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Some Boise State students are preparing a rally at the Idaho Statehouse on Saturday. It comes in response to a letter from GOP lawmakers asking the school's new president to stop certain programs and celebrations for minority students. Gemma Gaudette talks to one student who wants to keep the programs running.

  • Boise State diversity controversy.
  • Summer heat and homeless families in Boise.
  • Time for warthogs, hyenas, baboons and Nile crocodiles.

On The Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jul 2, 2019
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  • Inmate labor and "convict leasing."
  • Stargazing with Maki Jackson.
  • A “lightbulb moment” for Higher Education.

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A group of young African leaders is at Boise State for more than a month of intensive training. This is the Mandela Washington Fellowship, where they take college courses and leadership training while networking at colleges around the country. We talk to a pair of fellows in the program about what they are learning.

  • The latest news from this week.
  • Future African leaders gather in Boise.
  • A para-athlete from the Road to X Games: Boise Park Qualifier drops by Idaho Matters.

Boys Of Boise Film

Jun 27, 2019
Seth Randal

In the mid-1950s, investigators arrested three men on charges of having sex with teenage boys. Further, they claimed it was part of a child sex ring. There was no such ring, but it led to an episode in Boise history that some considered to be a witch hunt. We speak with Alan Virta, retired archivist at Boise State University, and Seth Randal, director of the film, The Fall of ’55.

Boise State Hosts Cultural Exchange Night

Jun 26, 2019
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This Wednesday, the Boise State quad will host a Cultural Exchange Night featuring young leaders from more than 20 African countries.

 

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This week, 23 women from six Idaho universities and colleges are gathered on Boise State’s campus for an intense workshop on civic engagement.

Boise State Students Search For Bodies At Old Idaho Pen

May 16, 2019
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The Boise State Geophysics Club is taking part in a truly unusual school activity: They are looking for dead bodies. Dead prisoners, to be exact, 55 buried on the grounds of the Old Idaho PenitentiaryIdaho Matters talks with Amber Beierle, Historic Sites Administrator with the Idaho State Historical Society and Dylan Mikesell, a Boise State geosciences assistant professor and advisor to the club.

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Marlene Tromp will join Boise State University as the seventh president in the university’s history. A packed crowd of students, faculty and staff applauded loudly as the Idaho State Board of Education voted to approve her appointment Tuesday. They also approved her $425,000 salary.

 

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60 percent of the state thinks Idaho is moving in the right direction, according to a new statewide survey from Boise State University’s School of Public Policy.

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The short and chilly days of winter are an ideal time to curl up with a book or take in a film. Over three weeks (Jan. 24 - Feb. 8), the French Department at Boise State University is partnering with the French government to present a series of films highlighting Gallic culture and shining a spotlight on diversity for Black History Month.

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Todd Shallat, a Boise State professor emeritus of history and urban studies, has put together a workshop examining all that is Gothic in the City of Trees. Shallat joins Idaho Matters to discuss Boise's seamy underbelly.

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The moon will take on some unique properties on Sunday night; a lunar eclipse will facilitate a "super wolf blood moon" and we talk with Boise State assistant physics professor Brian Jackson about why this is every bit as awesome as it sounds.

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Idaho native William von Tagen is a filmmaker and actor who’s worked on movies here in the U.S. and in Germany. A graduate of Boise High School, von Tagen knew a career in cinema was what he wanted to pursue after doing a school project for a German language class.


  • Some Idahoans voice opposition to Prop 2
  • Boise State's BUILD prepares faculty for evolving culture of diversity
  • Advancements in mammography technology

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Boise State's Ryan Cannon, a filmmaker and an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, developed the Narrative Television Initiative to match students and professors with industry professionals to make feature films and television programs. We'll speak with Cannon and one of his student filmmakers about the upcoming second season of the initiative's program, "And Beyond."

On The Monday, October 1, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Sep 30, 2018

  • Changing Sexual Norms In The 21st Century
  • Learning Effective Advocacy Before Local Government
  • Boise State Students Create A Television Series
  • An Idaho Native Rocks 'American Ninja Warrior'

Boise State's Visual Arts Center Rolls Out New Exhibits

Sep 14, 2018
Virginia Commonwealth University

This fall's program at Boise State University's Visual Arts Center examines the juxtaposition of images from printed instructional manuals and their real-life counterparts and the space they share. We speak with the Center's director about the 'Swimming and Diving' and 'Pulped Under Pressure' exhibits showing now through the end of October.

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Boise State University researcher Kurtis Cantley wants to understand the construction of the human brain so he can build an artificial brain. This is no Frankenstein experiment - Cantley sees clear parallels between the way the brain is designed to process information and the processes of computers. Dr. Cantley joins Idaho Matters to discuss the human brain, creating artificial brains and why mankind needn't worry about robot overlords.

On The Thursday, August 30, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 29, 2018

  • The Air Force is asked to remove hazardous waste from an Idaho landfill.
  • A mini-nuclear energy reactor project in Idaho will provide service for Utah.
  • A Boise State researcher looks to create an artificial brain.
  • Dia de Muertos celebration combines ink and a steamroller at JUMP.

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Boise State University and CapEd Credit Union have partnered to provide a program to allow adults who are still carrying college credits to apply them to a degree program. The Passport to Education program creates a pathway for adults to finish their degrees while accommodating a busy schedule. 

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Students and Other Broncos Enjoying Recovery (SOBER) is a program at Boise State University that provides peer support for students coping with alcohol and drug addictions. Idaho Matters talks with one of the founders of SOBER and the current president of the organization about the challenges of identifying and treating addiction in the collegiate setting.

Idaho Reporters' Roundtable: May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

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The Idaho Board of Education is extending the search to find a new president to lead Boise State University.

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