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On The Thursday, July 5, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

  • Idaho Matters revisits a discussion about confronting opioid addiction.
  • A summer camp ... for adults.
  • George Prentice discusses the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical.

- Idaho has one of the highest rates of overdose deaths related to opioid narcotics and on Thursday's Idaho Matters we revisit a discussion about various approaches to dealing with the opioid epidemic.

- It's called the Looplore Experiment and it's partially funded through Kickstarter donations. This weekend-long "camp" revolves around arts and crafts. Campers choose from an array of workshops, including screen-printing, canning, cross stitch, and vertical gardening.  Destination DIY visits the Looplore Experiment.

- 1927's The Jazz Singer was the first film with sound - and of course it was a musical.  Since then, the trend to marry movies with music has ebbed and flowed, but ultimately the genre has produced some of the best films ever made.  Boise Weekly film critic George Prentice talks about the history of the cinematic musical, from A Star Is Born to Grease to LaLa Land.

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