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Idaho Legal Aid Furlough Day

May 27, 2011

Idaho Legal Aid offices are closed today (Friday). As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, the non-profit plans furlough days once a month because of budget cuts.

Candy Bomber Over Quigley Canyon

May 27, 2011

Hundreds of tiny white parachutes dropped from the sky in Hailey this afternoon (Thursday). The precious cargo: candy. It’s a reenactment of US Air Force missions during the Berlin airlift in 1948 and 1949 flown by retired Colonel Gail Hallvorsen. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki spoke with reporter Tony Evans who was in Quigley Canyon during the drop. Tony Evans writes for the Idaho Mountain Express.

The Greenhouse is about helping innovative companies grow. It’s something Boise Mayor Dave Bieter highlighted in his State of the City address last week.

Mayor Bieter: I’m happy to say seven companies are located in the Greenhouse and we expect over the coming year at least one of those businesses will graduate and be out on their own.

Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki visited the local business incubator to find out how far along these companies are.

Greenhouse Graduation?

May 25, 2011

The Greenhouse is about helping innovative companies grow. It’s something Boise Mayor Dave Bieter highlighted in his State of the City address last week.

Mayor Bieter: I’m happy to say seven companies are located in the Greenhouse and we expect over the coming year at least one of those businesses will graduate and be out on their own.

Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki visited the local business incubator to find out how far along these companies are.

 

The Pony Express was the Fedex of the late 1800’s.  The trail became the nation’s most direct route for mail between Missouri and California.  The ten day trip crossed the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains.  Today, an Idaho man sets out from Kansas on that route with his horses.

Most of us have a bucket list – the things you’ve always wanted to do.  Tom Noll is no exception.   He’s in his fifties and his light blue eyes give way to one defining feature…

Farmers in Idaho should be pleased with all the spring rain, but all those storm clouds have kept temperatures low, sunlight to a minimum and seeds from sprouting on time.

Unemployment Falls Slightly

May 23, 2011

Idaho’s unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 9.6 percent in April. It’s the first time the rate fell since November 2006. And, six thousand fewer Idahoans applied for unemployment benefits. But as Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, it’s too early to break out the champagne.

Featured storyteller Anna Demetriades sees her view evolve when her grandfather passes on a painful truth. Story slammer Thea Belecz finds a rite of passage in a heart-shaped sweet.

Featured storyteller Ben Kemper grows into his own while on a storied trip in China. Story slammer Kiely Prouty finds drama in car and church dynamics.

Featured storyteller Josh Gross serves real time for a juvenile crime he didn’t commit. Story slam winner Donna Vasquez finds a silver lining in the aging process.

Jessica Holmes Story Story Night host and artistic/marketing director Jessica Holmes shares her story, story metamorphosis.

Imagine you’re laid off after twenty years. That’s what happened to Eagle resident Barry Baker. But, he turned that setback into an opportunity to reinvent himself. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, Baker’s created a software program called Portfolio D-M that launched this week.

Featured storyteller Whitney Rearick finds her rebel spirit rise in a manufactured housing crisis. Story slammer Emily Walton revolutionizes an inherited status of too cool for school.

Featured storyteller Brenda Adams rebels against her ordinary life to sail the revolution of the world. Story slammer Al Kristal finds a revolution in the phrase, “I have a dream.”

Featured storyteller Awot Haile lives through a revolution that brings freedom to his native country of Eritrea, until he is forced to leave it all behind. Story slam winner Barbara Martin-Sparrow stands up for women’s wear in the 1960s.

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