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On The Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • Will Idaho lose its measles-elimination status?
  • A chat with Idaho's new National Heritage Award winner.
  • Child Abuse Prevention.

- In 2000, the U.S. gained measles-elimination status with the World Health Orginization, but 19 years later, the country is in danger of losing that status. Idaho Matters takes a look at why measles has become such a problem, especially in states like Idaho.

- Boise is known in part for its large Basque population. Now, a member of this comunity has been recognised by the National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions. Dan Antsotegui is a folk musician who has looked to carry on his cultural traditions with the use of the trikitixa and pandero instruments. He joins Idaho Matters to talk about these accomplishments.

- Coming up on Monday Oct. 7, Idaho Public Television will air a documentary about lives of children who have been impacted by trauma. We'll explore resiliency in the brain, especially in kids who've experienced traumatic events, with folks from the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund. 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters.