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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

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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John Sowell / Idaho Statesman

Public health has a long and interesting history of fighting infectious diseases, from yellow fever and malaria to cholera and typhoid fever. While these problems still exist, and public health agencies in Idaho continue to deal daily with whooping cough, tuberculosis, and influenza outbreaks, the scope of public health has expanded greatly to include cancer, heart disease, workplace health and the impact of environmental problems.

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Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Follow NPR's full online coverage with this live blog.

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Due to current weather conditions, KBSX cannot pick up Morning Edition. Our engineers are at work addressing the issue and will have the feed back up as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this inclement winter weather.

AP

Update, 1:08 p.m.:

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's top priority for Idaho lawmakers is to focus on education in 2017.

Otter announced his short wish list during his annual State of the State address Monday afternoon.

The Republican governor proposed a 4.6 percent increase — roughly a $189 million funding bump — to the state's overall budget. More than 60 percent of that would go toward education, including more funding for teacher salaries and higher education facilities.

Holiday programming schedule for KBSU:

December 23

All Day: Classical 24 Christmas Music

December 24

6 p.m.: A Christmas Carol. Today’s program was recorded during a live performance in December, 2011 as part of the Morrison Center’s Family Reading Series.

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Listen to the forum from the 11th of January, 2017, recorded at the Boise Centre.

It wouldn't be a new legislative session without a bunch of big questions. Why should 2017 be any different?

A conservative Republican congressman and a prominent environmentalist who put aside their differences to become partners in passing a sweeping Idaho wilderness bill are the 2016 recipients of City Club of Boise's Dottie and Ed Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement.

Congressman Mike Simpson and ICL Director Rick Johnson received their award after leading an effort that involved many, collaborating over the course of 15 years to draft multiple wilderness proposals, build local consensus and then win national support.

Our BSPR engineers are currently placing a borrowed Crown on KBSX in the air chain. There will be brief interruptions in audio as they move sources around, but there should be very little long term off-air time.

Work began at 10:30 a.m. and should take around two hours to complete. Your patience is appreciated during this time.

KBSY Burley Off Air

Nov 29, 2016

As of Monday morning, we are off the air in KBSY Burley. Our engineers have determined we lost an antenna, so a site visit is in order this week to implement the repairs.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

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Forum: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Place: Hoff Building, 802 W Bannock

This is the second forum in the series hosted by Idaho Environmental Forum and City Club of Boise.

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Downtown Boise wasn't always what it is today. In fact, it almost wasn't a traditional Downtown at all. In the 1970s, one faction wanted Downtown to become a regional mall; another faction wanted the mall in suburbs. Boise's redevelopment agency prepared for a mall by tearing down blocks of historic buildings.

But this City Club forum will explore the role of civil discourse and collaboration in guiding wise business decisions, and that's what has prevailed in Boise

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