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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…



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…



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…



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…



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…



TFK Turns 25

December 9, 2020

This year, TIME for Kids celebrates its 25th birthday. A lot has happened in the last quarter century. Presidents have been elected. Milestones have been reached. Tragedies have struck. People have come together to solve problems. The whole time, TFK…



Who Declares the Winner?

November 5, 2020

On Election Day, presidential candidates often express confidence that they’ll win the race. They sometimes do this while votes are still being counted. But it’s not up to a candidate to declare a winner. Nor is it up to his…



A Closer Look

November 3, 2020

When you think of a journalist, do you see a reporter with a pen and paper? Writing is one way to tell a story. But some stories are told without words. Photojournalists are reporters too. They use a camera to…



8 Questions for Molly Ball

October 8, 2020

Molly Ball is the national political correspondent at TIME, TFK’s parent publication. She’s covered many presidential elections. TFK’s Shay Maunz spoke with Ball about her job. How long have you been a journalist covering politics? I started covering politics in…



Listen to This

August 27, 2020

Alexis Bumah, 12, puts on her mom’s work headset. At her home in Dayton, Ohio, Alexis can hear the voice of Eshaan Mani. Eshaan, 14, is calling in from Houston, Texas. The TFK Kid Reporters are about to cohost the…