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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Caps and gowns are the fashion of the day at Boise State University. This weekend sees the final batch of commencement ceremonies presided over by university president Bob Kustra.

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One of Idaho’s largest privately-held companies will be expanding in a big way. Meridian-based Jacksons Food Stores has entered into a deal with Chevron that promises growth.

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Star, the newest incorporated city in Idaho, is poised for significant growth over the next decade. The city council voted unanimously this week to annex enough land to expand the city by a third.

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With the May 15 primary rapidly approaching, two legislative candidates in Northern Idaho have found themselves stricken from the ballot. 

Ada County Highway District

The arrival of spring means more than rising temperatures. It also means optimal conditions for building. Across the Treasure Valley, the Ada County Highway District is launching numerous projects in what it says is a record-setting construction season.

Embattled New Plymouth School District Superintendent Kevin Barker will take home a $400,000 lump sum payout after agreeing to resign earlier this week. He’ll also walk away with additional funds.

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One of the Treasure Valley’s largest health care providers, Saint Alphonsus, sued a private prison contractor in a federal court this week. The medical group says it’s owed millions for procedures on inmates.

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As downtown Boise continues to be developed, plans are in the works to build a new library for the City of Trees. 

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The board of trustees of the New Plymouth School District have accepted the resignation of Superintendent Kevin Barker. The departure is the latest move in a saga that’s engulfed the community for months.

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A wrongful death lawsuit in Payette County didn’t last long. A mistrial was declared on the first day of proceedings in the case involving a sheriff’s deputy.


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A group of officials in the eastern part of the state were in Japan for a whirlwind trip to foster investment in Idaho.

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There’s a new publisher at the Idaho Statesman. The paper’s leader comes to the Gem State following a stint with the nation’s biggest newspaper publisher, Gannett.

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The American Lung Association is out with its annual State of the Air report, and the findings about Idaho are mixed.

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This weekend, the skies above Boise will hum with the drone a B-17 Flying Fortress. 

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A lodge at the base of Bald Mountain owned by the Sun Valley Resort is the victim of a raging fire. 

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