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On The Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Court rules the City of Boise can't prosecute homeless people sleeping in public.
  • Idaho’s first-ever guided tree climbing adventure comes to the Idaho Botanical Garden.
  • Bats aren't bad, just misunderstood.

- A ruling by the 9th circuit Court of Appeals last week determined the prosecution of homeless people for sleeping in public constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. We'll drill down into the issue of homeless rights and public safety.

- LED is a multi-media artistic collaborative that marries dance, music and film to create narrative performances. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Lauren Edson and Andrew Stensaas in 2015, they have performed at Treefort and venues throughout the Northwest with filmmaker Kyle Morck. LED joins Idaho Matters in studio to discuss their upcoming show at The Egyptian.

- Some bats tested positive for rabies last month and for better or worse, this seems to be the only time bats are in the news. Animal resuers are concerned this type of publicity gives bats a bad image. We'll talk with wildlife and health officials about why we shouldn't fear bats and we'll meet L'il Wayne, a female silver-haired bat.