Richard Copeland

Senior Producer

Richard Copeland is the senior producer of Boise State Public Radio's daily show, Idaho Matters.

Previously, he was the producer for WITF's Smart Talk in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to that he was the producer for WHYY's NewsWorks Tonight in Philadelphia and a producer and technical director for KNPR's State of Nevada in Las Vegas.

Rich is also a trained sushi cook and loves to ski.

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Cultivating a tech corridor in the Treasure Valley . . . The Morrison Center announces 2018-19 lineup . . . A baseball league that accomadates all athletes

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Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho, Bill Manny, community engagement editor with the Idaho Statesman and Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press-Tribune.

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For years, America has shipped its raw recyclable material to China for processing, but as of January first of this year, China has stopped accepting shipments, which means recyclable trash is starting to pile up and fees are increasing. BSPR's Frankie Barnhill joins Idaho Matters to discuss the problems arising from these new recycling policies and we look at Boise's new residential recycling rules.

St. Luke's

St. Luke's Magic Valley is implementing a program that allows volunteers to care for the pets of people who require longer-term hospital stays. Many people are hesitant to seek medical care out of fear that any extended hospital stays would leave their pets unattended. We discuss this foster care for animals with St. Luke's Magic Valley.

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A roundtable of reporters breaks down Tuesday's primary . . . America's need to retool recycling policy and the City of Boise's new recycling rules . . . Foster care for the pets of the infirm

IDAHO LEGISLATURE WEBSITE

The Idaho Legislature's website was hacked two weeks ago by the Italian hacking group, AnonPlus. While no data had been stolen, just a publishing of their manifesto on the site, the hack exposed vulnerabilities in governmental websites. Boise State assistant computer science professor Hoda Mehrpouyan joins Idaho Matters to discuss cybersecurity in our public computer networks.

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IndieDwell is repurposing shipping containers into habitable homes for a fraction of the price of a traditional brick-and-mortar home and they leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint. Could shipping containers help solve the pending housing crunch facing the Treasure Valley?

BOISE MUSIC WEEK

Boise Music Week begins its 100th year of events that will include jazz perofrmanceschoral and organ recitals and performances of The Music ManWe talk with Boise Music Week board president Roger Lingle and board member and director of The Music Man, Allyn Krueger, about what to expect this year and why it has sustained as the state's longest enduring annual gathering of performers.

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Boise State University president Bob Kustra is retiring in June and the university has worked its field of 53 applicants down to three finalists. Today the university announced it was extending its search to consider more applicants. Boise State Public Radio's Matt Guilham joined Idaho Matters to discuss the reasons behind the decision and how the search for a new president might proceed.

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Idaho legislature's computers get hacked . . . using shipping containers to build affordable housing . . . Boise Music Week celebrates 100th anniversary . . . Boise Bicycle Project wants to put every Boisian on a bike

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Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych, Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and College of Idaho professor of political economics Jasper LiCalzi join Gemma Gaudette to break down the results of Tuesday's primary elections and Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert discusses the state superintendent of education race and the various bond measures that went before voters.

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Idaho Primary Election Round-Up . . . 

Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych, Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and College of Idaho professor of political economics Jasper LiCalzi join Gemma Gaudette to break down the results of Tuesday's primary elections and Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert discusses the state superintendent of education race and the various bond measures that went before voters.

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The primary elections have arrived and Idaho Matters spoke with Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych about voter trends in Idaho and around the country. Later, Boise State Public Radio's Matt Guilhem and Samantha Wright shared voices from polling stations across the Treasure Valley.

Evergreen state college

In addition to an extensive academic career with Idaho State University, Washington State University and Evergreen State College, Dr. Thomas "Les" Purce served in Pocatello as the first black mayor in Idaho.

Greg Bayne

Boise filmmaker Greg Bayne produced and directed two documentary features, Jens Pulver | DRIVEN (2011), and Bloodsworth–An Innocent Man (2015) and was recognized as the  2012 Sundance New Frontier Storytelling Fellow and 2015 IFP Screen Forward Lab fellow.vHis 2017 noir film, 6 Dynamic Laws for Success (In Life, Love & Money) was shown last weekend at The Flicks in Boise and has been extended for an additional week.

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