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On The Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Opera Idaho challenges classic operatic paradigms with As One.
  • Moananuiākea illustrates threats of climate change and promises of conservation in Hawaii.
  • Boise Police and St. Luke's remind parents not to leave kids in hot cars.
  • Idaho Crypto Group will guide you through the world of cryptocurrency.

- As One is a chamber opera featuring two performers, a string quartet, and a penchant for challenging the conventions of opera. The piece is a coming-of-age story about a young transgender woman and it opens May 9 at The Danny Peterson Theatre. We talk with Opera Idaho's general director, Mark Junkert, and performers Blythe Gaissert and Michael Kelly about this thought-provoking performance.

- Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe is a feature-length documentary that follows a voyage around the world and an effort to share the cultures and challenges of the peoples of the South Pacific. The film premieres at The Egyptian Theatre on Thursday and Idaho Matters speaks with the film's director, Na'alehu Anthony.

- Summer is coming and the Boise Police Department and St. Luke's are launching a campaign to remind parents of the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. BPD detective Tonya Newberry and Josie Bryan of St. Luke's join Idaho Matters to talk about the "Look Before You Lock" campaign.

- Cryptocurrency may not have revolutionized the way you shop, but currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Feathercoin are changing the way people invest in and use e-commerce. We talk with Jesse McCusker, founder of Idaho Crypto Group, about how these currencies may change the way you bank and the ways the technology can be used to improve education in Idaho.