Samantha Wright

News Reporter/Show Producer

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and the host for Boise State Public Radio's new weekly podcast, "Legislative Breakdown".

Her spot reporting, special projects, and audio production have been featured on Voice of America, National Public Radio News, This American Life, National Native News, the Northwest Radio Network and on The New York Times website. Samantha earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound for her feature “Co-op Cooks.”  She also earned a first place award for Use of Sound for her feature “Canning Makes a Comeback” from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Incorporated. Samantha was a co-producer of the Idaho StoryCorps Project. The project was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Brennan Linsley / AP Photo

The Idaho Conservation League joined other environmental groups Wednesday to challenge a relaxation of federal mining pollution rules.

Boise State Public Radio

Idaho's most consequential primary in years came to a close early Wednesday morning with establishment Republicans and a grassroots Democrat taking their respective top spots.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s closed Republican primary is having an effect when it comes to voter turnout among state employees. It turns out fewer public workers are voting after the GOP closed their primary in 2012.

 

John Kelly / Boise State University

This weekend, a Boise State professor is selling off his massive collection of children’s books to help kids go to college. 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

This week, we’re sitting down with the candidates vying to become Idaho’s next Governor. Today, we hear from GOP hopeful Harley Brown.

Otto Kitsinger / AP

This week, we’re sitting down with the candidates vying to become Idaho’s next Governor. Today, we hear from GOP hopeful Tommy Ahlquist.

Montana Department of Corrections via AP

Two Montana men had their murder convictions overturned thanks to the work of Boise State University Professor Greg Hampikian. He’s the director of the Idaho Innocence Project and has analyzed the DNA in several high profile crime cases, including the Amanda Knox case in Italy.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

This week, the City of Boise opens up the James Castle House to the public after three years of work on the property.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

As the City of Boise prepares to open up the James Castle House this week to the public, the workers restoring the property say they have found new work by the artist hidden behind the walls of the home.

Bureau of Land Management

The federal government has signed off on the final routes on public land for a 990-mile-long power line across Idaho and Wyoming.

Jenny Kane / AP Photo

As last minute tax filers line up at the post office, the Idaho State Tax Commission is offering some advice for folks who may become a victim of identity theft tax scams this year.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Idahoans are getting sick from eating chopped romaine lettuce. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says E. coli infections are linked to lettuce from Yuma, Arizona.

A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear facility, federal officials said Thursday, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public, but possibly slowing progress in shipping waste out of the state.


Jim Urquhart / AP Photo

Idaho Fish and Game is gathering public comment next week on a proposed grizzly bear hunt. Many hunters favor the idea of a hunt, with certain conditions.

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The South Fork of the Salmon River just made the list of America’s most endangered rivers of 2018.


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