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ellis_family-85 copyMy name is Jennifer Ellis.  I am a parent of two boys who attend Longfellow Elementary School in the Boise School District.  I participated in the Yes for Boise Schools Campaign last year and was very pleased at the Boise community voter turnout and approval rate of the Bond.  It has been one year since the election and I thought it would be great to share an update on the Bond progress. I also thought it would be great to start a dialogue about the future of the Boise school district operations as it pertains to investing in sustainable, high performing and healthy spaces for our children’s learning environments.


Join us today May 29th at 3 pm as I discuss with our guests the Boise School District Bond and sustainability across the district facilities. As always catch the conversation on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley or stream it online at www.radioboise.org.

Guests include:


Sue Lovelace,  Campaign Manager Co-Chair Yes for Boise Schools Campaign

Boise School District:  Ryan Hill, Communications Specialist; Coby Dennis, Deputy Superintendent of Boise School District; Chris Taylor, Science, Social Studies, and Computer Science Supervisor, Sustainability Committee Chair and Gracie Ward, Boise High School Senior

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Image result for proposed boise stadiumBack in the fall of 2017 a feasibility and economic impact study was released regarding a proposed multi-use downtown Boise Sports Park. The stadium would be the new home to the Boise Hawks, an expansion team for the United Soccer League, and utilized as a venue for large concerts and other special events. Now with the news that the developer is looking again at the original site off Americana and has scheduled a neighborhood meeting for April 17th, the conversation about the proposed project is heating up again.

Building a Greener Idaho contributors took some time to sit down and discuss what this proposed project could mean for Boise and some of the issues Boise citizens are raising. It’s a new Round Table format for our show and we hope you will tune in Tuesday, April 17th at 3pm on Radio Boise at 93.5 FM, 89.9 FM or by streaming us at http://radioboise.us/.


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Today I speak with Austin Hopkins from the Idaho Conservation League about his work on air quality and transportation in the Treasure Valley and the rest of Idaho.

As the fastest growing state in the nation, now is the time to increase the level of dialogue around growth, density, transportation infrastructure, and the potential impacts on our air quality should we fail to make the right choices now.

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Among the many groups, agencies and local governments working on transportation planning, the Idaho Conservation League wants to engage their members and constituents in this important dialogue through the lens of air quality and ultimately, climate change.

Unfortunately our FM broadcast is down currently (click here for status) but as always you can stream Radio Boise online on your mobile device or computer via www.radioboise.us


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Donovan Rypkema shares quantitative insights into the economic Impacts of Historic preservation.

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