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Rachel Reports for America

Raised toward our $60,000 Goal
420 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 18, at 12:00 AM MDT
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We fell short, but we're moving forward.

June 18, 2019

We fell about $7,000 short of our $60,000 crowdfunding goal, but we remain committed to growth. With over 200 listeners making contributions, we see that you value this too.


Rachel Cohen starts reporting today and your gift shows us that local news coverage continues to be important to our listeners


You'll now hear more stories from Twin Falls, Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue. Stay tuned to Boise State Public Radio to hear from Rachel Cohen and our growing news team. To hear more stories from our local reporters, check out our News page

Rachel is on the road to Twin Falls

June 05, 2019

Rachel Cohen is on the road and has a special message for you.

Your gift to Rachel Reports for America will make a difference

May 23, 2019

For those living in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley, we hear that the biggest issues are growth and equity. Whether through the lens of dairy farming, health care or energy, we know there are so many stories to explore your community.


Not surprisingly, listeners in Ada County have a hunger for more stories too. We're hear that more and more, you need to know what the issues are statewide to have more context for your every day decisions.


Just ten days into the campaign to expand our reporting coverage, we're already at 20% of our goal. New donations and story ideas pour in every single day. 


If you've already contributed to Rachel Reports for America, thank you. Please tell your neighbors, family and friends how you think this project will make a difference in your community.


If you haven't made a gift yet, please contribute and join the movement to expand public radio coverage to serve more of our Idaho community. We're all neighbors in this great state. 


The First 36 Hours

May 14, 2019

In the first 36 hours of our Rachel Reports for America campaign, you contributed over $5,000 to improve public radio coverage in Idaho. If you were among the first to donate, thank you! 


We're confident we can hit our $60,000 goal in 33 days. 


Here are some of topics campaign contributors have said it's important for Rachel to cover:

  • growth and housing costs
  • federal programs to support farmers
  • tribal politics
  • wildlife protection
  • refugee resettlement
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