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Considering Matthew Shepard tells the tragic story of the senseless killing of a Wyoming college student in the form of an opera. Shepard was 21 years old when he was beaten, tied to a fencepost, set on fire and left for dead by two men who had offered him a ride. Opera Idaho presents Considering Matthew Shepard and on Thursday, Idaho Matters speaks with Dr. Michael Porter, artistic director of the Critical Mass Vocal Artists about the production at the Cathedral of the Rockies.

On The Thursday, June 13, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 12, 2019

  • Keeping Boise parks' ponds clean.
  • A Nampa doctor uses social media to connect with patients.
  • A domestic violence survivor shares her story to raise awareness.
  • Opera Idaho brings Matthew Shepard's story to Boise.

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20 years ago, Cathedral of the Rockies music director Paul Aitken composed a choral piece that captures the hope and despair felt by WWI soldiers on the fields of Flanders in Belgium. This month, Aitken will travel to Flanders to conduct a performance of "Flanders Fields" and he joins Idaho Matters to talk about the importance of the piece and performing it at the site of its inspiration.

On The Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 11, 2019

  • Idaho's first pediatric trauma center opens.
  • The legalities of hemp, pot and CBD in Idaho.
  • Lynda Wolters captures the voices of cancer patients in print.
  • Cathedral of the Rockies Orchestra to perform in Europe.