The Role Of The Press In Our Democracy

Aug 28, 2018
Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Verbal attacks on the integrity of American journalism have become the norm, even from the highest reaches of power. We'll look at the role of the press in America today, why our Founding Fathers had the foresight to protect it and how consumers can parse out real news from "fake news" and the response from Idaho journalists.

Jae C. Hong/AP/NPR

A recent poll conducted by Idaho Politics Weekly, a Zions Bank publication, found a gaping chasm between support for Donald Trump between men and women.

On The Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jul 24, 2018

  • St. Luke's CEO and president David Pate discusses the changing face of healthcare.
  • Idaho Public Television airs documentary about Idaho's earliest Chinese citizens.
  • A poll of Idahoans finds a gender gap in support of Trump.
  • A new, regional bike festival replaces the Tour de Fat.


Last Wednesday, President Trump issued pardons to Dwight Hammond, Jr. and his son Steven. The pair had been found guilty of arson of federal property after their protest against the federal government over grazing rights.

Trade Tariffs Hit Idahoans

Jul 9, 2018
Gem County Economic Development

President Trump's trade disputes over tariffs and NAFTA provisions have created headaches for numerous sectors of the American economy. Idaho's number one exports to China are manufactured goods and electronic components and we look at how these trade policies are impacting Idaho exports and how tariffs are affecting raw material prices for manufacturers.

City Of Boise Condemns Immigration Policy

Jun 20, 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via NPR

The City of Boise signed a resolution condemning the practice of seperating children from parents and housing them in detention center. Mayor Dave Bieter and a unanimous city council signed the resolution. Council president Lauren McLean talks about the city's reputation as one welcoming to immigrants and refugees.