On The Thursday, March 28, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Mar 27, 2019
  • Idaho Power announces ambitious clean energy goals.
  • One Stone lets the students run the school.
  • 'Fishing Through the Apocalypse' predicts the future of freshwater fish.
  • Salsa Idaho brings a spicy flair to Boise ballrooms.

- Idaho Power announced a pledge Tuesday to provide customers 100 percent clean energy by the year 2045. The company that serves over half-a-million customers calls the effort “Clean Today, Cleaner Tomorrow.” Nearly 50 percent of the electricity the company currently generates comes from hydro power. About a fifth comes from coal. Adam Richins, Idaho Power's Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development, joins Idaho Matters to talk about shifting paradigms in the state's energy generation.

- The One Stone school was founded in 2008 with the idea that students thrive when empowered to set their own destinies. Part of this model includes allowing the students to have a hand in policymaking and management. We talk with One Stone's director, Chad Carlson, about what makes it a different educational experience.

- Fishing Through the Apocalypse examines the future for freshwater fish in America. Climate change, pollution, hydroelectricity and interstate water policy have all had an impact on fish and fishing. We talk with the book's author, Matt Miller of The Nature Conservancy, about the future of Idaho fish.

- Salsa Idaho offers music and dance lessons with a Latin flair for Boiseans; MJ3 manage Lolita Johnson and DJ Giovanni join Idaho Matters to talk about the cultural history of Salsa and where in Boise you can enjoy this popular dance.