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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: August 21, 2020

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Utah Food Bank volunteers bring food to cars waiting in line at the food bank's mobile food pantry Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Salt Lake City, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Right after Republican Gov. Brad Little announced his decision to keep the state in stage 4 of his COVID-19 reopening plan, the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable is here to dissect the week's news and help us understand what it means. 

We cover $2.56M in state funding for the Idaho Food Bank to help with increased demand, in-person school reopening in Twin Falls and what it would take to fix the U.S. Postal Service (hint: Congress). 

Our panelists today: 

  • Rachel Cohen of Boise State Public Radio News
  • Mike Sharp of KIVI 6 On Your Side
  • Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Statesman 

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.
Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.