On The Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Feb 4, 2019
  • The fight for Medicaid expansion in Idaho continues.
  • St. Al's and Team UpCycle Boise bring attention to cycling and heart health.
  • A Washington measles outbreak has Idahoans concerned about unvaccinated kids.
  • A multi-genre art piece de-mystifies menstruation.

- Medicaid expansion in Idaho passed by a voter initiative in November. Advocates are calling for its implementation while opponents are holding it up in the courts and the statehouse. We'll get the latest on the effort to close the health insurance gap in the Gem State.

- February is American Heart Health Month and Idaho Matters speaks with St. Al's and a Boise bike team about cardiac health and the benefits of cycling.

- A measles outbreak in Eastern Washington highlights the importance of childhood immunizations. Idaho Matters looks at the threat to Western Idahoans and what people can do to protect themselves and their children from measles.

- Holistic health practitioner Samantha Zipporah and burlesque bon vivant Frankly Frankie have teamed up to create Va-Jay-Jay Day in Boise, celebrating the female anatomy. We'll talk with Zipporah and Frankly about empowerment, health and hygiene and a variety show that removes the stigma attached to menstruation.