KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Conservationist Jane Goodall, known around the world as “Dr. Jane,” studies chimpanzee behavior in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1990.

Seeds of Hope

Sadie Kiel

March 22nd, 2017

Jane Goodall encourages kids to help save the planet.

Brandon in front of the original Freedom Rock.

The Freedom Rocks

Brandon Peterson

March 21st, 2017

An Iowa artist creates patriotic paintings on rocks to honor war veterans.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Alexander

Nevada Elects the Nation’s First Latina Senator

Alexander Wong

March 21st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto about her historic election victory.

Susan Verde and Max strike a yoga pose

Author Susan Verde Teaches Yoga

Maxwell Surprenant

March 21st, 2017

A children’s book author uses yoga to help young people combat stress.

Maxwell with author Kate DiCamillo at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts

Kate DiCamillo Loves Storytelling

Maxwell Surprenant

March 17th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the award-winning author about her life and work.

Ethan with student volunteer Amalia Tobias

Teens Help Homeless Families

Ethan Zucker

March 16th, 2017

A high school student inspires her peers to help homeless families.

Daliyah gets to sit at Hayden’s desk at the Library of Congress.

An Avid Reader Gets an Early Start

Victoria Feng

March 15th, 2017

Four-year-old Daliyah Arana has already read more than 1,000 books.

Anais with actress Lizzy Greene of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Anais Singh-Gee

March 13th, 2017

Stars risk getting drenched in slime in order to take home an orange blimp. 

Writing Is a Superpower

Maxwell Surprenant

March 10th, 2017

Author Lisa Yee takes flight with a new book series for DC Comics.

Dr. Carolyn King and Dr. Don Tynes Co- founders of ROTY

Reaching Out To Future Doctors

Titus Smith III

March 9th, 2017

A program at Wayne State University allows local kids to see what it’s like to work in the health care profession.

Lil’ Kida Dazzles With His Dancing

Manat Kaur

March 8th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the 14-year-old winner of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.

Luigi

Finding Special Homes for Special Dogs

Jacob McNab

March 7th, 2017

In a successful Colorado program, prison inmates train dogs to be adopted into loving homes.

The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters

Maxwell Surprenant

March 6th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the author and illustrator of The Jolly Regina.

From Tragedy to Triumph

Ryan Stoltz

March 6th, 2017

An accident left athlete Alana Nichols paralyzed. But that didn’t stop her from becoming a Paralympic gold medalist.

Jeremy Hsiao interviews Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays the role of Plumette in the film.

Beauty and the Beast

Jeremy Hsiao

March 5th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw about her role in the new Disney film.

Sunaya with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin after her concert in Englewood, New Jersey, photo by Marla Burrough

A Classical Guitarist Takes a Stand

Sunaya DasGupta...

March 3rd, 2017

Grammy-winning musician Sharon Isbin advocates defending art and music education for all kids.

On the Set of Little Big Shots

Jeremy Hsiao

March 2nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter meets the rising stars. 

Maxwell interviews young reporter Shayna Rose in Boston.

Extra! Extra!

Maxwell Surprenant

March 1st, 2017

What is it like to start your own newspaper when you’re only in the second grade?

Killer Whales on the Loose

Ben Jorgensen

February 27th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with a marine biologist about unusual sightings off the coast of Southern California.

Mathematician William A. Massey, Joshua, and musician Marcus G. Miller

When Math Meets Music

Joshua Yi

February 27th, 2017

A presentation at the National Museum of Mathematics explores the ways that math is present everywhere—including in music.

Lillian interviewing one the teams

Creating a Future City

Lillian Martosko

February 24th, 2017

In this national STEM competition, students use everyday items to create small-scale, eco-friendly cities.

Caroline with State Senator Cathy Breen of Maine

Defending the Environment

Caroline Tracy

February 23rd, 2017

A state senator in Maine dedicates herself to preserving the environment for future generations.

Max with Justin Chang, KPCC and LA Times film critic at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

An Oscar Preview

Maxwell Surprenant

February 23rd, 2017

Film critics in Los Angeles discuss the movies that have been nominated for Academy Awards this year.

Top right, Skylar with Brianna Perez, bottom left, Skylar with Kathleen Drohan, bottom right, Joe's Violin movie poster

A Special Violin

Skylar Yarter

February 21st, 2017

 Joe’s Violin traces a unique connection between a Holocaust survivor and a New York City student.

Kid Reporter Joseph Gorman interviewing SHS student George Huebner

Chicago Students Give Back to the Community

Joseph Gorman

February 20th, 2017

At Sacred Heart Schools, instilling a sense of social justice in students is a high priority.

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