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.

Boise State Public Radio

Each year, around the time of the Idaho Governor's "State of the State" address, the radio station provides its own version of a preview of the year ahead, for public radio. Unlike the formal speech by Idaho's chief executive, this is simply a casual conversation with the general manager of Boise State Public Radio about plans for its Idaho network. 

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While the Associated Press hosted its annual preview of the upcoming legislative session at the capitol Friday morning, nine far right lawmakers held their own event spelling out their priorities.

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Police arrested a man they say stole some 200 vases and plaques from cemeteries across the Treasure Valley.

After receiving a slew of tips from the public, authorities located and arrested the suspected graveyard thief. Twenty-two year old Aspen Curtis was taken into custody by Canyon County Sheriff’s deputies in Nampa.

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Officials in Jerome County have been waiting a year for a contract from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency to lease 50 beds in the county jail. The prolonged inaction by ICE has led to a host of entities expressing interest in renting the beds from Jerome County.

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As people make plans for New Year’s Eve, AAA wants drivers to be mindful as they head to their celebrations. The holiday is a big night for parties that can sometimes go too far.

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Canyon County Commissioners are trying to figure out a way to get a new jail. The current facility has seen numerous escapes over the last year and half and is overcrowded. A study by a consulting firm offered a costly solution.

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New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho is the nation’s fastest growing state.

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The holiday season is replete with parties, get togethers and acts of generosity, but navigating it all can be difficult. For this seasonal installment of Wanna Know Idaho, we asked listeners about holiday etiquette.  

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The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States is located here in Idaho. Word came Monday evening officially designating the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve.

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Nearly a year after being proposed, a contract between Jerome County and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency to rent out beds in the county’s jail still hasn’t materialized. A report by ICE last January called Jerome County an ideal place to lease space to house detainees the agency didn't have room for in Utah.

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In April, as all the snow from last year's punishing winter melted, flows over Shoshone Falls peaked around 20,000 cubic feet per second. By May, the flow rate over the falls had settled around 12,000 cfs, but they still dazzled. If you missed the show in the spring, water managers are again upping the water that will tumble over the Niagara of the West.

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The heads of every public college and university in Idaho have sent a letter to the state’s legislative delegation in Washington D.C. The educators are united in their opposition to the tax bill being hashed out by congressional Republicans.

The U.S. Census Bureau is out with fresh data about Idaho based on its American Communities Survey. The latest batch of information provides an updated snapshot of the Gem State.

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Boise has made another magazine’s best of list. This time, Travel + Leisure is calling the City of Trees one of the best places to travel in 2018. Idaho's capital city appears on the magazine's list of the top 50 destinations to escape to.

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While daytime highs across Idaho flirt with freezing, Los Angeles is parked in the low 80s and getting blown away with gusting Santa Ana winds. The dry heat and sustained windy conditions are primary drivers of the numerous fires engulfing the region.

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