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In New Boise State Program, History Students Share Expertise With Community Groups

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Blake Hunter is working with the Wassmuth Center to create a human rights e-book centered on the LGBTQIA community. Taken at Boise's Anne Frank Memorial.

 

Boise State History professor Bob Reinhardt saw a problem in his department. His students were learning valuable skills about how to collect and share histories, but had limited opportunities to use those skills out in the world until they graduated.  

And, at the same time, countless community organizations were in need of historical expertise. So Reinhardt helped create the Working History Center to connect students with these organizations. 

Blake Hunter and Shaina Lynch are two students who recently worked with community organizations to compile and share histories. They both join Idaho Matters along with their professor Bob Reinhardt. 

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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.