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ENCORE: What Was Idaho Like During World War II? Idaho Students' Tell The Story

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Student authors from left: Dalene Hunter, Kathryn Rose, Sophia Perry and Ashley French. Perry and French joined Idaho Matters.


This interview originally aired Apr. 20, 2020.


Most college students dread group projects. Dividing the work evenly is always hard, and even basic communication can be stressful. Idaho State University professor Alex Bolinger researches groups and teams, and for his honors class, he thought a textbook wouldn’t suffice. 

For the past several years, he has lead small application-only classes through the process of writing a book together in a span of three months. 

Ashley French and Sophia Perry are two of the four students in last spring’s class. Together, they wrote the book “Images of America: Idaho in World War II." They join Idaho Matters along with their professor Alex Bolinger to talk more about the process. 

The book is now available for preorder on Kindle and will be available on August 17.  

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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.