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The Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park nearly burned down last April, leaving Boiseans wondering if this city landmark would ever be the same. Doug Holloway, director of Boise Parks and Recreation, says it won’t be the same—it will be better.

 

 

  • Idaho Matters goes in-depth with the LOCKED Podcast

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The Ada County Sheriff's Office and Big Brothers Big Sisters are teaming up to launch the Treasure Valley Youth Mentoring Program. "Bigs in Blue" will connect kids and law enforcement.

  • The latest SAT scores in Idaho.
  • A new Treasure Valley Youth Mentoring Program.
  • Expanding the World Center For Birds of Prey.

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This segment originally aired on April 30, 2019

The Boise Boys are Clint Robertson and Luke Caldwell, masters of renovation and real estate with a program on HGTV. The two are total opposites whose traits complement each other perfectly and on Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we meet the pair now entering their second season of real estate reality TV.

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While Boise officials and citizens debate the plans for a new downtown library and the relocation of The Cabin Literary Center, there has been very little public conversation about the fate of the Anne Frank Memorial and the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.

  • Idaho Republicans and Democrats come together to form National Institute For Civil Discourse
  • It's a brand new (fiscal) year! What new laws in Idaho take effect this month?
  • The Boise Boys Are HGTV's 'Odd Couple Of Renovation'

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Here in Idaho prisoners have been used to help fight fires, but did you know they are also helping out on farms? We talk with Stian Rice about farm-labor shortages and the history of “convict leasing.” We also talk with the Division Chief of Idaho Correctional Industries about his organization's use of inmate labor.

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For many, wading into Independence Day traffic is a necessary evil of the holiday. This year, Idaho is expected to reach a record high of travelers over the weekend, eclipsing the numbers from 2018.

 

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

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A trail crossing some private land connecting a road to Redfish Lake and Stanley has been given the go-ahead by a federal judge. Landowner David Boren brought a lawsuit with his concerns about the proposed four-mile trail, saying that additional studies on the trail's environmental impact were needed. We talk to him about these possible impacts.

Matt and Stacie Zimmerman

This weekend the Mustang Mania Incentive Program will give trainers the chance to show off their skills. The competition challenges youths and adults to adopt and train a wild horse in just 90 days. Veteran horse trainers Matt and Stacie Zimmerman tell us about this experience and how it’s helping to find homes for hundreds of wild horses.

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As the temperature increases, so does the number of teen car accidents. Though summer may be the unofficial season of relaxation, it is important not to relax safe driving habits. We talk roadway safety and the 100 deadliest days of summer.

A Look At This Year's Emmett Cherry Festival

Jul 2, 2019
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The Emmett Cherry Festival is an iconic event that happens every year in Idaho. Two weeks ago during this year's festival, Boise State Public Radio's Laramie Lavala and Lexi Smith dropped by the festival and talked to Krista Cole, the Executive Director of the Gem County Chamber of Commerce and some festival-goers.

  • Work on a new Central Idaho hiking-biking trail has been approved — we talk to the man who brought a lawsuit against it.
  • Extreme Makeover: Wild Mustang Edition.
  • The 100 Deadliest Days of summer on the road.

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This weekend marked a sad anniversary in Boise. One year ago, a man allegedly stabbed nine people at a birthday party. A three-year-old girl was killedWe take a look back at the crime and find out how the refugees in Boise are responding a year later.

  • Idaho Matters looks back one year later at the Boise mass stabbing.
  • Many of Idaho's sewage treatment plants get a failing grade.
  • What do you do if you love to run, but end up having a heart attack?

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It’s Friday and time for our Reporter Roundtable, where we get you up to date on all the news that made headlines around our region. Joining Idaho Matters this week are Don Day from BoiseDevBetsy Russell with the Idaho Press and Mike Sharp from KIVI Six On Your Side Television.

  • 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.

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Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan joins us to speak about the anniversary of the Foothills Fire, started by illegal fireworks. He also talks about how the Boise Fire Department, after 143 years, has its first female captain.

  • Boise Fire Deparment on its first female captain and the foothills fire three years later.
  • Recommendations from the Idaho Study on Education & the Economy.
  • The screening of a film about the "boys of Boise" from the 1950s.
  • The Foote Park Center remembers Treasure Valley pioneers.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

It’s been nearly a year since Boise experienced one of the most shocking crimes in the city’s history. The mass stabbing on that final day in June left physical and mental wounds that have begun to heal. But for some in the refugee community, there’s still a lingering pain.

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Idaho voters approved statewide Medicaid expansion via a ballot initiative last November. Republican lawmakers tried to overturn its passage in the last session, going as far as to try to rewrite ballot initiative procedures. On Idaho Matters, we update the efforts to fill Idaho's health insurance gap with Reclaim Idaho's Jeremy Gugino.

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Idaho Matters leads a roundtable discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week we speak with Idaho Public Television's Bill Manny and Seth Ogilvie and Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press. This week, we discuss efforts to raise the state's minimum wage, a race for the chairmanship of the state's Republican Party and a funding proposal for a library and stadium in Boise.

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A recent graduate of the University of Idaho recently took over Judge Judy's courtroom where she presided over a case in television's best known courtroom.


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