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On The Monday, November 19, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • The rise of vaping and the impact on teen smoking
  • A look at the Midas Gold's Stibnite Project
  • Crime scene DNA collection takes a new turn

- The FDA recently announced a planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to curb the growing number of teens who use vaping products. On Monday's Idaho Matters, we speak with St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute about this phenomenon, the health implications and their use as smoking cessation devices.

- Boise State Public Radio's Wanna Know Idaho looks at the Midas Gold's Stibnite Mining Project and answers the question, "What impacts will this mining operation have on our greater community here." We'll speak with the podcast's producer, Frankie Barnhill, about what she learned about the project.

- In the wake of a 1993 e. coli outbreak at a Jack-In-The-Box, Bruce Bradley invented a machine that would collect bacterial samples for analysis. He realized the machine could also be used to greatly increase the amount of DNA gathered from a crime scene. The Idaho Falls Police Department recently purchased one of the machines and on Monday's Idaho Matters, we'll find out how this machine is a game changer for crime scene investigators.