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Episode: A Controversial Climate

September 19th, 2020

28:51

This week, Joan Cartan-Hansen, host of Science Trek on Idaho Public Television, interviews author and environmental journalist Rocky Barker on fires, …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, Sept 18

September 19th, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 470 new cases and 4 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 36,959 known cases and 438 deaths.

Today, Gov. Brad Little announced …

Extra: Betsy Russell on Kanye West and CARES Funds

September 18th, 2020

20:46

Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press has been covering recent CARES Act funding appropriations, and joined Melissa Davlin to talk about two recent recommendations from the committee, and criticism directed at Lt. Gov. …

Extra: Rocky Barker on Climate Change and Fires

September 18th, 2020

15:47

Joan Cartan-Hansen, host of Science Trek on Idaho Public Television, sat down with Rocky Barker, author and environmental journalist, for a conversation about climate change and fire in the west, and what our leaders …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, Sept 17

September 18th, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 396 new cases and 5 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 36,489 known cases and 434 deaths.

This week, Ada, Bonneville, …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, Sept 16

September 17th, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 283 new cases and 6 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 36,093 known cases and 429 deaths. Hospitalizations are down …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, Sept 15

September 16th, 2020

1:02

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 278 new cases and 4 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 35,810 known cases and 423 deaths. So far this week, Ada, …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, Sept 14

September 15th, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 253 new cases and 4 new deaths to its statewide total. That’s in addition to the 329 cases and 3 deaths added over the weekend. That brings the statewide total …

Episode: Support Systems

September 12th, 2020

29:52

Parents, students and teachers aren’t the only ones affected by school closures. This week, we discuss ripple effects felt throughout the community, …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, Sept 11

September 12th, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 333 new cases and 5 new death to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 34,950 known cases and 412 deaths.

Also Friday, Gov. Brad Little …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, Sept 10

September 11th, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports a statewide total of 34,617 known cases and 407 deaths.
That's 306 more cases than were reported on Wednesday, though tonight the state has lowered …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, Sept 9

September 10th, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 329 new cases and 17 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 34,310 known cases and 406 deaths.

Today marks the largest …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, Sept 8

September 9th, 2020

1:02

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 240 new cases and 4 deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 33,981 known cases and 389 deaths.

If you are facing additional stress …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, Sept 7

September 8th, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 74 new cases to its statewide total. That’s in addition to 471 cases and three deaths added over the weekend. That brings the statewide total to 33,741 known …

Episode: Behind Closed Doors

September 5th, 2020

28:50

Idahoans have been working to stay at home and keep themselves safe during this pandemic, but what about those who have no control over their living …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, Sept 4

September 5th, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 269 new cases and 10 new deaths to its statewide coronavirus total. That brings the statewide total to 33,196 known cases and 382 deaths.

Canyon County reported …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, Sept 3

September 4th, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, Gov. Brad Little announced that once again, Idaho did not meet the criteria to advance past stage four of reopening Idaho. While case numbers and positivity rates are going down, hospitalizations are not …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, Sept 2

September 2nd, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 296 cases and 4 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 32,664 known cases and 372 deaths. 

Ada, Bannock, Canyon, and Minidoka …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, Sept 1

September 2nd, 2020

1:02

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 280 new cases and 7 new deaths, which brings the statewide total to 32,368 known cases and 368 deaths.

Governor Brad Little announced that Idaho will begin …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, Aug 31

September 1st, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 220 new cases and 2 new deaths to its statewide total, in addition to the 483 new cases and 6 deaths added over the weekend. That brings the statewide total to …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, Aug 28

August 29th, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 262 new cases and 10 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 31,384 known cases and 353 deaths.

Though the number of new daily …

Episode: The 2020 Extra Special Tumultuous Session

August 28th, 2020

28:51

The Idaho Legislature came back to Boise this week. All it took was a broken door, multiple arrests, and three wild days to reach an agreement.

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, Aug 27

August 28th, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 342 new cases and 6 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 31,122 known cases and 343 deaths.

Ada, Canyon, Bonneville, and …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, Aug 26

August 27th, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 305 new cases and 11 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 30,780 known cases and 337 deaths. Half of the day’s new cases …

Extra: Special Session Day Two

August 26th, 2020

11:41

Tuesday, August 25, marked the second day of the Idaho Legislature special session on coronavirus issues related to liability and elections. Devon Downey and Melissa Davlin break down the day's events including the …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, Aug 25

August 26th, 2020

1:02

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 405 new cases and 12 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 30,475 known cases and 326 deaths.

As of August 22, the most recent …

Extra: Special Session Day One

August 25th, 2020

8:30

The Idaho Legislature convened Monday, August 24, for a special session to consider issues relating to coronavirus liability and the fall election. Logan Finney was there to cover the day's events, including protestors …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, Aug 24

August 25th, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 217 new cases and 7 new deaths to its statewide total. That’s in addition to the 484 new cases and 3 deaths added over the weekend.

That brings the statewide …

Episode: Gearing Up for a Special Session

August 22nd, 2020

28:51

Rep. Greg Chaney, chairman of the House Judiciary and Rules Committee, discusses the liability legislation that lawmakers will consider at the …

Extra: Rep. Melissa Wintrow on Special Session

August 22nd, 2020

11:20

While some lawmakers say the upcoming special session should take up more bills, others aren’t convinced that a special session is necessary at all. …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, Aug 21

August 22nd, 2020

1:02

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 239 new cases and 6 new deaths to its statewide total on Friday. That brings the statewide total to 29,359 known cases and 304 deaths. All of Friday’s reported deaths …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, Aug 20

August 21st, 2020

1:02

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 424 new cases and 7 new deaths to its statewide total on Thursday. That brings the statewide total to 29,120 known cases and 298 deaths.

Canyon County reported 2 of …

COVID-10 Update: Wed, Aug 19

August 20th, 2020

1:02

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 370 new cases and 9 new deaths to its statewide total on Wednesday. That brings the statewide total to 28,696 known cases and 291 deaths.

Ada reported 4 deaths to the …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, Aug 18

August 19th, 2020

1:02

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 384 new cases and 9 new deaths to its statewide total Tuesday. That brings the statewide total to 28,326 known cases and 282 deaths.

Ada County reported three of today’s …

Extra: COVID-19 Testing at University of Idaho

August 18th, 2020

10:37

Students return to the University of Idaho this week, and the university plans to test every single student arriving on campus. Officials have …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, Aug 17

August 18th, 2020

1:02

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 282 new cases and 4 new deaths to its statewide total Monday, in addition to 487 cases and 4 deaths over the weekend. That brings the statewide total to 27,942 known …

Episode: Pandemic Policies

August 14th, 2020

28:51

Kyle Pfannenstiel of The Post Register and Report for America discusses the coronavirus outbreak in rural eastern Idaho, and East Idaho Public Health …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, Aug 14

August 14th, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 542 new cases and 14 new deaths to its statewide total. Those deaths occurred in Canyon, Ada, Kootenai, Shoshone, and Twin Falls counties. That brings the …

Extra: Dr. David Pate on COVID-19 Policy

August 14th, 2020

33:01

Since retiring as the CEO of St. Luke's Health System, Dr. David Pate hasn’t had much of a break. Gov. Brad Little appointed him to the coronavirus …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, Aug 13

August 13th, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 498 new cases and 5 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 26,631 known cases and 251 deaths. All five of Thursday’s reported …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, Aug 12

August 12th, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 538 new cases and 0 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 26,133 known cases and 246 deaths.

Ada and Canyon counties continue …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, Aug 11

August 11th, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 495 new cases and 7 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 25,595 known cases and 246 deaths. Today, Ada, Canyon, Benewah, and …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, Aug 10

August 10th, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 429 new cases and 2 new deaths to its statewide total. That’s in addition to the 748 new cases and 8 new deaths added over the weekend. That brings the …

Extra: Ajit & Shive Rajbhandari on Distance Learning

August 8th, 2020

11:22

Across Idaho—especially in communities with uncontrolled spread of the virus—families and teachers are divided on whether schools should re-open for …

Episode: Back to School Balance

August 8th, 2020

28:51

This week, Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News gives us an update on how school districts and higher ed institutions are planning to start the …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, Aug 7

August 8th, 2020

1:01

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 523 new cases and 6 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 23,922 known cases and 229 deaths.

By raw numbers of cases, the …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, Aug 6

August 7th, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 692 new cases and 6 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 23,399 known cases and 223 deaths.

Gov. Brad Little announced …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, Aug 5

August 6th, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 473 new cases and 7 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 22,707 known cases and 217 deaths. The number of children younger …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, Aug 4

August 4th, 2020

1:02

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 559 new cases and 10 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 22,234 known cases and 210 deaths. Deaths were reported in Ada, …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, Aug 3

August 4th, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 331 new cases and 3 new deaths to its statewide total. That’s in addition to the 623 new cases and 8 new deaths added over the weekend. That brings the …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, July 31

August 1st, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 475 new cases and 12 new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 20,721 known cases and 189 deaths. Ada, Canyon, Bonneville, Owyhee, …

Episode: Education Plans

July 31st, 2020

28:51

This week, high school English teacher Sally Mitchell discusses preparations some teachers are making for the chance they’ll start this semester …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, July 30

July 31st, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 567 new cases and four new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 20,246 known cases and 177 deaths. It took Idaho four months …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, July 29

July 30th, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 457 new cases and thirteen new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 19,679 known cases and 173 deaths. Wednesday marks the most …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, July 26

July 29th, 2020

1:02

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 528 new cases and eight new deaths to its statewide COVID-19 total. That brings the statewide total to 19,222 known cases and 160 deaths. The state has …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, July 27

July 28th, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 517 new cases and six new deaths to its statewide total. That’s in addition to 913 cases and two deaths added over the weekend. That brings the statewide total …

Episode: Childcare Uncertainty

July 25th, 2020

28:51

This week, Beth Oppenheimer, Executive Director for the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children, and Boise School District Trustee, …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, July 24

July 25th, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 528 new cases and six new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 17,264 cases and 144 deaths.

Earlier this week, the state released …

Press Conference: State-Local Partnership and Stage 4

July 24th, 2020

36:13

Governor Brad Little press conference regarding public health districts, and Idaho remaining in Stage 4 for an additional two weeks.

"Although increased COVID-19 spread is occurring in Ada, Canyon, Twin Falls, …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, July 23

July 23rd, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 414 new cases and three new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 16,736 cases and 138 deaths. Ada County reported two deaths, …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, July 22

July 23rd, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 500 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths to its count. That brings the statewide total to 16,322 cases and 135 deaths. Ada County reported five deaths to …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, July 21

July 22nd, 2020

1:01

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 556 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 15,822 cases and 126 deaths. The majority of Tuesday’s …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, July 20

July 21st, 2020

1:02

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 393 new cases and three new deaths to its statewide total. That’s in addition to the 1,121 new cases added over the weekend. That brings the statewide total …

Episode: Mask Up

July 18th, 2020

28:51

This week, Dr. Steven Nemerson of St. Alphonsus joins us to discuss the science behind mask use in combating the spread of COVID-19, and whether it’s too late for us to stop the momentum of rising cases. Then, Audrey …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, July 17

July 18th, 2020

1:02

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 619 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 13,752 cases and 118 deaths. Those deaths were in Canyon …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, July 16

July 17th, 2020

1:02

On Thursday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 688 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 13,133 cases and 114 deaths.

Valley County has reported …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, July 15

July 16th, 2020

1:02

On Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 727 new cases and seven new deaths to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 12,445 cases and 110 deaths. Today's totals shatter previous …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, July 14

July 15th, 2020

1:03

On Tuesday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 316 new cases and one new death to its statewide total. That brings the statewide total to 11,718 cases and 103 deaths. So far this week, Ada and Canyon …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, July 13

July 14th, 2020

1:03

On Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare added 500 new cases and no new deaths to its statewide total. That’s in addition to 974 new cases and one death added over the weekend, bringing the total to 11,402 …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, July 10

July 11th, 2020

1:03

There are now 9,928 known cases of COVID-19 in Idaho, with a total of 101 deaths, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. On Friday, the state added 500 new cases and one new death, setting a new …

Episode: Open to Local Control

July 10th, 2020

28:51

This week, James Dawson of Boise State Public Radio joins us to discuss how different local public health districts are responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Then, Clark Corbin of Idaho Education explains the …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, July 9

July 9th, 2020

1:03

There are now 9,428 known cases of COVID-19 in Idaho with a total of 100 deaths, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. On Thursday, the state added 459 new cases and two new deaths, marking the third …

Press Conference: Gov. Little on Back to School & Rebound Stage 4

July 9th, 2020

1:06:20

Governor Brad Little and the State Board of Education rolled out the new Idaho Back to School Framework today, offering guidance to local officials …

COVID-19 Update: Wed, July 8

July 9th, 2020

1:02

There are now 8,969 known cases of COVID-19 in Idaho with a total of 98 deaths, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. On Wednesday, the state added 430 new cases and four new deaths. That’s the second …

COVID-19 Update: Tues, July 7

July 8th, 2020

1:02

There are now 8,539 known cases of COVID-19 in Idaho with a total of 94 deaths, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. On Tuesday, the state added 487 new cases and no new deaths. That breaks the …

COVID-19 Update: Mon, July 6

July 7th, 2020

1:02

There are now 8,052 known cases of COVID-19 in Idaho with a total of 94 deaths, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. On Monday, the state added 319 new cases and one new death. That’s in addition to …

Episode: Rising Cases and Tensions

June 26th, 2020

28:50

This week, Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News joins us to discuss recent court rulings affecting Idaho public education. Then, Scott McIntosh of …

Special: COVID-19 with Gov. Little & Dir. Jeppesen

June 25th, 2020

28:46

Governor Brad Little and Health & Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen discuss COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, mask usage, and how different communities in the state are handling the pandemic.

Press Conference: Idaho to Remain in Stage 4

June 25th, 2020

48:51

Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will transition to a regional response to COVID-19, and the state did not meet metrics to move out of the final stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan. Idaho will stay in the final …

Episode: Uncertain Futures

June 20th, 2020

28:50

This week, we talk to Professor McKay Cunningham of Concordia University School of Law about how a recent Supreme Court decision could affect Add The …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, June 19

June 20th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, June 18

June 19th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Wed, June 17

June 18th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tues, 16

June 16th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Mon, June 15

June 16th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Episode: In the Wake of the Rebound

June 13th, 2020

28:50

It’s been two and a half months since the governor first declared a public health emergency because of COVID-19, and though we’re entering Phase 4 of reopening the state, some Idahoans are still unemployed or struggling …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, June 12

June 13th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, June 11

June 12th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Press Conference: Gov. Little on Rebound Stage 4

June 11th, 2020

48:12

Governor Brad Little announces that Idaho has barely met criteria to enter Stage 4 of his "Idaho Rebounds" plan for reopening the state economy.

COVID-19 Update: Wed, June 10

June 11th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tues, June 9

June 10th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Mon, June 8

June 9th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Episode: Protests, Politics and a Pandemic

June 6th, 2020

28:50

Protests and elections dominated the headlines this week, and we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. This week, we have the second part of our interview with Dr. Tommy Ahlquist on fights within the Republican …

COVID-19 Update: Fri, June 5

June 6th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Press Conference: Gov. Little on Back-to-Work Bonuses

June 6th, 2020

32:34

On Friday June 5, Gov. Brad Little held a press conference discussing his administration’s new plan to give one-time back-to-work bonuses to incentivize Idahoans to return to their jobs.

Extra: Michael Strickland and Lisa Sanchez on protests and vigils

June 6th, 2020

23:49

Boise State University professor Michael Strickland and Boise City Council member Lisa Sanchez talk about recent protests, and the role of protests …

Special: Race in the Gem State

June 5th, 2020

28:48

As communities around the country hold protests against racism and police brutality, Idaho Reports hosts conversations with BSU Professor Michael …

COVID-19 Update: Thurs, June 4

June 5th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Wed, June 3

June 4th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tues, June 2

June 3rd, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Mon, June 1

June 2nd, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Extra: May 31 Black Lives Matter protest

June 1st, 2020

24:49

Melissa Davlin and Devon Downey discuss the May 31 Black Lives Matter protest at the statehouse, and how it was different than other protests both in Boise and around the nation.

Episode: A New Test

May 30th, 2020

28:50

This week, Dr. Jim Souza, Chief Medical Officer of St. Luke's Health Systems, updates us on the state of COVID-19 testing in Idaho. Then, Dr. Tommy Ahlquist, founder of Crush The Curve Idaho, talks about how the …

COVID-19 Update: Friday, May 29

May 30th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Press Conference: Gov. Little on Rebound Stage 3

May 29th, 2020

51:07

Governor Brad Little holds a press conference regarding Stage 3 of his "Idaho Rebounds" economic reopening plan. Idaho will enter Stage 3 on …

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, May 28

May 29th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, May 27

May 28th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, May 26

May 27th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Episode: Suppressing the Flames

May 23rd, 2020

28:47

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare sometimes talks about coronavirus in terms of wildfire — stopping sparks before they ignite and turn into something much bigger.

But how is the COVID-19 outbreak going to …

COVID-19 Update: Friday, May 22

May 23rd, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Extra: The 1918 Flu with Tara Rowe

May 22nd, 2020

15:36

Nampa historian Tara Rowe outlines some of the many parallels between the COVID-19 outbreak and the influenza pandemic of 1918, and what lessons Idaho can take from that tragedy one hundred years later.

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, May 21

May 22nd, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, May 20

May 21st, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, May 19

May 20th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Extra: Primary Pundits with Betsy Russell and Bryan Clark

May 19th, 2020

29:31

It's primary election day! Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press and Bryan Clark of the Post Register join Melissa Davlin to overview races and candidates in each region of Idaho.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday May …

COVID-19 Update: Monday, May 18

May 18th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Episode: Transition Time

May 16th, 2020

28:48

Dr. Kenny Bramwell, medical director for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise, talks about how St. Luke’s Health System is preparing for COVID-19 infection spikes and whether there is any truth to some of the viral …

COVID-19 Update: Friday, May 15

May 16th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, May 14

May 15th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Press Conference: Gov. Little on Rebound Stage 2

May 15th, 2020

55:24

Governor Brad Little holds a press conference regarding Stage 2 of his "Idaho Rebounds" economic reopening plan. Idaho will enter Stage 2 on Saturday.

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, May 13

May 14th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, May 12

May 13th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Special: Coronavirus Q&A with Gov. Little & Labor Dir. Revier

May 12th, 2020

28:48

Host Aaron Kunz is joined by Governor Brad Little and Department of Labor Director Jani Revier to discuss the second stage of the state's economic rebound plan and to answer viewer questions about the coronavirus …

COVID-19 Update: Monday, May 11

May 12th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Episode: Knowing Who's Affected

May 9th, 2020

28:48

(S48 Ep19) This week, Nicole Foy and Audrey Dutton of the Idaho Statesman join Idaho Reports to talk testing data and demographics, and why it’s …

COVID-19 Update: Friday, May 8

May 9th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Debate: 2020 CD1 Republican - Nicholas Jones

May 8th, 2020

15:38

2020 Republican challenger for Idaho's First Congressional District Nicholas Jones responds to a series of moderator questions in advance of the May …

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, May 7

May 8th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Debate: 2020 CD1 Democrats - Rudy Soto & Staniela Nikolova

May 8th, 2020

28:37

2020 Democratic candidates for Idaho's First Congressional District Rudy Soto and Staniela Nikolova respond to a series of moderator questions in …

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, May 6

May 7th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, May 5

May 6th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Monday, May 4

May 5th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Friday, May 1

May 2nd, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Debate: 2020 Senate Democrats - James Vandermaas & Paulette Jordan

May 2nd, 2020

28:35

2020 Idaho Democratic Candidates for U.S. Senate Jim Vandermaas and Paulette Jordan respond to moderator questions before the May 19 Primary Election.

Extra: Education Update with Kevin Richert

May 1st, 2020

14:56

Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News joins Melissa Davlin to discuss the State Board of Education's latest moves to prepare for continued distance …

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, April 30

May 1st, 2020

2:02

There are now 2,015 cases of COVID-19 in Idaho, with a total of 63 deaths, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. On Wednesday, the state added 31 new cases and three new deaths. One of those deaths …

Press Conference: Gov. Brad Little on Rebound Stage 1

April 30th, 2020

50:12

Governor Brad Little hosts a press conference outlining Stage 1 of his "Idaho Rebounds" business reopening plan.

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, April 29

April 30th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, April 28

April 29th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Special: Coronavirus Q&A with Gov. Little & IDHW Dir. Jeppesen

April 28th, 2020

28:46

Host Aaron Kunz is joined by Idaho Governor Brad Little and Dept. of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen to discuss the first stage of the state economic rebound plan and answer viewer questions about the …

COVID-19 Update: Monday, April 27

April 28th, 2020

2:02

2 minute update on coronavirus spread in Idaho and the state's response to the epidemic.

Extra: Nicole Foy on Spanish COVID-19 Coverage

April 24th, 2020

5:51

In this Idaho Reports web extra, Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman discusses her and her colleagues' efforts to get coronavirus information to …

Extra: Tommy Ahlquist on Testing for Coronavirus

April 23rd, 2020

9:26

Aaron Kunz spoke to Tommy Ahlquist of Crush The Curve Idaho about how his organization's antibody tests work, and what he hopes the information will tell Idaho officials.

Extra: Kevin Richert on COVID-19 School Re-entry

April 17th, 2020

9:24

The Idaho State Board of Education met Thursday, where they approved criteria for local school districts to re-open after the coronavirus situation …

Extra: Sen. Jim Risch on Baghdad airstrike

January 4th, 2020

8:18

(S48 Ep1) Prior to the start of the 2020 Legislative session, US Senate Foreign Relations Chairman James Risch talks to Idaho Reports about his views on the Jan. 3 airstrike in Baghdad that killed General Qasem …

Us And Them

May 22nd, 2017

28:50

Idaho Reports sits down with three naturalized citizens who live in Magic Valley to discuss when they started feeling American, and when the community stopped seeing them as outsiders. Then, Jason Risch of Risch Pisca …

Ever Changing

May 15th, 2017

28:50

Idaho Reports explores flooding across the state. Aaron Kunz visits Idaho National Laboratory as Secretary of Energy Rick Perry discusses the future of the lab. Marty Peterson, Jim Weatherby, former US Attorney Wendy …

Public Money, Private Business

May 1st, 2017

28:49

Idaho Reports examines state purchasing, oversight, and whether the state purchasing culture has changed since high-profile contract issues made news …

Contracts and Trust

April 24th, 2017

28:51

Idaho Reports producer Seth Ogilvie explains the lack of regulation in private contracting, and how it can affect the consumer. Zach Kyle of the …

A Bridge Too Far

April 17th, 2017

28:51

Idaho Reports discusses transportation funding and the grocery tax veto. Melissa Davlin explains how the legislature's efforts this year will make a …

Not Ready To Go Home

March 27th, 2017

58:49

Idaho Reports sits down with all three members of the Senate Minority Leadership: Maryanne Jordan, Cherie Buckner-Webb, and Michelle Stennett. Melissa talks with Senate Pro-Tem Brent Hill, and we take an in-depth look …

Idaho Reports meets 538

March 25th, 2017

24:33

The Idaho Reports team gets a chance to talk political coverage with Nate Silver and Clare Malone.

Getting To Yes

March 14th, 2017

55:50

Idaho Reports sits down with Senate Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder and House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane to discuss insurrections, compromise, and what it will take to go home.

Wayne Hoffman of the …

Wait and See

March 7th, 2017

55:50

Aaron Kunz visits the Idaho National Laboratory to get an update on clean-up efforts. Melissa Davlin sits down with Sen. Dean Mortimer and Rep. Julie …

That Meddling Constitution

February 27th, 2017

58:51

Exiting US Attorney Wendy Olson sits down with Melissa Davlin to give her take on the Department of Justice. Next, Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis shares his views on the state of Idaho’s judiciary, the big issues …

A Vision For Idaho

February 13th, 2017

58:49

This week, Aaron Kunz sits down with DEQ director John Tippets to discuss how the Trump administration's possible changes to the EPA may affect …

Web extra: Sally Boynton Brown

December 16th, 2016

18:42

In this Idaho Reports web extra, Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown discusses running for DNC chair, healing the Democratic party's wounds after a bitter election and charges of Russian …

Web Extra: The Pundits on CD2

November 7th, 2016

19:03

In this Idaho Reports web extra, Betsy Russell of the Spokesman-Review and Dr. Jim Weatherby sit down with Melissa Davlin to discuss Idaho's …

Congressional District 2

November 7th, 2016

28:50

This week on Idaho Reports, Congressman Mike Simpson discusses his decision not to vote for Donald Trump, divides within the Republican party, and his view on congressional stalemates over deficit spending. Then, …

Debate: 2016 Idaho Supreme Court - Robyn Brody & Curt McKenzie

October 31st, 2016

58:47

Idaho Supreme Court candidates Robyn Brody and Curt McKenzie face off over judicial philosophy, experience and administrative procedures in this Oct. 28, 2016 debate. Panelists Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press and …

Primary Post-Mortem

May 23rd, 2016

28:51

Idaho Reports discusses the legislative and Supreme Court primary results, what was surprising, and what wasn't. Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman …

Primary Previews: Orofino

April 23rd, 2016

28:52

In the first of our primary previews, Idaho Reports visits Orofino to get a glimpse of the issues on the minds of Clearwater County voters. Among the problems in the community: Drug use, unemployment, and lack of …

Wasden Responds

April 4th, 2016

28:52

Idaho Reports sits down with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to discuss ongoing feuds between him and other elected officials. Wasden responds to criticism of how his office operates, and discusses how these fights …

Nearing Adjournment

March 20th, 2016

55:52

Idaho Reports explores how discussions over public lands have morphed over the last century. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle shares his thoughts on taxes and health care plans, and Rep. Melissa Wintrow discusses her …

Presidential Politics and INL

March 14th, 2016

55:50

Idaho Reports discusses the future of the Idaho National Laboratory with INL director Mark Peters, and takes a trip to Nevada to show parallels between Elko and Idaho voting records. Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and …

The Executive's Take

February 23rd, 2016

11:26

Gov. Butch Otter shares his view on education, health care, and the 2016 Idaho Legislature. Corey Cook, Dean of the School of Public Service at Boise …

Water Rights, Big Fights

February 13th, 2016

58:56

This week on Idaho Reports, we dive into a complex water fight that has pitted some state lawmakers and Treasure Valley irrigators against the governor, IDWR and the attorney general. What are the facts, and what's the …

Indigent Health Care

February 7th, 2016

58:51

Idaho Reports discusses Medicaid expansion vs. PCAP proposals with Rep. John Rusche, Rep. Fred Wood, Health and Welfare Director Richard Armstrong, and emergency room physician Dr. Po Huang. Then, producer Seth Ogilvie …

Congressman Raul Labrador on Constitutional Conventions

February 6th, 2016

1:31

In a Feb. 3 discussion at the Heritage Foundation Conservative Policy Summit in Washington DC, Congressman Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, discussed his …

Money, Water and Rights

January 26th, 2016

58:49

Idaho Reports sits down with joint budget committee co-chairs Sen. Shawn Keough and Rep. Maxine Bell for a run-down on revenues and upcoming appropriations. Senate Assistant Minority Leader Cherie Buckner-Webb gives her …

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