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Strange bedfellows? Warring factions? Hardly! See how much your public media has in common when Boise State Public Radio and Radio Boise co-host an event at Cinder Wines in Garden City.  

Where: Cinder Wines, 107 E 44th St, Garden City, ID 83714

When: Wednesday, September 20th @ 7 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m. 

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You hear Paula Poundstone most weekends on NPR’s "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me" on KBSX 91.5 FM.

Throughout her nearly 40 year career, she’s been an author, late night TV personality, and actress. Ahead of her appearance in Boise Saturday night, Matt Guilhem spoke to Poundstone about her lengthy career, getting her start and Idaho. 

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Next week, Boise State Public Radio listeners will be starting their mornings to a new tune -- or voice. Matt Guilhem joined the station at the start of September and is ready to take over the helm as host of Morning Edition. Guilhem joins Boise State Public Radio after hosting and reporting for KVCR, the NPR affiliate in San Bernardino, California.

We sat down with Matt -- who wakes up for his new job at 4 a.m. -- and asked him a few questions about his background, himself and his hopes for his time in Idaho.

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Later today, Boise State University will host a reception to introduce one of its newest employees. Tom Michael moved to Boise in July to become the next general manager at Boise State Public Radio.

Michael’s resume includes an 11-year stint at Marfa Public Radio – an NPR affiliate he founded in remote west Texas. 

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Dan Greenwood has announced his resignation from Boise State Public Radio. Greenwood resigned Tuesday, effective immediately. He joined the radio station in May 2015 after serving as a host at KUNC in Greeley, CO.

"We thank Dan for his contributions here at BSPR and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” says News Director Scott Graf.

Graf – who served as morning host from 2012 to 2014 – will assume hosting duties on an interim basis. Former host George Prentice will also assist.

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Update, 1:00 p.m.: KBSS service to the Wood River Valley has been restored. The issue was resolved with the repair of the third party data line that feeds the KBSS transmitter with programming.

BSPR engineers continue to monitor the signal for quality and reliability. 

We apologize for the interruption and thank listeners for their patience. 

Original post: Work continued Monday morning to resolve the outage that’s interrupted Boise State Public Radio service to the Wood River Valley since last week.

Thursday, October 29 marked the first installment of our "Morning Edition Coffee Break" event series. From 7 – 9 a.m. the Boise State Public Radio staff and news team gathered at Corner Bakery Cafe in Meridian for coffee and a chance to reach out and talk with listeners.

A big thank you goes out to Corner Bakery Cafe for hosting us, and to the listeners and members who attended. We heard tons of feedback on Morning Edition and other programming, recorded some listener testimonials and got to share the morning with many of our audience members.

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Treasure Valley school districts faced with a shortage of special education teachers are turning to alternative routes of certification as they struggle to fill positions.

The Idaho Statesman reports that the shortage has hit West Ada School District, the state's largest district, and Boise School District, one of Idaho's highest-paying districts. Council, a logging town near Boise with only 240 students, has also struggled to find special education teachers.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 the folks at Boise State Public Radio are hosting an open house event for the public to attend. Come and tour the station's newsroom, production spaces, offices and facilities. 

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. guests will be able to meet and mingle with KBSX reporters, producers and staff. There will be a food truck, live music, cake and prize drawings throughout the day.

The event will be held at Boise State Public Radio Studios at the Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park: 220 E Park Center Blvd, Boise, ID 83706. Parking is free. 

Boise State Public Radio listeners are waking up to a new voice. Dan Greenwood joined the station in May after hosting public radio news programs at KUNC in Greeley, Colo.

We asked Dan - who wakes for his new job at 3:30 a.m. - a few questions about himself, his background and his interest in Idaho. 

What attracted you to the Morning Edition job in Boise?

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Boise State Public Radio welcomes Dan Greenwood as the station’s new Morning Edition host and reporter.

Greenwood joins Boise State Public Radio after hosting Weekend Edition at KUNC, the NPR affiliate in Greeley, CO.

“I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a solid news team here at Boise State Public Radio and can't wait to be the new local voice that Idahoans wake up to on weekdays,” Greenwood says. “I'm looking forward to learning everything I can about the region and am excited to call Boise home.”