Wanna Know Idaho show

Wanna Know Idaho

Summary: Wanna Know Idaho is a listener-generated podcast from Boise State Public Radio's newsroom that is driven by YOU! No matter how quirky or serious your question might be, we want to know: What sparks your curiosity about the Gem State, Idaho culture or the people who call it home? Join this curious collective by subscribing, sharing and reviewing this podcast.


 What Are The Pros And Cons Of Bringing The F-35 To Boise? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 280

Marilyn Frazier pours freshly steeped tea at her kitchen table. Amid the cookies and bright tangerines she’s laid out, the retiree has a notebook full of concerns about a new military plane that could soon be based in Boise.

 Guns Galore: 20 Firearms Found At Boise Airport So Far This Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 102

With four more months to go until the end of the year, the number of firearms found by TSA officials at the Boise Airport this year has already eclipsed the number found in all of 2016.

 What Do You Want To Know About The Solar Eclipse In Idaho? Your Questions Answered. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 345

In the latest installment of Wanna Know Idaho, we asked what you've been wondering about the August 21 solar eclipse in Idaho. We got a lot of great questions, and because this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, Samantha Wright decided to answer all 17 of them.

 Why Doesn't The Treasure Valley Have A North/South Freeway? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 246

We’ve been asking you for questions and you’ve been sending them our way. In the latest installment of our news experiment, we meet Jordan Harris. He works for one of the big hospitals in Boise managing a team of couriers. The roads are a major facet of his job, so it’s no surprise Jordan’s question has to do the freeways.

 Who's Making Sure Idaho's Public Swimming Areas Are Clean? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 295

Summer means barbecues, baseball and of course, bathing suits. When temperatures push a hundred degrees, there’s no better way to cool off than by jumping in a pool or pond. But this season, some of the ponds around Boise have dealt with outbreaks of E.coli. As part of our news experiment where we answer questions submitted by you , we went with a summer theme and explored this question from listener Alexi Balmuth: Who monitors harmful bacteria in public swimming areas and how is it done? Kids

 What Will It Take For Train Travel To Return To Southern Idaho? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 311

The Boise Depot is one of those places Boiseans take visitors to show off their town. The early 20th Century Spanish architecture stands out and is a great backdrop for weddings and parties. But the one thing you haven’t found at the depot for 20 years? Passenger trains. Colin Falconer has long wondered why that is. Falconer is originally from Seattle and used to take the Amtrak to northern Idaho to swim in lakes with friends when he was a kid. He loved being able to watch the scenery go by, and


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