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The internationally-known author Salman Rushdie will speak in Boise Thursday evening during a free event at Boise State University. 

Rushdie’s 1988 book “The Satanic Verses” led to the leader of Iran putting a bounty on the author’s head. Iranian hardliners continue to vow to kill Rushdie.     

In April, the threat prompted police in Ohio to check for bombs in a venue where Rushdie was scheduled to speak.

Wade Goodwyn

With his unmistakable Texas-twang, one of NPR's most recognizable voices will be speaking at a special Boise State Public Radio event on Nov. 13.

National correspondent Wade Goodwyn has been reporting for NPR since 1991. He's covered a wide range of issues, from crime and punishment to politics and music.

'Slide The City' Inflates Its Giant Waterslide Aug. 30 In Boise

Aug 19, 2014
Slide the City

Utah-based Slide the City is bringing its giant waterslide to Boise Aug. 30, that's according to details on its event registration page.

We first told you about the 1,000-foot waterslide here.