Arts & Culture

Michal Ronnen Safdie

As downtown Boise continues to be developed, plans are in the works to build a new library for the City of Trees. 

The Lucky Ones

Apr 26, 2018

When Madeline Rose Scott was asked to photograph refugees arriving to Boise for placement, she saw an opportunity to document the humanity of the resettlement process. She photographed several refugees fleeing civil war and violence just hours ahead of Donald Trump's travel ban on select Muslim countries. She captured the fear, the trepidation and the relief shared by so many who came to start a new life.

The Boise Little Theater celebrates its 70 year of ongoing production with Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." Director Frank Wright joined Idaho Matters to discuss the enduring resonance of the play and the history of Idaho's oldest theater company.

Boise Acro Yoga

Apr 26, 2018
Joel Wayne

For week four, we turn to the digital world. Just as you can drive by a store or shop, you can scroll by or happen across tons of groups and spaces on the internet. So, what happens when you join one and then actually show up in real life? Listen in.


Dana Oland / Idaho Statesman

The fire was reported at the Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park around 8:15 p.m. Monday. The red, Spanish revival roof was damaged in the fire, but the extent of the damage isn’t clear yet. Tuesday, fire investigators determined the cause was man-made but aren’t sure whether the fire was set on purpose. Boise police are now handling the investigation.


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.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

This weekend, the skies above Boise will hum with the drone a B-17 Flying Fortress. 

The Beardsmith

Apr 19, 2018
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

For our third field trip, we find ourselves at The Beardsmith, a local barber shop that's doing its best to preserve the majesty of the beard.


Jessica Hayworth / Welcome To Night Vale

Some podcasts are just that - digital downloads. While others, strive for something more. "Welcome To Night Vale" is a popular storytelling podcast that also tours as a live show. On Tuesday the podcast returns to the Egyptian Theater in Boise for a stage performance and live taping.

Jeff Trollip

Zoo Boise broke ground on a new exhibit last week, highlighting their partnership with a wildlife park in Africa.

Classic Film / Flickr

Funeral potatoes have gone mainstream. The word on the crunchy, cheesy and gooey casserole has gotten out. Walmart is selling a frozen version of the dish – and the internet is freaking out.

Sun Valley Summer Symphony

A Streetcar Named Desire, the play by Tennessee Williams, was made famous by the hit 1950s movie starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. Opera Idaho is presenting an operatic version this weekend in Boise. 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

You may have heard of local used bookstores closing up and disappearing from the Treasure Valley. It’s not a new phenomenon. And as more stores shut down, people still hungry for physical books are turning to other sources to meet that demand.


Bill Miles

In her new book, Elizabeth Smart returns to her horrific ordeal when, at the age of 14, she was abducted at knifepoint and held captive for nine months. Nearly 16 years later, she's writing about how she and other people find the power to never give up, heal and move forward.

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