News Awards http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Boise State Public Radio Wins 2 National PRNDI Awards http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-public-radio-wins-2-national-prndi-awards <p>Boise State Public Radio's newsroom took home two first place awards in the national Public Radio News Directors Inc.'s (<a href="http://prndi.org/" target="_blank">PRNDI</a>) annual contest.</p><p>Entries from Boise State Public Radio were judged alongside other public radio stations of similar size, those are mid-sized newsrooms with four to seven full-time reporters.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:14:55 +0000 BSPR 47608 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Public Radio Wins 2 National PRNDI Awards Boise State Public Radio Wins 11 Idaho Press Club Awards http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-public-radio-wins-11-idaho-press-club-awards <p></p><p>Boise State Public Radio's newsroom recently took home <a href="http://www.idahopressclub.org/best-of-2013-annual-awards/" target="_blank">11 Idaho Press Club awards</a>. The annual awards honor the best of Idaho journalism across all platforms, including print, television and radio.</p><p>The KBSX newsroom landed five first-place awards, three second-place awards, and three third-place awards.</p><p>Here's the list of winning stories:</p><p><strong>General News Report – Radio</strong></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:23:54 +0000 BSPR 44734 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Public Radio Wins 11 Idaho Press Club Awards Service Dog Series http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/service-dog-series <h1 itemprop="name"><strong>Service Dog: An Idaho Army Veteran Struggles With Post Traumatic Stress</strong></h1><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:45:45 +0000 Samantha Wright 39666 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Service Dog Series Boise State Public Radio’s Website Named Best In The Country http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-public-radio-s-website-named-best-country <p>Boise State Public Radio’s <a href="http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/" target="_blank">website</a> has been named the best in the country by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).&nbsp;The organization announced <span data-term="goog_1246885987" tabindex="0">Wednesday</span>, the winners of the 2013 national Edward R. Murrow Awards. These awards honor the highest caliber journalism being produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:51:15 +0000 BSPR Staff 27241 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Public Radio’s Website Named Best In The Country Boise State Public Radio Wins 18 Press Club, SPJ Awards http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-public-radio-wins-18-press-club-spj-awards <p>Boise State Public Radio's news team took home 18 local and regional journalism awards this weekend.</p><p>At the annual <a href="http://www.idahopressclub.org/best-of-2012-annual-awards/" target="_blank">Idaho Press Club awards</a> banquet, we received nine 1st place honors, three 2nd place, and two 3rd place. Here are our winning entries:</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 20:44:00 +0000 BSPR 25915 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Public Radio Wins 18 Press Club, SPJ Awards Boise State Public Radio Wins 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-public-radio-wins-6-regional-edward-r-murrow-awards <p>The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded Boise State Public Radio <a href="http://rtdna.org/content/2013_regional_edward_r_murrow_award_winners">six of 13 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards</a>.</p><p>Boise State Public Radio news director Sadie Babits was elated upon seeing the news. “I couldn't be more proud of our journalists,” said Babits. “They've worked incredibly hard over the past year to bring quality radio and digital content to our audience and these awards are well deserved."</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:52:44 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 24243 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Public Radio Wins 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards Searching for Lost Apples http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/searching-lost-apples <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">As we roared downstream through the River of No Return Wilderness via jet boat, skipping off rapids and dodging just-submerged boulders, I decided my imaginary movie version of this adventure should be titled Indiana Appleseed in the Canyon of Lost Treasure. Naturally it would be packed with whitewater action, pioneer spirit, hungry black bears and most importantly, a whole lot of strange apples. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:13:45 +0000 Guy Hand 4122 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Jobless in Idaho Series http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-series <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; ">The Idaho Department of Labor estimates there are nearly 65,000 people in the state who don&rsquo;t have jobs.&nbsp; Tens of thousands more are either&nbsp;</span><font color="#174e82" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; "><span style="-webkit-transition-duration: 0.2s; -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out; -webkit-transition-delay: initial;"><b>undere</b></span></font><font color="#174e82" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:11:28 +0000 StateImpact 4121 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho’s First Execution in 17 Years http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-s-first-execution-17-years <p>Amber Beierle opens an iron door with a key the size of her hand.&nbsp; Beierle manages Idaho&rsquo;s historic old penitentiary.&nbsp; Behind this door is the room where Idaho hanged its last man.</p><blockquote><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Amber Beierle &ldquo;that is where the rope would have been hanging and then there&rsquo;s a lever that releases the trap door.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>This room was built in 1954 with the expectation of handling many executions. It saw only one. Raymond Snowden in 1957.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:30:39 +0000 cmorgan 206 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho’s First Execution in 17 Years Living Nativity http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/living-nativity <h1>BOISE, Id – From Radio City Music Hall to Saturday Night Live, the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus is told around the world this time of year.&nbsp; And one way that story gets shared is through living nativities. These&nbsp;can be elaborate affairs, complete with costumes, sets, even live animals.&nbsp;&nbsp;One&nbsp;church in Meridian does this to bring other churches and the community together.</h1><p></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:32:28 +0000 Samantha Wright 387 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Living Nativity Hunger Affects Everyone http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/hunger-affects-everyone <p>1st Place - Best Public Affairs</p><p>Hunger &ndash; Affects &ndash; Everyone. That&rsquo;s the bold message written along a giant fence on Boise&rsquo;s Main Street. The Idaho Foodbank sponsored the artwork to raise awareness. As Boise State Public Radio&rsquo;s Scott Ki reports, people are getting the message and today the Foodbank is getting a welcome delivery.</p> Sat, 01 Jan 2011 23:20:19 +0000 1416 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Guard Goodbye http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/guard-goodbye <p>1st Place - Best News Story</p><p>They&rsquo;ve trained at the Orchard Training Area fifteen miles south of Boise. They&rsquo;ve spent some time on leave, at home with family and friends, saying goodbyes. Now they&rsquo;re packing up their gear. Over the next three days, the Army National Guard&rsquo;s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team will fly to Mississippi, the next stage in their deployment mission. Boise State Public Radio&rsquo;s Samantha Wright caught up with some of the citizen soldiers before they left home.</p> Sat, 01 Jan 2011 23:20:19 +0000 Samantha Wright 1413 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Silsby Returns http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/silsby-returns <p>1st Place - Best Spot News</p><p>It&rsquo;s been just over four months since the earthquake in Haiti and just over three months since ten Baptist missionaries were detained there on child trafficking charges. Now the last of those missionaries has been reunited with her family in Idaho. Boise State Public Radio&rsquo;s Adam Cotterell was at the airport when Laura Silsby arrived.</p> Sat, 01 Jan 2011 23:20:19 +0000 Adam Cotterell 1414 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Forensic Dog http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/forensic-dog <p>1st Place - Best Feature News Story</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the scene. A hiker in the Foothills finds a human bone. Police are called in. They&rsquo;ll have to figure out whom the bone belongs to and if foul play was involved. You can imagine with just a bone, that&rsquo;s no easy task. Many times, law enforcement use forensic dogs. On this week&rsquo;s Off The Trail, Samantha Wright explains how this specialized job works.</p> Sat, 01 Jan 2011 23:20:19 +0000 Samantha Wright 1412 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Auto Warranty Scam Parts 1 and 2 http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/auto-warranty-scam-parts-1-and-2 <p>1st Place - Best Investigative Report</p><p>You may have received an official looking letter or postcard in the mail recently. The words &ldquo;personal and confidential&rdquo; may appear on it and it warns your auto warranty is about to expire. As Boise State Public Radio&rsquo;s Scott Ki reports in part one of our story, it&rsquo;s best to throw those mailers away because it&rsquo;s more than likely a scam.</p> Sat, 01 Jan 2011 23:20:19 +0000 1415 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Backyard Chicken Invasion http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/backyard-chicken-invasion-0 <p>3rd Place - General News Reporting</p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:55:05 +0000 Guy Hand 2114 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Silsby Returns http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/silsby-returns-1 <p>3rd Place - Spot News Reporting</p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:53:12 +0000 Adam Cotterell 2112 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Co-op Cooks http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/co-op-cooks-0 <p>1st Place - Use Of Sound</p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:51:01 +0000 Samantha Wright 2111 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 4 Days a Week http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/4-days-week <p>1st Place - Audio Reporting: Hard News</p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:49:29 +0000 Adam Cotterell 2110 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Holiday Ride http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/holiday-ride <p>1st Place - Audio Feature Reporting</p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:41:10 +0000 2109 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org