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Rachel Reports for America

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Project ended on June 18, at 12:00 AM MDT
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Rachel Reports for America

Boise State Public Radio is expanding our news coverage to improve our service to you, but we need your help. Public radio is built on listeners who contribute to local journalism. Support Rachel Reports for America and you'll hear more about the issues most important to you.

Between now and June 17, every gift up to $30,000 is matched. Make a gift today and see twice the impact. 


Rachel Cohen graduated Summa Cum Laude from Middlebury College in 2018. Since then, Rachel has worked on NPR's Science Desk, served as a producer for NPR's Life Kit podcast and was most recently a production intern for New Hampshire Public Radio's All Things Considered daily broadcast. 

Boise State Public Radio is thrilled to welcome Rachel as the newest addition to our editorial team and a Report for America Corps Member. Rachel already brings a wealth of experience to this role, and in addition she'll attend a week-long intensive training in Houston, TX. 

Listeners in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley have long been asking Boise State Public Radio to improve coverage of the issues important to them. This partnership with Report for America will mean more stories and coverage in Twin Falls, Burley, Bellevue, Hailey, Sun Valley and Ketchum. 

You can help bring Rachel to the Magic and Wood River Valleys

Report for America is granting Boise State Public Radio $20,000 for the first year of this project, but this grant alone will not cover Rachel's work. Boise State Public Radio needs your help in funding Rachel's work.  

Between May 13 and June 17, Boise State Public Radio Community Advisory Board Chair, Laurie Ahern, and her husband, Paul Ahern, will generously match every donation up to $30,000. 



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