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On The Thursday, July 11, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • The Idaho Humanities Council explores the question "Are Women People?"
  • Idaho cyclists take over downtown Boise.
  • A new book on slavery.
  • We take a trip to Gorongosa National Park.

-Forty Idaho teachers are gathering next week for the Idaho Humanities Council's Summer Teacher Institute. The teachers get an in-depth study of a single topic to help them teach that topic in their classrooms. The institute is titled "Are Women People?" The Journey for Voting Rights. The IHC is also holding three evening programs open to the public on the women's suffrage movement.

-For the past 32 years, cycling enthusiasts of all abilities have descended on downtown Boise for the annual ASWD Twilight Criterium. This year's events include everything from biking with gold medalist Kristin Armstrong to eating 2,000 pounds of Idaho french fries.

-"Exposing Slavery" looks at how the introduction of photography affected slavery in America.

-Rocky Barker just got back from Gorongosa National Park, which was hit by a devastating cyclone earlier this year. He talks about his trip and about the new Gorongosa exhibit about to open at Zoo Boise.

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.