Matt Guilhem

Morning Edition Host/News Reporter

Matt Guilhem is the Morning Edition host and a reporter for Boise State Public Radio. He came to Idaho by way of southern California where he was a reporter and host for the NPR affiliate in the Inland Empire region.

 His reporting has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Here & Now. During the December 2ndterror attack in San Bernardino, Matt was the first reporter on the scene for NPR. This year, he's one of about 25 reporters from California to be a 2016 Reporting on Health Fellow through USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

 Matt got into radio while getting his master's degree abroad at the London School of Economics; he hosted a weekly talk show and immediately knew radio was something he wanted to pursue. After returning to southern California from London, he started volunteering at his local NPR station and eventually was hired. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
 

When he's not behind a microphone, he's probably out exploring Idaho or pretending to be a mixologist.

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The federal government weighed in on Idaho’s attempt to skirt provisions in the Affordable Care Act. On Thursday, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a letter to state leaders warning them they were on thin ice with the proposed policies.

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The saga surrounding the leadership of the New Plymouth School District continues to unfold.

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A new study from Oregon State University finds snowpack is in decline across the West.

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The Senate passed a bill Wednesday cracking down on slow vehicles impeding traffic on the highway.

Like the famous song, you could say Idaho residents like to live “Life In The Fast Lane.”

A fairly divided Idaho Senate voted 22 to 13 in favor of a bill making it illegal to block the flow of traffic in the fast lane for any extended period of time. Violators could face a fine of $90.

The legislation was initially introduced by  Representative Lance Clow (R-Twin Falls).

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A ruling this week in favor of two transgender women will allow individuals to change the sex listed on their birth certificates. That’s a significant change in policy from Idaho’s former automatic denial of such requests.

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The Idaho Senate passed a resolution that could pave the way for all of the Gem State being in a single time zone. While the southern part of the state is in the Mountain Time zone, the panhandle runs on Pacific. Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene and other North Idaho cities operate on the same time as Washington.

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The City of Trees can add yet another accolade to numerous “Best of” and “Hot” lists it’s been featured on in recent years.

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A bill that would’ve made it illegal to operate a handheld device while driving failed to pass in the Idaho Senate following a lengthy debate.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday morning it was pulling assault-style rifles off its shelves.

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Governor Butch Otter met with federal health officials over the weekend regarding the future of Idaho’s controversial insurance plans.

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A bill that would outlaw repeat bond elections passed the House State Affairs Committee Monday morning. It was the second time the legislation came before the panel.

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A bill that would legalize CBD oil got unanimous support from a committee in the Idaho House this week. Derived from cannabis and used for therapeutic purposes, the oil has been contentious given Idaho’s zero-tolerance policy on marijuana.

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Following the school shooting in Florida that claimed seventeen lives, threats of violence on high school campuses in Idaho have spiked. A new proposal introduced in the legislature would make threatening a school a felony.

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This week, a proposal to ban the use of handheld mobile devices while driving passed the Idaho Senate Transportation Committee overwhelmingly.

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A new survey conducted among the nation’s political scientists looking at presidential greatness is out. The study, getting national attention, was co-produced by a Boise State faculty member.

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