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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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Our theme of From Snow to Flow continues this week with a conversation about the Boise River with Idaho Fish and Game Regional Fisheries Manager Joe Kozfkay and Freshwater Trust Idaho Program Manager Christy Meyer. Our beloved Boise River brings life to the high desert and flows through the heart of the city on it’s way to meet the Snake. The Boise River is an incredible asset that has been taken for granted in the past. These days many individuals and groups are working hard to protect and improve its health and vitality.

We’ll talk with Joe about the Boise River fishery, how the river ran dry one day, and his favorite fish to catch. Christy will share the great work the Boise River Enhancement Network (BREN) is doing to continually improve its health and protect it from threats like the encroachment of development. BREN recently helped complete an in-stream aquatic habitat enhancement project that might just be helping little brown trout babies find shelter from these recent high flows.

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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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Emily Walton It’s election day and among some other offices and issues on your ballot today Ada and Canyon County voters will be deciding whether or not to pass a $180 million community college bond to support the expansion of the College of Western Idaho. Emily Walton, CWI Board of Trustees member and higher education advocate, joins me to discuss the background on the bond, what it would enable the college to do, and how sustainability might play in to the expansion of facilities in Ada and Canyon Counties.

As always you can catch the show by tuning in Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the
Treasure Valley. Or stream us online @ http://www.radioboise.org.

 

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