On The Thursday, July 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jul 17, 2019
  • Teton School District drops its mascot.
  • Getting in the water this summer? How to be safe.
  • Organic research on pregnant women in the Treasure Valley.
  • Boise has a new Cultural Ambassador.

-The Teton School District is dropping its Redskins mascot. Idaho Ed News reported on the crowded Tuesday night meeting where school trustees voted on the issue. We’ll talk with Kevin Richert from Idaho Ed News about Teton and other Idaho schools that have controversial mascots.

-If you're jumping into a pool, pond or other cool body of water during these hot days, how can you stay safe? Idaho Matters finds out the two big dangers are drowning and RWI's, recreational water illnesses that are caused by germs or chemicals where you swim.

-What happens when you give organic produce to pregnant women for six months? Until now, no one had tried it. A new Boise State study shows women who ate organic produce had lower pesticide metabolites in their urine than women who ate regular fruits and vegetables. Gemma Gaudette digs into the study.

-Every two years, the City of Boise dubs a new Cultural Ambassador for an organization or program that elevates Boise’s arts and cultural scene. Now, the city has given the honor to MING Studios, an international art center and residency program in downtown Boise. We’ll learn more about the Cultural Ambassador award – which comes with a cash grant – and MING’s accomplishments to earn them the designation.