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Boise State Public Radio’s new podcast Some of the Parts just launched. It tells the stories of small groups of people in Idaho. It’s hosted by KBSX’s reporter-turned-podcaster Adam Cotterell. He told Morning Edition host Matt Guilhem that the project was born from a desire to do what Cotterell likes to call, “founding principles reporting.”

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Boise community activist Marilyn Shuler passed away this morning. She was 77.

Shuler is best remembered for a number of accomplishments. She led the Idaho Human Rights Commission for 20 years, from 1978 to 1998. Former Governor Cecil Andrus called her “(an) influence at the moral center of Idaho.”

The new year is a time for fresh starts and big plans. As 2017 kicks off, we check in with Boise State Public Radio General Manager Tom Michael for a chat about what’s ahead for the station. Ahead of Monday’s state of the state address by the governor, Tom sat down with Matt Guilhem for a state of the station.

For more local news, follow the KBSX newsroom on Twitter @KBSX915

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Last month, we asked you to join us in welcoming two of our newest Boise State Public Radio team members. Sadly, we're asking you to do the opposite this month as we bid farewell to our News Director and former Morning Edition Host, Scott Graf. His last day with the station was Thursday, November 17. 

Scott came to us from WFAE in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012. Since then, he has made his mark in Idaho, both professionally and personally. Though we'll miss working with him, we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor. Before packing up his things, Scott sat down to write this:

It's a long story, but here it goes: NPR Digital Services recently announced its transition from Limelight to Triton Digital to host its streaming service. Because both Boise State Public Radio's news and classical streams are hosted via NPR, we've undergone updates regarding our streaming player and URLs.

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Boise State Public Radio has announced the hiring of Tom Michael as its next general manager.

Michael is the founder and general manager of Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio. Considered to be the preeminent small market public radio station in the country, Marfa Public Radio has won 16 Edward R. Murrow awards the last two years.

Prior to founding the station in 2005, Michael was a freelance writer and editor. He also served as an editor for Encyclopedia Britannica in the 1990s. He’s a 1991 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago.

Good news, web stream listeners: Boise State Public Radio's classical stream has been updated to a more reliable streaming service. This means your online listening experience should be a better one.

We've also added a fourth stream for your enjoyment: Radio Bilingüe, the National Latino Public Radio Network.

These changes mean your Internet browser may have saved a previous version of one of our web streams.

Don't fret - there's a quick fix to clear that saved browser or cache.

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Boise State Public Radio's KBSX newsroom has won five regional 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards, presented annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association, were announced Tuesday.

Boise State Public Radio's entries were judged alongside submissions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

“I’m especially pleased with this year’s list of winners,” News Director Scott Graf says. “Every single member of our news staff was involved in the winning entries. These awards symbolize KBSX’s dedication to telling important and interesting stories.”

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Boise State Public Radio's newsroom, KBSX, took home 15 Idaho Press Club awards Saturday, including six first-place prizes.

KBSX content was entered in radio, online, and print categories.

Here is a full list of winners.

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Boise State Public Radio isn't just available on your FM dial anymore. Over the last several months, we've been working to make our news web stream more reliable, AND the jazz web stream is back!

Plus, Boise State Public Radio content can now be heard on a variety of NPR platforms.

Here are the details...

Looking for more ways to listen to KBSX News on the go, at the office, or during your commute? We're excited to announce that we're now available on iTunes Radio.

To start listening to KBSX News and the programming you love, simply search KBSX News Boise inside iTunes Radio, and be sure to "add" our station to your personal "My Stations" list for future listening.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Good news, web stream listeners, Boise State Public Radio's news stream has been updated to a more reliable streaming service. This means your online listening experience should be a better one.

The technical change means your Internet browser may have saved a previous version of one of our web streams.

There's a quick fix to clear that saved browser or cache.

If you're using a Windows-based machine, hard refresh your browser by simultaneously pressing CTRL and F5.

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This was was updated April 24, 2015 to include audio from David Greene's Boise talk.

NPR Morning Edition host and reporter David Greene will be in Boise March 19 to give you an insider's look at what it's like to interview some of the world's most interesting people, cover American presidents, and report inside Russia.

What: David Greene speaking at Boise State Public Radio

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 7-8:30 p.m.

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It’s an exciting time to be a listener, member or staffer at Boise State Public Radio because in 2015 the station will continue its transition into becoming an even more reliable and robust conduit to NPR news and talk programming, regional and local news coverage, and an eclectic blend of music programming.

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Take a glimpse into a world you can’t see with Invisibilia, a new program on KBSX 91.5 about the unseen forces that shape human behavior -- ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts.

The one-hour show, which takes its name from the Latin word meaning “all the invisible things,” is produced by NPR’s award-winning Science Desk. Listen to the show locally every Saturday at 3 p.m. starting Jan. 10 on KBSX 91.5 FM.

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As most of you now know, Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi passed away earlier this month from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease. Tom and Ray, best known as "Click and Clack," have ruled the Saturday-morning airwaves across the country -- including here in Boise -- for more than two decades.

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Starting Monday November 17, NPR and Boise State Public Radio's KBSX 91.5 FM are changing its newscast schedule in Morning Edition. You will want to make sure to watch your clock because some of the sounds that help guide your morning routine will be shifting just a bit.

NPR has been working with member stations like Boise State Public Radio over the past year to examine the best ways to improve our service. These clock changes are the result.

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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.

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Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7, KBSX News will broadcast a series of political election debates being produced by Idaho Public Television.

The Idaho Debates are a collaboration of the League of Women Voters, the Idaho Press Club, Idaho Public Television, and Boise State University.

Here is the schedule:

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Boise State Public Radio welcomes Jodie Martinson as the station’s next Morning Edition host and reporter.

Martinson joins Boise State Public Radio after working with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver, where she's worked as a producer, director and host for five years. She’s also an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Martinson will take over for current host Scott Graf, who was hired in April as the station’s news director. 

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