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Boise’s New Recycling Program Asks Consumers To Help Solve A Global Problem

When China put a ban on plastics at the beginning of the year, it sent shockwaves through the global recycling market. Cities across Idaho and the country have been struggling to find a new use for their recycled material.

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Alejandro Anastasio recounts experiences while traveling through Idaho on his way from Seattle to Chicago. Storyslammer Kate Riley tells of being mistaken for Patty Hurst and being tailed by the police in Santa Barbara California in 1974.

One storyteller has a story of growing up and finding out she was adopted , the other recounts an experience of getting caught in a mattress scam.

One storyteller has a story of a disappointing summer of love and her ongoing crush on David Sedaris , the other a story about meeting her life-long crush after opening a bar in Boise in the late 1970′s.

Featuring Phil Gordon And Story Slammer Debra Smith

Aug 9, 2010

One storyteller has a story of constitutional justice and cops getting in trouble, the other shares a story about young love and blue lights in Berkeley.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Idahoans ages 15 to 34 and for boys age 10 to 14. And it’s a problem that few people feel comfortable talking about. But one woman is talking, telling her painful story in the hopes she can reach others, and prevent tragedies like hers from happening. In Part Two of our series “Suicide in Idaho: Small State Big Numbers,” Boise State Public Radio’s Samantha Wright has her story.

Featuring Phil Atlakson And Story Slammer Hollis Welsh

Aug 2, 2010

One storyteller confuses an aquaintence’s confidence for ability on the slopes; the other has incorrect assumptions about an exciting job opportunity.

Melissa Walker On Piano Jazz

May 15, 2009

Marian McPartland recalls meeting singer Melissa Walker for the first time in the "powder room" at Birdland. McPartland was immediately taken with the young singer's glowing personality — and she probably heard hints of Walker's warm and rich vocals in the few words they exchanged that night.

"She's got such a wonderful voice," recalls McPartland. "The tunes she did aren't heard too often, they were very well done though. I enjoyed that session."

Hod O'Brien On Piano Jazz

Jan 26, 2009

On the drive from his home in Charlottesville, Va., to the Manhattan studios of Piano Jazz, pianist Hod O'Brien was inspired to compose an original tune in honor of the occasion. By the time he'd arrived, he'd worked out a swinging little ditty in his head, so he kicked off this session with a tune he called "Clarion for Marian."

"His playing was wonderful," recalls host Marian McPartland. "And I really enjoyed playing on Charlie Parker ['Now's The Time'] with Hod. I thought it came off very well."

Paul Winter On Piano Jazz

Nov 10, 2008

This episode of Piano Jazz features the unique music of soprano saxophonist Paul Winter. He joins host Marian McPartland, along with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and drummer Glenn Davis, for a set of ballads and originals. The set also features an additional special soloist — a humpback whale.

"It was very impressive," remembers McPartland. "And we don't often do a show so full of ballads. It was a different sort of show."

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Idaho Reporters' Roundtable: May 18, 2018

Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho , Bill Manny, community engagement editor with the Idaho Statesman and Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press-Tribune .

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