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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.

  • 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.

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Author Scott Marchant joins Idaho Matters to talk about "The Hiker's Guide: Best Easy Hikes Greater Boise."

  • Early screenings for depression.
  • Holocaust education in Idaho.
  • Insuring therapy for youths with autism.
  • Boise's best hiking spots.

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Boise’s Pridefest gets underway today. The event has grown from a potluck-style get together in a park to a two-day takeover of the city’s downtown. Attendance is expected to be high, and a range of new sponsors have signed up to back the event.

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35,000 people gathered last year to celebrate Boise PrideFest, more are expected this year to promote unity and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and identities in Boise year round. We talk with Alex Milles and Sally Hobbs of the pride festival about this year's events.

  • Boise PrideFest 2018 kicks off.
  • Idaho wine industry leads Idaho agriculture.

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The i48 Film Festival is a competition that has filmmakers use only 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot and edit an original short film three to six minutes long. The festival, now in its 14th year, will take place at The Flicks this Saturday and we speak with festival co-director Andrew Ellis about what makes a great (quickly shot) short film.

  • Allegations of sexual abuse and a cover-up in a Boise church.
  • Big plans for economic growth in McCall.
  • Using drones to map Idaho's landscape.

Boise Police Department

The Boise Police Department offers a free course on how to respond to active shooter scenarios in public. The class fills quickly and on Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we discuss some of those techniques with BPD Officer Kevin Wittmuss.

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Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

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  • A round-up of the week's news.
  • Studying the carcinogenic effects of food.
  • A visit to the box office for this summer's blockbusters.

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One Idaho town is among the fastest-growing communities in the nation. That’s just one finding in the latest release of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT

The Boise Bicycle Project is spending the month of May encouraging kids to get on their bikes and explore their communities. The project manages programs that provide bikes for low income Idahoans and teach bike maintainance to all. The BBP also organizes rides for all levels and looks for opportunities to combine biking with community outreach. We talk with the Boise Bicycle Project about their efforts this month.

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Orange plastic bags are now a part of everday Boise life and Boise State Public Radio's Frankie Barnhill answers your questions about the new recycling procedures.

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