On The Monday, September 9, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Sep 6, 2019
  • How to book a campsite in Idaho.
  • Farm to Fork Dinner for a good cause.
  • Taxing higher income folks and corporations to pay for education – but will it work?
  • An update on an ocean mammal on the brink of extinction. 

-If you haven’t gone camping in Idaho lately, you may not know for some spots you need to make a reservation six months, or even a year, before you go the great outdoors. Some campers say it’s so hard to get a spot, they’ve given up. Why is it so hard and how can you beat the system?

-How about a five course meal where you can eat the bounty from the College of Western Idaho’s campus-grown goodies? The school’s Farm to Fork Dinner is a chance to teach people about where food comes from and help the 40 percent of CWI students that experience food insecurity.

-Reclaim Idaho wants to tax folks in upper brackets to pay for education. They succeeded with a citizen initiative for Medicaid Expansion. Will this initiative be as successful? Will they face opposition? Will the measure provide tax relief in rural districts? Can the Idaho Legislature still override the initiative? Idaho Matters tries to find the answers.

-The vaquita is a small species of porpoise that lives exclusively in the Gulf of California. The mammal is on the brink of extinction due to irresponsible fishing methods. Boise filmmaker Matthew Podolsky has partnered with Leonardo DiCaprio to produce a documentary chronicling the plight of the vaquita. Since the film went to Sundance it's been sold to National Geographic Documentary Films. The film is coming to the Flicks this week and Poldosky joins Idaho Matters for an update on the adorable sea creatures.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters.