On The Thursday, May 16, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters
- Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News discusses school bonds, bullying and more.
- May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.
- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul works to prevent homelessness before it happens.
- Boise State students use advanced technology to find dead bodies at the Old Idaho Pen.
- Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert stops by Idaho Matters to catch us up on the latest education stories in the state. $53.9 million in bond issues and levies are being requested by 17 rural Idaho school districts. We look at the May 21 election on the issuance, a new K-12 education task force and an increase in school bullying.
- May is Better Hearing and Speech Monthand Idaho Matters looks at ways to detect and treat pediatric hearing loss.
- For 180 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has worked with low income and homeless people across the country, trying to provide avenues to head off homelessness before it occurs. Nearly 700 people volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho to serve tens of thousands of Idahoans. We talk with board member Ralph May about the society's service and the upcoming "Fun and Food Tapas for a Cause" event.
- The Boise State Geophysics Club is taking part in a truly unusual school activity: They are looking for dead bodies. Dead prisoners, to be exact, 55 buried on the grounds of the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Idaho Matters talks with Amber Beierle, Historic Sites Administrator with the Idaho State Historical Society and Dylan Mikesell, a Boise State geosciences assistant professor and advisor to the club.