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Inland-Crane-Inc-Boise-Machine-Market-678x381Construction cranes and lane closures everywhere you look- it’s hard not to notice the growth and development occurring across the valley these days. Like it or not our population here in southwestern Idaho is expanding rapidly. But how did we get to this point?

Todd-Shallat-200x300Dr. Todd Shallat, tenured professor of Urban Studies and Community Development at BSU and prolific author (his latest work is “Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees” was released this spring) guides us through the development of the valley’s land, economy and culture over the past 30 years.

Join us Tuesdays at 3pm on Radio Boise at 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us online at http://www.radioboise.org.

Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com

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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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Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com

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johnreuter_-_nytOn today’s show I will be talking with John T. Reuter, executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho. We’ll be discussing building power for the environment through conservation politics and their effort to push the City of Boise to adopt more aggressive sustainability policies  through their “Bright Green Boise Project”. John’s experience as a city councilman in Sandpoint gives him unique insight into local politics and governance issues and we’ll talk about how that translates to his role with Conservation Voters.

Tune in at Noon today as always at 89.9 FM in the Treasure Valley, 93.5 FM in Boise or stream it live on the web at www.radioboise.org.

-Charlie

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A Conversation on Conservation With John Reuter

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