Arts & Issues Programming

Our primary goal as a community station is to serve underrepresented voices in the Treasure Valley by providing programming the community can hear nowhere else on the radio. We strive to serve as a community bulletin board for issues-oriented information and act as a performance platform for the creative skills of local musicians, artists and youth.

Here is our current crop of public affairs-centered Arts & Issues programs:

The Latino Card

Hosted by Rebecca De León and J.J. Saldaña
Tuesdays 3 – 3:30 PM [bi-weekly]
Breakdown of headlines from the Latino perspective while deep-diving into subjects that matter most to Idaho’s Latino community. Presented by the Idaho Press.

The Dr. Jim Show

Hosted by Dr. Jim Saccomando
Tuesdays 3:30 – 4 PM
A show focusing on mental health, the latest in diagnostic breakthroughs and answering questions from listeners, with Dr. Jim Saccomando and producer Jason Saccomando.

Infield Dirt

Hosted by Adam Phillips
Wednesdays 4:30 PM – 5 PM
Novelist and teacher Adam Phillips presides over the sports talk show that tries to be the anti “sports talk” show. With guests ranging from local high school coaches to fans of sports lit, Coach Phillips takes you through the broader, sociological aspects of being an athlete or fan.
Listen to show archives.

Vital Idaho

Hosted by Beth Markley
Thursdays 3 – 3:30 PM
Arguably our most well-rounded host, Beth Markley examines many of the issues – scientific, economic, cultural, etc. – that make Idaho what it is by way of discussion with a wide array of interesting guests.

The Big Tent

Hosted by Luke Fowler, Charlie Hunt, Jaci Kettler, Jen Schneider and producer Valerie Hayes
Thursdays 3:30 – 4 PM
Hosted by Boise State School of Public Service professors, this political round table engages in fresh, potent and sometimes hilarious discussions with its guests surrounding the policy of today’s pressing topics.
Listen to show archives.

The Poetry Show!

Hosted by Daphne Stanford
Sundays 5 – 5:30 PM
Celebrating our poetic best, local and national poets and authors take us through the magical realm of the written word with interviews and readings of their works.
Listen to show archives.

Stray Theatre

Sundays 5:30 – 6 PM
Our home for anything literary, performative and dramatic. Stray Theatre brings you into the world of Story Story Night, Campfire Stories and other interesting events with interesting people telling their tales.

Democracy Now!

Hosted by Amy Goodman
Monday – Friday 8 – 9 AM
National, daily, independent, award-winning news program [syndicated]

Le Show

Hosted by Harry Shearer
No longer on-air, but accessible on-demand
A hodgepodge of satirical political commentary, talk, music and sketch comedy [syndicated]

Boise Biophilia

Hosted by Daniel Murphy, Casey O’Leary and Sierra
Weekly segment – airs Mon 7:20 AM during Daybreak Syndicate, Tues 5:20 AM during The AM Breakdown, Fri 9:00 AM during V3, Fri 7:00 PM during For Good or For Awesome, Sat 9:40 AM during The Black Sheep Farm and Sun 9:00 AM during Greasy Greens
A weekly and informative romp through the Treasure Valley’s flora and fauna with a humorous spin

Idaho Skies

Hosted by Paul Verhage along with Stephen, Benjamin and Dan
Weekly segment – airs Sun 8:30 PM during Drift Correction, Tues 2:40 PM during The Rapture, Wed 2:20 PM during The Chowdah, Thurs 6:40 PM during Tennis Court Disco, Fri 10:20 AM during V3 and Fri 10:20 PM during High, Wild & Free
Your bi-weekly guide to the cosmos over Idaho

Net Positive

Hosted by Charlie Woodruff, Amber Bieg and Sharon Patterson
Occasional broadcast Tuesday 3 PM
Podcast supported by Radio Boise on perspectives and insights regarding the challenges of sustainability

Voices Project

Radio Boise podcast education and production initiative
Supported by Idaho Humanities Council
See separate page for full details.