On The Thursday, May 9, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 8, 2019
  • Idaho ranks second in the nation for child drownings.
  • Protecting yourself and kids from measles outbreak.
  • AirBnb is squeezing Boise's rental market.
  • Robert Hayashi will discuss the Asian civil rights movement for Boise's Fettuccine Forum.

- Idaho ranks behind only Florida in the number of child drownings. On Thursday's Idaho Matters, we talk with West Valley Medical Center about the importance of swim lessons, making your backyard pool safe and enjoying Idaho's rivers, lakes and ponds safely.

- Measles outbreaks are popping up all over the country and they could have all been avoided with childhood vaccines. Idaho Matters looks at why this is happening, the scale of the outbreak and how to inoculate yourself and your kids. 

- Idaho Statesman reporter Kate Talerico recently uncovered the ways in which AirBnb is squeezing the rental market in the Treasure Valley. Talerico joins Idaho Matters on Thursday to parse out the ways the online homestay industry is creating havoc for renters.

- The City of Boise's Fettucine Forum is bringing Amherst College associate professor Robert Hayashi to city council chambers on Tuesday, May 9 to talk about the Asian American civil rights movement and how it grew from oppressive immigration policies from the turn of the 20th Century and the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.