On The Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 27, 2019
  • How to free an inmate.
  • The Constitution in a Crucible.
  • Refugee drowning deaths.
  • St. Luke's Children's Pavilion.

-In the series "How to Free an Inmate," we learn of a new effort by the Idaho Department of Correction to improve a parolee's chance of success. That success is hard-fought, mind you, but the Free2Succeed program may be Idaho's last —or best chance at reducing inmate recidivism.

-Is the U.S. Supreme Court a “law court” or a “political court?” What are the limits of congressional investigatory power? When can the president rebuke congressional subpoenas? These and other constitutional questions are being asked more and more often as the nation continues to be politically divided. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the City Club of Boise and Idaho Matters dive into the constitution and presidential power this week.

-After a second drowning of a reugee in Boise since 2017, Idaho Matters talks to the International Rescue Committee about the specific dangers refugees face and what’s being done to help.

-St. Luke's Children's Pavilion had its grand opening this weekend. But what is it? And why is it important for the health care of kids in our state?