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On The Thursday, January 9, 2020 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • Boise State professor breaks down Iran tensions. 
  • Idaho gets a federal preschool development grant.
  • Wood River Valley 7th graders design drones.
  • Steelhead fishing economy in Idaho.

- As Iranian and American tensions escalate, we'll get perspective from Boise State University professor Steven Feldstein. Previously, Feldstein worked at the State Department during the Bush and Obama administrations. 

- Idaho was just awarded a federal grant to to improve preschool education in the state. Idaho Matters talks with the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children about what the grant will do for the Gem State.

- Hailey’s Wood River Middle School has a new program for 7th-graders: “Drone Designers" teaches students to code and choreograph live drone performances to music. We'll chat with one of the instructors to learn more about the unique program. 

- Hear from Idaho Fish and Game about why they have to limit fishing some seasons, and from the owner of a small fishing shop about how that affects their business. 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.