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On The Thursday, June 20, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • Botox can treat more than wrinkles.
  • The Market brings people to Ketchum for food, music and crafts.
  • INL archeologist searches for ancestors of Shoshone-Bannock tribes.
  • YA suspense author talks about craft with PBS.

- Botox is the miracle botulism that evens out facial wrinkles, now doctors are finding benefits from applying Botox to the brain. Idaho Matters talks with St. Luke's neurologist Stephen Asher about these advances and a local drummer who is finding Botox effective for treating dystonia.

- The Market at the Hotel Ketchum is serving up locally sourced foods, regional entertainment and an assortment of arts and crafts to bring people together for some summertime Sun Valley sunshine. We talk about this celebration of the solstice with Susan Nieves.

- Archeologist Lael Suzann Henrikson operates out of the Cultural Resource Management Office of Idaho National Laboratory where she works to insure the labs are in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act. Her most recent project involved excavating the area south of Lake Terreton looking for evidence of the earliest residents to the region, believed to be ancestors of the Shoshone-Bannock peoples. Henrikson joins Idaho Matters to talk about the first Idahoans.

- Author Ridley Pearson has built a career on writing suspense novels for young adult readers. His latest project is writing a comic book portraying the children of Superman and Batman for DC Comics. In his spare time he jams in a band with fellow writers Scott Turrow, Amy Tan and Dave Berry. Pearson is currently on the creative writing staff at Boise State University and he will talk about his writing on the upcoming season of the PBS television series, Kid Stew, featured on Idaho Public Television. Pearson joins Idaho Matters to talk about his work and what inspires his writing.