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How Did Idaho Get That Name?

Idaho: a lot of us live here, but how many of us know the origin of the word itself?

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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.

Featuring James Stead And Story Slammer Taylor Green

Mar 7, 2011

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.

Featuring Erin Ryan And Story Slammer Toni Sinclair

Feb 28, 2011

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.

Featuring Al Blank And Story Slammer Greg Duffy

Feb 21, 2011

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.

Guest Storyteller Charmagne Westcott

Jan 31, 2011

Charmagne Westcott shares the confessions and conclusions of a diehard nicotine addict.

Story slammer Gregory Wallingford offers up a mouthful of a metaphor in his moral of a story about family homecomings. Story slammer Mary Luzinski finds home in the air and all the compelling places to land.

Featured storyteller Mat Erpelding spends one exposed Christmas on a return climb in Zion. Story slammers Tom Lloyd and Jason Hudson run on empty and under misdirection on a return trail “home.”

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