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On The Thursday, August 22, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Boise State Public Radio

  • Protecting the children of migrant workers in Canyon County. 
  • Making online learning safer in Boise. 
  • Magic Valley: Idaho’s food technology hot spot.

- The Community Council of Idaho has a Head Start program that transports children of farmworkers in Canyon County. According to the Idaho Statesman, an incident on the road has prompted the organization to remove the word "migrant" from its buses. We talk with Statesman reporter Nicole Foy about the fear felt in Idaho's Latino community after the deadly El Paso shooting two weeks ago. 

- How do we make sure our kids are safe online at school? The Boise School District has contracted with a Los Angeles-based company to make sure students are secure while they use the internet. We talk with the Boise School District Technology Administrator and a company representative about the change. 

- The Magic Valley has been an agricultural hub for years. Now, with companies like Chobani and Clif Bar leading the new frontier — the area is beginning to flex its muscles when it comes to food science. We talk with Boise State Public Radio reporter Rachel Cohen about the region's research and development initiatives. 

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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.