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Like tech companies we profiled in the past, Toumetis is another that has several key executives that used to work at HP and Extended Systems. It’s much smaller than Cradlepoint or Balihoo, but you expect that from a start-up that’s been in operation for less than two years. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki has this report.

Charmagne Westcott, a crowd-favorite from June’s Gullibility, shares her haunting tale. Featuring spooky original music by Boise performer Jared Hallock.

Featured storyteller Michael Strickland poetically conveys decades of white lies and black lies on the racial divide in America. Story slammer Amelia Wright, still in elementary school, tells a story of her generation about a white lie Wii rivalry.

A number of technology companies are headquartered in Boise, yet very little is known about them. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports on Cradlepoint, a company whose products help people and companies stay connected wirelessly.

Balihoo is one of those Boise Tech companies that has managed to get recognized a bit. They’ve been mentioned in the New York Times and the Economist to name a few national publications. But those articles glossed over what Balihoo actually does. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports it has something to do with advertising.

Featured storyteller Holland Williams tells the ballad of Harold, the king of white lies and blast powder in the forests of Washington. Story slammer Hobie Swan describes a stint as a seasonal chef serving up white lies and more on a fishing boat in Alaska.

Featured storyteller Katy Gilbert recounts a series of borderline lies told in route from Amman, Jordan to Damascus, Syria. Story slam winner Bobby Drakos tells a jaw-dropping tale about planes, lies and automobiles in the days following 9/11.

Featured storyteller Tony McKnight (from June’s gullibility} shows that when the white lies start flaring up from a deceptive six-year-old, so do a few other hazards. Story slammer Debra Smith (from August’s summer theme) tells of the polite fictions that cover up the white lies in the American story.

Featured storyteller Clay Morgan goes first, with a story about one fateful summer for a smokejumper and the space program. Story slammer Nathaniel Hoffman is next, with a tale about a series of comical misperceptions in and about the backwoods of Idaho.

Featured storyteller Elaine Ambrose tells a story about potato fields, a group of high school friends and a hot springs. Story slammer Steve Bush shares a short cautionary tale involving teenage boys, a swimming pool and a little beating around the bush.


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