On The Monday, August 26, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 23, 2019
  • A talk with Boise's mayor about homelessness and housing.
  • "The Fickle Financiers of Elections?"
  • Return to Mount Kennedy

-The city of Boise has officially filed its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over its controversial anti-camping ordinance. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last year declared the ordinance unconstitutional and considered it cruel and unusual punishment. Boise’s ordinance bars anyone from sleeping outside in public places – unless all of the city’s homeless shelters are full. The case has been ongoing since 2009. Idaho Matters sits down with Boise Mayor Dave Bieter to talk housing and homelessness.

-Does where you live affect how you donate to political campaigns? That was the question Boise State assistant professor Jaclyn Kettler asked in her new study. The results are out in the August edition of the “Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.” She looked at how more than 7,000 people donated in a U.S. House election. Then they looked again after those people had moved somewhere else. Did their donating habits change?

-We’ll meet the director of a critically acclaimed documentary telling the story of an inexperienced group of climbers reaching the peak of one of the planet’s highest mountains to honor their fathers.