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On The Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Boise State's new president stops by for a chat.
  • New study looks into public perceptions of red flag laws. 
  • How do you keep drones from flying into each other?

-Dr. Marlene Tromp began work as the seventh president of Boise State University on July 1. She comes to Boise from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She grew up in Green River, Wyoming. Dr. Tromp joins Idaho Matters to talk about her new job and the future of Boise State.

- New research out of California indicates that so called "red flag laws" could help prevent mass shootings. We talk with Boise State Public Radio and Guns & America reporter Heath Druzin about what the research does — and doesn't — say. 

-These days, drones are everywhere — from the ones you can buy at your local Costco to news drones giving birds’ eye views of sporting events. Soon you’ll even be able to get your Amazon deliveries with the company’s “Prime Air” drone fleet. So, how are we going to stop all of these flying machines from flying into each other?

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