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Arkansas classrooms invited to tell their stories for the NPR student podcast challenge

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The NPR Student Podcast Challenge is underway until April 28. It's the fifth year that the NPR Education team has conducted the contest, which gives children an opportunity to tell their story and have their voice heard on the air.

Janet Lee with the NPR Education team spoke to KASU News' Brandon Tabor about the contest and how classroom can get involved. The grand prize winner will get a visit from the NPR Education team and have their story air nationally during an NPR News Magazine show. Finalists will receive a swag bag for participating.

More details about the challenge, including submission guidelines and official rules, can be found at npr.org/studentpodcastchallenge2023 or by clicking on the Student Podcast Challenge link under the Events tab at KASU.org.

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.