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City Cast Boise
City Cast Boise
City Cast

City Cast Boise is the daily news podcast that connects us to the city we love. With a companion newsletter, it’s the... more

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Are We In for Another ‘Snowmageddon’?

We’re talking to KTVB’s Jim Duthie about folklore winter weather predictions. How accurate is the Farmer’s Almanac and are Wooly... more

23 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Your Guide To Shopping Local For the Holidays

Black Friday at the mall? Pshh never heard of her. This holiday season, we’re giving you plenty of awesome reasons... more

22 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
How to Get Cozy in Boise

It might technically be fall still but winter weather is certainly here. So we’re talking how to get cozy in... more

21 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
What We Know (And Don’t Know) About The Moscow Murders

It’s been a tough news week in Idaho so we’re here to sort through what you need to know. Host... more

18 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
We Settle The Boy-SEE vs. Boy-ZEE Debate

We know the holidays can bring fraught debates with family and friends. But this Thanksgiving, there’s at least one argument... more

17 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
How to (Properly) Enjoy Boise's Hot Springs

Today, Host Emma Arnold is talking hot springs with our Lead Producer Frankie Barnhill. We dive into gatekeeping, etiquette, and the... more

16 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Helping Our Unhoused Neighbors in the Cold

The abrupt change to winter weather is hitting our unhoused neighbors hardest. So today, we’re learning how to help make... more

15 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
What It’s Like To Be the Dr. Fauci of Idaho

The holiday season is here, with lots of parties and dinners to enjoy with friends and family. But before you... more

14 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
What Our State Election Results Mean for Boise, And How To Zen TF Out Post-Election

Election night is in the rearview, so we’re talking about what the legislative results could mean for the future of... more

11 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Boise’s Fave Barista Is a Mule

If you’ve been hiking in the foothills these last few years, chances are you’ve come across this very unusual, very... more

10 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
Your Guide to Election Results — So Far

Plenty of 2022 General Election results are in from Idaho and there’s lots to chew on this morning! Emma Arnold... more

09 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
This Human Rights Org Finally Gets a Permanent Home

Today, host Emma Arnold talks with the Wassmuth Center’s Dan Prinzing. The center recently dedicated the new Phillip E. Batt... more

08 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
We Love Caldwell and So Should You!

We’re having a day in Caldwell with our audio producer, Evelyn Avitia! She shares her favorite C-town eats, hangs, and... more

07 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Local Elections, A Rascal Cat, and Why This Politico Is Leaving Town

The countdown to Tuesday’s midterm election is on. So in this week’s weekly news chatter episode, host Emma Arnold is... more

04 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Meet the Siblings Feeding Our Boise Neighbors

Soups on and we’re talking mutual aid and feeding our unhoused neighbors with the wonderful folks at Boise Kitchen Collective.... more

03 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Boise’s Best Coffee Shops

Today, Host Emma Arnold is talking Boise coffee shops with City Cast Boise’s very own Evelyn Avitia and Blake Hunter.... more

02 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
How Boise’s Lisa Sánchez Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

We’re celebrating Dia de los Muertos by chatting with Lisa Sánchez about how she celebrates the Mexican holiday. The Boise... more

01 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Boise in the ‘90s Did Halloween Right

Happy Halloween, Boise! Lead producer Frankie Barnhill takes the wheel today to grill host Emma Arnold about Boise Halloween memories.... more

31 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Far-Right Plea Deal, Early Voting, and Boise’s Lackluster BBQ

Happy Friday! Emma’s chatting about the stories of the week with KTVB’s Brian Holmes and City Cast Boise’s very own... more

28 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
‘U DAHO’: The DMV’s Problem With Raunchy Plates

8008IES, UDAHO and DZNUTZ? Carolyn Komatsoulis from the Idaho Press is in the passenger seat to talk about all the... more

27 Oct 2022 · 12 minutes
WTF Is Up With These Ballot Questions?

Power struggles, note-passing, special sessions, oh my! Today on the podcast, host Emma Arnold gets the scoop on the two... more

26 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
The Best Breweries in Boise

One thing about Boise: we love our local craft beer. But with more than 20 breweries and counting in the... more

25 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
A Very Haunted Tour of Boise

Host Emma Arnold talks with local supernatural enthusiast Julie Hahn about Boise’s haunted history. Late-night phenomena at Boise State’s Communications... more

24 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
City Council Gatekeeping, an Anti-Drag Bill, and Halloween is Coming!

Host Emma Arnold sits down with Boise State Public Radio Morning Edition host George Prentice and our own Frankie Barnhill... more

21 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Boise’s Standing Ovation Problem

In Boise we give everything a standing ovation, which feels great for performers, but what does it do for the... more

20 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
There’s No Place Like WinCo

Everyone’s talking about the possible merger between Albertsons and Kroger, which would be a big deal for Boise. But today,... more

19 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Where Are All Our Starter Homes?

When you think of the American Dream — the house with the picket fence and a yard — you’re probably... more

18 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
Who Has the Better Fans, Broncos or Vandals?

Fall in Boise means one thing to lots of people: Bronco Football is back on the blue turf. But for... more

17 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Home Prices, Standing Up to Hate, and OMG This Weather

Home prices continue to fall but rent’s still so damn high, the North End stands up to anti-LGBTQIA+ hate, and... more

14 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Meet Your Neighbor, Author Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. But he’s also one of us, Boise! And we are so excited to... more

13 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Inside Boise’s Fashion Identity Crisis

We’re not afraid to admit it—Boise’s shopping scene needs a serious revamp. Our closets are hurting! Local thrift stores are... more

12 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Voting 101 in Boise

Election Day is exactly one month away, on November 8. And there’s a lot at stake in this election: voters... more

11 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Unfiltered with Boise’s Political TikTok Star

We’re getting real with Boise’s political TikTok star @socialistlyawkward. Lindsay is the creator of snarky videos that call out Idaho... more

06 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Are Our Teachers OK?

Public school teachers in the Treasure Valley are going through it right now. Take the wild growth in schools of... more

04 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Why October Is the Best Month in Boise

Calling all ghouls and pumpkin spice latte lovers! October is finally at our doorstep. After the hellishly hot summer and... more

29 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
The Missing Voices in Boise Newsrooms

We have a lot of options for where to get our news in town, but diversity in local journalism is... more

27 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Bike Bars: Obnoxious or Entertaining?

Are bike bars the most obnoxious or entertaining Boise experience? We’re sure you’ve seen those loud spectacles cruising downtown, usually... more

22 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Flipside Fest is Treefort’s Kid Sister

Boise’s music scene has evolved a lot in a decade. When Treefort Music Fest started in 2012, it was this... more

20 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
Lose Your Lawn, Save Our Water!

We may call ourselves The City of Trees, but let’s face it, we live in a desert! Isn’t it time... more

15 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Student Wins Seat on Boise School Board

18-year-old Boise High senior Shiva Rajbhandari loves to ski and runs track and cross country. And as of last week’s... more

13 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Long Live Boise Dance Punk!

Boise has a long history of punk music, from DIY basement house shows to unforgettable sets at Neurolux. And the... more

08 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Finding Post-Roe Hope With A Gen Z Activist

We’re two weeks into our state’s abortion ban. But you know what? We’re tired of hearing soundbites from politicians. We... more

06 Sep 2022 · 11 minutes
It’s Time You Met Boise’s River Robin Hood

We all know the story of Robin Hood. You know — stealing from the rich to help the poor and... more

01 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
How Protected Are the Sawtooths?

When was the first time you visited the Sawtooths? Maybe it was a relaxing camping trip with friends along a... more

30 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Fry Sauce Wars: Boise vs. SLC

What’s one thing that unites the people of Boise and Salt Lake City? We’ll give you a hint – we... more

25 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Will the New Vall-eBikes Stick Around?

2020 was the final nail in the coffin for the Boise GreenBike program. The bike share — run by Valley... more

23 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Try the Best Vegan Food in Boise

Boise is playing catch-up when it comes to vegan options, with only one vegan restaurant and another in the works.... more

18 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
Is Our Housing Market Finally Cooling?

Boise housing market has been out of control (and out of reach) for several years now, with the median home... more

16 Aug 2022 · 11 minutes
Boise’s Soul Food Festival Comes Home

The Boise Soul Food Festival is coming home this Saturday. After a nearly 5-year hiatus — and a forced break... more

11 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
How To Avoid Burnout and Care for Your Community

With reproductive rights up for debate in the Idaho Supreme Court and a Department of Justice lawsuit against the state’s... more

09 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
Painting an Inclusive Boise

We’re used to seeing public art around the Treasure Valley. Unique and colorful murals in particular help create a sense... more

04 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
Abortion Bans Have Their Day in Court

Idaho’s abortion bans are having their day in court, with Planned Parenthood challenging two laws — a trigger ban passed in... more

02 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Made in the Shade: 100K More Trees in Boise?

We know Boise is nicknamed the City of Trees. But how deep do those roots go?  Today on the podcast, our... more

28 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
Heat, Homelessness and Climate Change

Folks, Boise is sweltering. The National Weather Service is forecasting triple digit heat for the next week and we may... more

26 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Our Fave Boise River Floating Hacks

One of the things on everyone’s summer bucket list is floating the Boise River. And we all have a story... more

21 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
The Gun Control Elephant in the Room

For the first time in almost 30 years, Congress has done something to try to address gun violence and mass... more

19 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
5 Festivals to Finish out Your Summer

We’re starting to turn the corner to the second half of summer (wild!) but there’s still so much more on... more

14 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
How Do We Fix Our Affordable Housing Shortage?

We all know a lack of affordable housing is one of the biggest issues facing the Treasure Valley. For folks... more

12 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
How to Beat the Boise Heat

The heat has officially arrived and if you’re like City Cast Boise host Frankie Barnhill, you’re strategizing about how to stay cool... more

07 Jul 2022 · 10 minutes
What Happens to Farmworkers When the Heat Comes?

Last year, two farmworkers died from extreme heat — one in Oregon, and one in Washington. The tragedies prompted organizers with the non-profit Idaho Immigrant... more

05 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
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What Happens to Farmworkers When the Heat Comes?
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Last year, two farmworkers died from extreme heat — one in Oregon, and one in Washington. The tragedies prompted organizers with the non-profit Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance to spotlight unsafe... more