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On The Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • New rules for Idaho solar consumers.
  • "Made in Boise" documentary.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Gourd Carving and Music Making.

- When you install solar panels onto your home, you can make an agreement to sell any excess energy back to Idaho Power for a certain rate. However, these rates may be about to change. Solar advocates say this may hurt the future of solar energy.

- When someone experiences difficulties getting pregnant, one option they may turn to is surrogacy. There has been a recent surge in the number of surrogate mothers in Idaho, which is the focus of an upcoming PBS documentary. Idaho Matters speaks to a woman who participated in a surrogacy program in Boise, along with the filmmaker who explored this topic.

- Traumatic experiences for children can lead to major health problems and have been linked to low-life potential and early death, among other issues. Idaho is looking to lessen the impact of these traumatic events with the Idaho Resilience Project. We learn more about the project, and how to improve support for young people who go through traumatic experiences. 

- With Halloween around the corner, many people will get out their carving knives to create a spooky pumpkin for their front porch. But while most people carve pumpkins, one Idaho man carves gourds. We'll meet him during Idaho Matters, where he'll carve a "thunder gourd" live during the show. 

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