The 208
Wednesday, April 29

Wednesday, April 29

April 29, 2020

As Idaho gets ready for a slow-step return to normal - what's the situation at hospitals? Elective surgeries were one of the first things put aside when it came to preparing for a possible surge in hospital visits by COVID patients. Are they now preparing for a rebound?
With almost everything downtown shut down there's been no need for electric scooters. The question is - will that need return and when?
Courts are closed too. No problem for this tennis fan. It's game, set and match in today's redial as we revisit this man's backyard and his personal, self-isolated labor of love.

 

Monday, April 27

Monday, April 27

April 28, 2020

Many Idaho churches are getting ready to start welcoming back members into the actual building. But not all it seems the smaller congregations...with smaller buildings will be waiting for a bigger ease of restrictions. That pile of potatoes that were going to go to waste? Well, they've turned into something a lot more valuable. A lot of us couldn't wait to get out and do something - anything! As a look at the line outside the Parma Motor-Vu this weekend can attest. A date at the drive-in that led to a parking lot on the highway.

Thursday, April 23

Thursday, April 23

April 23, 2020

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has laid out his four-step plan for reopening Idaho's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. We break it all down for you. Plus, churches are preparing to reopen their doors to parishioners, and that includes taking certain precautions. And Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher says help is coming for Idaho's businesses after Congress passed an additional $500 billion aid package.

Wednesday, April 22

Wednesday, April 22

April 22, 2020

It's a rare occasion that a trespassing arrest makes the local news. But we are in unchartered territory right now with the ongoing pandemic. After a woman was arrested Tuesday for refusing to leave a closed Meridian playground, we break the situation down and hear from the city's mayor about the incident. Plus, Idaho Gov. Brad Little describes his "four-phase" plan for reopening the state's economy. And, for the first time in seven decades, the Riggins Rodeo is canceled. But you can still enjoy the excitement in our 208 Redial.

 

Tuesday, April 21

Tuesday, April 21

April 21, 2020

More people filed for unemployment in Idaho in the last five weeks than all of last year. That means delays in some payments and long wait times on the phone when trying to get answers. We spoke with the Idaho Department of Labor about what they're doing to speed up the process. And the governor's stay-at-home order isn't sitting right some Idahoans as people protest the order and some businesses reopen despite being told not to. Plus, Brian Holmes asks the audience, "what rights have been taken away from you?"

Monday, April 20

Monday, April 20

April 20, 2020

Testing for COVID-19. To this point, it's been about who has it. We've now entered the phase of who has had it. We take a look at antibody testing and what is it and what is it good for? A group of Vandals are working together to help create a coronavirus vaccine, something even Broncos can cheer for. Teachers at a Boise elementary school have a special message for their students and their neighborhood.

Friday, April 17

Friday, April 17

April 19, 2020

School is back in session, but Idaho kids are doing it outside of the classroom. But are the kids learning? And how are parents dealing with their new at-home responsibilities? We're taking a roll call assessment of modified online schooling. Just when you thought you heard it all with regards to Representative Heather Scott - unless you've heard this - you haven't and she said it. We're bringing back - get to know Idaho. By going back to a time when Fort Boise was nowhere near the City of Boise. And was it even really a fort?

Thursday, April 16

Thursday, April 16

April 16, 2020

We knew this was coming, and now Idaho will have to defend its transgender athlete ban in court. We hear from the woman behind the lawsuit. And, how's the COVID-19 crisis affecting Boise's homeless population? The city has set aside an entire hotel to help. Plus, he used to make sure Idaho's capitol flag poles were painted perfectly. So what's this steeplejack up to now? We check in on a 208 Redial.

Wednesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 15

April 15, 2020

After Gov. Brad Little revised and extended his statewide stay-at-home order, we dig deeper into the order, which allows some businesses to reopen. But not everyone is happy with the update. Plus, a new University of Idaho model provides Idaho-specific projections of the spread of coronavirus in the state. And, rather than let thousands of potatoes go to waste, an Idaho farmer is giving them away.

Tuesday, April 14

Tuesday, April 14

April 14, 2020

Ventilators are the center of the coronavirus survival discussion. And help is coming from the same Idaho company where modern ventilators made history. Plus, keeping ourselves away from each other is helping to flatten the COVID-19 curve. But what about when you're forced to stay away from a loved one? The answer could be just outside the window. And schools are closed, so do we still need to slow down in those school zones? We found why the answer is yes.

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