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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: January 29, 2021

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Gov. Brad Little received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week.

There's a lot to get into this week on the Idaho Matters Friday Reporter Roundtable.

This week's topics: Idaho's low-performing vaccine rollout, a Republican lawmaker falsely claimed "the pandemic is over" and pushes for lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, why board members of one Idaho health district were offered early vaccines, and the largest layoff in Idaho since 2018. 

Our journalist panel today:

  • Rachel Cohen, Boise State Public Radio reporter
  • James Dawson, Boise State Public Radio reporter
  • Don Day, founder and editor of BoiseDev
  • Scott McIntosh, opinion editor of the Idaho Statesman

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

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.