On The Friday, February 8, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Feb 8, 2019
  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • An Idaho playwright brings his work back to Boise.
  • A beer-bust on Boise's Basque Block.

- Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week Idaho Matters speaks with Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert, Associated Press-Idaho's Rebecca Boone and Boise State Public Radio legislative correspondent James Dawson.

- Moscow native Samuel Hunter has been incorporating intimate Idaho settings into his plays for nearly a decade. His work has been produced Off-Broadway and he's been the recipient of multiple theater awards and a MacArthur Genius Grant. His latest works are a pair of plays with intertwining plot lines that imagine the lives of the descendants of Lewis and Clark. The performances begin this week and are being produced by the Boise Contemporary Theater. Hunter joins Idaho Matters with the company's founding artistic director, Matthew Cameron Clark.

- The Rotary Club of Boise will be spilling suds at the Firkin Frolic Beer Fest next Thursday on the Basque Block. The event will feature small-cask firkin beer as well as an assortment of other local brews and chews. We'll check in with the Rotary to talk about this Boise tradition.