On The Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Sep 3, 2018
  • Efforts are underway to halt the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
  • A lactation consultant answers questions about breastfeeding.
  • A three-day theatre festival comes to Boise.

- The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established in 1965 by Congress to provide funds and grants to governments at all levels to purchase lands for preservation and conservation. The program is funded by off-shore drilling leases and separation fees. In 2015, Congress chose not to renew the LWCF, and it will run itself out sometime this fall. Idaho Matters discusses the role of the LWCF in preserving the West and its contribution to preservation and conservation in Idaho.

- The benefits of breastfeeding is well known; UNICEF estimates that better education regarding lactation could save 820,000 lives worldwide. We'll look at efforts to bring awareness to the importance breastfeeding plays to childhood development.

- The Campfire Theatre Festival is a three-day event "created by theatre makers, for theatre makers." Scheduled events include readings, actor, writer and stagecraft workshops and multiple performances. Festival organizers join Idaho Matters in studio to talk about the events.