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Idaho Education News reports the latest Idaho SAT test scores have fallen backward for the second year in a row. We break down the numbers with Kevin Richert.

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Guest host George Prentice leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week we speak with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News about the governor's education task force. Betsy Russell from the Idaho Press discusses former gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's intention to re-enter Idaho politics and Melissa Davlin from Idaho Public Television parses out a recent Idaho Supreme Court decision that gives a layer of protection to whistleblowers.

On The Friday, May 31, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 30, 2019

  • Our motley crew of reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Charlie Fee previews the 2019 Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

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Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert stops by Idaho Matters to catch us up on the latest education stories in the state. $53.9 million in bond issues and levies are being requested by 17 rural Idaho school districts. We look at the May 21 election on the issuance, a new K-12 education task force and an increase in school bullying.

On The Thursday, May 16, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 15, 2019

  • Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News discusses school bonds, bullying and more.
  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul works to prevent homelessness before it happens.
  • Boise State students use advanced technology to find dead bodies at the Old Idaho Pen.

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Guest host Tom Michael leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Mike Sharp of KIVI 6 on Your Side and Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press.

On The Friday, April 26, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 25, 2019

  • Our squad of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Author Rick Just chronicles the life of Stinker Store founder, Farris Lind.
  • Happy Jack makes Idahoans and cats very happy.

Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press and Bill Manny from Idaho Public Television.

On The Friday, April 5, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 4, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Planetary Science Institute researcher describes the dwarf planet Ceres.

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Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Don Day of BoiseDev and Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press.

On The Friday, March 29, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Mar 28, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Rep. Mat Erpelding calls SB 1159 "The Revenge on Voters Act."
  • First Fridays begin in April in the Surel Mitchell LWC District.

Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Mike Sharp of KIVI 6 On Your Side and Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press.

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Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. Idaho Matters speaks with Bill Manny of  Idaho Public Television, Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Scott MacIntosh of the Idaho Press. This week we discuss pictures of Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, legislative activity affecting Idaho education and a bill benefiting first responders.

On The Friday, February 8, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Feb 8, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • An Idaho playwright brings his work back to Boise.
  • A beer-bust on Boise's Basque Block.

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measles outbreak in Eastern Washington highlights the importance of childhood immunizations. Idaho Matters looks at the threat to Western Idahoans and what people can do to protect themselves and their children from measles.

Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week Idaho Matters speaks with Bill Manny with Idaho Public Television, Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Scott McIntosh with the Idaho Press.

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Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public Television and George Prentice of the Boise Weekly.

On The Friday, January 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jan 17, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Liz Phair, Built to Spill and the 2019 Treefort preview.

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Hewlett-Packard is committing to funding a study looking at the state of Idaho's educational system. Industry leaders are looking to use the results to help forecast the economic future of the state and Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News about the initiative.

This segment originally aired on December 21, 2018.

Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the top headlines of 2018 with the region's top journalists. This week Idaho Matters speaks with Scott McIntosh of The Idaho Press, Melissa Davlin from Idaho Public Television and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

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Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the top headlines of 2018 with the region's top journalists. This week Idaho Matters speaks with Scott McIntosh of The Idaho Press, Melissa Davlin from Idaho Public Television and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

On The Friday, December 21, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Dec 20, 2018

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Fan fiction looks at Charles Dickens' writing process.

On The Friday, December 14, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Dec 13, 2018

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • ACLU's National Political Director takes the fight to the streets.
  • Gino Sky really loves his mother's fruitcake.

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Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week Idaho Matters speaks with Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

On The Friday, December 7, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Dec 6, 2018

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Seantor Risch remembers President George H.W. Bush.

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