On The Thursday, May 17, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:
Idaho legislature's computers get hacked . . . using shipping containers to build affordable housing . . . Boise Music Week celebrates 100th anniversary . . . Boise Bicycle Project wants to put every Boisian on a bike
- The Idaho Legislature's website was hacked two weeks ago by the Italian hacking group, AnonPlus. While no data had been stolen, just a publishing of their manifesto on the site, the hack exposed vulnerabilities in governmental websites. Boise State assistant computer science professor Hoda Mehrpouyan joins Idaho Matters to discuss cybersecurity in our public computer networks.
- IndieDwell is repurposing shipping containers into habitable homes for a fraction of the price of a traditional brick-and-mortar home and the leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint. Could shipping containers help solve the pending housing crunch facing the Treasure Valley? The founders of IndieDwell join Gemma Gaudette to talk about out-of-the-box solutions for affordable housing.
- Boise Music Week begins its 100th year of events that will include jazz perofrmances, choral and organ recitals and performances of The Music Man. We'll talk with organizers of the event about what to expect this year and why it has sustained as the state's longest enduring annual gathering of performers.
- The Boise Bicycle Project is spending the month of May encouraging kids to get on their bikes and explore their communities. The project manages programs that provide bikes for low income Idahoans and teach bike maintainance to all. The BBP also organizes rides for all levels and looks for opportunities to combine biking with community outreach. We'll talk with the Boise Bicycle Project about their efforts this month.