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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

March 18, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor talks to TIME writer Aryn Baker. They discuss "Food for All," a story about how chef Massimo Bottura is tackling the problem of food waste. Click the Read Aloud…

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News, Interrupted

March 11, 2022

On March 4, Russia’s government made it illegal for journalists to report the facts about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With that law in place, several major news organizations have suspended broadcasting in Russia. These include ABC and CNN. Journalists face…

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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 the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. TFK Kid Reporter Orlie Weitzman spoke with her about young people and digital media, and recent news involving Instagram Kids. 1. Instagram delayed the…

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Closer to the Truth

February 17, 2021

Many of the Southeast Iowa Union’s older readers live in rural areas and don’t get their news online. So when they need to know how the coronavirus is affecting their community, they rely on the newspaper. “People appreciated the reporting…

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