On The Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jan 15, 2019
  • Paradigm shifts in employment and education standards.
  • The future of energy in Boise.
  • The Cabin presents author Tayari Jones.
  • The world's best bike movies ride into Boise.

- Attitudes about education and skills acquisition are changing as the global workforce evolves. Idaho Matters looks at the tools that will be necessary to be competitive in the 21st century workplace.

- The City of Boise will host three open houses to facilitate discussions with the community to determine the direction of energy generation and usage in Boise. We'll talk with Idaho Power about efforts to bring the region to 100% renewable energy use.

- Author Tayari Jones exploded onto the contemporary literary scene in 2002 with Leaving Atlanta, fiction set against that city in the 70's and 80's. Her subsequent works also drew from her background as a native Atlantan and Jones' books won multiple awards and attracted the attention of Oprah Winfrey and President Obama. Jones is in Boise as part of The Cabin's Readings and Conversations series and she joins Idaho Matters to talk about her writings.

- The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is presenting a bicycle-themed film festival at The Egyptian Theatre on Friday. Idaho Matters speaks with the Alliance about the juxtaposition of film and bikes and we'll re-visit a filmmaker who documented a groundbreaking military experiment involving commandos on bikes.