On The Thursday, June 6, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 5, 2019
  • MakerMinded Schools create a hands-on STEM experience.
  • Boise therapist teaches yoga to prisoners.
  • Following the women of the Oregon Trail.
  • The i48 film festival forces filmmakers to be fleet of focus.

- MakerMinded schools focus on STEM education from the perspective of cultivating the next generation of manufacturers and infrastructural developers. On Thursday's Idaho Matters, we talk about the presence of these schools in Idaho and contributing to the future workforce.

- Yoga therapist Kaelyn Rogers spent a year-and-a-half traveleing the world, studying yoga and contemplating how she could bring that experience back to Boise to the benefit of the community. Rogers' solution was to bring yoga into IDOC facilities and train inmates. The program has been successful and on Thursday, she joins Idaho Matters with Deputy Warden Randy Valley from the Idaho State Correctional Institution.

Women's Voices from the Oregon Trail tells the stories about and contributions of the pioneer women who braved the 2,000 mile journey across the continent to settle the West in the 19th Century. The book is being re-published in a 25th Anniversary edition and author Susan Butruille will be signing copies at Rediscovered Books on Thursday evening. Butruille joins Idaho Matters with publisher Kathy Gaudry of Tamarack Books.

The i48 Film Festival is a competition that has filmmakers use only 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot and edit an original short film three to six minutes long. The festival, now in its 16th year, will take place at The Flicks this Saturday and we speak with festival co-director Andrew Ellis about what makes a great (quickly shot) short film.