Wanna Know Idaho
By Boise State Public Radio
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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.
||CleanZoo Poop, Famous Potatoes And Boise's 'Bench': Which Story Should We Report?||We're kicking off the New Year with a new question voting round. One of these listener-generated stories will be featured on Boise State Public Radio's the Wanna Know Idaho podcast. But it's up to YOU to decide which one!||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Is The Demographic In The West Central Mountains Primarily 55+?||Melissa Hamilton lives in McCall, Idaho with her young family. She works at the University of Idaho extension office in Cascade, and she identifies as being a member of the West Central Mountains. When she heard Wanna Know Idaho was featuring the region||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are The Potential Impacts From An Open Pit Mine In Idaho's West Central Mountains?||Wanna Know Idaho traveled to Idaho's West Central Mountains to answer this question from McCall resident Fred Coriell: "What impacts will an open-pit mining operation, like the one proposed by Midas Gold, have on our region?" Cascade-based reporter Moni||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere’s What’s Up With Your Question About The Stibnite Mine In Central Idaho||UPDATE: Mining stories are complicated, and we want to take the time to tell this story right. So be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss our complete Wanna Know Idaho episode on the Stibnite Gold Project coming in November. In the meantim||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhich West Central Mountain Story Should We Tell? Vote Now!||For this round of Wanna Know Idaho – we’re headed to the West Central Mountains. Have you ever wondered… How Cascade Reservoir became Lake Cascade? Or why the average age of people in the region seems to be higher than in other parts of the state?||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Are Gas Prices So Expensive In Idaho?||Depending on where you live in Idaho, you might find that prices at your local gas station are 30-40 cents higher per gallon than in neighboring Wyoming and Montana. So...what’s up with that? On this episode on Wanna Know Idaho , we’ll take a look b||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Story Should We Tell In September? Voting Round Ends Thursday Night!||Update -- This voting round has closed. The winning question : "What about the prices we pay at the pump: Why does it seem like the price of gas is higher in the Gem State than in surrounding states?" Be sure to subscribe to the podcast here! We've||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's In The Fire Retardant That's Dropped On Idaho Wildfires?||August in Idaho means the last month of summer vacation, county fairs, camping and … oh yeah, wildfires. Here's just a few of the wildfire stories Boise State Public Radio covered this month.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Second Season Of The 'Wanna Know Idaho' Podcast||OK, so you know that typically, the decisions about what stories you hear on your podcast feed or on the radio are made by...someone else. Typically: reporters, editors and hosts. But what if instead – YOU got to decide what stories get told? And what||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHas The 2017 Flooding Damage To The Boise Greenbelt Been Repaired?||In 2017, Boise's Greenbelt sustained massive damage as a result of a wet winter and subsequent flooding. So as spring settles in this time around, it's no wonder folks are recalling the events of last year.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Did Idaho Get That Name?||Idaho: a lot of us live here, but how many of us know the origin of the word itself?||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do The Bands For Boise's Treefort Music Fest Get Picked?||Treefort Music Fest is taking over downtown Boise. More than 400 bands are scheduled to play over the five day festival. For this installment of Wanna Know Idaho, we take a look at how the selection process works.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Did The Bonneville Flood Help Shape The Snake River Canyon?||The Snake River Canyon is an iconic landscape -- especially for people who live in central Idaho. And one of our listeners from Twin Falls was curious to know more about how it was formed.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Up With The Abe Lincoln Statues In Downtown Boise?||Monday, February 12 would have been President Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday, which is a big deal for people like Dave Leroy. Leroy is Idaho’s unofficial Lincoln scholar, and has amassed quite a collection of artifacts connected to our 16th Presid||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Did Idaho's Capital Move From Lewiston To Boise?||Once you’re old enough to read, it’s hard not to notice the sign: “Welcome to Historic Lewiston, Idaho – Idaho’s First Territorial Capital.”||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are Some Of The Social Do's and Don'ts Of The Holiday Season?||The holiday season is replete with parties, get togethers and acts of generosity, but navigating it all can be difficult. For this seasonal installment of Wanna Know Idaho, we asked listeners about holiday etiquette.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's The Deal With The Public Art On Traffic Boxes Around Boise?||Artist Pat Kilby is an oil painter. “And I like to work in bright colors and kind of quirky perspective, little bit cartoonish I guess some people say,” says Kilby. And he often would drive home on Fifth Street in downtown Boise and see the plain, w||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are The Pros And Cons Of Bringing The F-35 To Boise?||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.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuns Galore: 20 Firearms Found At Boise Airport So Far This Year||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.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Do You Want To Know About The Solar Eclipse In Idaho? Your Questions Answered.||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||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
From Montana, and love my neighbors to the west! Great show!
Great concept and execution!
I love how interactive this program is. It feeds listener curiosity while also building a limitless sense of community. Frankie’s reporting is succinct, thorough and exciting, as always.
BSPR has become indispensable with its slate of local programming and podcasts, and Wanna Know Idaho is a first-rate addition to the lineup.