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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

Idaho Falls' nuclear history

Idaho Matters sits down with the creator of the Wild Thing podcast to discuss nuclear power and the 1961 meltdown of an experimental reactor in Idaho Falls.

Listen to the first episode of Wild Thing, Season 3: Going Nuclear

Wild Thing podcast host and creator Laura Krantz grew up in Idaho Falls, so maybe it's not shocking that the third season of her podcast starts with a little-known meltdown of an experimental reactor in Idaho Falls in 1961. We've got the entire first episode for you to listen to, right here.

How to have hard conversations with your kids

Idaho Matters sits down with the author of A Place to Belong to discuss how to teach hard history in an age-appropriate way.

Idaho Matters Doctors Roundtable: May 19, 2022

Idaho Matters takes a look at the role new vaccines will play in COVID and FDA approved boosters for 5-11 year old's.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area celebrates 50 year anniversary

Idaho Matters takes a look at the history of the SNRA and the cities seeking to commemorate its anniversary.

Breaking down Idaho's primary election results

Idaho Matters takes a deep dive into the primary election results with Kevin Richert, senior reporter and blogger with Idaho Ed News, Clark Corbin with the Idaho Capital Sun, and our own James Dawson with Boise State Public Radio News.

One team prepares to help fight wildfires from the air

A special group of aerial firefighters are likely to be very busy this summer. Idaho Matters sits down with reporter Madelyn Beck to find out why.

A look back at the missions leading up to Apollo 11

Apollo 11 celebrates its 53rd anniversary at the Discovery Center.

Idaho's new bilingual resource for Hispanic voters

A new bilingual voters resource is helping provide more information to Hispanic voters ahead of Idaho's primary election. Antonio Hernandez, the civic engagement coordinator of Conservation Voters for Idaho, joins Idaho Matters to talk more about Contamos Idaho.

Boise celebrates International Museum Day

Sunday, May 22 Boise will be celebrating International Museum Day on the Basque Block. Joining Idaho Matters to talk more about what you can expect to see at the celebration are Cindy Busche with the City of Boise and Annie Gavica with the Basque Museum.