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News, Interrupted

March 11, 2022

On March 4, the Russian government passed a law. It makes reporting the facts about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine illegal. Several major news organizations have suspended broadcasting in Russia, including ABC and CNN. The Russian government says that their war…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

March 11, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers talks to executive editor Jaime Joyce, to answer the question, "What is the metaverse?" Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

March 4, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor talks to executive editor Jaime Joyce about the crisis in Ukraine. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast.…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

February 18, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh talks to TIME for Kids senior editor Allie Singer-Kushnir. They discuss "Finding Her Way," about snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

February 11, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Afton Campbell talks to editorial director Andrea Delbanco about TIME's Kid of the Year, Orion Jean. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

January 21, 2022

On the podcast this week, TFK Kid Reporters Abby Rogers and David Murtagh talk to Allison Singer-Kushnir about this week's cover story, "Helping Kids Heal." They also share U.S. surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy's top tips to help kids improve…

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Anchor on the Road

October 25, 2021

Lester Holt is an award-winning journalist. Since 2015, he has anchored Nightly News on NBC. In 2020, he launched a digital edition of the show for kids. That show’s guests have included Dr. Anthony Fauci and JoJo Siwa. On October…

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8 Questions for Devorah Heitner

October 12, 2021

Devorah Heitner is an expert on how young people use digital media. TFK Kid Reporter Orlie Weitzman spoke with her. 1. Instagram delayed releasing an app for kids under 13. What does this mean? Instagram did research and found that…

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Closer to the Truth

February 17, 2021

Many of the Southeast Iowa Union’s older readers don’t get their news online. Instead, they rely on the newspaper. Ashley Duong is a former reporter for the Union. She says national papers did not cover the pandemic in rural America…

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Beyond the Game

January 6, 2021

Are you a big sports fan? If so, chances are you’ve read articles by a sports journalist. The writer may have broken down a game or profiled one of your favorite athletes. Sean Gregory is a senior sports correspondent for…

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