On The Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 2, 2019
  • Transgender inmate's attorney discusses LGBTQ+ rights for prisoners.
  • Idaho Country music legend Pinto Bennett talks about Last Saturday Night.
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

- Adree Edmo is a 31-year-old transgender woman serving time in an IDOC men's facility for a 2012 sexual abuse of a child under 16. She has appealed to the state to provide gender confirmation surgery while she is incarcerated. The state challenged the request and in December, a U.S. District Court ruled IDOC must provide the surgery. Last month, that ruling was put on hold. On Wednesday's Idaho Matters, we speak with Edmo's attorney, Deborah Ferguson and Mountain West News Bureau reporter Amanda Peacher about this case.

- Country music legend Pinto Bennett drops his newest (and final) album this month. The Idaho native has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie and Earnest Hemingway and on Wednesday, Bennett joins Idaho Matters to talk about The Last Saturday Night, sheep farming and old dogs.

- Idaho Matters talks with Delta Dental about Oral Cancer Awareness Month.