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rialin_2016Today I talk with Rialin Flores, the Legislative Associate for Conservation Voters for Idaho, about air quality issues, effective grassroots political engagement, holding elected leaders accountable, and electing people who care about things like clean air and water.

With all of the excitement around politics these days it’s a timely conversation to have about how policy and politics are being played here in Idaho around conservation issues. Air quality is our theme this month, but Rialin and I will also touch on CVI’s broader work and insights around Idaho’s political process. Speaking of the political process… democracy is at work today and you should participate. The Greater Boise Auditorium District election is today so get your VOTE on! Find details and polling locations for Ada County

Pre-show quiz (no cheating by googling it): What is Coal Rolling and did the Idaho Legislature address it in the 2017 session? Tune in to find out!

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In response to the national election and the appointment of people who continuously call into question the validity of science around important topics such as HUMAN CAUSED climate change, a group of passionate volunteers are organizing the Idaho March for Science in Boise on April 22nd, 2017.

This group is engaging and activating people from across the political spectrum to stand up in defense of science and the role it plays in protecting and enhancing our quality of life for all communities. They care about protecting the free exchange of ideas as our society continues to try to solve our most pressing environmental, health, economic, and social problems. Tune in to my conversation with two of the volunteer leaders in this effort in defense of science: Dick Jordan and Kevin Shrumm.

Dick Jordan is a science teacher with 35 years of experience (fun) inspiring the next generation of scientists and environmentalists and Kevin Shrumm is an undergrad student at Boise State studying Geoscience and Education.

 

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On the show today I have a conversation with two B-Corp leaders from Boise who are leading the way in terms of doing well by doing good.

banner_people_russ_stoddard_2Russ Stoddard, president and founder of local marketing and branding firm Oliver Russel, joins me to talk about how the B-Corp process went for the firm and how it has evolved the way they do business.

Drew Lorona, co-founder of Treefort Music Fest, also joins the drew-loronaconversation about the impetus for becoming a certifiec B-Corp and  how it helped them define some of their core business principles.

These Boise B-Corp pioneers are leading a small but mighty group of businesses who are embracing social and environmental metrics in their day to day operations along side the goal of being profitable businesses.

Join us for the continuation of our series on Doing Well by Doing Good today at 3pm on Radio Boise at 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us online http://www.radioboise.org.

A podcast of our interview will be available here after the show airs.

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I spoke with Erin Sorensen from the Veterans Park Neighborhood Association about an affordable housing development plans for a lot on Whitewater Blvd in Boise’s West End. She is a board member of NeighborWorks Boise  and a housing advocate. We discussed the Sandhill Crane apartment project proposed by the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority and their development partner Affordable Housing Solutions.

The Sandhill Crane Apartment proposal stirred up significant resistance from neighbors who say that there are several reasons the project is not a good fit as currently proposed. Erin explained the nuance behind the reasons neighbors feel this way in the context of the broader neighborhood and the investments being made to infrastructure, housing, and amenities.

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