June 25, 2008

Crapo To Host Talk Show On Energy

Boise visit includes Congressional Record presentation for Kelly Buckland

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host a three-hour live talk radio program devoted to energy issues in Boise Tuesday as he sits in for regular host Nate Shelman on KBOI-AM 670. Crapo, who has collected more than a thousand e-mails from Idahoans concerned about gas prices and energy shortages, has been entering those concerns into the Senate Record.

"Hosting the radio program is the latest step in gathering input from Idahoans regarding what Congress should do regarding energy issues," Crapo noted. "I appreciate Idahoans, and Americans, taking the initiative to get the Congress moving on a sane energy policy that can curb the sharp increases in costs affecting all of us and rippling through the economy."

Crapo will be at the Boise studio to host the talk show heard across southern Idaho on KBOI-AM 670 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1. He will discuss energy issues, take calls from listeners, discuss the e-mails he has received from Idahoans and how he is sharing those concerns with his colleagues in the U.S. Senate.

On Monday, Crapo will present a Congressional Record Statement honoring Idaho's leading advocate for people with disabilities when he meets with Kelly Buckland, the Executive Director for the Idaho State Independent Living Council and Board President for the National Council on Independent Living. The State Independent Living Council will hold an openhouse at its new offices for the event at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30th. The Council is now located on the second floor of the Garro Building in downtown Boise at 816 West Bannock, Suite 202.

"As the Executive Director of the Idaho State Independent Living Council, Kelly made it his priority to fight for equal rights and equal protection under the law for those with disabilities, especially in areas of fair housing and healthcare," Crapo wrote in honoring Buckland with a Congressional Record Statement. "His outreach and advocacy has gone beyond just the state level as well--Kelly has testified before Congress on issues facing individuals with disabilities in his capacity as President of the National Independent Living Council."