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Reporting from McCall – here are some of the stories you wanted told.

Idaho Professor Tells Story About A Mine That Never Happened

 

Back in 1966, a mining company had a plan to develop an open-pit mine in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. Endangering the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, local and national conservationists got to work. 

In a story that defies what you’d might expect, the underdog won, and the mining company never broke ground as originally planned. 

That’s a story told by University of Idaho professor Adam Sowards in his new book “An Open Pit Visible from the Moon: The Wilderness Act and the Fight to Protect Miners Ridge and the Public Interest.”

 

Adam joins Idaho Matters to talk about his research and book. 

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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.