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.

The named days just keep coming. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. We’ve reached the last of the Thanksgiving-adjacent buying days: Giving Tuesday. This christened shopping day is meant to channel holiday spending toward more worthy causes than the mall.

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The cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal is down. Food prices are at the lowest level in five years.

Let’s start with the turkey. The cost of a bird this year is down 2 cents per pound, making for a going rate of about $1.40 per pound. According to the American Farm Bureau, the cost of a big, beautiful 16-pound turkey is $22.38.

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Thursday is Thanksgiving: a time to be with friends and family, eat too much and remember the things in life that really matter. But come Friday – Black Friday – all bets are off. Elbows are thrown in malls, people have been lined up outside some stores for weeks to get a big screen for a bargain basement price and all that affirmation we felt the day before about what matters is thrown out the window when we see a pair of moms on the news clawing at the last doll on a shelf.

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A monument commemorating the settlement of Boise by Europeans was set to be the focal point of a new small park along the Greenbelt. After taking a closer look at the inscription, the plan has been nixed and the monument retired.

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A three-term Idaho congressman laid in state at the capitol in Boise the morning of November 20 before a final sendoff later in the day.

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The fourth Thursday of November is almost here, meaning people across the nation are preparing to travel for Thanksgiving. In Idaho, the vast majority of those getting out of town for the holiday will be hitting the road.

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Environmental firm Advocates of the West filed a lawsuit last month asking a judge to compel the government to turn over 12 withheld pages from documents about national monuments. It’s believed they could contain a legal justification for reducing several western monuments.

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After 15 years of leading Boise State University, Dr. Bob Kustra announced today he plans to retire in June. While at the helm of the university, Kustra grew the university’s School of Public Service and the College of Innovation and Design. Among those weighing in on the retirement announcement is Boise Mayor Dave Bieter.

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The number of Republican lawmakers distancing themselves from GOP Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore continues to grow. Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is the latest to join top Republicans in urging Moore to drop out after previously questioning whether the allegations of sexual misconduct were true.

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Idaho State Police are seeing a spike in evidence waiting to be tested to confirm the presence of heroin and other opioids. With three labs across the state, an official with ISP says they’re hiring and shifting staff to accommodate the influx of tests.

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One of the United Kingdom’s top representatives in the United States passed through Boise recently. Andrew Whittaker is the U.K.’s Consul General in San Francisco. Headquartered in Northern California, he oversees consular affairs across seven states in the West.

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An Idaho Falls history and science museum will nearly double in size and plans to remain open year-round after an expansion project is completed in 2019.

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On November 7, voters in Nampa overwhelmingly decided to carve out a single square mile from one school district and add it to another.

A formal complaint regarding the proposed stadium for downtown Boise was recently filed with the Ada County Prosecutor's Office by the group Concerned Boise Taxpayers. They point to emails suggesting violations of Idaho’s open meeting law.

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Idaho is dispatching a trade mission to the Far East on November 10. Twenty-one organizations and businesses will have meetings in Taiwan and Vietnam over the course of the eight day trip.