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Fighting Food Insecurity In Blaine County

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From left, Ryan Weninger, Jeanne Liston and Kristin McMahon of the Hunger Coalition in front of their fresh produce shelves.

Although the Wood River Valley is known for its low unemployment and booming tourist economy, many residents suffer from food insecurity. Housing costs are high, employment is seasonal and groceries are expensive. On Thursday's Idaho Matters, we look at regional economies that are bucking national trends.

Tom Michael is General Manager of Boise State Public Radio and responsible for its management and leadership. His most recent focus is on digital transformation, long-term financial stability and a more inclusive workplace. When he wants a break from the news, he enjoys running in the Boise foothills.