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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.

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.”

In today’s installment of Tech Ki, Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki talks with the founders of Tsuvo. Sort of sounds like a small country in Asia doesn’t it? But it’s a web site development and internet marketing firm that also develops cutting-edge software.

Featured storyteller Angela Baker goes to the eclectic home of her eccentric 95-year-old grandmother. Story slam winner Lizzy Duffy returns to the scene of a foreign exchange.

If you’re in Boise and have a great idea for a technology or other start-up company, what do you do? In previous stories, we mentioned a couple of groups that can help like Tech Boise and the Idaho Technology Council. In today’s installment of Tech Ki, Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki talks with Kickstand, an organization that supports entrepreneurs and innovators in any industry.

Musician Dan Costello presents an original work on the theme “Going Home” for the holidays.

Featured storyteller Nick Schossow lets go of the carefree college life with a surprise addition to the scene. Story slammer Josh Gross learns to live without his Vanilla Ice idolatry.

Featured storyteller Julie Peach recounts lessons learned with the dying of the light. Story slammer Debra Smith lives without then lets go of this consumer American life.

Look up while walking the streets of downtown Boise at night and you’ll see them everywhere – streetlights. But the basic design of the ubiquitous electric street light and those that illuminate parking lots and other areas haven’t changed much in oh more than 100 years or so. One Boise company hopes to radically change that. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports on Inovus Solar.

Featured storyteller Klaudia Saric tells about losing her country of Bosnia to war, then gaining a whole new world. Story slam winner Claudia Nelson recounts a moving story about the strength of the human spirit in the aftershocks of living without.

Some tech entrepreneurs will tell you they had a vision of how to make the world a better place. Others will build a product to fulfill a need or to improve on what’s out there. MetaGeek is a Boise tech company that really wanted to make things simpler. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, it found a niche and keeps on growing.

Story Story Night host and marketing director Jessica Holmes shares the sensory experiences of a shy American teenager living without language one winter in Russia.

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