19 episodes

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    • 4.5 • 70 Ratings

Idaho Matters is the place on-air and online where folks with different views can talk with each other, exchange ideas, debate with respect and come away richer from the experience. We hope you'll engage with us! The best way to do that is by sending us a radio quality message using our free Boise State Public Radio app, available on Apple and Android devices. Tap the "Talk To Us" feature on the dropdown menu and send us your question, comment or story idea. Or, send us an email: idahomatters@boisestate.edu.

    Idaho survey shows statewide anxiety about the speed of growth, support for all-day kindergarten

    Idaho survey shows statewide anxiety about the speed of growth, support for all-day kindergarten

    The seventh annual report asked a range of questions to help determine what motivates people who call the Gem State home, and potentially influence policy at the statehouse.

    • 15 min
    Winter green thumb? How this Boise kitchen gardener is already preparing for spring blooms

    Winter green thumb? How this Boise kitchen gardener is already preparing for spring blooms

    The ground is frosty and Idaho winter is in full effect. But Jamie Brennan with Gold Feather Gardens in Boise says it's not too early to think about spring — specifically — spring veggie gardens.

    • 10 min
    Health care worker shortage and omicron pushes some Idaho hospitals back to crisis standards

    Health care worker shortage and omicron pushes some Idaho hospitals back to crisis standards

    As our region deals with the highest number of COVID-19 cases we’ve seen since the pandemic started, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare activated crisis standards of care this morning for all of southern Idaho.

    • 16 min
    Idaho Matters talks with National Book Award Finalist Grace Cho

    Idaho Matters talks with National Book Award Finalist Grace Cho

    Grace Cho emigrated to the U.S. as a baby and grew up in a small rural town in Washington state, the daughter of a White American father and a Korean mother. Idaho Matters talks with the author.

    • 28 min
    Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: Jan. 21, 2022

    Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: Jan. 21, 2022

    Our Reporter Roundtable will get you caught up on the issues of the week on the latest edition of Idaho Matters.

    • 44 min
    Idaho kids are testing positive for omicron at an alarming rate

    Idaho kids are testing positive for omicron at an alarming rate

    In the U.S. in the last two weeks, over one million kids have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Compare that number to this one: the number of children infected with the coronavirus during the entire pandemic is 9.5 million.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Jaz in Idaho ,

Great show

I’m glad that I found this podcast - sometimes I’ve heard the show live, but often can’t because I’m working when it’s on. It’s important information to hear about in our great state. Keep up the great work!

Jordan Bench ,

Fake news

Gemma is just a leftist snob spreading more misinformation and fear to push propaganda.

Little Pink Houses ,

What about the rest of the state?

Very well produced. Asks great questions. Stays pretty focused on the Southern Idaho cities. Occasionally mentions CdA, but usually in less than affectionate tones. Would be great to hear from some small town reporters during or from some of the Northern area reporters during their Reporter Roundtable.

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