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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 out of the experience.

Most Recent Episodes

A Look At Idaho's Low Long-Term Mental Health Capacity For Kids

Idaho has one of the highest instances of childhood trauma in the U.S. If a child needs long term care to help them heal from their trauma, many — up to 120 per year — need to be sent to out of state facilities to get the help they need. That's because the Gem State doesn't have enough space in its facilities to take care of these kids. Idaho Matters talks with several leaders looking to fix this problem.

Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: May 14, 2021

On this edition of the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable, we cover an end (sort of) to the legislative session, what the CDC's new mask guidance means for Idaho, a new property tax measure, businesses recovering and much more.

What One Advocate Says About A New Law That Could Kill 90% Of Idaho Wolves

A new Idaho law could kill 90% of the state's wolf population. The Idaho Legislature easily passed the bill — which was signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Idaho Matters speaks a wolf advocate to get her perspective.

What One Advocate Says About A New Law That Could Kill 90% Of Idaho Wolves

How Can We Fix Our Biggest Problems? Idaho Matters Talks With Author Of New Book Of Solutions

From pandemics to populism, to the rise of artificial intelligence and gaping inequalities to climate change — humans are facing unprecedented challenges that threaten our very existence. Idaho Matters talks with an author of a new book who is optimistic that we are up to these herculean challenges.

How Can We Fix Our Biggest Problems? Idaho Matters Talks With Author Of New Book Of Solutions

In A Streaming Rut? Idaho Matters Shares New Film And TV Ideas

What are you watching these days? If you're in a rut with your film and TV choices, Idaho Matters is here to help you out with our resident film critic and Morning Edition host George Prentice.

Idaho Matters Answers Your Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12-15 (older teens and all adults were previously eligible). Idaho Matters dives into this topic and much more on the latest edition of our medical roundtable.

Idaho Matters Answers Your Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids

As Idaho Wedding Season Arrives, A Conversation With A Former New York Times Nuptials Reporter

Cate Doty is a former weddings reporter for the New York Times, and has recently written the book titled "Mergers and Acquisitions: Or Everything I Know About Love I Learned On The Wedding Pages." Idaho Matters talks with Doty about the book, which is also a personal account of her own coming of age story.

As Idaho Wedding Season Arrives, A Conversation With A Former New York Times Nuptials Reporter

How A New Boise School Helps Empower Teen Parents

There's a new school for pregnant and parenting teens in the Treasure Valley. Idaho Matters learns more about the Cardinal Academy from Emily Bergstrom, Executive Director of the school and Danielle Hansen with the Salvation Army.

How A New Boise School Helps Empower Teen Parents

There's a new school for pregnant and parenting teens in the Treasure Valley. Idaho Matters learns more about the Cardinal Academy from Emily Bergstrom, Executive Director of the school and Danielle Hansen with the Salvation Army.

Why Investors Are Scooping Up As Many As 1 Out Of 5 Homes In Boise

Record low interest rates, a nationwide housing shortage, as well as a renewed interest in single family homes has fueled a new wave of real estate investors. Idaho Matters looks into this trend.

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