Arts + Culture http://boisestatepublicradio.org en What Are The Sounds That Make Your Idaho City Home? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/what-are-sounds-make-your-idaho-city-home <p>On a hot summer day, the sounds that echo through Boise State Public Radio's windows along the Boise River are the shrieks and squeals of floaters drifting downstream.</p><p>A mini-rapid is right in front of the newsroom, and it's at that spot where floaters tend to get a healthy dose of cold river water. Their giggles, shock-induced screams, and mild expletives mixed with the constant churn of fast-moving water, are a lovely reminder of summer in Boise. It's a sound that likely defines Boise.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:03:30 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 49341 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org What Are The Sounds That Make Your Idaho City Home? Meet The Cast Of Disney’s ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ And Their Real Life Idaho Counterparts http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/meet-cast-disney-s-planes-fire-rescue-and-their-real-life-idaho-counterparts <p>As firefighters work to contain wildfires burning in Idaho and the West, an animated Disney movie opens this weekend portraying what those wildland firefighters do in real life. Disney’s "Planes: Fire &amp; Rescue" isn’t exactly an action movie,&nbsp; it’s a cartoon about anthropomorphic talking airplanes.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:22:50 +0000 Adam Cotterell 49073 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Meet The Cast Of Disney’s ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ And Their Real Life Idaho Counterparts Quiz: Do You Know The Difference Between Idaho And Iowa? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/quiz-do-you-know-difference-between-idaho-and-iowa <p>Yes, Idaho and Iowa are two very different states.</p><p>It seems the great state mix-up has made it <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahoans-and-iowans-join-forces-end-state-mix" target="_blank">back into the spotlight</a>, so we made this quiz to test your knowledge of the Gem State and the Hawkeye State.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 48624 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Quiz: Do You Know The Difference Between Idaho And Iowa? Idahoans And Iowans Join Forces To End State Mix-Up http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahoans-and-iowans-join-forces-end-state-mix <p></p><p>Idaho and Iowa are, in fact, two different states, and entrepreneurs, writers and creative-types want the world to learn the difference. (<a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/quiz-do-you-know-difference-between-idaho-and-iowa" target="_blank">Take our quiz</a> to see how well you know Idaho and Iowa.)</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:40:26 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 48785 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idahoans And Iowans Join Forces To End State Mix-Up Boise Native Aaron Paul Nabs 5th Emmy Nomination http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-native-aaron-paul-nabs-5th-emmy-nomination <p></p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0666739/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1" target="_blank">Boise native Aaron Paul</a> is up for another primetime Emmy this year. <a href="http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners" target="_blank">Nominations were announced</a> early Thursday in Los Angeles.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Paul is nominated in the category of 'Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series' for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad. Paul won the award in 2010 and 2012. He's now been nominated for five primetime Emmys.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:16:42 +0000 Scott Graf 48566 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Native Aaron Paul Nabs 5th Emmy Nomination Mormon Missionaries To Get iPad Minis As Part Of Social Media Initiative http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mormon-missionaries-get-ipad-minis-part-social-media-initiative <p>The Mormon church is expanding a program that gives missionaries iPad minis and broadens their proselytizing to social media.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:12:13 +0000 Associated Press 48210 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Mormon Missionaries To Get iPad Minis As Part Of Social Media Initiative How The Trey McIntyre Project Ended Up $25,000 In Debt http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-trey-mcintyre-project-ended-25000-debt <p>This weekend, the Trey McIntyre Project will end its six-year run with their final performances at <a href="http://www.jacobspillow.org/" target="_blank">Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival</a>. The Massachusetts festival is the first place the dance project performed as a group, so there’s some poetry in the fact it will also be the last.</p><p>What’s not so poetic is the state of the company’s finances.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:54:08 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 47827 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How The Trey McIntyre Project Ended Up $25,000 In Debt Emerging Artist Jake Fullilove Works To Make Boise A Filmmaker's Hub http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/emerging-artist-jake-fullilove-works-make-boise-filmmakers-hub <p>At 21-years-old, Boise artist Jake Fullilove has already started his own business. <a href="http://imperiumcinema.com/" target="_blank">Imperium Cinema</a> opened its doors in Boise earlier this year. It’s a film equipment rental company boasting some of the most advanced stuff in the industry.</p><p>Fullilove seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all the lenses, lights, microphones, cameras and cables in his office. The young entrepreneur says he started Imperium to be a resource for Idaho filmmakers.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 47332 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Emerging Artist Jake Fullilove Works To Make Boise A Filmmaker's Hub Documentary Gives Voices To Idaho’s Often Silent ‘Add The Words' Protestors http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/documentary-gives-voices-idaho-s-often-silent-add-words-protestors <p>Members of Idaho's “add the words” movement have spent the last eight years asking state lawmakers to make it illegal to fire or deny housing to people because of sexual orientation or gender identity. Now a new documentary called "Add The Words" explores the events of <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/protests-and-arrests-idaho-any-closer-gay-rights-law" target="_blank">the 2014 legislative session when that protest movement turned into large-scale civil disobedience.</a></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:20:55 +0000 Adam Cotterell 46995 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Documentary Gives Voices To Idaho’s Often Silent ‘Add The Words' Protestors How Boise Artist Danny Kerr Creates Music Amid Noise http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-boise-artist-danny-kerr-creates-music-amid-noise <p>Boise musician Danny Kerr is pretty much always on the hunt.</p><p>Recently, Kerr was hunting for the right cable to hook up to a bass guitar. After scavenging for about 10 minutes, he found what he was looking for. Then, he started searching for the perfect sound to come out of that bass.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 46986 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Boise Artist Danny Kerr Creates Music Amid Noise Mormon Women's Group Founder Faces Excommunication http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mormon-womens-group-founder-faces-excommunication <p>The founder of a Mormon women's group pushing for gender equality says the church is trying to excommunicate her.</p><p>Kate Kelly says she was shocked and dismayed when she received a letter this week from her bishop in Virginia informing her of a disciplinary hearing June 22. Two months ago Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion, defying church orders to stay off Temple Square.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:41:52 +0000 Associated Press 46946 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Anne McDonald Makes Art Accessible With Boise Burlesque Show http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-anne-mcdonald-makes-art-accessible-boise-burlesque-show <p>Like a lot of people, Anne McDonald’s basement is a bit cluttered. But it’s safe to say the things strewn about are a little more interesting than your average basement clutter.</p><p>“This is Prudence, the rhinestoned and feathered rubber chicken who has a removable head," says McDonald. "And it’s kind of bloody because she’s been used a couple of times on stage.”</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 46567 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Anne McDonald Makes Art Accessible With Boise Burlesque Show Idaho Military Museum Re-Opens After Renovation http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-military-museum-re-opens-after-renovation <p>The <a href="http://museum.mil.idaho.gov/" target="_blank">Idaho Military Museum</a> is back open for business after being closed since October 2013.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The museum started at Gowen Field in the late 1980s&nbsp;and eventually moved&nbsp;off base into a nearby&nbsp;warehouse.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 46583 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Military Museum Re-Opens After Renovation Boise Playwright Heidi Kraay Is Ready For Her Next Challenge http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-playwright-heidi-kraay-ready-her-next-challenge <p>Boise playwright Heidi Kraay has a lot to celebrate these days.</p><p>This weekend marks the end of the two-week run of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/250723925112232/" target="_blank">“DIRT,”</a> her most recent production. Without giving too much away, it’s the story of a flashy new medical company that makes a product promising health and longevity for its Boise clients.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:44:23 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 46180 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Playwright Heidi Kraay Is Ready For Her Next Challenge Boise Veteran Featured In NOVA D-Day Special On PBS http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-veteran-featured-nova-d-day-special-pbs <p>In June 1944, Robert Haga was on board the USS Chickadee in the waters off of Normandy. Now, a Boise resident, Haga is one of the D-Day veterans featured in a new NOVA special on PBS,<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/dday-sunken-secrets.html" target="_blank"> "D-Day’s Sunken Secrets."</a></p><p>In the program, a team of experts explores the sea beds along the coastline of Normandy from above and below the water, inviting veterans like Haga along for the journey.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 45777 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Veteran Featured In NOVA D-Day Special On PBS Mormon Women's Group Pushing For Gender Equality Shifts Strategy http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mormon-womens-group-pushing-gender-equality-shifts-strategy <p></p><p>A Mormon women's group pushing for gender equality is shifting from public demonstrations to small discussion groups.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/1mgwosS">The Salt Lake Tribune reports</a> that Ordain Women is aiming to find new supporters among the 15 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The group has created six discussion topics that highlight gender disparity in the faith.</p><p>The group formed last year to advocate for women's inclusion in higher-level positions, including the lay clergy.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:17:03 +0000 Associated Press 46020 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Mormon Women's Group Pushing For Gender Equality Shifts Strategy Why Painter Cody Rutty Plans To Stay In Boise, Even If His Work Leaves http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-painter-cody-rutty-plans-stay-boise-even-if-his-work-leaves <p>Cody Rutty knows all about peace and quiet.</p><p>A couple of years ago, the Boise-based painter retreated to the tiny town of New Meadows. He rented a studio out of an old brick bank building, and started cranking out painting after painting. At age 26, Rutty made art his fulltime job.</p><p></p><p>“Really all I had to do was paint. I had a studio and just a lot of materials and there weren’t a lot of people," Rutty says. "I had all the windows curtained off. Yeah, it was quite the adventure.”</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 45645 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why Painter Cody Rutty Plans To Stay In Boise, Even If His Work Leaves Why We're Introducing You To 5 Emerging Boise Artists http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-were-introducing-you-5-emerging-boise-artists <p>On Friday, KBSX will begin a series of stories on five emerging Boise artists. We’re calling the series “Artist Statement.” I won a grant from the <a href="http://www.boiseartsandhistory.org/" target="_blank">Boise City Arts and History Department</a> to produce these stories.</p><p>To learn more about the series, I sat down with Scott Graf to explain why we're telling these stories, and what you can expect over the next five weeks.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:11:12 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 45712 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why We're Introducing You To 5 Emerging Boise Artists Artist Statement: Meet 5 Emerging Boise Artists http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/artist-statement-meet-5-emerging-boise-artists <p>Boise is home to a burgeoning artistic scene. Artists from different genres are collaborating in interesting and sometimes challenging ways, pushing Boiseans to new understandings of art. With the shadow of the Great Recession still hanging over them, a group of emerging artists have decided to make Boise their springboard – potentially changing the city’s cultural landscape forever.<br /> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:28:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 45545 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Artist Statement: Meet 5 Emerging Boise Artists 2 Snake River Canyon Jumpers Land A Fox TV Special http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/2-snake-river-canyon-jumpers-land-fox-tv-special <p>The saga of two groups with competing plans to jump Idaho’s Snake River Canyon has featured quarreling county and city officials, attempts to draw focus from the other, and a lot of smack talk. The melodrama around the jumps of “Big” Ed Beckley and Eddie Braun had reached the reality TV level -- so the next logical step was obviously to make it into reality TV.</p><p>Broadcaster Fox told advertisers Monday it had signed a deal with both jump teams and will air both attempts in a TV special this fall, with the working title “Jump of the Century.”</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:46:28 +0000 Adam Cotterell 45195 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 2 Snake River Canyon Jumpers Land A Fox TV Special