EdNews launches weekly podcast

Extra Credit logoBeginning Friday, Idaho Education News will start a weekly audio podcast devoted to K-12 education issues.

EdNews reporters Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin will host the Extra Credit podcast that will be released on Fridays.

The podcast is designed to give Idahoans a more concise and convenient option for staying engaged in education issues, and to compliment EdNews’ existing daily coverage and Facebook and Twitter feeds.

“We’re looking forward to offering you our expert content on a new platform — audio,” said Jennifer Swindell, managing editor of Idaho EdNews. “If you don’t have time to read our website, our podcasts will be a great way for you to catch up on education news while driving home.”

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EdNews reporters Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin

Richert and Corbin plan to highlight education news originating from a variety of sources, from the Statehouse to the classroom. They will offer a behind-the-scenes look at education policy and the people responsible for creating and implementing that policy.

“We want Extra Credit to give listeners something extra — a little more insight into education issues,” Richert said. “We will provide added content and context — in a quick and fun format. We’ll tell the stories behind the stories, and let listeners know what to expect in the days and weeks ahead.”

Extra Credit will make its debut Friday, and all episodes will be available free and archived online at www.idahoednews.org.

Early episodes will originate from the legislative session, but listeners and readers are urged to share their ideas or suggestions about the coverage, content and style of the podcast via email or through EdNews’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Richert and Corbin will continue their normal reporting duties as they host Extra Credit episodes.