Skip to main content

Culture

Arts

TFK Goes to Comic Con

October 21, 2021

Earlier this month, Pikachu and Captain Marvel posed for a picture. It wasn’t a Halloween party. It was New York Comic Con! The four-day event kicked off at the Javits Center, in New York City, on October 7. Comic conventions…

Audio

History

Stepping Back

October 7, 2021

Scientists have analyzed footprints made thousands of years ago. They were found in White Sands National Park, in New Mexico. The tracks show that humans lived in North America some 5,000 years earlier than past evidence suggested. The prints were…

Audio

United States

Back in Class

August 27, 2021

All across the country, kids have returned to classrooms. This is usually an exciting time. But this year, the excitement is again mixed with uncertainty. “I’m wondering if school will be back to normal,” says Sebastian Taylor Bastidos, 10.…

Audio
Spanish

Health

Mattel Honors Frontline Workers

August 5, 2021

Mattel is honoring frontline workers with dolls modeled on real-life doctors and nurses. Among them is a doll version of Amy O’Sullivan. She’s a nurse at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. That’s in Brooklyn, New York. O’Sullivan appeared on the…

Audio

United States

Reflecting on Racism

June 7, 2021

In June 2020, Sesame Workshop began a study of how kids and families in the United States feel and talk about racism. Researchers questioned 147 families with children from ages 6 to 11. In January 2021, they checked in with…

Audio
Video

Time Off

Toys for the Summer

May 21, 2021

There are so many ways to have fun and stay cool during the summer months. Here are some of our favorite outdoor toys and games. Colorful Creations Sidewalk chalk is a classic tool for creative expression. You can draw pictures…

Audio

United States

Calling for Change

April 23, 2021

On March 28, Mina Fedor, 12, led a rally with her friends Bee, Anna, Juno, and Mila. It took place in Berkeley, California. More than 1,200 people joined them. The girls led a crowd onto a bridge across a freeway.…

Audio
Spanish

World

Mummies on the Move

April 9, 2021

The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade took place in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3. It celebrated the country’s history, transporting 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. The mummies of 18 kings and four queens…

Audio

History

Blast from the Past

February 19, 2021

A conch shell discovered 90 years ago in France is now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it's about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in France's Pyrenees region in 1931.…

Audio

Media Literacy

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…

Audio