On The Friday, August 30, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 29, 2019
  • Our Reporter Roundtable gathers together.
  • Can libraries fix news deserts?
  • Prescribed fires: Good or Bad?

- Join us for your weekly dose of all-things-Idaho news! From mayors to Medicaid Expansion, the roundtable will cover it all. Guests will be Don Day with BoiseDev.com, Kevin Richert with Idaho Ed News and James Dawson with Boise State Public Radio.

-The news desert is growing. The Mountain West is home to two dozen counties without a single local newspaper. Now, one Colorado city is scoping out a new way to fund local coverage ... possibly through the public library.

-Prescribed fires have been used for centuries to help control the landscape. But the practice fell out of favor in the early 20th century. While attitudes are changing, the West still sees fire as a destructive process. A look at prescribed fires on Idaho Matters.