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Idaho's Conservation Experiment: 50 Years Later explores the history and future of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Swimming Program Aims To Keep Idaho Refugees Safe

Ethan Webber
Boise State Public Radio

In the summer of 2017, a 15-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic drowned in Boise’s Quinn’s Pond, a recreational swimming hole. Then last week, a 21-year-old Congolese refugee also drowned there. So what’s being done to prevent these tragedies? We talk with Danny Abedi, a refugee who helped start a refugee swimming program with the International Rescue Committee.

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