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Idaho Matters is a wonderful way to stay up to date, meet people and understand there's much more to this great state. Hosted by Gemma Gaudette on Boise State Public Radio News, it features arts and politics, growth and education, and the interesting stories that make Idaho unique. Send us your questions, comments or story ideas by emailing idahomatters@boisestate.edu or sending us a voicemail using the "Talk To Us" feature on the free Boise State Public Radio app.

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  • It’s Friday, which means it's time for our Reporter Roundtable when Idaho Matters gets you up-to-date on all the news that made headlines this past week.
  • In the 1950, the U.S. was trying to develop a nuclear-powered engine that the Navy could use for submarines and aircraft carriers, and much of that work was done in the Idaho desert near Idaho Falls, at what would become the Naval Reactor Facility.
  • A new mystery illness has been making dogs sick from the East Coast to Oregon, and Idaho may have the disease as well.
  • Each year families look forward to seeing their kids in holiday pageants and plays, but kids with special needs and abilities don't always get the chance to participate in these activities. However, one woman has been working to change that, putting together a “Special Stars” performance of the Little Drummer Boy, calling it a chance to let “disabilities shine on stage," celebrating each child’s unique talents.
  • A new exhibit at the Idaho State Museum is exploring comedy legend Bob Hope's tours during WWII. Taking a look back at his life and legacy.
  • Earlier this month two cases of Mpox were confirmed in Ada County and just last week Central District Health confirmed local transmission of the virus with four additional residents in Ada County and one person in Canyon County being diagnosed with Mpox.
  • For more than forty years, artist James Castle drew inspiration from his home, creating impactful work that challenged certain aspects of the art world. Today that same house has provided similar inspiration for 22 other artists who have brought new life and understanding the historic site.
  • Thanksgiving may have ended, but over at the Boise Contemporary Theater they're still celebrating the holiday, though not in the way you may think. It's with their new production of "The Thanksgiving Play."
  • Yesterday, Nov. 28, was Giving Tuesday, a day designed to raise much-needed cash for non-profit organizations. Boise State Public Radio asked you to to nominate your favorite local nonprofit so that we could select two nominees to receive $1,000 in on-air messaging grants. This year those two non-profits were Gr8ter and the Dominifarm Animal Sanctuary!
  • Snow is beginning to fall high in the Rockies, forming the main water supply for the Colorado River.