Kevin’s Podcast

Episode 3: Coronavirus and classrooms, a conversation with Dr. David Pate

Thirteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, is Idaho on the verge of another surge? As new variants creep into Idaho, is face-to-face instruction safe? What about spring sports and graduation ceremonies? To get some answers, Kevin Richert interviews Dr. David Pate. The former CEO of the St. Luke’s Health System, Pate sits on Gov. Brad…

Episode 2: The pandemic exposes issues of equity

The coronavirus pandemic did not necessarily create issues of equity. But it did expose equity issues — in education and health care. In this week’s podcast, Kevin Richert interviews Melissa Davlin from Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho Reports” on equity, and how it plays into debates unfolding at the Statehouse.   Idaho Education News · Kevin’s…

Episode 1: A legislative preview (the post-recess edition)

The Legislature returns Tuesday, after a Statehouse coronavirus outbreak forced an unprecedented 18-day recess. This week, Kevin Richert interviews Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Winder, R-Boise, about pandemic protocols, and the long list of education bills still on lawmakers’ agenda.   Idaho Education News · Kevin’s Podcast Episode 1

Episode 244: Schools Move Toward Reopening For In-Person Learning

Welcome to episode 244 of the Extra Credit podcast. This week three of Idaho’s largest school districts moved toward reopening for in-person learning for all grades. Meanwhile, the Legislature weighed in with several bills addressing school closure authority and the removal of public health limits for crowds and gatherings. We’ll help break it all down…