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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! You can email us , tag the show in a tweet using the #IdahoMatters hashtag, or submit a question to our regular Wanna Know Idaho segment. _

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    • 4.6, 36 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! You can email us , tag the show in a tweet using the #IdahoMatters hashtag, or submit a question to our regular Wanna Know Idaho segment. _

    Doctors Concerned As Coronavirus Cases Climb in Idaho

    Doctors Concerned As Coronavirus Cases Climb in Idaho

    Idaho Matters is joined weekly by our panel of St. Luke's and St. Alphonsus medical experts to answer more of your COVID-19 questions. Today, they discuss the recent rise in hospitalizations, travel restrictions and staying safe in restaurants.

    • 34 min
    Previewing Idaho's Plan to Reopen Schools This August

    Previewing Idaho's Plan to Reopen Schools This August

    Many public schools in Idaho are only five weeks away from the scheduled first day of school, but planning how to safely open school doors during the coronavirus pandemic is uncertain at best.

    • 8 min
    As Idaho Cities Say It's Time To "Mask Up," Critics Push Back On Mandates

    As Idaho Cities Say It's Time To "Mask Up," Critics Push Back On Mandates

    The City of Ketchum became the latest community to mandate face masks in public, with a 3-1 vote Monday night. Moscow, Hailey, Driggs, McCall and Boise made the move last week.

    • 27 min
    What Recent SCOTUS Rulings Mean For Idaho

    What Recent SCOTUS Rulings Mean For Idaho

    For the first time since 1996, the Supreme Court of the United States is issuing decisions in July. The coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of oral arguments in ten cases.

    • 11 min
    New Study Looks At Impact Of Pandemic’s Decreased Traffic On Idaho Roadkill

    New Study Looks At Impact Of Pandemic’s Decreased Traffic On Idaho Roadkill

    When stay-at-home-orders went into effect in states across the U.S. to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, ecologists realized they had a perfect research opportunity to study the connection between traffic patterns and animals killed in collisions. Fraser Shilling, with the Road Ecology Lab at UC Davis, was one of those scientists.

    • 6 min
    A Look At Police Training, Policy & Culture As Calls For Racial Justice In Idaho Continue

    A Look At Police Training, Policy & Culture As Calls For Racial Justice In Idaho Continue

    (This interview is the first of a two-part show about policing in Idaho. You can find the second half — on defunding the police — here. ) After the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May, people around the country been asking tough questions about policing in America — including in Idaho.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Idaho Matters Fan ,

Best local program!

Host, Gemma Gaudette and Producer, Frankie Barnhill offer quality content on news from across the state that would otherwise be overlooked, especially by commercial stations. Idaho Matters brings stories to light that uplift, engage and truly highlight individuals that make our state special. I look forward to learning each day via Idaho Matters to feel more connected to my community. Keep up the excellent work!

Cutie1115 ,

Great podcast for all things Idaho

Love love love the weekly reporters round table. I appreciate getting to hear more discussion and commentary on local/Idaho issues and politics.

mil95031 ,

Sometimes ok

Occasionally there are some interesting local stories here. I prefer more even political reporting. Gemma is often dismissive of points of views she does not agree with.

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