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How Race And Class Disparities Can Affect Pedestrian Deaths In Idaho And Other States

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The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is hosting a virtual Transportation Conference on October 28-29 to educate transportation agencies, city staff, biking/walking advocates, elected officials, and residents on transportation issues in Idaho.

Delivering the keynote is Angie Schmitt, whose recent book "Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America" shares statistics on how many people are killed by a car, and how those deaths often fall along racial and class divides. 
Schmitt joins Idaho Matters ahead of her keynote address Wednesday. 

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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.