Zoo Boise

Twenty Years At Zoo Boise: One Man's Vision Comes Alive

Zoo Boise marks a milestone Friday. It was twenty years ago that Steve Burns joined up with the zoo. Back then, Steve Burns was working at the Nature Conservancy in Washington D.C. He shifted gears and took the job as the Executive Director of the Friends of Zoo Boise. After three-and-a-half years, he added head of Zoo Boise to his title and now holds both jobs. Burns has helped build the zoo into one of the biggest attractions in Idaho. Last year, just shy of 350,000 people came to visit....

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Guest storyteller Kelly Lynae Robinson experiences a revolution of her soul after rebelling against deep-rooted religious dogma.

Featured storyteller Carole Holmes finds that even when the embers have gone cold, the phoenix of love rises from the ashes. Story slammer Berni Cockey spends decades making a decision on a prom invitation.

Featured storyteller Susanna Danner finds a burning passion in Big Sur. Story slammer Martha de Simon sets out on a backpacking trip written in the stars.

Featured storyteller James Stead falls for his stepmother’s goddaughter—technically legal in all states. Story slam winner Taylor Green flirts with the hazards of high-school love.

Featured storyteller Erin Ryan finds the ideal relationship - at least in her mind. Story slammer Toni Sinclair charts a high-school love story spanning decades and starring her mom.

Featured storyteller Al Blank befriends and battles the bottle with poetic intensity. Story slammer Greg Duffy finds himself surrounded by a strange posse in a potential barroom brawl.

Featured storyteller Elizabeth Rodgers spends her Hawaiian dream vacation on someone else’s heroin detox. Story slammer Aaron Patterson goes on a lifelong book bender.

Featured storyteller Elisabeth McKetta recounts the recovery and relapses of a chapstick junkie. Story slam winner Richard Mussler-Wright struggles to let go of his LEGOs.

Chemistry and Computer Science – each subject on its own is arguably one of the tougher programs at any graduate school. Combine them and the result is likely even tougher. But researchers at Boise State University have successfully bridged the two disciplines. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, they teamed up to develop “Dock-o-matic,” a software application that streamlines the process of modeling potential drugs.

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