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On The Monday, November 12, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Remembering Idahoans who served in The Great War.
  • Immigrant Justice Idaho provides legal aid for an under-represented population.
  • Apprenticeship Week highlights education for a trade career.
  • Boise Weekly's contest for very, very short works of fiction

- More than 100 Idahoans served with the 20th Forestry Regiment during World War I. They were tasked with infrastructural projects and supplies. The granddaughter of Willis Brassey, one of those Idahoans, has curated a record of the service of the Idahoans of the 20th. Eve Chandler joins us to talk about the regiment and we'll talk with Boise State grad student Hayley Noble who has researched the role played by Old Idaho Pen prisoners in World War I.

- Only 25% of Idaho defendants facing deportation proceedings do so with legal counsel. Attorney Maria Andrade recognized this disparity and established Immigration Justice Idaho to provide free and accessible legal aid for people facing charges of immigration violations. Andrade joins us to talk about her work and the equity of justice in immigration courts.

- November 12-18 is National Apprenticeship Week and the Department of Labor is highlighting the benefits of programs that match trainee/students with employers willing to teach trades and cultivate the workforce.

- Boise Weekly's 17th Annual Fiction 101 contest enourages writers throughout the Treasure Valley to submit works of fiction that are exactly 101 words. We'll talk with the BW about the contest and meet last year's winner.