On The Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Oct 22, 2018
  • Scooter share companies looking for a niche in the Treasure Valley.
  • Private citizens take recycling into their own hands.
  • Boom Tic Boom brings cinematic jazz to Surel's Place.
  • Boise Contemporary Theater previews upcoming season.

- Scooters are everywhere in downtown Boise; Meridian gave scooter sharing a shot and shelved it until the spring. Idaho Matters looks at this new transit phenomenon with representatives of Treasure Valley municipalities.

- Oliver Russell owns and operates PlasticWorks, a community recycling facility that processes products other recyclers wouldn't. Idaho Matters looks at the effort to re-use every last bit of plastic and keep it out of oceans and landfills.

- Boom Tic Boom is a cinematic jazz ensemble led by drummer Allison Miller. She has been heard on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert and NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers and she brings Boom Tic Boom to Surel's Place Tuesday evening as part of the outfit's 10th anniversary tour. Miller joins Idaho Matters to talk about following the footsteps of band-leading drummers like Gene Krupa, Shelia E and Buddy Rich.

- A dead neighborhood dog, a man with a paper heart and stranded astronauts are just some of the fare on Boise Contemporary Theater's 2018/19 season menu. Idaho Matters talks with BCT about some of the thought-provoking material on tap for this year including a fish-out-of-water story about a New Yorker in Idaho.