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Our Purpose: Be at the civic, cultural and intellectual forefront of our community to create an informed, engaged public.
 

Our Mission: Produce, acquire and distributes distinctive programs and services that stimulate, educate, inform, and entertain those we serve using all appropriate media. Reach out to the community through strategic partnerships. Enables listeners to learn about issues and ideas that affect our communities, our nation and our world.
 

Our Vision: We will build a stronger community-centered broadcasting organization by focusing the station's new and existing resources where our listener and membership base is the strongest. Our goal is to build a more effective service emphasizing national and local programming that deepens the relationship between us and our listeners.
 

Our Values: Integrity, tolerance, professionalism, transparency, respect of our co-workers and respect for our audience

Medical, Health Care
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When the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obama Care) became law in 2010, states were given the option to expand Medicaid up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level for able-bodied adults ($16,643 individual $33,948 for a family of four in 2017) without children in the home. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have chosen to expand Medicaid. Idaho is one of 19 states that chose not to. Idaho currently provides no insurance coverage for adults without children.

AP

Date: Thursday, April 6

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Inn at 500 (500 S. Capitol Blvd.)

Are you ready?! #treefort2017 is here!

Boise's Treefort Music Fest runs March 22-26, and Boise State Public Radio is more involved than ever this year. We're partnering with Storyfort (the literary portion of the festival) on three different events and with The Record Exchange on another. 

All of these events are free and open to the public (you do not need a Treefort ticket to attend any of these, though you should consider it given the awesome lineup). Can't wait to see you there!

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More Idaho bands than ever before took part in NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. Although the big winner is not from Idaho (check out New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas who stole the hearts of the NPR Music jury), Boise State Public Radio staff were impressed by the caliber of musicians from the Gem State.

Boise State University

Bob Kustra began his weekly radio show on Boise State Public Radio in 2003, shortly after becoming president of Boise State University.

Since then, he has interviewed nearly 500 writers and thought leaders on his program, including winners of top literary awards and many authors of bestselling novels and nonfiction.

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Ada County’s three school districts will go to the polls March 14 with ballot measures. There’s a lot at stake, for classrooms and communities.
 

UPDATE: Wednesday, February 22 - As of 2:50 p.m. KBSS is back on air.

Original post: KBSS 91.1 in Sun Valley is currently off the air. Our engineer made it to the site Monday afternoon, but the mountain was closed. Until he can service the area on Tuesday, area listeners can tune in at 100.3 FM instead.

KBSW Out In Twin Falls

Feb 15, 2017

UPDATE: Tuesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. - KBSW is back up to full power.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 3:56 p.m. - KBSW is back on the air via the backup antenna, with the transmitter operating at approximately 250 watts. Our chief engineer is still troubleshooting the main issue.

Original post: Since Tuesday morning's power outage, our signal in Twin Falls has been off the air. We have an engineer en route to address the issue with KBSW.

Thank you for your patience.

Due to a power outage that affected much of the Boise metro area, all Boise State Public Radio services were down from approximately 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. today. 

Power was restored and all services are now back up and running. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Boise State Public Radio is a small-market radio station that serves a large geographic area in Idaho.

Audio link above. Rundown for Overall Excellence award submission for 2016:

Off The Air In Stanley Area

Feb 13, 2017

We have been off the air in the Stanley area for several weeks now on both K292EK 106.3 and K216CD 91.1.

The snow at our site at Basin Butte Lookout is so deep that it has covered the solar panels and the batteries have discharged to the point that the entire site is down.

Our engineers are waiting to hear back from officials regarding access to the site. We are currently exploring alternative feed options to get the translator back on air in Stanley.

Thank you for your patience as we troubleshoot the issue.

News Series: Watering Idaho

Feb 13, 2017

The scarcity of water in some Western states is a very well known story. But what's our water story here in Idaho? How much do we have? Where does it come from? And how does water fit in our rapidly growing region? Join KBSX News as we answer these and other questions about this essential resource. 

Have you heard? We’re living in the Golden Age of Audio. Or maybe it’s more like the Wild West. Podcasts are popping up in all corners of the media landscape, bringing new listeners to audio storytelling through their smartphones.

Idaho Statesman

In 1938, an energetic group of civic leaders led the charge to create a ski area in the mountains above Boise. With rousing support from citizens, the business community, the Forest Service and city and state officials, the dream for Boise's very own ski area came to fruition when Bogus Mountain Recreation Area opened in December 1942. From its inception, Bogus Basin was established as a nonprofit community resource. It has grown to meet our community's changing needs and has gained national acclaim for its accessibility to all, regardless of income, age or physical abilities.

Audio links for many interviews are listed below. Other audio files may also be available: Contact Janelle Brown, producer with your request.

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