Hallyburton, Executive Director of the Boise Bicycle Project, about the upcoming Goat Head Fest.

  • St. Luke's CEO and president David Pate discusses the changing face of healthcare.
  • Idaho Public Television airs documentary about Idaho's earliest Chinese citizens.
  • A poll of Idahoans finds a gender gap in support of Trump.
  • A new, regional bike festival replaces the Tour de Fat.

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The San Inazio Festival is an annual event to honor St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Basques. It began more than 25 years ago and now thousands come to the Basque Block at the end of every July to see local musicians and dancers as well as Basque sporting events.

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Treasure Valley housing prices are steadily increasing, as are rental rates. We speak with Boise Regional Realtors CEO Breanna Vanstrom and Equity Idaho Northwest Real Estate's Gary Salisbury about the state of housing in Southwest Idaho.

We assemble a panel of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we're joined by Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Betsy Russell and Scott McIntosh of The Idaho Press.

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The Twilight Criterium returns to Boise for its 32nd year. The high-speed street race promises lots of tight pelaton action and events for the whole family. Lynn Hightower of the Downtown Boise Association joins Idaho Matters to talk about the day's events.

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More than a week after one of the most horrific assaults in Boise history, we look at efforts within the Treasure Valley's refugee community to find healing and closure.

  • Looking back a week after the attack in Boise.
  • The dangers of leaving kids in cars.
  • Two valley nonprofits look at ways to house the homeless.

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The Wizard World Comic Con visits Boise this weekend with the Golden Goose of sci-fi guests: William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk (and LAPD patrol officer TJ Hooker, Boston criminal defense attorney Denny Crane and eponymous 911 phone center presenter.) "The Shat"joins Idaho Matters to talk about a career in front of the camera and meeting his fans throughout the country.

  • Tariff wars impacting Idaho manufacturing.
  • A state representative visits a women's prison
  • A Starfleet admiral lands in Boise

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The Boise community gathered outside city hall Monday in a show of unity and defiance against violence. Mayor David Bieter spoke to those gathered, thanking Boiseians for their support and urging all to stand up to hatred and violence. Mayor Bieter joined Gemma Gaudette in studio to talk about the healing process facing the community.

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