On The Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 19, 2018
  • Boise becomes home to America's newest citizens.
  • College of Idaho's co-presidents talk higher education.
  • NPR's Kirk Siegler talks about reporting from Idaho.
  • The City of Boise condemns immigration policy.

- World Refugee Day is Saturday -- there will be celebrations and 20 men and women who were resettled in Boise as refugees will become American citizens. We'll talk with Kara Fink of the Idaho Office for Refugees about the path to citizenship and how Boise became a home for so many seeking the American Dream.

- Doug Brigham and Jim Everett were both candidates for the presidency of the College of Idaho when they decided to lead the college together, as a team. The notion broke convention, but the college's search committee and board of trustees liked the idea. On Wednesday's Idaho Matters, co-presidents Brigham and Everett discuss the advantages of leading the small liberal arts school as a team.

- NPR's Kirk Siegler has been reporting on the urban-rural divide in America, including coverage in Idaho and throughout the Northwest. We'll talk about some of that work including the 2014 Bundy standoff and the 2016 election.

- The City of Boise signed a resolution condemning the practice of seperating children from parents and housing them in detention center. Mayor Dave Bieter and a unanimous city council signed the resolution.  Council president Lauren McLean talks about the city's reputation as one welcoming to immigrants and refugees.