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On The Monday, December 9, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • NPR reporter Kirk Siegler sets up in Idaho.
  • 'Bronco BEAM' app lessens waste and food insecurity.
  • La Cage Aux Folles comes to Idaho.
  • Toys 4 Tots.

- NPR reporter Kirk Siegler has been investigating the urban/rural divide for years from the the news organization's western headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Last month, he moved closer to his subject, setting up in Boise as his base for reporting on challenges facing the West. Idaho Matters talks with Siegler about his move to the Gem State and what he hopes to uncover for a national audience.

- Food insecurity is a big problem on college campuses, and Boise State University is no exception. Three student app designers are looking to help their peers with a new app that allows students to get leftover food from events for free. Idaho Matters learns how the app works and what impact it could have on improving the lives of students, and reducing waste on campus.

- La Cage Aux Folles is an important play in the gay community, following the story of a male couple’s journey to win the approval of their parents. A theater group is putting the production on stage in Boise. Idaho Matters talks with members of the production about the importance of bringing the play to Idaho.

- The first thing you think of when it comes to the U.S. Marines Corps is probably not their charitable work. But the importance of their 28 years of work with Toys 4 Tots cannot be understated. Idaho Matters talks with a USMC officer about how they hope to give back to the community this holiday season.

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