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On The Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • Idaho struggles to retain qualified teachers.
  • Writing the guides for working in the wilderness.
  • The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence presents "The Narrative Thread: Stories of Transformation."

- Idaho's average teacher pay has declined by 6.4% since 2009, adjusted for inflation. This is just one of the reasons cited by Idaho Education Association president Kari Overall and Idaho Association of School Administrators executive director Rob Winslow for the inability of the state to retain experienced teachers. On Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we talk with Overall and Winslow about what the state can do to keep veteran teachers in Gem Stae classrooms.

Working the Wilderness: Early Leaders for Wild Land relates the stories of five U.S. Forest Service workers who literally wrote the book on working and living in the wilderness. Idaho Matters talks with author John McCarthy about these early pioneers of wilderness protection.

- The Narrative Thread: Stories of Transformation showcases story quilts made by Artisans for Hope and oral presentations from stroytellers Veronique Giwe Tongbi, Wafaa Alwan, Jenefar Paul and others. The event is being sponsored by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and executive director Kelly Miller joins us to discuss the event.