Boise State Public Radio’s website has been named the best in the country by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The organization announced Wednesday, the winners of the 2013 national Edward R. Murrow Awards. These awards honor the highest caliber journalism being produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.
Boise State Public Radio news director Sadie Babits was elated upon seeing the news. “I couldn't be more proud of our journalists,” said Babits. “They've worked incredibly hard over the past year to bring quality radio and digital content to our audience and these awards are well deserved."
As we roared downstream through the River of No Return Wilderness via jet boat, skipping off rapids and dodging just-submerged boulders, I decided my imaginary movie version of this adventure should be titled Indiana Appleseed in the Canyon of Lost Treasure. Naturally it would be packed with whitewater action, pioneer spirit, hungry black bears and most importantly, a whole lot of strange apples. Continue Reading...
The Idaho Department of Labor estimates there are nearly 65,000 people in the state who don’t have jobs. Tens of thousands more are either underemployed or have stopped looking for work.
Idaho is one of a handful of states where the unemployment rate has gone up since the recession officially ended in mid-2009. Idaho’s unemployment rate climbed to its peak of 9.7 percent in early 2011, nearly two years after the recession was declared over.
BOISE, Id – From Radio City Music Hall to Saturday Night Live, the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus is told around the world this time of year. And one way that story gets shared is through living nativities. These can be elaborate affairs, complete with costumes, sets, even live animals. One church in Meridian does this to bring other churches and the community together.
Here’s the scene. A hiker in the Foothills finds a human bone. Police are called in. They’ll have to figure out whom the bone belongs to and if foul play was involved. You can imagine with just a bone, that’s no easy task. Many times, law enforcement use forensic dogs. On this week’s Off The Trail, Samantha Wright explains how this specialized job works.
They’ve trained at the Orchard Training Area fifteen miles south of Boise. They’ve spent some time on leave, at home with family and friends, saying goodbyes. Now they’re packing up their gear. Over the next three days, the Army National Guard’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team will fly to Mississippi, the next stage in their deployment mission. Boise State Public Radio’s Samantha Wright caught up with some of the citizen soldiers before they left home.
It’s been just over four months since the earthquake in Haiti and just over three months since ten Baptist missionaries were detained there on child trafficking charges. Now the last of those missionaries has been reunited with her family in Idaho. Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell was at the airport when Laura Silsby arrived.
You may have received an official looking letter or postcard in the mail recently. The words “personal and confidential” may appear on it and it warns your auto warranty is about to expire. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports in part one of our story, it’s best to throw those mailers away because it’s more than likely a scam.
Hunger – Affects – Everyone. That’s the bold message written along a giant fence on Boise’s Main Street. The Idaho Foodbank sponsored the artwork to raise awareness. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, people are getting the message and today the Foodbank is getting a welcome delivery.