Gemma Gaudette hosts a discussion of the week's headlines with a panel of Idaho journalists on Idaho Matters on Friday, July 13, 2018.
We assemble a panel of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we're joined by Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Betsy Russell and Scott McIntosh of The Idaho Press.
House Speaker Scott Bedke discusses water issues with Idaho Matters on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
The state legislature nearly convened a special session to parse out the details of unresolved issues of flood control on Southwest Idaho rivers. The session was averted and House Speaker Scott Bedke walks us through the issue and the resolution.
Benjamin Davis of DOMTEC International and TechHelp executive director Steve Hatten discuss the impact of Trump's tariff policies on the state's economy with Idaho Matters on Monday, July 9, 2018.
President Trump's trade disputes over tariffs and NAFTA provisions have created headaches for numerous sectors of the American economy. Idaho's number one exports to China are manufactured goods and electronic components and we look at how these trade policies are impacting Idaho exports and how tariffs are affecting raw material prices for manufacturers.
State Representative Melissa Wintrow discusses prison reform with Idaho Matters on Monday, July 9, 2018.
The State of Idaho is facing a potentially crippling overcrowded prison population and officials are scrambling for ways to alleviate it. A suggestion to house inmates at National Guard barracks was shot down by Governor Otter. A $500 million expansion project is in discussion. In the meantime, many inamtes are being shipped out of state under contracts to house and feed them elsewhere. State representative Melissa Wintrow (D-19) recently visited the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center and left with some ideas about how to fix the state's corrections system. She joins Idaho Matters to share some of those ideas.
Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Melissa Davlin from IPT's Idaho Reports and Scott McIntosh of The Idaho Press join Gemma Gaudette to discuss the week’s headlines on Idaho Matters on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Boise State Public Radio's Matt Guilhem discusses small towns in the Gem State on Idaho Matters on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
We hear the fourth installment of 'Our Changing Idaho' and talk to BSPR reporter Matt Guilham about a small Idaho town that is neither growing like many Idaho cities, nor shrinking like many American small towns.
Idaho Parks and Recreation Department director David Langhorst and University of Idaho history professor and High Country News columnist Adam Sowards discuss the impact of the expiration of the Land Water Conservation Fund with Idaho Matters on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert discusses primary education standardized testing with Idaho Matters on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
Idaho students saw an improvement in scores on the state's standardized test over the previous year. In the same period, college entrance exam test scores took a dip. We look at why we're seeing disparities in test scores for Idaho high schoolers.