Boise

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35,000 people gathered last year to celebrate Boise PrideFest, more are expected this year to promote unity and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and identities in Boise year round. We talk with Alex Milles and Sally Hobbs of the pride festival about this year's events.

  • Boise PrideFest 2018 kicks off.
  • Idaho wine industry leads Idaho agriculture.

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The i48 Film Festival is a competition that has filmmakers use only 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot and edit an original short film three to six minutes long. The festival, now in its 14th year, will take place at The Flicks this Saturday and we speak with festival co-director Andrew Ellis about what makes a great (quickly shot) short film.

  • Allegations of sexual abuse and a cover-up in a Boise church.
  • Big plans for economic growth in McCall.
  • Using drones to map Idaho's landscape.

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Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

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  • A round-up of the week's news.
  • Studying the carcinogenic effects of food.
  • A visit to the box office for this summer's blockbusters.

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One Idaho town is among the fastest-growing communities in the nation. That’s just one finding in the latest release of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT

The Boise Bicycle Project is spending the month of May encouraging kids to get on their bikes and explore their communities. The project manages programs that provide bikes for low income Idahoans and teach bike maintainance to all. The BBP also organizes rides for all levels and looks for opportunities to combine biking with community outreach. We talk with the Boise Bicycle Project about their efforts this month.

IDAHO STATESMAN

Orange plastic bags are now a part of everday Boise life and Boise State Public Radio's Frankie Barnhill answers your questions about the new recycling procedures.

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  • Idaho prison officials ordered to release execution drug information.
  • BSPR's Frankie Barnhill follows up on questions about recycling.
  • An adaptable swimming program that instills independence in children with disabilities.
  • A Garden City grocery store that only sells unpackaged food.

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As the population of the Treasure Valley continues to swell, the region is poised to emerge as a tech hub in the Northwest. Idaho Matters will discuss efforts to cultivate the valley's position as a tech powerhouse with Vynyl's Nick Crabbs, Trailhead's Dan Faricy and Sparrow Travel Media's Christina Lankowski.

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Cultivating a tech corridor in the Treasure Valley . . . A legendary Idaho journalist retires . . . A baseball league that accomadates all athletes

IDAHO STATESMAN

For years, America has shipped its raw recyclable material to China for processing, but as of January first of this year, China has stopped accepting shipments, which means recyclable trash is starting to pile up and fees are increasing. BSPR's Frankie Barnhill joins Idaho Matters to discuss the problems arising from these new recycling policies and we look at Boise's new residential recycling rules.

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IndieDwell is repurposing shipping containers into habitable homes for a fraction of the price of a traditional brick-and-mortar home and they leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint. Could shipping containers help solve the pending housing crunch facing the Treasure Valley?

BOISE MUSIC WEEK

Boise Music Week begins its 100th year of events that will include jazz perofrmanceschoral and organ recitals and performances of The Music ManWe talk with Boise Music Week board president Roger Lingle and board member and director of The Music Man, Allyn Krueger, about what to expect this year and why it has sustained as the state's longest enduring annual gathering of performers.

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