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.

Imagine playing with kittens in Idaho while you’re quaffing a brew in Munich. Or trying to grab a prize out of a machine in Beijing while sitting in Boise. As Boise State Radio’ Scott Ki reports, a local company called Apriori Control has the technology to make these applications possible.

Guest storyteller Kelly Lynae Robinson experiences a revolution of her soul after rebelling against deep-rooted religious dogma.

Featured storyteller Carole Holmes finds that even when the embers have gone cold, the phoenix of love rises from the ashes. Story slammer Berni Cockey spends decades making a decision on a prom invitation.

Featured storyteller Susanna Danner finds a burning passion in Big Sur. Story slammer Martha de Simon sets out on a backpacking trip written in the stars.