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On The Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Chronic wasting disease gets closer to Idaho.
  • The Sofa Diaries.
  • Sun Valley Film Festival: the summer version.
  • Boy Sees Beautiful.

Five cases of chronic wasting disease were confirmed this spring in Montana, close to the Idaho panhandle. While not affecting humans, the disease means a horrible death for deer and elk. It’s similar to mad cow disease and there is no cure. What is it and how is Idaho Fish and Game trying to keep it out of the Gem State?

- What happens when you take a Victorian sofa on a road trip to find out how mothers impact the lives of their daughters? You get the movie “The Sofa Diaries,” showing next month at the Flicks in Boise. Filmmaker Sonya Rosario and her mother sat on that couch to talk and it inspired her to take the sofa to other mothers and daughters. She joins us on Idaho Matters.

- When most people think of the Sun Valley Film Festival, they probably think of top drawer movies and film stars visiting Idaho in the winter. But this year, the festival is extending its reach to other parts of the calendar. Joining us is SVFF executive director Teddy Grennan and Laura Mehlhaff who has recently transitioned to head the Sun Valley Film Initiative.

- One day a cartoonist, his wife, and their kids decided to move from Chicago to ... anywhere else. After a year and a half, they chose to relocate in Boise. Last August, that cartoonist, Luke Martin, came on Idaho Matters to talk about how he had turned his Idaho experiences into a comic strip called “I’m New Here.” Now he has a new children’s book to show his appreciation for his family’s new home community. It’s called “Boy Sees Beautiful.”

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