KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Truman interviewing Dan Rather

Talking With Dan Rather

Truman J. Hamade

February 7th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter asks the former news anchor about his life in journalism and his take on modern patriotism.

Nolan visits the Polar Frontier area of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  In the background is Aurora, one of five polar bears at the zoo.  Aurora gave birth to twin cubs (Neva and Nuniq) at the zoo in November, 2016. The Columbus Zoo is the only zoo in North America to have polar bear cubs born in 2016.

On Thin Ice

Nolan Pastore

February 7th, 2018

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio is helping to save polar bears from extinction.

Alula with Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter at the recent press event for the movie in Los Angeles

Black Panther Wows Critics

Alula Alderson

February 6th, 2018

The highly-anticipated movie from Marvel Studios, which features the first-ever black superhero, is getting rave reviews.

 

A Celebration of Harry Potter

Maxwell Surprenant

February 2nd, 2018

Fans gather in Orlando, Florida, to celebrate the world’s most famous wizard.

A New Look for a Young Wizard

Maxwell Surprenant

February 2nd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with artist Brian Selznick, who is designing new cover art for the Harry Potter book series.

The End of Star Wars Rebels

Manat Kaur

February 1st, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with the cast of Star Wars Rebels as the TV series draws to a close.

Nolan with Kim Kenney, Assistant Director & Curator.  In the McKinley Gallery guests view a large display of the home furnishings of the twenty-fifth president, along with a talking animatronic of McKinley and his wife Ida.

Celebrating McKinley Day

Nolan Pastore

January 29th, 2018

Every January, people in Canton, Ohio, gather to mark the birthday of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States.

Students in an art class

Supporting the Arts in Schools

Silia Kate Dimasi

January 29th, 2018

Julie Glazer, superintendent of the public schools in Nutley, New Jersey, believes that arts education helps students flourish later in life. 

Ryan holding an alligator

A Visit to the Everglades

Ryan Stoltz

January 24th, 2018

How did the American alligator become a conservation success story? Our Kid Reporter talks with experts at Everglades Holiday Park in Florida.

Lauren Tarshis with Robert

The American Revolution Through a Kid’s Eyes

Robert Gardner

January 23rd, 2018

What was it like to grow up during the American Revolution? Lauren Tarshis, author of the best-selling I Survived series, takes young readers on a virtual field trip.

Benedek with Lucy and Alisha

A Family Tours the World

Benedek Payne

January 23rd, 2018

A family in the United Kingdom set out in their truck to explore all seven continents.

Helen with lifeguards Darren Toomey and Melissa Thurlow

Summer Lifesavers

Helen Hong

January 23rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter in Australia talks with lifeguards about staying safe at the beach.

Alex talks with Traci Wickham, who survived the shootings at a music festival in Las Vegas last October.

A Survivor’s Story

Alexander Wong

January 17th, 2018

A survivor of the mass shooting in Las Vegas last fall is giving back to her community. 

Manat with Mohammed Kitabi, guest ambassador at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

On Top of the World

Manat Kaur

January 16th, 2018

While visiting the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, our Kid Reporter toured the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. 

Nolan at WOIO Channel 19 in Cleveland, Ohio

On the Air

Nolan Pastore

January 10th, 2018

What is it like to be a news anchor? Our Kid Reporter visits a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, to find out.

Lilian and Alice Tapper

Raise Your Hand for Girls

Lillian Martosko

January 10th, 2018

A 10-year-old activist in Washington, D.C., encourages girls to speak up in their quest for equality.

Sarah with Jane Golden, Director of the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia, PA.

The Colorful Side of Philadelphia

Sarah Awadalla

January 10th, 2018

The city of Philadelphia is filled with colorful murals that offer inspiration and bring people together.

Ryan with open book

Little Free Libraries

Ryan Stoltz

January 9th, 2018

A nonprofit literacy organization helps connect police officers with young people in the communities they serve.

Stone with park ranger Jason.

Rebuilding in the Everglades

Stone Shen

January 9th, 2018

Last September, Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic damage to the Everglades National Park in Southern Florida. But wildlife experts are optimistic that they can rebuild.

Annika Petras, Kid Reporter, with Simon Watt, founder of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.

Cuteness Not Required

Annika Petras

January 4th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with Simon Watt, founder of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.

Nolan with Kellie Lightfoot, founder of Dance Unlimited.

Dance Therapy for Special Kids

Nolan Pastore

January 3rd, 2018

A unique program in Akron, Ohio, helps children with medical challenges learn how to dance.

A Story of Hope

Maxwell Surprenant

January 2nd, 2018

What can kids do to make a positive difference in the world? Author Holly M. McGhee tackles that question in her new picture book, Come with Me.

An aerial view of the Thomas Fire as it continues to burn in Ventura County, Calif., Dec. 9, 2017. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman

Coping With Fire in California

Alula Alderson

December 21st, 2017

The Thomas fire, which began earlier this month, is one of the worst in the state’s history.

Daniel at the National Zoological Park

A Sparkling Night at the Zoo

Daniel Crotti E...

December 20th, 2017

During the holiday season, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is home to ZooLights, an annual festival of lights and music.

Hana with Yaacov Bergman, conductor of the Portland Chamber Orchestra

The International Festival of Holidays

Hana Meher Sadik

December 20th, 2017

A holiday concert in Marylhurst, Oregon, celebrates religious and cultural traditions from around the world.

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