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GIVE US A BREAK Lawmakers consider mandatory work break FEATURE 13
RAUL’S WORLD Raul Labrador could make or break the GOP ARTS 24
MASTER OF PUPPETS BCT’s new show looks for the monsters in the closet FOOD 29
BARRELS OF BOOZE Barrel-aging comes to Boise
“A win isn’t necessarily a check mark. A win is also speaking the truth.”
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
MONSTER PUPPETS BW went behind the scenes at Boise Contemporary Theater’s new production, A Nighttime Survival Guide, to get the skinny on the giant-sized puppets used in the production. See the video on Cobweb.
BULLYING GOES VIRAL A video of a Pocatello student being beaten in a middle school locker room went viral this week. Get the full story on Citydesk.
A LOVELESS LOVE STORY Green Zoo Theatre debuted Signal-to-Noise, a new play from Boise writer Thomas Newby Jan. 24. Should you go see it? Find out on Cobweb.
BAZOOKA BUYBACK Authorities say a surface-to-air missile launcher turned in at a Seattle gun buyback event was probably obtained illegally. Probably. Get the full story on Citydesk.
NEWS Legislature considers mandatory work breaks
FEATURE Raul’s Rules
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ARTS Boise Contemporary Theater turns to puppets to tell its latest original story 24
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SCREEN Oscar-nominated short ﬁlms come to Boise
REC Life with the elusive cougar
FOOD Barrel-aged cocktails
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MAIL DAIRY DISCRETION Boise Weekly’s story on the agreement between the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association (BW, News, “Dairy Kings,” Jan. 23, 2013) raised some concerns among readers. Here’s what some online commenters had to say. Wow, those letters are incredible. Who does the representative of the cattle industry think he is questioning the DEQ on their ability to monitor air quality properly? I’m all for open lines of communication where the sharing of scientiﬁc research is concerned, but the tone of those letters makes it pretty obvious that the cattle industry thinks they’ll be doing the talking and the DEQ will be doing the listening. The MOU is a complete conﬂict of interest and I, as a citizen of Idaho, am extremely concerned about the precedent this sets. —Idaho Citizen Idaho, if you think this letter is upsetting, this is only the very tip of the iceberg. In our audit of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ﬁles, we found letters from Mr. Marv Patten, bureau chief with ISDA to producers alerting them to the fact that their (ISDA) inspectors had found violations that they (ISDA) did not consider Clean Water Act violations, But that [the Environmental Protection Agency] did. At the time, SDA was under an MOU with EPA and should have shared that information with them—they did not. In addition, there are extremely close ties between regulators and industry. For example, Mr. Lloyd Knight,
past president of the Idaho Cattleman’s Association and author of those 2003 emails in his ofﬁcial capacity at that time, is now working for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture as the administrator of the Plant Industries Division of the ISDA. There is documented groundwater contamination in multiple areas across the state, mostly due to these CAFOs and their waste “management” practices. Instead of our regulators actually doing anything to correct these issues, industry gets the legislature to make those waste “management” practices secret. I could go on ‘til the cows come home, but I think you get the point. By the way, if you think these ties are suspect, just wait ‘til you see what the oil and gas industry will get away with with the regulators. They are already turning a blind eye to what the natural gas companies are doing. Scary? Here’s something even scarier: Just this past Wednesday [Jan. 23], both the House and Senate Resource committees passed rules that will now allow Class 2 injection wells, too. If the thought of the gas and oil industry being allowed to inject toxic, carcinogenlaced, possibly radioactive “produced”—water at high pressure—through our aquifers is concerning to you (and it damn well should be), you need to be involved. And don’t even get me started about the earthquakes that are induced by these injections. Care to know more, or get involved? Contact me at email@example.com or visit our Facebook page: Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction. —Alma Hasse
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MORE GUN BROUHAHA Whenever Bill Cope takes on gun control, there’s a lot of feedback, as was the case after his recent column (BW, Opinion, “The Mad Monkey Flu,” Jan. 23, 2013). Just want to compliment you on your recent writing style. You’ve obviously taken some of the techniques that have been so successful for the geniuses at Fox and (hopefully) you’re playing the part of someone who is ignorant and unaware in order to stimulate some interest and discussion in some otherwise pretty uninteresting subjects. Here’s to keeping the spice in it. Have some fun! —George Tirebiter Oh, please. If politicians were trying to pass any laws trying to restrict the First Amendment, Cope would be the ﬁrst one balled up in a fetal position, crying in the corner, complaining about how his rights were being taken away. When the anti-gun crowd starts talking about guns, they positively make Glenn Beck look perfectly sane. —LOL Hasn’t anyone put Badger out of his misery yet? —Capt. Spaulding
PLAY NICE When BW posted a blog about musicians’ accidents, (Boiseweekly.com, Cobweb, “Boise Musicians Jason ‘Bug’ Burke and Bill Parsons Need Your Help,” Jan. 18, 2013) some comments got nasty. In reaction, some offered etiquette reminders. Accidents cannot be prevented. They happen. Being a dick, though. That can surely be prevented. —Blake Green It’s always good to teach people how to be better humans ... if they want to know and, conversely, to listen, when others try to teach us how to be better ourselves. I say never kick someone when they’re down. —Mary Jeanne Toutloff WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
DEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA 2C is tweet talk for ‘Too Crazy’
How-de-doo, Mr. President. It’s me again. Bill, from out in Idaho. Just wanted you to know I heard your lovely speech Jan. 21. Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. And as a citizen living in perhaps the most Republican of states, I want to say once again what a pleasure it is to listen to a political leader who has something other than stale conservative caca between his ears. I also wanted to tell you not to worry too much about this dicky little sheriff from over in Canyon County. But maybe you haven’t heard. See, after this talk of new gun laws had been bouncing around for a few days, Sheriff Kieran Donahue announced (as though anyone had asked him) that he would refuse to enforce anything you might come up with to control those one-man WMDs. Of course, he wasn’t the ﬁrst. Conservatives in Idaho are never the ﬁrst at anything. Whatever the issue, they sit around like unplugged appliances, waiting for word to come from some higher power to tell them what to think. And, of course, to idle minds such as these, the NRA would be among the highest of powers. Anyway, it appears to me that Sheriff Donahue waited until he was conﬁdent there was a trend developing before adding his contribution to the ﬂow of sludge draining out of the Gun Nut Swamp. And surely, Mr. President, you’re aware there has arisen a distracting howl among a smattering of sheriffs in objection to any reasonable approach or interpretation to the Second Amendment—or as I call it, “The right to inﬂate one’s ﬂagging masculinity by owning a shooter-upper that looks like the neato guns they use in those cool movies like Sylvester Stallone makes.” Generally, this sherifﬁcal rebellion is coming from the more hillbilly-ish provinces— Mississippi, Texas, Idaho—but there has even been one from Oregon, though it happened to be that part of Oregon with no people in it. To my knowledge, Donahue is the only Idaho sheriff to hop on this bozo bandwagon, but it wouldn’t surprise me if a few more joined the pusillanimous posse. After all, sheriffs are the only law enforcement personnel who have to run for election at regular intervals, so it comes as no shock that they go groveling for voter approval, which in conservative environs means their groveling takes the form of mouthing the stupidest, most blow-hardy, ignorant, lowest common denominator crap they can think of to mouth. And oh my goodness, is Canyon County a conservative environ. In this most Republican of states, Canyon County has been for decades the most Republican of Idaho’s 44 shires. Seriously, the dopiest politicians imaginable gather in that otherwise dull and trashy expanse like ﬂies on fresh cow pies, then all too often, they spread their “loonytarian” germs to state governance and beyond. I think of it as the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
“Smear of Smead Syndrome”—a local reference that you wouldn’t possibly understand, Mr. President—but the lingering effects of this sour and noxious inﬂuence is a raging incompetence on a level that would embarrass Adam Sandler. If that’s even possible. Sir, I am not kidding. What Florida does for the nation as a whole, Canyon County does for Idaho—if you know what I mean. Their school administrators can’t seem to ﬁgure out how much money is in their budgets; they have prisoners walking away from work details and a contract prosecutor being prosecuted for pilfering county funds; they send a legislator to the State Capitol who proceeds to get drunk and go crashing around in a stolen vehicle; they have drive-by shootings it seems like every weekend, and they have either the worst drivers’ education programs ever or a shamefully high rate of people who ﬂunked out; those of us living downwind of them had to suffer their ﬂoating efﬂuvium for decades until they ﬁnally got civilized enough to put emissions standards on their vehicles. The list goes on. Seriously, it’s ‘Toon Town over there. Among their more remarkable gifts to the state of Idaho as been a superintendent of public instruction with no education himself and a governor who would rather be out roping baby cows than doing anything useful. And now they have a sheriff, hufﬁng and pufﬁng in as public a way as possible, that he’s a better judge of what’s constitutional than you are, Mr. President. Thankfully, I am given to understand that Canyon County compliance with any new gun laws won’t be left up to Sheriff Spud ... er, Donahue. (Excuse me. That slip alluded to another local legend that I don’t imagine you would have heard of.) As has been reported from several sources, the enforcement of federal laws is done for the most part by federal lawmen. So it appears this horse’s patoot either doesn’t know much about who does what in the world of law enforcement or he is just blowing smoke out of his ... (Oh dear, I’m sorry. Let me rephrase that, should this letter fall into Sasha’s or Malia’s hands.) ... or he is just grandstanding. But I don’t have to tell you about conservatives grandstanding, do I, Mr. President? As your second inauguration proves, their bluster, their blabbery and their bull is nothing you can’t handle, even when it’s coming from somebody signiﬁcant and not from some tag-along Barney from out hayseed way. So like I said, Sir, don’t lose any sleep over Sheriff Donahue’s “Me-one-big-toughhombre” moment. People like him pop up in Canyon County far too often, but they never last long, and in the end, they never really accomplish much. Like … remember Steve Symms? No? That’s OK. Neither does anyone else.
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In politics, it’s a wild wild weird world Hunter S. Thompson said: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” But what do you do when things go from weird to completely psychedelic? The political landscape at the beginning of the second term of America’s ﬁrst biracial—in the usual historical sense, calling him black kind of requires an asterisk—is a messed-up, topsy-turvy, bass-ackwards place. There is the president’s newfound liberal rhetoric, even going so far as to namecheck gays and lesbians in his inaugural address. Did anyone tell him or members of the media that Stonewall was an actual riot, that endorsing this landmark of liberation is to endorse violent revolutionary change? He came off as something of a peacenik, implying that he would be willing to talk to, say, Iran. How does that square with his onslaught of drones, a campaign that increasingly looks like a grim Vietnam-style war of attrition? But it’s his timing I can’t ﬁgure. Back in 2009, when he came into the White House with an overwhelming mandate for radical change in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, when he enjoyed Democratic control of both houses of Congress, when the Republicans were so whipped that opinion writers for the Wall Street Journal wondered aloud whether there was a future for the GOP, he tacked right. Now that obstructionist Republicans control the House, ordinary citizens have settled into a grouchy state of permanent discontent, when there’s absolutely no reason to expect to get anything big or bold accomplished, the dude is breaking out as some sort of crazy progressive?
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Then there’s the bizarre realignment of the two major parties. Leading Republicans are freaking out in the weirdest possible way. Something has to be done! But not if it requires compromising on our core values. Um, guys ... white guys ... old white guys ... the problem is that the voters don’t like Republican core values. Or you personally. So what is to be done? Something! You almost have to feel sorry for Republicans. Sure, they started a bunch of crazy wars and they rolled back 800 years of cherished civil liberties, but it’s sad to watch the mighty crash. Not only is a sorta-black man in the White House, all the GOP’s classic election-stealing tricks—corrupting the Supreme Court, bullying recount ofﬁcials with paid thugs, moving voting booths out of minority neighborhoods—aren’t enough to close the growing gap between their obsolete stances. Now they’re so desperate that they’re even ﬂirting with rejiggering the Electoral College in order to suck out two or three more terms with them in control of the House before fading away into Whig-like oblivion. Not to say that the Democrats are walking the straight and narrow road of sanity. There’s one issue that consumes Americans most. Happily, it’s something that the government not only can do something about, but has been able to address many times in the past. I am talking about, obviously, the economy. Americans have been remarkably consistent about this. It would be hard to think of another time when people told pollsters for four years in a row 12 that the same issue was the No. 1 issue
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GIVE ME A BREAK ‘Sandwich Bill’ to be served before Idaho Legislature
A neighborhood market operated on Eighth Street from 1901 until 2011.
TWO ICONIC BOISE MARKETS SEE BIG CHANGES
GEORGE PRENTICE Idaho lawmakers were taking a break. Filling the Capitol Dining Room alongside lobbyists, reporters and the general public on Jan. 24. Most customers opted for a Reuben sandwich ($6.99) or the pot roast special ($7.99), while others nursed a cup of coffee ($1.50 with free reﬁlls). Meanwhile, some state workers working across the Capitol Mall complex couldn’t enjoy the same privilege. In fact, public and Daniel Wolf, representative of the Idaho Association of Government Employees and Marty Durand, attorney with Herzfeld & Piotrowski, sit in the Idaho Statehouse Capitol Dining Room, open to the public. private employees across the Gem State don’t have a right to one of the most basic tenets of an American workplace: an opportunity paid for, nothing like that. This would be an grounded,” said Durand. to step away from their stations to eat a optional 30-minute break.” Daniel Wolf, spokesman for the Idaho Asmeal, make a phone call or take care of some The 2013 version of the legislation–dubbed sociation of Government Employees, said state personal business. the “sandwich bill” by its advocates–is expectagencies were notorious for inequity in who “It’s true,” said Marty Durand, labor ated to surface when King introduces the meatorney with Herzfeld & Piotrowski, LLP. “The gets a break and who doesn’t. “At some of those agencies–even in the same sure before the House Commerce and Human Fair Labor Standards Act sets the minimum Resources Committee in the next several days. building–you’ll see some people getting onewage and says that if you work more than 40 King and Woodings are the sole Democrats on hour breaks every day and then, in that same hours a week, you get overtime. But that’s it. building, some people aren’t getting any kind of the committee, which is chaired by Twin Falls There’s nothing about a break.” Republican Rep. Stephen Hartgen. a break,” said Wolf. “In a number of agencies, That’s why 20 states have enacted laws The new bill would require an employer allowing workers to have a 30-minute unpaid we have employees who work through their to offer a 30-minute unpaid break to any lunch breaks without saying anything because break without fear of being punished. And employee working seven and a half hours or they think they can’t speak up.” that’s why Durand, a 21-year Idaho attorney more. But there would be exemptions, includKing has a simple theory as to why a state and former executive director of the Idaho ing any employer who employs two or fewer Women’s Network, approached Boise Demo- worker would be fearful to ask for the privilege of getting a break: beneﬁts. employees at one location at any one time. cratic Rep. Phyllis King about Corrections ofﬁcers and anyone covered by “It’s because they need the the issue two years ago. a collective bargaining agreement would also insurance. Those workers stay “Rep. King is a great advoTHE ‘SANDWICH BILL’ be exempt. with a lousy job and with a cate for workers and middleThe proposed measure “This bill does nothing to beneﬁt union lousy boss,” she said. “And class families,” said Durand. would have private and public employers offer a 30-minit’s almost always because they workers,” said Durand. “Some people have “When I brought this to her ute unpaid break to any very strong anti-union sentiments here; some need the health insurance.” attention and told her there employee who works more people are very strong pro-union. The big King said she heard from was no law that says you have than seven and one-half conchunk is in the middle.” a number of those employees to offer a break, her reaction secutive hours per day. The change would not apply to Durand adds that the beneﬁts outweigh any but, to the person, they wished was shock. I said, ‘A simple any employer who employs perceived inconveniences. to remain anonymous. piece of legislation could take two or fewer employees at a “Fatigue leads to workplace injuries. Plus, “The ones who had the care of that.’” particular location at anyone you’re seeing more Idahoans in low-wage, worst complaints said, ‘Please House Bill 432 was introtime. Correction ofﬁcers and employees who is covered high-pressure jobs. And that’s where you see don’t share this with anybody. duced by King in 2012, but she by a collective bargaining more people pressured to be more productive I’m afraid of losing my job,’” conceded to Boise Weekly that agreement would also not to make quotas. The more pressure placed said King. she “didn’t think it was going to be included. on workers, the easier it is to exploit them,” Another legislator, Boise go anywhere.” said Durand. “If you want a productive work Democratic Rep. Holli High “But I was amazed at how force, you have to treat them like human Woodings, said she has also many people wrote to me when heard of no-break workplaces from a relative. beings.” they got wind of this,” said King. “And the As for the political reality of securing a “My brother-in-law was working for calls. … I received so many poignant calls. hearing on her proposed legislation, King said a company in Rexburg and that company That’s when we knew something was up.” she’s been talking with her fellow members of wasn’t offering any type of a break,” said Though HB 432 didn’t receive a public the House Commerce and Human Resources Woodings. “I said, ‘That can’t be legal.’ But I hearing during the 2012 session, advocates Committee but response has been “noncomlooked at the Idaho statutes and federal laws, for the measure told BW that they learned of mittal.” and, sure enough, there was nothing there numerous instances of state employees who “But I’ll give it my all,” she said, then were afraid to say anything publicly about not that guarantees any type of a break. 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Two historic neighborhood markets that helped deﬁne Boise’s East and North ends, are about to undergo big changes: One is still hoping to keep its door open while the other is transitioning to a yoga studio. When 95-year-old Margaret Lawrence died in June 2011 (BW, Feature, “Whatever Happened to Margaret?” July 6, 2011), neighbors worried that her Hollywood Market on Eighth Street would be closed forever. In fact, the location was a corner market since the dawn of the 20th century: the N.J. Davis and Company Grocers from 19011907, the Corner Grocery from 1914-1919, the C.E. Sharp Grocery in 1921, Your Grocery from 1923-1929, and the Hollywood Market from 1930 until May 8, 2011, six weeks before Lawrence died. The location was sold by Lawrence’s estate in 2012 to Sallie Herrold, who stood before the Boise Historic Preservation Commission Jan. 28 with her plans to turn the location into Hollywood Market Yoga. In fact, the remodel, which is already under way, includes 500 square feet for a yoga studio, a new exterior courtyard and a planned mural on the north side of the building, facing Resseguie Street. “Margaret Lawrence used to have a sign at the Hollywood Market that read, ‘Happiness is spoken here,’” said Cathy Sewell of Platform Architecture Design. “We want to carry on that sort of theme for the mural. It won’t be business signage.” Commissioners liked what they heard and saw. “I think this is a great re-use of this space,” said Commission Chairman Amy Pence-Brown. “And I really appreciate that.” Vice Chair Barbara Dawson agreed. “To have a historic business that held a lot of memories be repurposed to a business that will hold new memories is a commendable effort,” said Dawson. Ultimately, the Commission voted unanimously to grant a certiﬁcate of appropriateness for the project, which is expected to go before Boise’s Planning and Zoning Commission in early February. P & Z will need to take up the issue of available on-street parking for Hollywood Market Yoga. A number of Eighth Street property owners said they thought the new business would put a strain on available parking spots for residents. But Historic Preservation Commission members reminded them that parking was not “the purview” of their body and P & Z would need to consider their complaints. Meanwhile, another Boise land10 mark market’s future isn’t sure.
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The Roosevelt Market was built around 1900.
Each weekday, scores of youngsters pouring out of East Boise’s 9 Roosevelt Elementary School stop in the Roosevelt Market, the iconic corner shop on North Elm Avenue off of Warm Springs Avenue, for what co-proprietor Susan Wilder calls the after school “sugar rush.” “For an hour, we close down our sandwich bar, and it’s only the kids,” said Wilder. “They’ll come over here and completely ﬁll the store. We’ve only had a few people that have managed to come in here during the ‘sugar rush,’ and they don’t make that mistake again.” When not full of students purchasing snacks, the Roosevelt Market is a weekend brunch stop and summertime hangout. But earlier this month, owners of the property put the store, and a second ﬂoor apartment over the market, up for sale. “We need to consolidate our ﬁnances,” said Sheila Trounson, who shares ownership of the building with her mother, Gay Milligan. Mother and daughter purchased the property in 2003. Wilder and her business partner, Nicki Monroe, began operating the market six months later. Milligan and Trounson are looking for a buyer to purchase the 2,409-square-foot building, with an asking price of nearly $250,000. Listings indicate the structure was built in 1900. “We would love it if the buyer keeps the market,” said Trounson. “We’re not selling it for any reason other than consolidating. It’s such a fantastic community location; it’s not a money-maker, it’s an investment in the community is what it is.” Wilder said she was concerned the location would no longer a serve as a neighborhood market, and might go the way of the Hollywood Market. “Our concern would be that somebody wouldn’t want us here,” said Wilder. “And that they’d want to purchase this and then maybe start up their own business.” Trounson said they previously offered to sell the property to Wilder and Monroe before placing the building on the market. “They’re not in a situation to do that, that I know of,” said Trounson. “We really want it to stay a part of the neighborhood, but we couldn’t put it contingent on the sale because we need to sell it.” Wilder pointed to a newly launched blog, saverooseveltmarket.blogspot.com, which suggests East End residents could work together to purchase the building in a “community-owned” model and preserve its role “as a permanent historic, economic and cultural asset for the East End.”
Plans for a bike share program would include stations in Boise downtown core and the Boise State campus, with a total of 140 bikes at 14 stations.
FEWER WHEELS, MORE STUDENTS Bike, car-sharing programs slow to take off but here to stay ANDREW CRISP Boise State University occupies one of the busiest slices of real estate in the city. More than 20,000 people regularly descend upon the 170-acre campus, which includes more than 150 buildings and that massive blueturfed stadium. “We kind of think of ourselves as a mini city,” said J.C. Porter, assistant director of the Transportation Department at Boise State. Not unlike any metropolis, Boise State also has its own ideas about 21st century alternative transportation options--and they were all too happy to share their concepts at a Jan. 23 Urban Lunch, held at the university’s home away from home, Boise State Center on Main, tucked inside downtown’s Alaska Center. A panel including Porter and Drs. Susan Mason and Thomas Wuerzer, associate professors in the Boise State Department of Community and Regional Planning, focused on the university’s research on urban issues, with a particular focus on people movement. In fact, Mason and Wuerzer’s department worked alongside the Central District Health Department to craft a proposed bike-share program, using mapping systems to ﬁnd the most active portions of the city.
“Our question wasn’t, ‘Does Boise need a bike-share or not?’” said Wuerzer. “Instead, our question was, ‘If we get a bike-share, where would the best locations be?’” Wuerzer and Mason pointed to a map showcasing active cores of Boise. Bright red areas showed zones active for residential, restaurant and retail use, locations better suited to feature one of 15 stations with 10 rentable bikes. “Keep your eye out for more research on cycling in Boise,” said Mason. “There will be more research on how we [cycle throughout the city] and when we do it.” Other urban initiatives, such as a carsharing program, also originated with the university. ZipCar debuted on the campus in 2010, with four cars, a project to free up sparse parking space by letting users rent cars permanently housed at the school. According to Porter, the few surface parking lots on campus are destined to serve as footprints for future buildings, “We have to come up with alternatives for people driving to campus,” said Porter, who added his department already runs a bike rental program for faculty and students.
Boise State’s density is, in large part, because the campus has “hard and fast boundaries” requiring multistory buildings for oncampus expansion, according to the scholars. “The only other place to expand is the residential area to the south,” said Porter. “And that gets expensive.” And while the panel unveiled a university survey that indicated 24 percent of students and teachers regularly rode a bicycle to campus, 10 percent walked and 48 percent drove alone in a vehicle, the experts are anxious to push down the number of cars on campus. “We want to promote to students, ‘Hey, you don’t need to bring a car to campus,’” said Porter. More than 2,600 students, many of whom bring a car, live in on-campus student housing, Porter said, and many of those students are reluctant to give up their own keys in favor of a shared ZipCar. The company’s target of 30 percent of the Zipcars being used each day hasn’t been consistently met, according to Porter, so the ﬂeet was reduced to two vehicles. As of December, Boise State’s ZipCar program had 257 members, with 30 to 40 drivers making reservations per month.
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CHERIEPassion BUCKNER-WEBB and politics GEORGE PRENTICE
Do you ﬁnd the 2013 Legislature dramatically different than the 2011 Legislature? I have the advantage of seeing how the House runs, which is so different than the Senate. Do you believe there is truth to the adage that the Senate is closer to the center of the political spectrum than the House? I will tell you that, in coming over to this body, the tone and timbre is much more collegial to me. I have been told by trusted colleagues of mine in the House that the House remains less centered, a little further right. Can you speak to the challenge of losing a vote today but winning a greater cause for tomorrow? A win isn’t necessarily a check mark. A win is also speaking the truth. Change comes even after I’m gone. I believe in living a legacy. Legacy is a tradition I heard my entire life. The reason I’m here is the legacy that others left for me, little by little. I have a granddaughter now and … (Buckner-Webb’s eyes welled up). And I can tell you … (Buckner-Webb began to cry). I’m sorry. I didn’t expect that. But what I wanted to say is that it really makes a
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difference what the political landscape will look like, what the Boise Valley will be like for her. I want her to be cradled in the bosom of this community so that she can be everything she wants to be. She’s the representation of children, known and unknown, to me. Do you see any of yourself in your granddaughter? I see my mother in her. She was a person who believed in possibilities and to have a responsibility to make sure those possibilities are available to many people. You’ve been a professional singer and still sing at a number of public events. What are your earliest memories of singing? My grandmother said I was singing before I was talking. She wanted me to study classical music. But when I was 12, The Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas were hot. What does your music collection look like? Very eclectic. What do you listen to in your car? NPR. That’s the truth. But when you want to dial down the
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Cherie Buckner-Webb happily shared two photographs with Boise Weekly that framed her life. “Let me show you this,” she said, reaching for a framed black and white Kodachrome from April 1968. “I was still in high school at Boise High. I was probably 15 or 16.” Buckner-Webb, 61, pointed to herself, singing with two other girls at a rally held outside the Idaho Statehouse, days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Moments later, Buckner-Webb pointed to another photo, this one on her iPhone, of her 22-month-old granddaughter Zaida holding a program from the Jan. 21 MLK Day ceremony at the Statehouse. “She’s my heart,” said Buckner-Webb. In a wide-ranging conversation, BW spoke with the two-term legislator – her ﬁrst in the Idaho Senate – about grandchildren, music and the nobility of politics.
world, what music do you listen to? It really depends. Music is illustrative of how I’m feeling or how I want to feel. I’m going to perform the role of Bloody Mary in South Paciﬁc for Music Week in May, so we better get out of session on time. Let’s talk about legislation for the current session. There’s a rumor going around that you’ll be the sponsor of a 2013 version of Add the Words. People across the state have been working diligently to get the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” included in the human-rights legislation. Some folks assume it’s an agenda. It’s not. It’s about seeing that rights are approved for everyone. And where are you with introducing a proposed measure? We have legislation that has been reviewed by a number of stakeholders. Routing slips have been done, but the ﬁrst step is to hear the will of the people. We want to open up those discussions with academics and business and religious leaders. During testimony in November 2012 before the Boise City Council, event proponents of the city’s new ordinance said they were overwhelmed by ﬁve hours of testimony on this issue. You know it. I think this is the 12 time.
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That said, what is the chance of seeing statewide legislation? I’m hoping, I’m hoping, I’m hoping.
What was your reaction to the Republican trial balloon to wipe away Idaho’s business personal property tax? Having worked in rural communities in Idaho, I can tell you that the result of eliminating that tax without another opportunity to ﬁll that void would be devastating. It’s a matter of safety, security and all of those infrastructures that personal property tax supports and fronts. The primary option seems to be a shift of the personal property tax burden over to homeowners. My email is full and my voicemail is full with homeowners who are saying, “Please, please think of us.” What was your takeaway from last November’s voter rejection of the so-called Luna Laws? People were very clear. It wasn’t just Republicans or Democrats. It was across the board. They voted no. I’m amazed when I hear some elements of those initiatives will be brought back. It’s incredulous to me. But Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna has told legislative budget writers and legislative committees that he heard something different. The voting box told me in very empirical terms that voters don’t want it. Perhaps he’s
hearing a different voice. Superintendent Luna has had a pretty low proﬁle since the November election. I think that’s appropriate. There was a time, perhaps two generations ago, when politics was considered noble. Do you believe it can be again? There are so many people I work with that I have so much respect for, but I believe that people in our community aren’t sure about us. And as long as they’re not sure, we’ve got big work to do. Do you want to keep doing this? I think so. What’s the chance of you holding another political ofﬁce within the next 10 years? I don’t think so. Right this minute I think I’m supposed to do very good work here. The following morning, Buckner-Webb called to make an addendum to her remarks regarding running for another public ofﬁce. I had to call because I just had an unexpected two-and-a-half-hour phone call with a group of people who wanted to talk about a future campaign. Believe me, I’m as surprised as anyone. When BW asked Buckner-Webb about the speciﬁcs of the conversation, she laughed. I can’t tell you; We were just talking. But considering what I said in our conversation, I thought you should know ﬁrst.
RALL in the country. Whatever his other challenges, President Barack Obama 8 certainly doesn’t have to wonder about what’s on our minds. So what is his second-term agenda? Given his laissez-faire approach to the economic collapse throughout his ﬁrst term, you might think that he would focus in like a laser-guided drone on the economy this time around. But no, everyone’s telling us that Obama’s ambitious second-term agenda is gun control, immigration and climate change. Don’t get me wrong: One of the great tragedies of the last dozen years was that Al Gore, one of the few American politicians who understands the gravity and imminent threat of global warming, didn’t get to exercise the presidential powers he earned at the ballot box. Though I will be shocked if Obama’s proposals rise above the level of the usual too little/too late/too vested in corporate proﬁts to curb industrialization, it’s nice to see the issue get lip service. Restoring sanity to America’s immigration system is long overdue. Though, again, I wouldn’t be surprised if we just end up with
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another Reagan-style amnesty that doesn’t open up the doors to more legal immigrants. Gun control of assault riﬂes and high-capacity magazines, of course, is just boilerplate postSandy Hook Elementary School massacre reactionism. Fortunately, at least one of these issues will probably resolve itself. Already there are fewer illegals trying to sneak into the United States across the border from Mexico because the economy here is so terrible. Who is going to want to come to an impoverished nation full of gun nuts shooting at each other underwater? Still, it’s disconcerting to watch smug Democrats lord it over clueless Republicans when the only difference between the two parties is one of tone. Republicans let you know that they hate you. Democrats talk nice and then let you down. Neither party gives a damn about the fact that you haven’t gotten a raise in 30 years. How can they? Their contributors are the top executives of the corporations who’ve been lining their pockets at your expense. One of these days, you’ve got to think that the people are going to notice. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
RAUL’S RULES DANIEL WALTERS IIdaho daho U.S. U.S. Rep. Rep. R Raul aul Labrador Labrador could could bring bring about about a revitalization revitalization of of the the Republican Republican Party Party — or or thwart thwart it it
As the 2013 congressional session began, rumblings of a coup against Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner started immediately. Boehner had just compromised with President Barack Obama, raising taxes on the very wealthy while delaying spending cuts. Conservative House Republicans—who had refused to support even Boehner’s original, more conservative proposal—responded by tarring the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
speaker as a compromiser and promisebreaker. When Republicans moved to choose their speaker, a few saw a chance for new blood. The vote went alphabetically. The ﬁrst two representatives voted Boehner. But next came the strongly libertarian Michigan Rep. Justin Amash. He didn’t vote for Boehner—who had kicked him off the House Budget Committee. Instead, he
shouted out the name of an Idahoan who has barely been in Congress two years: “Raul Labrador.” When it was Labrador’s turn to vote, Labrador just sat in silence—both times his name was called. “Labrador,” the clerk said, looking around. “Labrador.” No response. “I decided to speak with my silence,” Labrador told The Paciﬁc Northwest Inlander after the vote. “There was nobody
at that moment I thought would be a good speaker.” The coup attempt failed and Boehner was re-elected speaker. But as the dust settled, reporting quickly exposed Labrador as one of the main forces trying to topple Boehner. It placed Labrador, who represents Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, in a pivotal position for the Republican future: On one hand, Labrador’s work to reform immigration
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as an attorney with negotiations, if you take anything off the table, you show a weak hand.” Democrats need to believe Republicans would go over the cliff, hit the debt ceiling and shut down the government. He says there’s nothing that’s non-negotiable, but he’d only A Rebel’s Causes support tax hikes if they come tied to immediate spending cuts. Born to a single mother in Puerto Rico, Labrador’s tactics recently created a rift Labrador’s voice still carries a whiff of a Spanbetween Idaho’s two representatives. Mike ish accent. Simpson, Idaho’s other Republican representa“Every day I look at the Capitol, I get tive, told the Idaho Statesman that Labrador’s goosebumps,” he said. refusal to vote for speaker was “irresponYet, he remains mostly a visitor: Labrador sible” and forever undermined his credibility. doesn’t own a home in Washington, D.C., or Labrador, in turn, called Simpson a rent an apartment. He sleeps on “bully.” an air mattress on the ﬂoor Some constituents of his ofﬁce and showers praise Labrador’s strict at the Capitol gym. ﬁscal conservatism. He misses his wife “He’s probably and his ﬁve chilone of the best dren and ﬂies congressmen back to Eagle that I’ve ever nearly every had,” says weekend. Pam Stout, He said a founder of he has seen the Sandpoint how hard -RAUL LABRADOR Tea Party. it is for “I honestly anything to can’t think get done— ““There Th he ere r w was as n as nobody obo od dy of a single there are 535 t that tha hat moment mom mo ome ment tI at vote where we members of th hou ough g t would woul wo uld ul d be be thought disagreed.” Congress, each a good good s peak pe ake er.” er.” er speaker.” But Tea Party with their perpower has weakened. sonal sacred cows. In 2010, 24 percent of “It’s one of the most voters told the Rasmussen frustrating things, seeing Reports survey they consider how slowly things get done themselves a part of the Tea Party. here,” Labrador said. Today, that ﬁgure has dwindled to only 8 Yet, lately, Labrador has deﬁed his own percent. party leaders when they tried to compromise. “I don’t think he’s done a very good job of Labrador wasn’t the ﬁrst choice of esrepresenting all of Idaho,” said Larry Grant, tablishment Republicans. His 2010 primary chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party. “I opponent, former John McCain campaign think he represents a very narrow group.” worker Vaughn Ward, was recruited by Yet Labrador is trying to widen the Repubnational Republicans and endorsed by Sarah lican Party to include an increasingly imporPalin. But Ward’s early double-digit lead tant demographic: Hispanics. collapsed in a string of embarrassing gaffes. Labrador, a former immigration attorney, overtook both Ward and incumbent Democrat Immigration Plans Walt Minnick. Liberal groups were alarmed. The People Hispanics either hated Mitt Romney or for the American Way named Labrador one loved Barack Obama: a scant 27 percent of of the “10 scariest Republicans heading for them supported the GOP nominee. Pundits Congress,” over his opposition to abortion, across the spectrum saw a big problem for the gay marriage and tax hikes. future of the GOP. Obama plans to make imLabrador wasn’t alone. The more-powmigration a key part of his State of the Union erful-than-ever Tea Party, preaching against address Tuesday, Feb. 12. deﬁcits and bailouts, had fueled a surge of Immediately after the election, Democratic conservative victories in the House. Labrador Indiana Rep. Luis Gutierrez said he ran into caught the eye of Robert Draper, author of the failed vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in in-depth proﬁle of the House of Representathe Capitol gym, where Ryan mentioned there tives, Do Not Ask What Good We Do. were many conservative House Republicans According to Draper, Labrador said he serious about immigration reform. “didn’t come to Washington to be part of a Gutierrez said Ryan told him he “should team,” and told Boehner that his debt-ceiling talk to my friend Raul Labrador because plan was a “terrible bill” and accused him of House Republicans will be looking to him for “abandoning” conservatives. Early on, Labra- guidance.” dor even hinted at overthrowing the speaker While Labrador is against a “pathway to if conservative members were punished for citizenship” and says the ﬁrst priority is securrebelling against leadership. ing the borders, Gutierrez and Labrador have Today, Labrador said he thinks Boehner is already met multiple times to ﬁnd common a good man and his frustration is mostly over ground. Boehner’s strategy, which he sees as willing to “He understands the issues and realizes give up ground too early. immigration is more than just a political or “I think we need to be a little bit bolder labor-market issue,” Gutierrez said in an and stronger,” Labrador said. “What I learned email. “He sees the human side of immigracould help woo Hispanics, saving the GOP from demographic doom. But on the other, he has been touted as a rebel leader, a hurdle for any Republicans pushing for a more moderate party.
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tion, the families that are being ripped apart by deportations or the decades it takes for some families to get visas.” It’s easy, here, to ﬁnd similarities between Labrador and Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida seen as a major contender to grab the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination for president. Both are Hispanic, both were uplifted by the Tea Party, both voted against the ﬁscal cliff deal, and both have a passion to ﬁx the immigration system. Rubio told the Wall Street Journal recently that he wants to raise the limit on immigrants who bring investments and advanced skills, and wants to let current undocumented migrants earn a work permit and, eventually, citizenship. Labrador is more vague about his plans, but said he has been talking with Rubio, and they agree on a lot. One bill Labrador helped introduce, the STEM Jobs Act, would have given a higher percentage of visas to those studying math, science, technology and engineering. But Democrats wanted a much more comprehensive bill. Gutierrez voted against it, calling it a “slap in the face to the core values of the United States.” On talk shows like Meet the Press, Labrador has harshly criticized Democrats on immigration. “They’re using this as just a political tool— and they don’t really want to resolve anything. They were able to do something about health care reform, but they couldn’t do anything with immigration reform,” he told Geraldo Rivera on Fox, “and they want to keep continuing to blame Republicans for their failure of leadership.” Grant said he doesn’t want to take anything away from Labrador’s ethnicity, but it’s what’s put Labrador in the spotlight. “Right now, I think he’s having a good time putting on a show, going on the talk shows, using his ethnic background in the Republican Party in order to advance his career,” Grant said.
The Republicans of the Future Labrador says he wants a bolder Republican Party, one that’s not afraid of tackling tough issues. After the 2012 election, he lambasted the GOP’s big business ties on Meet the Press, saying he “didn’t become a Republican to defend the rich.” In the future, he said he wants the party to consider the effects of war and the cost of military spending. But all the speculation on what Labrador can bring to the party depends on how long he stays. He says he believes U.S. representatives should be limited to 12 years in ofﬁce. “I get calls almost every day asking me to run for governor,” Labrador said. “I am deﬁnitely considering it, but I have not made a decision.” Tea Party activist Stout is one supporter, saying she’d love to see “somebody with a real spine and a true conservative in that ofﬁce.” But even the Governor’s Ofﬁce would eventually come with a self-imposed deadline. “Honestly, I don’t see myself doing this for a very long period of time,” Labrador said. “I do not want to make politics a career.” This story was ﬁrst published in the Paciﬁc Northwest Inlander on Jan. 15. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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Boise Public Library offers some nautical fare for lunch.
FRIDAY FEB. 1 brain food LITERATURE FOR LUNCH There’s nothing worse than a ho-hum lunch spent idly browsing the Web while gumming a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But there’s a better, more ﬁlling option offered to all those brown baggers out there. Boise State University’s Department of English hosts the regular Literature for Lunch series, a free-to-attend book club to spice up the lunch hour beginning at noon the ﬁrst Friday of each month. Organizers create a list of books for participants to read through the series. Readers then meet at the Boise Public Library for a meal and discussion. According to organizers, this season’s offerings “capture Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s reﬂection in ‘Youth and Age’ that ‘Youth and I are housemates still’ and the interesting dynamics that intergenerational relationships create.” Books selected as part of the series can be bought at a 25 percent discount at the Boise State Bookstore, or for 10 percent off at Rediscovered Bookshop or Hyde Park Books. The program kicks off with Ernest Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, from 12:10-1 p.m. The Nobel Prize-winning book’s principal character sails out to sea to grapple a massive marlin only to confront poor luck, ruination and despair— a novalla rife with opportunity for a robust discussion. In March, Literature for lunch will take up Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, followed in April by May Sarton’s Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, and in May by The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. 12:10 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org. After surviving the Holocaust, Marion Blumenthal Lazan has spent much of her life sharing lessons of overcoming hardships.
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Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s family ﬂed to Holland during Hitler’s rise to power, but the boats that would have taken them to safety in America were sunk by the Nazis, and Blumenthal Lazan spent the next six years in transit and concentration camps, including Bergen-Belsen in Germany. Though her entire family survived World War II, her father died of typhus soon after the family’s release. Since 1979, she has been sharing her insights and experiences in lecture halls and classrooms to raise awareness of the Holocaust. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., she’ll share, along with plenty of anecdotes, her insights into perseverance, the power of creativity, the importance of being true to one’s self and the necessity of accepting others at the behest of the Eagle High School History Club through a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council. Blumenthal Lazan’s stor y of sur vival in Nazi-occupied Europe, which is the subject of her memoir Four Per fect Pebbles, PBS documentar y Marion’s Triumph and a two-act musical, is full of life lessons about overcoming hardship, and, according to the Eagle High School Histor y Club, shares it with children “so that they will recognize the horrors of this period in world histor y.” “We are the last generation given the honor of hearing ﬁrst-hand from a survivor,” said the History Club in a press release. The presentation runs 45 minutes and concludes with a question and answer session. 7 p.m. FREE. Eagle High School auditorium, 574 Park Lane, Eagle, fourperfectpebbles.com.
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It takes a long time to put on a theater production. Think about the logistics: The play has to be written and edited. Dialogue must be added and cut. Someone casts the actors, who memorize lines and rehearse while stage managers create a set, organize props and design lighting. The amount of blood, sweat, tears and time it takes to give a play wings is enormous. Leave it to the folks at Boise Little Theater and Daisy’s Madhouse Theatre to take the hood off a stage play to show the public just
how the process works during the fourth annual Will Act 4 Food. Eight playwrights, directors and about 40 local actors gather at Boise Little Theater for a lottery that will divide them into teams and determine the genre, dialogue and props that will be used in original 10-minute plays. The following evening—Saturday, Feb. 2— the public is invited to watch and help a “celebrity judge” adjudicate the ﬁnal products. Will Act 4 Food beneﬁts the Idaho Foodbank, and this is the second year since the production has moved from the Danny Peterson Theatre at Boise State University to Boise Little Theater, nearly doubling the event’s audience capacity. The teams have 24 hours to write and rehearse their plays. Will the teams crash
and burn in ﬁts of stress and artistic burnout, or will they sail to theatrical victory with funny, touching plays that pluck heartstrings and elicit belly laughter? There’s only one way to ﬁnd out. 7:30 p.m. $15. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, willact4food.org.
FRIDAY FEB. 1 book-mobile READ ME TREASURE VALLEY KICKOFF It’s not every day you raise a glass for a sesquicentennial, and even rarer still that someone knows what that word means. But for Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, this peculiar amalgaWWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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FRIDAY AND SUNDAY FEB. 1 AND FEB. 3 schubert THE WINTERREISE PROJECT Across the Treasure Valley, winter has blasted residents with snowfall, icy rain and frosty winds. Winter nights test not only warm clothing, but sometimes the soul itself. That’s a sentiment at the core of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, a new Opera Idaho production debuting Friday, Feb. 1. “Winterreise” translates to “winter journey,” and while organized with operatic elements, The Winterreise Project isn’t technically an opera. Instead, it’s a song cycle penned by Schubert in the early 1800s as a setting for 24 poems written by Willhelm Muller. Through the lines of Muller’s poetry, the tale of a young musician begins with the discovery that his lover has been unfaithful, unfolding into a harrowing emotional journey through a dark winter night. Creators Jason Detwiler, a baritone with experience in a wide array of operas, and Lauren Edson, a dancer and choreographer formerly with Trey McIntyre Project, have added new elements to what is typically a two-person production comprised of pianist and singer. With The Winterreise Project, the pair incorporate dance and video to create a new interpretation. “This will be sung in its original German,” Detwiler reminds visitors on the Opera Idaho website, “But never fear, English supertitles are here! Just like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but without the fancy John Woo moves.” With this more modern take, organizers plan to incorporate vivid, ﬂuid elements to reinvigorate the timeless production. Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m. $15-$40. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3871273, operaidaho.org. mation of letters presents not only an opportunity to celebrate humankind’s bipedalism, but also a chance to kick off this year’s Read Me Treasure Valley, sponsored by Ada Community Library and Boise Public Library among other literacyloving entities. In the spirit of Boise turning 150 years old, Bieter, in conjunction with Walk150. org, has set out to walk 150 miles over the course of 2013, and he doesn’t intend to do it alone.
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“I hope to do as many of those miles as possible with residents committed to making Boise a better, healthier place to live,” Bieter said in an ofﬁcial message on the Walk150 website. Bieter, who will be strutting his stuff down one mile of the Oregon Trail Reserve Friday, Feb. 1, urges people to lace up their sneakers and share in the festivities beginning at 10 a.m. Prior to the walk, Bieter, Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman and Associate
This is what happens when musicians go reckless.
FRIDAY FEB. 1 texan RECKLESS KELLY Austin, Texas, rockers Reckless Kelly may not be a household name but after 15 years of playing shows across the United States and abroad, not to mention releasing nine critically acclaimed albums, the group is clearly making waves in the world of country music. Its latest record, released on its brand-spanking-new indie label No Big Deal Records, is a collection of 10 songs about the ins and outs of the band itself. Whether it’s the woes of being on the road or old-fashioned heartbreak, the boys capture the essence of what it means to be reckless and at the top of their game. Recorded in a farmhouse turned studio in Austin, Texas, Good Luck & True Love was tracked almost entirely live, with little extra production aside from a vocal harmony courtesy of Nashville, Tenn.’s own Dani Flowers. According to the band’s website, ﬁddle/mandolin player Cody Braun reﬂects on what the quintet wanted to accomplish with this most recent release: “We wanted to make a record that sounded like we sound live,” said Braun. “Keeping it all in the same space and making sure it was an album rather than just a collection of songs was the main goal, and I think we came pretty close to what we set out to do.” Boiseans can catch Reckless Kelly at the Morrison Center on Friday, Feb. 1. 8 p.m. $23.50 in advance, $28.50 day of show. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, recklesskelly.com.
State Librarian Marj Hooper will discuss the importance of reading. During the kickoff, students from Les Bois Junior High will receive books for their school library. Library representatives will be on-site throughout the event, recommending books on Boise’s rich heritage of environment, enterprise and community.
It’s not easy to ﬁnd locally made headphones. Most electronics aren’t items forged in area workshops, and stereo headphones with cushioned ear pads aren’t stitched together by sweet old ladies in rocking chairs. Skullcandy’s Aviator series, however, includes a local tie-in: $149.95 a special model dedicated to at skullcandy.com Boise hot rod and chopper fabricators Wrecked Metals. Owner Matt Whitlock said the Wrecked Metals headphones began shipping internationally four months ago, though Skullcandy reached out to him more than a year ago. Skullcandy called him up after browsing his company’s work online, inspired by a unique blue color scheme applied to a hot rod project. Borrowing that gray-blue hue, Skullcandy created the special Wrecked Metal series of Aviator headphones, with each pair bearing the company’s red-and-black logo. “Just recently, I built a motorcycle for them to give away at a Zumiez party called the 100K party,” said Whitlock. “We tied that into the headphones, and the motorcycle that I built was the same color.” Like the iconic sunglasses of the same name, the Aviators are designed to serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. The headphones are described by Skullcandy as a “crossbreed of street-level swagger and sophisticated class” to create “the Porsche of the headphone arena.” —Andrew Crisp
Books presented range from the 1860s to today and cover topics including the history of the Treasure Valley’s Basque, Latino and Native American population and the ever controversial Boys of Boise. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. FREE. Oregon Trail Reserve, 4500 E. Lake Forest Drive, walk150.org, readmetv.com.
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FROM THE SHORES OF SF TO PAULY SHORE Skidding over a thick sheet of ice, Boise Weekly publisher Sally Freeman and I made our way to the Boise Airport Jan. 24 to escape the frozen city for a digital conference in San Francisco. Hosted by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, the three-day conference included lectures from digital librarian and activist Brewster Kahle and Mark Coatney of Tumblr, among many others. While we were talking tech with our national alt peers, other BWers were holding down the snow fort in the Gem State. Freelancer Andrew Mentzer chugged up to the opening weekend of the McCall Winter Carnival. “Despite dismal trafﬁc and heavy snowfall, the mood was upbeat with thousands of patrons taking in dozens of elaborate snow sculptures,” wrote Mentzer. “Other events include snowshoe golf, tubing, a lobster feed and live tunes town-wide.” The carnival continues through Sunday, Feb. 3. Back in Boise, BW’s Harrison Berry stopped by Boise State University’s Special Events Center Jan. 24 for the preview of Idaho Dance Theatre’s Winter Performance. Berry was particularly impressed by choreographer Jessica Miller Tomlinson’s “Architecture: Splintered and Cracked.” “This piece was perhaps the evening’s most remarkable for the freshness and profundity of its physical statements,” wrote Berry. “The dancers mimed and synthesized the cracking of concrete and twisting of steel, simulating the decay of enormous, static structures as fog billowed from stage right.” The following evening, Jan. 25, BW’s Josh Gross got cozy at Liquid Laughs for a set by ’90s comedian Pauly Shore. “Shore’s acting career very much on hiatus, his fortune gone, his name a punchline, he could have shufﬂed out onstage like a washed-up has-been.” But, according to Gross, that wasn’t the case. “Shore’s lighthearted doofusness gave his lamentations a whimsical tone, a WTF for for the ages. … It could have been terrible. It wasn’t. Instead, it was hilarious.” Gross also swung by the debut play from local writer and director Thomas Newby, Signal-to-Noise. According to Gross, the plot follows a love story between an “awkward, overweight schlub who spends most of his time online” and a woman “carrying on an imaginary relationship with the government ofﬁcial she believes is monitoring her every move.” “Depicted as a time-fractured series of vignettes that constantly repeat and expand upon one and other, the story evolves from a 1,000-mile height, giving an overall impression of the relationship more than linear narrative,” wrote Gross. “It feels as convoluted and self-serving as memory, and eventually devolves into the characters’ meditations on that great eternal question: What is love?” Gross continued: “While not perfect, the production, the ﬁrst from the newly launched Green Zoo Theatre, a collaborative project of Newby’s band The Green Zoo, is more than just a strong debut. It’s an unusual and compelling piece that is well worth the low price of admission.” The play continues Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Water Cooler, 1405 W Idaho St. in Boise. —Tara Morgan
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COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: SHARON LACEY—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com.
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MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—Check out the ice sculptures, the beer garden, live music and activities going on as part of the town’s annual celebration. FREE-$20. McCall, mccallchamber.org.
MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—See Wednesday. FREE-$20. McCall, mccallchamber.org.
CHOCOLATE AND DIAMONDS— Join Discovery Center of Idaho for its annual fundraiser to support its efforts to inspire lifelong interest in math, science, technology and engineering. Guests bid on silent and live auction items, cast votes for best chocolatier and get a chance to win a diamond. For more info call Jane Ahl at 208-287-4231. 6:30 p.m. $75. Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, scidaho.org.
GREEN ZOO THEATRE PRESENTS SIGNAL-TO-NOISE—Playwright Thomas Newby presents a love story set in the digital age for those who are checking their phones and browsing the Web at the same time. Reserve tickets by email at greenzootheatre@gmail. com or by calling 208-230-4001. 8 p.m. $6.50. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise, greenzooarts.squarespace.com.
On Stage A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—11-year-old Verne of Arco, and Aki, who lives in rural Japan, are united by a shared mystery and fear of what comes out when the sun goes down in this story about friendship, hope and imagination. See Arts, Page 24. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
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On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: SHARON LACEY—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: ROBERT DUCHAINE—Featuring Pete Hall. Two-for-one tickets. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com. A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
DATE NIGHT AT CORKSCREWS—Enjoy live music and your date gets a free drink. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews Wine Shop and Pub, 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-888-4049, corkscrews1.com.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—Rebellious Randale McMurphy fakes insanity to serve out his prison sentence in a mental hospital. 7 p.m. $10-$18. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions.org.
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WEST COAST SWING AT THE MARDI GRAS—Boise West Coast swing instructors Jennifer Babione and Joel Hunter offer classes, early bird specials, open dancing and full bar. For more info email heirloomstudio@ gmail.com. 7-11 p.m. $5-$10. Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553.
CLARINET STUDIO RECITAL— The students of Leslie Moreau perform on clarinet. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609.
Talks & Lectures MARION BLUMENTHAL LAZAN—Join author and Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan as she tells stories about her experiences and discusses the value of tolerance, overcoming hardship and positive thinking. Hosted by the Eagle High School History Club in the Eagle High School auditorium. See Picks, Page 16. 7 p.m. FREE. Eagle High School, 574 N. Park Lane, Eagle, 208-939-2189, ehsmeridianschools.org.
Kids & Teens PUPPET SHOW—Check out puppet renditions of popular children’s stories. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, adalib.org.
Odds & Ends BIOTZETIK BASQUE CHOIR— You don’t have to speak Basque, just sing. Call 208-853-0678 or email averquiaga@hotmail. com for more info. 6 p.m. FREE. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208853-0678, biotzetikbasquechoir. org.
Art 20TH ANNUAL VALENTINE FOR AIDS—View valentines by 250 local artists. Bidding ends Sunday, Feb. 10, and proceeds go to Safety Net for AIDS Program. Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com.
LIQUID LAUGHS: ROBERT DUCHAINE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com.
HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLD-TIMEY MUSIC SERIES—Enjoy music from the Hokum Hi-Flyers while learning square-dance moves. 7 p.m. $5, $15 per family. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding. com.
A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—See Thursday. Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Dinner and show: $39, show only: $20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions.org.
MAGIC OF BROADWAY ICE SHOW—The McCall Starz on Ice features local amateur and professional skaters and nationally and internationally acclaimed guest stars. 8 p.m. $12-$15. Manchester Ice and Event Centre, 200 Lake St., McCall, 208-6343570, manchester-icecentre.com.
THE WINTERREISE PROJECT—Opera Idaho baritone Jason Detwiler and dancer Lauren Edson collaborate in this depiction of Schubert’s timeless song cycle. Visit operaidaho.org or call 208-387-1273 for more info and tickets. See Picks, Page 17. 7:30 p.m. $15-$40. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre. net.
MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—See Wednesday. FREE-$20. McCall, mccallchamber.org.
On Stage BIG BAD ASS BELLY DANCE SHOW—The third annual Big Bad Ass Belly Dance Show features Flamenco, West African dance, live music and performances by belly dance artists. 8-11 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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Literature ANITA DIFFLEY READS—Author Anita Difﬂey reads from her book, Turn Here Sweet Corn, a memoir and how-to guide that follows her becoming an organic farmer. 6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks. org.
Odds & Ends LADIES’ LOUNGE—Toss back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and much more. Visit BW’s promo page to get the 4-1-1. 5 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-331-5666, willibs.com.
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Lunafest Saturday !02), !4 Soroptimist International of Boise is partnering with LUNAFEST to showcase nine short films by, for, and about women. The films are united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling; this seasonâ€™s program will compel discussion, make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings. Join us at LUNAFEST Boise to experience this traveling film festival while supporting important local,
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Opens March 29 Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Goode, Matthew Weaver, Dermot Mulroney AND Lucas Till STAR IN THIS MYSTERY ABOUT )NDIA A TEEN AGED GIRL WHOSE FATHER HAS DIED (ER UNSTABLE MOTHER WELCOMES HER UNCLE INTO THEIR HOME SOON AFTER BUT )NDIA BECOMES SUSPICIOUS OF THE ATTRACTIVE AND CHARMING NEW FOUND RELATIVE Park Chan-wook DIRECTS FROM A SCRIPT BY Wentworth Miller
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