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On The Thursday, January 24, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Idaho legislators try to "Add the Words" to the state's human rights act.
  • U of I researcher finds rain on Titan, snowman in Kuiper Belt.
  • Sun Valley entrepreneur fields first ever all-women racing team for the Rolex 24.
  • Hotline allows Idaho travelers to call in for conditions.

- LGBTQ+ Idahoans can legally be denied employment, services and housing as the state's Human Rights Act does not recognize sexual orientation or gender identity as protected rights. Multiple efforts have been made to write this acknowledgment into the act and they've failed in the statehouse. State Rep. Maryanne Jordan (D - Boise) has introduced a bill to "Add the Words" and she joins Idaho Matters to discuss the importance of recognizing these rights.

- Rajani Dhingra has been really busy in 2019. The U of I physics graduate student worked on teams directing the farthest fly-by ever conducted of a celestial body and studied weather patterns on the Saturn moon of Titan. Dhingra joins Idaho Matters to talk about her research both inside and outside of our solar system. 

- The Rolex 24 endurance race at Daytona International Speedway takes place this weekend and Sun Valley's Jackie Heinricher has put together the first-ever all-women racing team to compete. We'll speak with the driver/botanist/entrepreneur about competing in the high-stakes world of endurance racing.

- A hotline has been set up to inform travelers in Idaho of transit conditions. We'll learn about "511" with the Idaho Transportation Department.

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