Boise State Public Radio http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Event With "Smartest Kids" Author, Amanda Ripley Is Wed. April 30th http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/event-smartest-kids-author-amanda-ripley-wed-april-30th <p>We recently broadcast on KBSX 91.5, an episode of Reader's Corner, with Author Amanda Ripley.&nbsp; The program mentioned her upcoming presentation at Boise State University.&nbsp; The event will in fact take place on Wednesday, the 30th of April, 2014 at 7pm at the Student Union Building at Boise State University.&nbsp; For more information, please visit the link below.</p><p><a href="http://events.boisestate.edu/event/april-30-investigative-journalist-amanda-ripley/">http://events.boisestate.edu/event/april-30-investigative-journalist-amanda-ripley/</a></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:09:08 +0000 Bob Kustra 43750 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Campaign To Get Sherman Alexie Book To Idaho Students Tops Goal http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/campaign-get-sherman-alexie-book-idaho-students-tops-goal <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041814JR_AlexieBan_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Two women in Washington have raised enough money to send 350 copies of a controversial book by Sherman Alexie to students in Meridian, Idaho.<p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 43749 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Campaign To Get Sherman Alexie Book To Idaho Students Tops Goal First Nuisance Sea Lions Of 2014 Killed At Bonneville Dam http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/first-nuisance-sea-lions-2014-killed-bonneville-dam <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041814TB_SeaLions_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>State wildlife officers trapped and killed six salmon-chomping sea lions at Bonneville Dam earlier this week.<p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:13:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43748 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org First Nuisance Sea Lions Of 2014 Killed At Bonneville Dam Marijuana Consultants Office Advice To Potential Pot Dealers http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/marijuana-consultants-office-advice-potential-pot-dealers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041814CL_potworkshops_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Northwest’s budding marijuana industry means opportunity for pot consultants.<p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:08:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 43746 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Marijuana Consultants Office Advice To Potential Pot Dealers Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Case Hits Federal Court This Week http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/oregon-same-sex-marriage-case-hits-federal-court-week <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041814CL_gaypreview_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Attorneys for a group that wants to overturn Oregon's law barring same-sex marriage will make their case to a federal judge in Eugene Wednesday.<p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:56:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 43747 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Case Hits Federal Court This Week History And Relavence Of Earth Day With Author Adam Rome http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/history-and-relavence-earth-day-author-adam-rome <p>Earth Day 2014 is Tuesday, and celebrations are planned across our nation and around the world<strong>,</strong> including here at Boise State. Forty-four years after it was first launched, this annual event continues to evolve, attract new participants and raise awareness about environmental issues. What many may not realize is that Earth Day also played a major role in the birth of the modern environmental movement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Bob Kustra 43654 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org History And Relavence Of Earth Day With Author Adam Rome A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/journey-pain-and-beauty-becoming-transgender-india The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.<p>Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.<p>"I used to wear the clothes that my mother used to wear — her jewelry, her makeup," Aher, now 37, recalls. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:13:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 43745 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/love-letter-literature-reading-gabo-paris-review Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is <em>Love in the Time of Cholera</em>. It's the story of a romance that lasts decades, unwinding through the pages of the book. It's verbose, vibrant and full of love.<p>But that <em>libro</em> isn't my favorite section of the Garcia Marquez canon. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:50:00 +0000 editor 43744 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review' Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/are-democrats-trying-energize-base-race-card Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race.<p>That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising race as an issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama's presidency and agenda.<p>There seems to be a shift in recent days, however.<p>Top Democratic party officials have either directly or indirectly blamed race for some of the hostility to Obama, his policies, or both.<p>Rep. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Frank James 43743 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card? In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/land-razor-clams-dinner-hides-deep-within-sand As soon as you drive into town, it's pretty clear that Long Beach, Wash., is all about the razor clam. The first clue is the giant frying pan. It's 14 feet tall and a relic of the clam festivals of the 1940s. And then there's the clam statue that spits when you insert a quarter.<p>But if you really want to see how much people here love their clams, you'd have to be like Karen Harrell and get up before dawn and drive out onto the blustery beach to go clam digging.<p>Harrell is one of hundreds of people already out on the beach, just ahead of the low tide, tramping around in rubber boots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 43737 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/virginia-politicians-fish-support-old-fashioned-event At a time when new technologies and social media are transforming politics, we turn to a decidedly old-fashioned campaign event. It's an annual festival known as the Shad Planking, a spring rite of Virginia politics for nearly 70 years.<p>It's a must-attend event for state politicians, who practice the oldest form of retail politicking among tall pine trees at a dusty campsite.<p>In Wakefield, about an hour southeast of Virginia's capital of Richmond, shad fish have been roasting by on an open fire since 5 a.m. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:48:00 +0000 Brakkton Booker 43742 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/leaflets-given-donetsk-jews-made-waves-worldwide-not-donetsk A development in Eastern Ukraine has set social media on fire and triggered outrage around the world.<p>In the city of Donetsk, someone <a href="http://www.interpretermag.com/russian-separatists-in-donetsk-reportedly-order-jews-to-register-or-face-expulsion/" target="_blank">distributed fliers ordering Jews to register</a> with the separatists who have taken over government buildings.<p>Even though nobody in Ukraine believed the leaflet was real, the fliers hit a nerve.<p>It all started at a Donetsk synagogue after evening prayers two nights ago, when a group of masked men in camouflage showed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 43741 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/airbnb-start-charging-hotel-taxes-handful-cities When Regitze Visby, a tourist visiting San Francisco from Denmark, searched for accommodations for her trip and saw she could stay at one of the famed "painted ladies" on Alamo Square through Airbnb, she took it.<p>At $135 a night, "it was a good deal," she says.<p>But does she know if she's paying a transient occupancy tax or a hotel tax? "I have no idea," she says.<p>Visby would know if she were staying in a hotel. It's <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/net-us-airbnb-tax-idUSBRE8331CN20120404" target="_blank">14 percent</a> per room. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 editor 43740 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/somalis-kenya-are-used-raids-say-was-different Mohammed Ali Isaac's hands shook as he showed his Kenyan ID to the police officers. They let him pass, but his cousins weren't so lucky. The two women had forgotten their IDs at home, and the police were threatening to load them into one of three large trucks they'd brought for the purpose.<p>Today's raid, with dozens of armed police officers in the middle of the day in the predominantly Somali neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, was timed for just after people streamed out of Friday prayers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 43738 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different Federal Officials Eye Improving Fall Chinook Runs http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-officials-eye-improving-fall-chinook-runs <p></p><p>Officials at the fisheries division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working on a long-range plan that could lead to delisting fall chinook in the Snake River.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/1mkgTQz" target="_blank">Lewiston Tribune</a> reports that officials for the first time are setting down precise standards that must be met for the fish to be taken off the endangered species list.</p><p>But officials say it's a long process with many hurdles.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:08:36 +0000 Associated Press 43736 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Federal Officials Eye Improving Fall Chinook Runs Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/oso-rescue-workers-erect-memorial-mudslide-victims Rescue workers still searching for bodies from the March 22 landslide that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/16/303735775/washington-state-mudslide-death-toll-rises-to-39">killed at least 39 people near the town of Oso</a>, Washington, erected a simple, but moving memorial to the victims of the tragedy. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43739 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-mexico-brotherhood-ancient-hymns <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiicqLsPyEY</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:52:00 +0000 John Burnett 43727 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Welcome, Spring — And More Importantly, Playoff Hockey http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/welcome-spring-and-more-importantly-playoff-hockey Among NHL fans, there's a favorite adage: "There's nothing like playoff hockey." The start of this year's playoffs has been no exception. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis comments on the first few games. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43734 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/marathon-safety-embraced-boston-most-part Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:41:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 43735 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/pipeline-put-keystone-review-indefinitely-extended The Keystone XL pipeline remains a major point of contention within the Democratic Party, as green voters pull President Obama one direction and pro-energy senators and labor unions pull the other. It looks as though the "comment period" for the project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:41:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 43733 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org