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On The Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Frankie Barnhill and Matt Guilhem of Boise State Public Radio News check-in with a wildfire update
  • How wildland fires are affecting outdoor Idaho weddings
  • Volunteer healthcare professionals provide free medical services for Idahoans

- While firefighters work to contain the multiple wildfires raging in Idaho, smoke from fires in Canada and California is pouring into the Treasure Valley. Boise State Public Radio's Frankie Barnhill and Matt Guilhem join Idaho Matters to provide updates on this season's wildfires.

- Everybody loves a late-summer outdoor wedding, and what is a better setting than the natural splendor of the Gem State? The smokey haze from the region's wildfires are filling up the skies, though, and couples are worrying about the health of their wedding guests. Might there be a grey haze in all the wedding photos? Will wedding singers be wheezing through covers of Kool & the Gang. Idaho Matters speaks with a wedding planner about how this year's wedding season may be moved indoors.

- AMEN, the Adventist Medical Evangelical Network, brings together physicians, dentists and healthcare professionals to provide free services for homeless and low-income patients. AMEN comes to Boise on September 12-14 to work with uninsured residents. AMEN Boise's clinic director joins Idaho Matters to talk about the free clinic services.