On The Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:
Idaho worst in country for working mothers . . . two more gubernatorial candidates sound off . . . and bicycling in Boise . . .
- A recent report from Wallethub found Idaho to be ranked the worst state in the nation to be a working mom. Metrics including quality, cost and availability of child care, school quality, number of pediatricians and gender pay gap found the Gem State dead last; Vermont ranked first. On Wednesday's Idaho Matters, we'll speak with State Representative Ilana Rubel and Sharon Paterson from Boise State University's sociology department about ways to make Idaho more accommodating for working mothers.
- We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Democratic candidate Peter Dill and BSPR's Frankie Barnhill talks with Republican candidate Brad Little.
- American cities are showcasing their bike-friendliness in efforts to attract new businesses and healthy workforces and Boise is doing everything to stay ahead of the trend. Cynthia Gibson, executive director of the Idaho Walk/Bike Alliance and Dave Fotsch, director of Idaho Green Bike discuss ways in which Boise is improving its bike-ability.