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Idaho Reporters' Roundtable: Friday, April 19, 2019

Guest host George Prentice leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Don Day of BoiseDev , Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press-Idaho and Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public Television .

Treasure Valley Roller Girls Love To Play Rough

Roller Derby is a little bit rugby, a little bit track and field, all done on wheels. Treasure Valley Rollers Ashton Corbit (a.k.a. Luna ShoveGood) and Rebecca Alvarado (a.k.a. Rough Estimate) join Idaho Matters to talk about why this post-war phenomenon is making a comeback.

Ride For Joy Seeks To Heal With Horses

Ride For Joy joins Idaho Matters to talk about their mission to connect Idahoans with special needs and military veterans to therapeutic equine activities. We talk with program manager Heather Miner and Angela Geiser, a parent of one of the riders in the Ride For Joy program.

Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson Wraps Up Legislative Activity

Boise State Public Radio capitol correspondent James Dawson joins Idaho Matters to recap the hits and misses from the 2019 legislative session.

New Attitudes About Birthing Methods

Idaho Matters looks at an innovative program that takes a new, holistic approach to pregnancy, birthing and neo-natal care with Dr. Roger Olson, Holly Lammer and Kristi Rhodes of St. Luke's.

IPTV's Idaho Experience Tells The Story Of Idaho's Psychiana Cult

The Idaho Public Television series Idaho Experience is debuting an episode chronicling Psychiana, a bizarre Depression-era cult that recruited people through mail order ads placed in magazines. We speak with IPTV's Bill Manny about this strange chapter in Idaho history.

Andrus Center For Environmental Policy's 2019 Environmental Conference Addresses Salmon, Energy

Justin Hayes takes over as the executive director of the Idaho Conservation League on May 1. He joins Idaho Matters to talk about the future of conservation and preservation of the Gem State and the upcoming 2019 Environmental Conference called "Energy, Salmon, Agriculture, and Community: Can We Come Together?"

Andrus Center For Environmental Policy's 2019 Environmental Conference Addresses Salmon, Energy

Bryant Cameron Webb Examines The Confluence Of Medicine And Social Justice

Dr. Bryant Cameron Webb of the University of Virginia School of Medicine was recently in Boise to lecture on the relationship between medical policy and social justice. Webb joins Idaho Matters to talk about why those two are not mutually exclusive.

Bryant Cameron Webb Examines The Confluence Of Medicine And Social Justice

ENCORE: NASA Plans Mission To Investigate Jupiter's Moon Of Europa

This segment originally aired on February 1, 2019. Researchers believe the Jupiter moon of Europa could possibly be habitable. The natural satellite has an enormous ocean twenty times deeper than earth's and is covered by a thick, icy shell. JPL's Dr. Samuel Howell joins Idaho Matters to talk about NASA's Clipper Mission to Europa.

ENCORE: Alisha Donahue And Jynx Jenkins Are Lady Bizness

This segment originally aired on March 5, 2019. Alisha Donahue and Jynx Jenkins are Lady Bizness - a comedy duo that pokes fun at both the most routine and ridiculous aspects of everyday life. They perform at Liquid Lounge in May and they join Idaho Matters in studio to talk about what is so damn funny about Boise.

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