Lacey Daley

Digital Content Coordinator

Lacey Daley is Boise State Public Radio's Digital Content Coordinator. She's from Buffalo, New York and moved west to obtain her MFA in fiction from Boise State University, where she served as Associate Editor for The Idaho Review. Prior to joining BSPR in August 2015, Lacey worked as a Teaching-Writer at The Cabin: A Center for Readers & Writers and was the Email Blast Editor for Artscope, a New England arts and culture magazine. She also taught English and Creative Writing classes at Boise State.

Lacey's writing has made the pages of FUSIONPrairie Margins, the top 25 in Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers, and won both the 2014 and 2015 Glenn Balch Award. Her most recent project involves writing and producing audio essays. When not writing or working, you can find her on a treadmill, in the garden, or taking care of her handsome pup.

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UPDATE: 4:55p.m. - Ada County has announced a local disaster emergency because of hazardous winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect from Saturday morning to Sunday night, with a chance of 6-10 inches of snow to accumulate over the weekend. The county declaration means state resources are freed up to help clear roads in the Treasure Valley.

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2016: For better or for worse? Depends on who you ask. Regardless of opinions, here's a fact: 2017 is just around the corner. And, as always, it's hard not to get excited about a new year full of potential and unknowns.

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Planned Parenthood is suing a women's clinic in Idaho over the harassment of Planned Parenthood patients and employees in a parking lot shared by the two organizations.

Since 2003, StoryCorps has given more than 100,000 Americans a quiet

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In southeast Boise, Boise State University's Ron and Linda Yanke Family Research Park sits between the Boise River and Parkcenter Boulevard. Because of its lush green campus and proximity to the water, the building is home to many geese who choose to nest and settle in along the facility. The building is also home to Boise State Public Radio. (You may have even heard on-air geese making noise directly above our studios.)

Though goose and gosling sightings are common at the station, a particular family of geese has captured our attention.

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With this year’s fifth Treefort Music Fest came the third installment of Storyfort, a mini fort whose main focus is the literary arts scene in Boise.

Founder Christian Winn, a local writer and adjunct professor at Boise State, says the main idea behind Storyfort is to bring great narrative in a variety of compelling genres to the crowds already gathered and coming out for Treefort.

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If you’re waiting for Episode Five of the popular “Serial” podcast to drop today, you’ll have to keep waiting.

The spin-off  podcast from public radio’s “This American Life” has announced it will release the rest of its Season Two episodes on a bi-weekly basis. This is a departure from its original “one story told week-by-week” tagline.

Serial’s Season Two is focusing on the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a story that is still developing.

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With 2016 just around the corner, it's hard not to get excited about what's to come in the New Year. Our collaborative Speaking of Serial podcast with the Idaho Statesman is taking off, NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest is slated for next month, not to mention the 2016 presidential election.

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Amid the bookshelves and paper stacks in the office of All Songs Considered Host Bob Boilen, Boise’s Youth Lagoon delivers an intimate “Tiny Desk Concert” that highlights the project’s new direction.

Since dropping his third album in September, Trevor Powers has gone on to impress with his strong melodic instinct and sense of direction within the songs of Savage Hills Ballroom.

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A study by a Nobel Prize-winning economist made national headlines last week for saying middle-aged white Americans are dying at increasing rates while all other age and race groups have declining death rates. KBSX asked Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare to analyze the numbers for Idaho.

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One of the emerging issues in the Treasure Valley over the last few years is the shrinking number of affordable housing units. As the housing market has improved and people continue to move to the area, rents have gone up and the number of available units has also declined. Our Adam Cotterell has been following the issue and he briefed All Things Considered host Samantha Wright on what many who deal with housing issues in the public, nonprofit and business sectors are calling a low-income housing crisis.

 

Thursday, October 29 marked the first installment of our "Morning Edition Coffee Break" event series. From 7 – 9 a.m. the Boise State Public Radio staff and news team gathered at Corner Bakery Cafe in Meridian for coffee and a chance to reach out and talk with listeners.

A big thank you goes out to Corner Bakery Cafe for hosting us, and to the listeners and members who attended. We heard tons of feedback on Morning Edition and other programming, recorded some listener testimonials and got to share the morning with many of our audience members.

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Boise-based musician Trevor Powers, better known in the music world by the stage name Youth Lagoon, is gearing up to release his third album, “Savage Hills Ballroom.” The new album is said to address breaking down barriers and acknowledging personal flaws.