Adam Cotterell


Adam Cotterell is a Boise State Public Radio podcaster, following a nine-year stint as a reporter.

Adam returned to his home town of Boise, Idaho in 2007 after three years teaching university English in China. His plan was to teach high school, but in a move that almost makes him believe in destiny he took a part time job in Boise State Public Radio’s newsroom. He became a full time general assignments reporter in 2010. 

Adam lives in Boise with his wife, daughters, and dogs. He is also considered a pioneer in the art form abstract expressionist origami.

Looking For Moly

Jun 13, 2011

This week an exploratory project begins in the Boise National Forest that could lead to a large open pit mine near the headwaters of the Boise River. Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports.

There’s been a lot of talk about the aerospace industry in Idaho this week. GE Aviation met with 60 Idaho companies to try to bring them into GE’s supply chain. And Idaho’s governor met with executives of aerospace companies in the state. As Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports it’s all part of an effort to help the industry take off.

Idaho wind developers will get paid less for the power they produce from now on. That’s because of a decision by Idaho’s Public Utilities Commission. Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports.

Food Detective

Jun 9, 2011

Europe is trying to find out what caused a strain of e-coli that’s killed more than 20 people and sickened thousands. Getting to the bottom of an e-coli outbreak – whether overseas or here in Idaho – can be a challenge. As Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports food safety inspectors have to act like detectives.

Boise, ID - If your family struggles with food insecurity, going to school means at least you’ll get lunch. But the summer is a different story. That’s where The Idaho food bank comes in with its picnics for Boise kids. Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell takes us to one.