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We all know that the show must go on! But how does that show go on when no one is allowed into the performance hall - not even the performers?  We hear from four local arts leaders as they share their organization's plans for the coming months, and discuss the challenges of leading non-profit organizations during a pandemic.


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RadioLab explores big ideas every week on WNYC. The nationally-distributed public radio show disrupted both the public radio and podcast space and has inspired many producers in the world of audio storytelling. The show airs on Boise State Public Radio News at noon on Saturdays. 

 

Host Jad Abumrad has spent years perfecting his craft, and will share some of his experience in storytelling with an audience in Boise. He joined Idaho Matters ahead of his talk as featured speaker at The Cabin on Saturday, Feb. 1. 

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The Boise City Council voted to move a downtown literary venue to make way for a new library along Capitol Boulevard in the heart of the city.

The Cabin Presents Author Tayari Jones

Jan 16, 2019
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Author Tayari Jones exploded onto the contemporary literary scene in 2002 with Leaving Atlanta, fiction set against that city in the 70's and 80's. Her subsequent works also drew from her background as a native Atlantan and Jones' books won multiple awards and attracted the attention of Oprah Winfrey and President Obama. Jones is in Boise as part of The Cabin's Readings and Conversations series and she joins Idaho Mattersto talk about her writings.

  • Paradigm shifts in employment and education standards.
  • The future of energy in Boise.
  • The Cabin presents author Tayari Jones.
  • The world's best bike movies ride into Boise.

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Boise’s literary hub The Cabin will be moving to Julia Davis Park. The building is set to be relocated to make room for a new and bigger library that will be built along Boise’s Capitol Boulevard.

Poet Danez Smith Brings Multi-Faceted Perspective To Boise

Nov 27, 2018
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Poet Danez Smith spits rhymes reflecting their exasperation as a black, gay, HIV-positive Minnesotan. They will be in Boise Tuesday evening presenting at The Egyptian as part of The Cabin's Ghosts & Projectors Poetry Reading Series and Smith joins Idaho Matters to talk about what inspires them and how to use poetry as a political tool.

On The Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Nov 26, 2018

  • Idaho counties vying for Anderson Ranch Reservoir water.
  • Using hard data to chart Treasure Valley growth.
  • The Cabin presents poet Danez Smith.

The Cabin Publishes An Anthology of Idaho Writers

Aug 22, 2018
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Song: Writers in the Attic is an anthology of prose and poetry compiled by The Cabin, a center for Idaho readers and writers in Boise.

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With this year’s fifth Treefort Music Fest came the third installment of Storyfort, a mini fort whose main focus is the literary arts scene in Boise.

Founder Christian Winn, a local writer and adjunct professor at Boise State, says the main idea behind Storyfort is to bring great narrative in a variety of compelling genres to the crowds already gathered and coming out for Treefort.

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Boise's annual Treefort Music Fest isn't just about up-and-coming bands, there are "forts" for techies, beer enthusiasts, and yogis. Plus there's a fort for people who love words and stories.

Treefort kicks off this week and this will be the second year of Storyfort.

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Author Sherman Alexie is speaking in Boise Wednesday, but the event at the 744-seat Egyptian Theater sold out three minutes after going on sale to the general public. That may have something to do with the free publicity Alexie has had in the Treasure Valley.

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He's been a lawyer, a political mover and shaker, and a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice.  But at heart, Byron Johnson has always been a poet.  Now that he's retired, Johnson has devoted much of his time to writing poetry and his memoir. That book "Poetic Justice" is now out. It's pages are filled with his early childhood, court cases and yes, poems. Byron Johnson - who has battled Parkinson’s disease and cancer - told Samantha Wright that poetry has always had a place in his life: