Episode 35: Looking back at ’21, looking ahead to ’22

It’s been quite the year.

The rollercoasters of vaccines and variants.

Wild education politics — on pandemic protocols, critical race theory and school “indoctrination.”

And the infighting within the Idaho Republican Party provides the backdrop for a raucous election year.

Kevin Richert recaps the year that was, and sets the stage for the year to come.

(No podcast interview this week, due to software issues. We’ll get back to interviews in 2022.)

Also, check out our Soundcloud page for other recent podcasts:

  • Episode 34: Hints about the ’22 session, and the Yenor story (Guest, Melissa Davlin, “Idaho Reports”)
  • Episode 33: Trustees talk about the job, and what keeps them coming back (Guests, Jason Knopp, Melba School District; Marisela Pesina, Caldwell School District; Karen Pyron, Butte County School District)
  • Episode 32: Mapping Idaho’s changing election landscape (Guest, Clark Corbin, Idaho Capital Sun)

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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