On The Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 17, 2019
  • Emails demonstrate Canyon County jail officials' cooperation with ICE.
  • The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference workshops works in progress.
  • A former Idaho Supreme Court justice writes about his experiences during the Vietnam War.
  • The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association to host First Annual Boise Mountain Bike Festival.

- Canyon County jail officials reached out to ICE agents repeatedly to report inmates without residential documentation and sometimes reported inmates who were American citizens. Reporter Nicole Foy of the Idaho Press broke the story after obtaining emails sent to ICE from the Canyon County jail and she joins Idaho Matters on Tuesday to unpack the story.

- The 19th Annual Seven Devils Playwrights Conference invites writers to McCall to present, discuss, develop and workshop plays in progress. The conference is open to the public and free of charge and on Tuesday, we explore the event.

- Idahoan Jim Jones has been there, done that. An officer in Vietnam, a multi-term attorney general and a State Supreme Court Justice. Jones is also a prolific writer and his latest work documents his in-country tour during the Vietnam War. Jones joins Idaho Matters to talk about Vietnam . . . Can't Get You Out of My Mind.

The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association (SWIMBA) advocates on behalf of bikers to maintain access to public lands and trails, educates riders about safety and organizes all-inclusive events. SWIMBA is presenting the film Return to Earth at The Egyptian Theatre on Wednesday, June 19, and they are organizing the first Boise Mountain Bike Festival in August. Idaho Matters talks with SWIMBA executive director Carlos Matutes about these and other events.