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On The Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Area organizations express concern over wording of Idaho Marsy's Law proposal.
  • Lost River Wellness helps Idahoans fight opioid addiction.
  • Idaho Black History Museum addresses social engineering.
  • Boise State program uses gaming technology to tackle community issues.

- Marsy's Lawis back on the floor of the Idaho legislature after being voted down in the last two sessions. The proposal provides advocacy and protections for victims of crime but there is some concern that the wording might further compromise civil rights. Idaho Matters talks to the ACLU of Idaho and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence about why they feel changes need to be made to the text.

- Lost River Wellness provides drop-in services and addiction treatment in Boise's north end. COO Mike Biggins joins Idaho Matters to talk about their unique approach to treatment.

- The Idaho Black History Museum begins Black History Month with a dinner and presentation by University of Idaho associate vice president, Mike Satz. The discussion involves the use of the law to affect social engineering. Satz joins Idaho Matters with the museum's executive director, Phillip Thompson.

- Boise State's Gaming, Interactive Media & Mobile Technology(or GIMM) program teaches video game design, mobile app development and virtual reality programming, among other tech stuff. GIMM is partnering with the Old Coot & Maggie Foundation to solicit tech concepts that can be used to address cultural and social problems. We'll meet Anthony Ellertson, the program's director and Bob MacDonald of the foundation putting up the quarter million dollar investment. We'll also meet a Boise-based artist and writer with new ideas about using virtual reality.

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