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.

Idaho Department of Parks And Recreation

A joint study by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and the economics department at Boise State finds Idaho’s state parks are a big source of income for the Gem State.

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While bird activity has abated thanks to the recent warm weather, countless crows continue to spend the winter in Nampa.  The migratory birds seasonally mass in the city much to the chagrin of residents and business owners.

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After two days of hearings and debate about whether to pass a resolution calling for a convention to amend the United States Constitution, Idaho lawmakers took a pass on the idea.

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The Reason Foundation is out with its annual Highway Report. It finds Idaho is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to cost effectiveness and highway performance.

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Three Native American tribes are in talks with the Bureau of Land Management about repatriating two skeletons found outside Mountain Home last April.

Idaho Statesman

For the first time, a medical facility in Idaho will be able to collect stem cell and bone marrow donations for use around the country. Previously, donors in the Mountain West had to go as far as Seattle or Denver.

Blaine County Sheriff / Facebook

After last year’s historic flooding in the Wood River Valley, Blaine County Commissioners are weighing plans to alter the river and restore it to a more natural state.

Mike Simpson / Facebook

Republican Representative Mike Simpson is throwing his hat in the ring for a leadership position on a powerful congressional committee. The 10-term legislator is looking to be the group’s leader.

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Like much of the nation, Idaho is dealing with a serious and deadly flu season. Areas across the state are getting hit hard with the virus, especially the northern panhandle.

Afro-cine Semear / Youtube

The Department of World Languages at Boise State is screening a series of French motion pictures in conjunction with the Idaho Film Collection. The month-long event is made possible by a cultural grant from the French government.

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The first month of 2018 was one for the record books. January 2018 was one of the warmest on record in Boise with an average temperature of 37 degrees – six degrees above normal. And the balmy weather is expected to persist.

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Investigators in Burley are still piecing together what happened early Monday morning when an empty downtown building was gutted by fire and a bomb was discovered in front of a business across the street.

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Dave Bieter's Facebook Page / City of Boise

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter was in the nation’s capital for several days last week at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The gathering allows civic leaders from across the country to share ideas and learn from other cities.

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A recent story in the Idaho Statesman looked at two polls surveying respondents about who they’d vote for in this year’s gubernatorial election. There are several big GOP names running in Republican primary: Congressman Raul Labrador, Lt. Governor Brad Little and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist are among the conservative frontrunners.

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The state of Idaho is attempting to lower insurance premiums by proposing policies that scrap key provisions established in the Affordable Care Act. Called legally dubious by some opponents, the state’s attempt at closing the so-called insurance gap in the Gem State by disregarding Obamacare mandates is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation.

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