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Ending Hunger

September 29, 2022

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is the CEO of Feeding America. That is a charity that works to end hunger. It has a network of food banks in the United States. Last year, these food banks provided more than 6 billion meals. TIME’s…

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What Are Your Questions?

September 22, 2022

You’ve chosen your story. You’ve decided who your source will be. Now it’s time to plan your questions. What can this source tell you that no other person or resource can? Many reporters start with easy topics to get the…

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Science

Space Greens

September 22, 2022

Astronauts may soon be going to the moon again. NASA plans to build bases there. The astronauts will not be able to take all the food they will need. So they may have to grow some of it on lunar…

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History

Moon Missions

September 22, 2022

In 1969, people landed on the moon for the first time. The mission was part of the Apollo program. It was run by NASA. That is the United States space agency. There were many Apollo missions. Each was meant…

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Who Are Your Sources?

September 15, 2022

Interviewing people is an important part of gathering information for a story. Think: Who’s an expert on the subject you want to learn about? Who might have an interesting perspective? Read up on your sources before you speak with them.…

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Animals

Shark Sighting

September 9, 2022

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is known for its beaches. It is also a hot spot for sharks. In 2021, there were more than 150,000 shark detections. Sharks are part of the Cape Cod ecosystem. Since the 1970s, shark numbers have dropped…

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Animals

Bye-Bye, Lanternfly

September 9, 2022

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it. . . just get rid of it.” Those instructions are from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. They are part of an effort to stop the spotted lanternfly. The pest has been found across the…

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Science

Webb's Wonders

September 9, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope ever launched. It was sent into space in 2021. The first images captured by Webb were revealed in the summer. “These images are going to remind the world that…

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Science

Reach for Space

September 9, 2022

Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids explores our galaxy and beyond. It answers kids’ questions about space. Listeners learn through interviews and at-home activities. Brian Holden is one of the hosts. His cohost is his wife, Meredith Stepien. “Being…

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Arts

Move Your Body

September 9, 2022

Ria Thundercloud is a professional dancer. She started dancing in a powwow circle. That is a Native American tradition. It honors Native culture through dance and music. Thundercloud fell in love with dancing. “I could express myself,” she told TIME…

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Can You Choose a Beat?

September 8, 2022

Jeffrey Kluger is a science journalist who covers all things space. That’s his beat, or the subject area on which he writes and reports. “I’ve written about many topics in the decades I’ve been working,” he says. “None has given…

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Health

Should Schools Have Mental Health Days?

September 2, 2022

Schools protect kids’ mental health in many ways. In some states, schools let students take days off for mental health. Do you think schools should offer mental health days? Some kids say yes. They think mental health days give kids…

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Health

Feel Better

September 2, 2022

Dr. Vivek Murthy is the United States Surgeon General. He is our country’s top doctor. He wants to protect kids’ mental health. He shares these tips for kids.

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What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…

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