On The Tuesday, July 30 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jul 30, 2019
  • Anthropologists study how climate change will impact National Parks. 
  • Dealing with wildfire smoke this summer? Here's a checklist to stay safe.
  • A new film is being produced in the City of Trees this summer. 
  • Get ready for Goathead Fest in Boise.  

- A Boise State University anthropologist has teamed up with the National Park Service's Climate Change Response Program to help park rangers assess the dangers of climate change. The project is the only one of its kind, and will help identify vulnerable cultural sites in national parks so they can come up with a protection plan. Boise State professor Pei-Lin Yu will be in studio to talk about the new project. 

- Wildfires have occurred naturally in Idaho for centuries. But with the rise of megafires and longer, warmer and drier seasons — dangerous levels of smoke can linger in the air for weeks at a time. Idaho Conservation League has a new checklist designed to help folks understand the risks of wildfire smoke, and what they can do to protect themselves. 

- The team behind this year's 1 Potato screenwriting prize at the Sun Valley Film Festival are turning that script into a movie this summer, and they're filming in and around Boise this month. The film is titled "Girls Are Strong Here" and tells the story of a Syrian refugee whose faith is tested when an American teen and her mother are stranded at his Boise repair shop overnight.

- Boise's second annual Goathead Fest is back this Saturday, Aug. 3 with more "pedal-powered" fun. We talk with organizers about what to expect at this year's event, which starts at the Capitol at 10 a.m.