On The Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Sep 5, 2018
  • McCall plans a massive library expansion.
  • An Idaho company provides hygiene products for women in developing countries.
  • The 208 Comedy Fest returns to Boise.
  • We look deeper into the Idaho Matters theme music.

- The City of McCall is in desperate need of a new library. In the past 13 years, circulation has increased more than 80% and participation in programs has seen a nearly six-fold increase. The McCall Public Library is reaching out to the community for input and Wednesday's Idaho Matters looks at the role of libraries in the growing Treasure Valley communities.

- When talking to family in to Venezuela, Cherie Hoeger found that women there did not have access to reliable menstrual hygiene products. This inspired her to custom build a menstrual cup that can be cleaned and re-used for distribution to economically disadvantaged women around the world. Cherie joins Idaho Matters with her partner, Amber Sawson, to describe the role of their Idaho-based company, Saalt.

- The 208 Comedy Fest returns to Boise this week with a massive number of performers scheduled to yuk it up at multiple venues from Thursday through Sunday. We'll meet with festival organizers who will tell us what's so funny about Boise.

- You hear our theme music on Boise State Public Radio several times a day. It's been stuck in our heads since April. On Wednesday's program, we'll meet Will Hall, the man who composed the Idaho Matters theme.