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In this seasonal, weekly podcast, we break down the Idaho Legislature so you don't have to. We dig into what's happening, drill down into the why and find out how it affects you.

Season Two Episode 1: The Story Of A Freshman Lawmaker

Samantha Wright
Boise State Public Radio
Democratic Representative Brooke Green from Boise.

We're back!

After two weeks into the session, lawmakers are getting their feet under them at the Idaho Legislature.  

And for about two dozen of them who are brand new to the office, that means figuring out everything from their new email system to where the bathrooms are.

This week we visit a freshman lawmaker in her new job.

And Samantha Wright asks Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief the question why do lawmakers want this job anyway?

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As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.