On The Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 13, 2019
  • A petition is circulating in Idaho to drop charges in Big Sky Scientific hemp case.
  • Boise music festival will memorialize folk singer Rosalie Sorrels.
  • Losing weight with surgery.
  • Boise Co-op cements sustainability with a new executive chef.

- A Colorado company is fighting drug trafficking charges in Idaho after one of its drivers was caught transporting nearly 7,000 pounds of non-pyschoactive hemp. A petition is currently making the rounds to drop the charges against the shipping company and the driver of the truck. Idaho Matters looks into this case and efforts to absolve some of the players.

- Boise-born Rosalie Sorrels made a name for herself on the folk singer circuit of the late 1950s. Her first major gig was at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival and has been featured on more than 30 albums. Sorrels passed away in 2017 and today, Rosalie's son, Kevin, is crowdsourcing funds to put on The First Rosalie Sorrels Annual Memorial Festival. Kevin Sorrels joins Idaho Matters to talk about his mother's legacy and how she was influenced by Idaho, the state she called home.

- Bariatric surgery allows people to lose weight by altering the size and shape of their stomach. On Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we talk to St. Luke's bariatric surgeon, Dr. Robert Korn.

- The Boise Co-op has hired Chef Jin Yang to serve as its culinary director. Yang comes from Portland with nearly 10 years experience as a sous chef, a 2015 Portland Iron Chef win and the distinction of being named one of the country's most sustainable chefs. Jin Yang joins Idaho Matters to talk about upcoming food trends and what we can expect to see at the Boise Co-op this summer.