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On The Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • BYU-Idaho Medicaid kerfuffle.
  • Thanksgiving pie from a popular bakery.
  • Women in entrepreneurship. 
  • T-Rex exhibit. 

- Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg announced recently that they would bar students from enrolling if Medicaid was their only form of insurance. The university, which is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was blasted by critics on social media. After local and national outlets wrote about the decision, the school announced Monday that they would reverse their previous decision. Boise State Public Radio reporter James Dawson was one of the first reporters in Idaho to cover this story, and joins us to talk about the controversy. 

- What's Thanksgiving without pie? For this year's holiday, Boise State Public Radio's George Prentice visited the Boise Co-op bakery for a behind-the-scenes look at their confectionary process. We'll learn what it takes to make hundreds of pies for eager consumers looking for a dessert to balance out their holiday feast. 

- Women's Entrepreneurship Day was last week, celebrating women who have ventured out on their own in the business world. In Idaho, the day coincided with two new reports outlining the role women and girls play in the state's economic vitality. We talk with leaders from the Girl Scouts and the Idaho Women's Business Center to learn more. 

- The Discovery Center of Idaho has officially welcomed a new exhibit: a cast of Tinker the T-Rex, the most intact fossil of a juvenile T-Rex in the world. We learn about Tinker, and how the museum plans to take the dino on the road. 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!