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On The Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Life's Kitchen trains at-risk youths while serving delicious food.
  • The changing climate is having an impact on Idaho's winter sports industry.
  • A visit to the Goblin planet.
  • Idaho's manufactured products on display at the Made Here! Expo.

- Life's Kitchen offers an opportunity for at-risk youths in the Treasure Valley to develop independence and self-sufficiency by teaching culinary skills, offering mentorship programs and internship and job placement. The organization is celebrating its 15th year and on Tuesday, Idaho Matters will be joined by the executive director and a graduate of the program.

- Research from the Climate Impact Lab shows that in the next 20 years, the number of days below freezing at major ski resorts could drop by weeks or months. Climate change is having a visible impact on the nation's winter sports industry and here in Idaho that translates to serious money and jobs. Idaho Matters looks at the effects of climate change on area ski resorts and the overall impact on the state's economy with the Boise chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby and Bogus Basin general manager Brad Wilson.

- Scientist have found a 'goblin planet' - a dwarf planet 2.5 times as far from the sun as Pluto. Far enough that one solar orbit takes 40,000 years to complete. Idaho Matters visits the tiny planet with University of Oklahoma assistant professor Nathan Kaib.

- The Made Here! Expo highlights products manufactured in Idaho and connects companies with skilled job seekers in an effort to grow Idaho's economy and job market. The two-day event, organized by the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers' Alliance, will highlight 21st century manufacturing that includes computer technology, drone development, robotics and other STEM-driven corners of industry. Idaho Matters speaks with the SWI-MA board president Sherri Johnson and Tech Help executive director Steve Hatten about next week's event at the Ford Center in Nampa.