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This interview originally aired June 20, 2019. 

Author Ridley Pearson has built a career on writing suspense novels for young adult readers. His latest project is writing a comic book portraying the children of Superman and Batman for DC Comics. Pearson is also a guest author on the PBS television series, Kid Stew, featured on Idaho Public Television. Pearson joins Idaho Matters to talk about his work and what inspires his writing.

Idaho Experience

Producer Marcia Franklin joins us to talk about a new documentary that offers a different perspective. “Out of the Shadows” tells the stories of two women – Jane Gay and Benedicte Wrensted - and the photos they took of Native Americans in Idaho. Interviews with Nez Perce and Shoshone-Bannock tribe members take viewers back to the turn of the 20th century and introduce a new wave of indigenous photographers.

Boise State Public Radio

  • Gun violence research.
  • Public TV special on Native American photos.
  • Basque women and resilence.
  • "Remembering how to be human."

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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.

On The Friday, June 21, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 20, 2019

  • Our consortium of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • The World Village Fest brings together Treasure Valley communities.
  • This Is My Brave invites people to share experiences coping with mental illness.

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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Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, George Prentice discusses the Boise Weekly’s deep dive into the problems the state is having in working with private out-of-state prisons. Idaho Public Television’s Bill Manny breaks down Canyon County’s failed jail bond measure and updates us on Ada County's case against a Colorado hemp cultivator and the shippers caught transporting the industrial product. Rebecca Boone from the Associated Press explains the necessity of using Freedom of Information Act requests for journalists and cautions of a manhunt for a highway killer in Idaho.

On The Friday, May 17, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 16, 2019

  • Our syndicate of reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Idaho hosts the first state advisory board for the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

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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, Idaho Matters speaks with Don Day of BoiseDev, Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press-Idaho and Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public Television.

On The Friday, April 19, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 18, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Treasure Valley Roller Derby revives a post-war favorite.
  • Ride For Joy combines horses with recovery.

Latah County Historical Society

The Idaho Public Television series Idaho Experience is debuting an episode chronicling Psychiana, a bizarre Depression-era cult that recruited people through mail order ads placed in magazines. We speak with IPTV's Bill Manny about this strange chapter in Idaho history.

On The Thursday, April 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 17, 2019

  • Idaho Matters looks at fresh approaches to pregnancy and birth.
  • IPTV premieres a documentary about an Idaho mail order cult.
  • The Idaho Conservation League names a new director.

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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 George Prentice of Boise Weekly, Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson and Melissa Davlin and Bill Manny from Idaho Public Television.

On The Friday, April 12, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 11, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Out-of-state funding is driving Medicaid revision efforts in Idaho statehouse.
  • Springtime means allergy time.

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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Matt Guilhem sits in for a vacationing Gemma Gaudette to lead a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Don Day of BoiseDev, Bill Manny of Idaho Public Television and George Prentice of Boise Weekly.

On The Friday, March 22, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Mar 21, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • We'll talk about Poison Prevention Week.
  • Boise State fields a globally competitive eSports team.

Matt Guilham sits in for a vacationing Gemma Gaudette to lead 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, Don Day of BoiseDev.com and Seth Ogilvie of IPTV's Idaho Reports.

On The Friday, March 15, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Mar 14, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • State officials mull placing charging stations for electric vehicles throughout Idaho.
  • Off Center Dance combines movement and virtual reality.

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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 22, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Feb 21, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Boise State's Passport To Education allows students to pay subscription rate tuition.
  • Boise Weekly's George Prentice previews the 91st Academy Awards.

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.

On The Friday, January 25, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jan 24, 2019

  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • McCall Winter Carnival kicks off.

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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.

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