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NPR Reporter Kirk Siegler was at Storyfort in downtown Boise on Thursday, the 21st of March, 2019 to take a room of attendees behind-the-scenes of his continuing coverage of the Camp Fire aftermath in Paradise, Calif. He shared what it’s like to cover wildfires and natural disasters in a rapidly-changing climate in states including Idaho, and took questions from the audience. Boise State Public Radio was a sponsor for Storyfort, the literary portion of the annual Treefort Music Festival.


On The Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Mar 19, 2019

  • A Boise filmmaker documents the strength and courage of high school swimmers.
  • NPR's Kirk Siegler talks about reporting from 2018's Camp Fire.
  • A kid's book brings Boise to life.
  • 400+ bands. 2 ears. How to save your hearing at Treefort.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone is one of the panelists on the NPR weekend show, Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me. She performs in Boise on Thursday, January 17 with her two-hour stand-up routine at the Egyptian Theater.

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Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, was a keynote speaker at September's Women and Leadership conference in Boise.  She joined Boise State Public Radio to discuss the evolving role of women in business and what the future holds for public broadcasting.

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NPR's Kirk Siegler has been reporting on the urban-rural divide in America, including coverage in Idaho and throughout the Northwest. We talk about some of that work including the 2014 Bundy standoff and the 2016 election and the ever-growing population and changing landscape of the Northwest.

On The Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 19, 2018

  • Boise becomes home to America's newest citizens.
  • College of Idaho's co-presidents talk higher education.
  • NPR's Kirk Siegler talks about reporting from Idaho.
  • The City of Boise condemns immigration policy.

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Lauren Ober has listened to thousands and thousands of podcasts in the last couple years – it’s pretty much in her job description. She’s the host of “The Big Listen,” an NPR show about podcasts. Ober says the booming medium shows no sign of slowing down.

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Robert Siegel has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered for more than 30 years. His voice has become familiar sound for listeners on their afternoon drive home, here in Idaho and across the country.

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Invisibilia is back for a third season on Boise State Public Radio. Broadcast on Saturdays at 1 p.m., the NPR program uses creative storytelling to investigate human behavior.

Tom Michael spoke with the program hosts, Alix Spiegel and Hannah Rosin, who try to make science relatable. He began by asking Spiegel if she had ever interviewed anyone who seemed completely un-relatable.

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Elections officials in one Idaho county have found a delicious new way to get out the vote: by bringing "food truck voting" straight to the people.

OK, so it's not a real food truck. You can't get a meal there.

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A voice heard regularly on NPR is headed to Boise this week.

Mara Liasson, a political correspondent at NPR, will headline Wednesday night’s annual gala for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. Liasson has made a career of covering national politics. This year’s presidential campaign is her seventh.

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You hear Paula Poundstone most weekends on NPR’s "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me" on KBSX 91.5 FM.

Throughout her nearly 40 year career, she’s been an author, late night TV personality, and actress. Ahead of her appearance in Boise Saturday night, Matt Guilhem spoke to Poundstone about her lengthy career, getting her start and Idaho. 

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After 12 years as host of Morning EditionRenee Montagne is stepping back from hosting to focus on more long-form reporting – reporting that is essential to the future of NPR across platforms. She'll be trading her very early mornings at NPR West for an expanded role as Special Correspondent this November, after the presidential elections.

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All eyes are on Iowa. Voters in the Hawkeye State will choose between 12 GOP presidential candidates and three Democrats. Be sure to tune in for NPR's live coverage on KBSX 91.5 FM Monday evening, or stream it online.

But should Iowa really be the first state to select a presidential nominee?

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NPR Music announced the winners of their inaugural Tiny Desk Contest Feb. 12. Nearly 7,000 bands from across the country sent in their videos for the music gurus to judge, including some Idaho groups.

In the end, the winner was Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland act with a soulful performance filmed in a freight elevator.

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This was was updated April 24, 2015 to include audio from David Greene's Boise talk.

NPR Morning Edition host and reporter David Greene will be in Boise March 19 to give you an insider's look at what it's like to interview some of the world's most interesting people, cover American presidents, and report inside Russia.

What: David Greene speaking at Boise State Public Radio

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 7-8:30 p.m.

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NPR social sciences correspondent Shankar Vedantam is speaking Thursday in Ketchum at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

Vedantam regularly connects public radio listeners to scientific studies that show how unconscious factors can influence people without their awareness. Vedantam has written a book on the topic and calls these subconscious drivers the “hidden brain.”

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The race between Rep. Mike Simpson, R-ID, and Bryan Smith has NPR's  attention.  Morning Edition co-host David Greene will be in Idaho this week to report on the story for a national audience.

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NPR, with the help of Threadless.com, is hosting a T-shirt design challenge. From now until Aug. 26, NPR wants to see your designs based on the theme "My Sound World".

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says U-S security is being threatened by the ongoing attacks on American embassies in the Middle East and around the world. 

The Republican condemned the violence during a conference call with reporters this morning. “The attacks heighten and give emphasis to the fact that the United States must continue to maintain its defense posture and its intelligence system in a way that will help us to defend our national security interests abroad.”