On The Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Sep 3, 2019
  • Getting Sockeye back to Idaho.
  • Female genital mutilation laws in the Mountain West.
  • Digging up a better Idaho wine.
  • Campfire Theatre Festival.

- Getting hatchery Snake River Sockeye salmon from Idaho to the Pacific Ocean and back again is no easy feat. A new hatchery opened in 2013 to add another million fish each year going out of the Gem State. The first such salmon from the $14 million hatchery started coming back to the Sawtooth valley this year. As of last week, only 15 sockeye had come home. Idaho Matters dives into this fish story.

- Last year, a district court judge ruled that a federal law banning female genital mutilation was unconstitutional. He said it’s up to the states to make laws about this cultural practice. And many of them are. How is that playing out in our region?

- How do you get better wine? Vineyard owners in Idaho are getting some help from a Boise State University graduate student who is collecting data on the soil conditions in eight local vineyards. One Caldwell winery says that helps them better understand soil microclimates in their vineyard. Idaho Matters talks to the student researcher from Boise State.

Campfire Theatre Festival is a three-day festival designed to create a theatre hub in Boise. For three days theatre makers bring everything from puppetry to Polynesian dance to oral history to other theatre makers. The goal is to make them laugh, cry, and make friends. 

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