Lead Tribal Attorney Mr. Bill Bacon

This week on Sustainable Idaho, Scott and Rachel complete their exploration of FMC’s storage of hazardous waste on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Reservation. Speaking to Lead Tribal Attorney Mr. Bill Bacon, the episode explores the environmental and health considerations at the site, before considering future legal actions. Tune in to Sustainable Idaho this week to hear the conclusion of the FMC hazardous waste series.

Our guest is Aaron Moore, State Farm Insurance Agent in Pocatello, Idaho.  This is a two-part discussion on general liability insurance. We focus on automobile insurance in part I. Part II is dedicated to homeowners and renters insurance, and why it's important to create an inventory of your belongings.

The Science Line, Episode 11, with James Paris

May 7, 2021
PhD Student, James Paris

This week on the Science Line, Scott and Rhesa are joined by 6th year PhD student James Paris. James studies under the supervision of Dr. Colden Baxter in the Idaho State University Stream Ecology Lab. The conversation meanders between food-web dynamics, science communication, and some fast-flowing aquatic trivia. Listen to The Science Line this week to learn about aquatic food-webs and how they help us understand the complexity of ecosystems.

KISU-FM local programs and hosts have been awarded for excellence by the Idaho Press Club. Krystoff Kissoon received top prize for Public Affairs Program in the student division. The Nature of Idaho was given second prize in the distinguished category General Excellence in the audio division.

2020 Idaho Press Club award recepients were announced on Saturday, May 1st.  Information about Idaho Press Club and 2020 award winners at Idahopressclub.org

The Science Line, Episode 10, with Dr. Steve Lawyer

May 3, 2021
Dr. Steve Lawyer

This week on The Science Line, Scott and Rhesa are joined by Professor of Clinical Psychlogy, Dr. Steve Lawyer. Discussing ideas such as impulsivity and discoutning, the conversation tackles questions like - why do we make the choices we do, and why do we value items in the present more than those in the future? Listen to The Science Line this week to learn how these aspects of psychology impact your life! 

Attorney Mr. Bill Bacon, lead General Counsel to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

This week on Sustainable Idaho, Scott and Rachel continue their exploration of the FMC Corporation’s storage of hazardous waste on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Reservation. This local issue is not only a concerning environmental-health matter, but also encompasses a complex legal battle, which has made its way all the way to the U.S Supreme Court.

This episode of Bengal Tales features an interview with newly elected ASISU President Zane Webb. Zane, originally from Twin Falls, ID, studies accounting at the Idaho State University College of Business.


Look out, there’s a volcano! On the next episode, Dr Scott Hughes from Idaho State University joins us to talk about volcanoes in Idaho.

Dr. Shane Hunt meets with Melissa Lowry, a proud ISU College of Business Alum and Vice President of Marketing and Branding at Zelle about her career and the future of Marketing. Also joining Dr. Hunt is Accounting Professor Dawn Konicek talking about the great work of ISU College of Business Faculty and Students supporting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Southeastern Idaho.


FMC Corp. Logo

This week on Sustainable Idaho, Rachel and Scott are tackling a new topic, the FMC Corporation's storage of hazardous waste on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Reservation. Three miles northwest of Pocatello is the site of FMC’s demolished elemental phosphorus facility. While the facility may be gone, what’s left behind is a huge volume of hazardous chemical waste. This local story is rich in environmental, social, and economic considerations, and the legal battles surrounding the hazardous waste storage have been deliberated over by the US Supreme Court.


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Mountain West Community, Tribal College Leaders Welcome Biden’s Education Proposal

President Biden has laid out his vision for the future of public education, which includes a nationwide community college tuition waiver for all Americans who want to take advantage. That waiver would be especially impactful in states with the lowest levels of higher education attainment, including several in the Mountain West. In Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico, fewer than 30% of adults over 25 have a bachelor's degree. Central Wyoming College's president, Brad Tyndall, said Wyoming's...

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