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Author Randy Stapilus Chronicles The Jerks Of The Gem State

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(right, from top) Elias D. Pierce, Lyda Shaw, James McParland

Author and Idaho historian Randy Stapilus has no trouble talking smack about others, assuming they are great big jerks. He is giving a presentation in Moscow on Saturday entitled "Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History" and Stapilus joins Idaho Matters to talk about Idaho's biggest "jerks" and what makes their legacy less than rosy.