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Business incubators are known to nurture start-up companies so they become successful on their own. In Boise, the WaterCooler is one such incubator. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki takes a tour of the WaterCooler to see how it’s doing more than two years after it was established.

Featuring Nick Garcia And Story Slammer Leo Hennessy

Nov 15, 2010

Featured storyteller Nick Garcia offers a revealing peek into the world of a wayward peeping Tom (from April’s Busted). Story slammer Leo Hennessy tells a spelunking story with a potentially explosive end.

Featuring Leslie Kelly And Story Slammer Peter Vomocil

Nov 8, 2010

Featured storyteller Leslie Kelly Hall steps out of a shower to a snake, spook and mayhem. Story slammer Peter Vomocil hears a haunting whistle in the attic.

Featured storyteller Arlen Donald first explores the abandoned haunts of his native Glasgow, Scotland, only to encounter a spooky sight. Story slam winner Justinian Morton next tells a tale that gives weight to the adage, curiosity killed the cat.

Like tech companies we profiled in the past, Toumetis is another that has several key executives that used to work at HP and Extended Systems. It’s much smaller than Cradlepoint or Balihoo, but you expect that from a start-up that’s been in operation for less than two years. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki has this report.

Guest Storyteller Charmagne Westcott

Oct 25, 2010

Charmagne Westcott, a crowd-favorite from June’s Gullibility, shares her haunting tale. Featuring spooky original music by Boise performer Jared Hallock.

Featured storyteller Michael Strickland poetically conveys decades of white lies and black lies on the racial divide in America. Story slammer Amelia Wright, still in elementary school, tells a story of her generation about a white lie Wii rivalry.

A number of technology companies are headquartered in Boise, yet very little is known about them. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports on Cradlepoint, a company whose products help people and companies stay connected wirelessly.

Balihoo is one of those Boise Tech companies that has managed to get recognized a bit. They’ve been mentioned in the New York Times and the Economist to name a few national publications. But those articles glossed over what Balihoo actually does. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports it has something to do with advertising.

Featuring Holland Williams And Story Slammer Hobie Swan

Oct 11, 2010

Featured storyteller Holland Williams tells the ballad of Harold, the king of white lies and blast powder in the forests of Washington. Story slammer Hobie Swan describes a stint as a seasonal chef serving up white lies and more on a fishing boat in Alaska.

Featuring Katy Gilbert And Story Slammer Bobby Drakos

Oct 4, 2010

Featured storyteller Katy Gilbert recounts a series of borderline lies told in route from Amman, Jordan to Damascus, Syria. Story slam winner Bobby Drakos tells a jaw-dropping tale about planes, lies and automobiles in the days following 9/11.

Featuring Tony McKnight And Story Slammer Debra Smith

Sep 27, 2010

Featured storyteller Tony McKnight (from June’s gullibility} shows that when the white lies start flaring up from a deceptive six-year-old, so do a few other hazards. Story slammer Debra Smith (from August’s summer theme) tells of the polite fictions that cover up the white lies in the American story.

Featured storyteller Clay Morgan goes first, with a story about one fateful summer for a smokejumper and the space program. Story slammer Nathaniel Hoffman is next, with a tale about a series of comical misperceptions in and about the backwoods of Idaho.

Featuring Elaine Ambrose And Story Slammer Steve Bush

Sep 13, 2010

Featured storyteller Elaine Ambrose tells a story about potato fields, a group of high school friends and a hot springs. Story slammer Steve Bush shares a short cautionary tale involving teenage boys, a swimming pool and a little beating around the bush.

Featuring Jan Schlicht And Story Slammer Ben Dicus

Sep 6, 2010

Featured storyteller Jan Schlicht tells a story about heading west on a backpacking adventure for a lifetime with her husband. Story slam winner Ben Dicus tells a story about a family road trip, and reminds us all to count heads before leaving a rest stop.

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